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Food Science Online Education

Interested in increasing your knowledge of food science?

If so, tap into the Food Science online education programs available through Kansas State University's Global Campus, which has won national awards in online education innovation.

Online education allows students to pursue additional degrees or training without disrupting employment or family life. With few exceptions, students do not have to travel to the K-State campus to participate in courses or training programs.

Is Online Education a Good Match for Me?

Students must be self-disciplined and willing to devote free time to taking courses. Online education allows students to select their schedules for studying and completing assignments. The flexibility is an attractive option for working professionals.

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Who is Eligible to Apply?

Students living in the United States, Canada, or who are active duty American military can apply. Students must meet their program's specific admission requirements.


Nathan and Beck Smit Food Innovation Scholarship

Nathan and Becky Smit have established a scholarship for online students earning their bachelor's degree in food science through K-State Global Campus. Nathan (B.S. in Food Science, '08) currently serves as Senior Innovations Manager at Hormel Foods Corporation. Since earning his bachelor's degree, Smit has quickly advanced at Hormel Foods with six promotions, starting as a lab technician and working his way up to his current position of senior innovation manager. He contributes his success in large part to the world-class education he received from K-State and wanted to give back to help others like himself.

The scholarship is awarded in fall terms for $1,000 and can be renewed in spring for an additional $1,000 if the student maintains a 3.0 K-State GPA.

Scholarship criteria

  • The student will have a minimum 3.0 K-State GPA. Or 3.0 transfer GPA if no K-State GPA is established yet
  • The student will be declared in the undergraduate food science degree
  • The student will be admitted to K-State Global Campus and must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours during the term for which the scholarship is received

To apply for this scholarship, students must complete the K-State Global Campus scholarship application. Apply now!
Deadline for fall 2020 application – June 1, 2020


It's All About That Taste

Everybody has to eat, and these Global Campus K-Stater's add flavor, convenience and imagination to the foods we enjoy. You'll recognize some of your favorite brands (Popsicle, anyone?) as you read how these Wildcats make our lives a little more delicious.

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For More Information

Nicole Marple
Program Assistant
Food Science Institute
216 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone : 785-532-4057

Kansas State University Global Campus

Janel Koons
Program Coordinator
(785) 532-5575