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Food Science and Industry Bachelor's Degree

A bachelor's degree in food science and industry provides excellent training in the basic sciences as well as course work in food chemistry, food microbiology, food analysis, food processing, nutrition, product development, quality assurance, and business management. 

There are two options available to students completing their degree online. The Food Business and Operations Management Option (PDF) may be the choice for students who want more management-based coursework, while the Technology Option (PDF) may appeal to students who want more science-based coursework. Both options prepare students for the varied opportunities in the food industry.

Careers in Food Science and Industry  

Completing the program opens up new professional opportunities for graduates in such fields as food science, meat science, quality assurance, product development and management.

Graduates are needed to manage and supervise sophisticated food manufacturing industries that produce poultry, fresh and processed meat, dairy products, bakery goods, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables, confections and snack foods. Job placement and starting salaries have been excellent.

Imaginative and well-trained people are needed in research and product development to create new and innovative products and processes. Some graduates work with producers to improve the quality of raw materials. Persons trained in HACCP and food safety, microbiology, quality assurance and sensory analysis are needed to help food processors meet more stringent consumer and government requirements. Others are involved in selling, merchandising, advertising or managing food operations. Government regulatory agencies also hire food scientists to assure public health, nutrition and food labeling. If students have foreign language capabilities, international food industry jobs are available.


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The food science and industry bachelor's degree is offered through the K-State Food Science Institute in the College of Agriculture.

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Degree: Bachelor of Science
College: Agriculture
Credits: 126
Course delivery: Online, message boards, email 

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