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Food Science Nondegree Undergraduate Certificate

The food science nondegree undergraduate certificate allows entry into the food science field. Students have the flexibility to customize their certificate program to meet their educational goals, provided they meet individual course level (science) prerequisites. Individuals will gain both scientific and practical knowledge about food products and processes, receiving preparation for introductory-level positions in food science.

Careers in Food Science

Professionals are needed to manage and supervise food manufacturing industries that produce poultry, fresh and processed meat, dairy products, bakery goods, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables, confections and snack foods.

Persons trained in HACCP and food safety, microbiology, quality assurance and sensory analysis help food processors meet more stringent consumer and government requirements. Additional career areas may involve:

  • selling
  • merchandising
  • advertising
  • managing food operations
  • public health
  • nutrition
  • food labeling


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

The food science and industry undergraduate certificate program is offered through the K-State Food Science Institute in the College of Agriculture.

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Degree: Nondegree Undergraduate Certificate
College: Agriculture
Credits: 20
Course delivery: Online

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