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Food Science Institute

Future Students

YOU Can Major in Food Science at K-State!

What will I study?

Your courses will provide excellent training in the basic sciences as well as courses in food chemistry, food microbiology, food analysis, food engineering, food processing, nutrition, product development, and business management.

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The program

K-State's nationally recognized undergraduate food science program is approved by the Institute of Food Technologists. The undergraduate program is offered through the College of Agriculture. Two options - science and business - are available.

The science option emphasizes the basic sciences, whereas students in the business option minor in business, agribusiness, or agricultural economics. K-State's Food Science program ranks number two in the nation for number of students enrolled in food science. The study, conducted by Opus International in 2006, shows our program has 134 undergraduates with 18 graduating seniors.

Student activities

Some activities include: Food Science Club; quiz bowl; product development contests; section, national, and international Institute of Food Technologists meetings; and dairy product and meats judging teams.


Faculty and Facilities

The food science program is part of the Food Science Institute with approximately 40 faculty members from five K-State colleges and 13 departments. Students train in state-of-the-art laboratories with cereal and grain, dairy, meat, poultry, egg, thermal, sensory analysis, and value-added processing capabilities.

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For More Information

Toburen, Elsa<br/>
Elsa Toburen
Graduate Program Information
Food Science Institute
216 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone : 785-532-4057


Dr. Smith, J. Scott<br/>
Dr. J. Scott Smith
Graduate Program Chair
Animal Sciences & Industry
208 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone : (785) 532-1219


Dr. Unruh, John A.<br/>
Dr. John A. Unruh
Undergraduate Program Chair
Animal Sciences & Industry
248 Weber Hall
1424 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone : (785) 532-1245
Fax : (785) 532-7059


Got Questions?

K-State Office of Admissions
119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102
Email: k-state@k-state.edu



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