Food Science Undergraduate Program

Food Science is a field that brings the science of food to life. Students learn the fundamental properties of food raw materials important to designing and processing safe, wholesome, and attractive food products.

K-State's undergraduate food science and industry program is certified by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and indicates the national recognition of the program. The IFT is a nonprofit scientific society with 28,000 members who work in food science and related professions in industry, academia, and government.

Students>greatstudentsStudents may choose between the science or business options. The science option curriculum interfaces well with Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Pre-Medicine requirements.

Job Opportunities are strong and in the past 25 years, K-State has never had enough graduates to fill available jobs. Starting salaries have ranged from $38,000 to $52,000.

Graduates are needed to manage and supervise sophisticated food manufacturing industries that produce fresh and processed meat and poultry, dairy products, bakery goods, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables, confections, and snack foods. Positions also may be in areas such as food safety and microbiology, quality assurance, processing and operations management, technical service, research and development, sales and public relations.

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Molly Knight
Danielle Conover

Student-to-Student Recruiters
Food Science Institute
216 Call Hall Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone : 785-532-2201
Fax : 785-532-5861

 

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

 

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