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Bachelor's Degree in Milling Science and Management

B.S. in milling science and management

A career in milling science and management offers outstanding opportunities. Demand for milling products — flour and grain — remains constant, and K-State offers the nation’s only bachelor’s degree in milling.

Salaries for milling science graduates are consistently among the highest in the nation. Graduates may choose positions in production areas while others may enter fields in research and development or quality control.

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Students frequently engage in hands-on learning opportunities outside of the classroom, including campus greenhouses.

The K-State difference

Students select one of two areas within milling science: operations or chemistry, taking courses utilizing the department’s grain-grading laboratory, cereal chemistry laboratories and physical dough-testing laboratories.

The department’s facilities include a state-of-the-art pilot mill, the Hal Ross Flour Mill, where students have the opportunity to receive hands-on experience in many areas of the milling process, as well as process several different types of grains.

As the nation’s only bachelor’s program in milling, K-State is a major supplier of graduates entering the industry. Many graduates report seeing college friends on the job and at industry meetings.

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Did you know?

The Milling Science Club provides an opportunity to join others with similar interests for professional and social activities. Club activities include milling flour and making baking mixes to raise money for club activities. Some activities include attending industry conferences and fun social activities to get to know your classmates and build life-long friendships.

What classes will I take?

Students in milling science and management study all aspects of the grain processing industry, from grain origination to specialty milling with an emphasis on the science and technology of flour milling. Students select an emphasis from one of two areas within milling science: 

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How can I continue my education?

Food Science and Industry (Minor)
International Agriculture (Minor)
Grain Science (M.S.)
Grain Science (Ph.D.)

What can I do with a degree in milling science and management?

Graduates may choose positions in production areas while others may enter fields in research and development or quality control. Positions in milling equipment manufacturing range from engineering and research to sales. Career options include:

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