Prospective students: As of September 1, 2011, CAFES is no longer admitting new students to the Food Science Major. The Food Science Minor is still being maintained, and can be achieved in conjunction with a major of your choosing.
Food Science Minor Catalog Requirements
Current students: If you are already in or have been accepted into the Food Science major, your program of study will remain the same.
Food Science Career Information
Food Science is a profession that relates to all aspects of agricultural food materials–from the time they leave the farm until they are used in the final form by the consumer. Food Science is food processing, preservation, evaluation and distribution. The food industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in the world with increased demand for convenient, safe and nutritious food/beverages. An area of emphasis in the industry is new energy efficient and cost efficient technologies in the processing of foods.
The faculty and academic staff work closely with students to provide meaningful classroom and hands-on experiences. The pilot plants include Dairy Manufacturing, Fruit and Vegetable Processing, and Meat Processing. All of the plants are used for education and training of students, while the Dairy and Meat plants also meet state inspection requirements. A number of student employment opportunities exist within the pilot plants.