Food Science and Industry

(including food business and operations management and food science)

A major in food science and industry will provide students with outstanding job opportunities.  Students take courses in the basic sciences and apply the knowledge learned to core food science courses such as food processing, food chemistry, food microbiology, food engineering, and human nutrition. State-of-the-art laboratories and small processing facilities give students hands-on experience. The food science program prepares students for a variety of careers such as food production operations, quality assurance, process engineering, business management sales, and research and product development. 

Students can choose to focus primarily on either food business and operations management option (a business-oriented approach) or a science option (quality control or research and development).

Related career titles

Advertising and communications representative
Consultant
Flavor researcher
Food production manager
Food safety/HACCP
Food scientist/technologist
Food and drug inspector
Laboratory analyst
Market researcher
Process researcher
Product and process developer
Quality assurance specialist
Quality control supervisor
Sales and marketing specialist
Technical sales representative

Resources available in ACIC*

Opportunities in Culinary Careers
Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry
Career Opportunities in Travel and Hospitality
Careers in Focus: Agriculture
Opportunities in Research and Development Careers

*Books are available for a 2-day checkout period.

Related food science and industry links

K-State Food Science Institute
http://foodsci.k-state.edu

K-State Meat Science Program
http://www.asi.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=1361&tabid=27

K-State Grain Science and Industry Department
http://www.grains.k-state.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx

K-State Animal Sciences and Industry Department
http://www.asi.k-state.edu

International Food Safety Network
http://foodsafety.ksu.edu

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
http://www.ift.org

IFT and Discovery Education Food Science Program
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/foodscience

American Meat Science Association
http://www.meatscience.org

American Institute of Baking
http://www.aibonline.org

Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov

United States Department of Agriculture
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome

World of Food Science
http://www.worldfoodscience.org

Baking Business
http://www.bakingbusiness.com