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Food Science Institute
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Manhattan, KS 66506


Food Safety and Quality Undergraduate Certificate

The food safety and quality non-degree undergraduate certificate provides scientific and practical knowledge about food products and processes, preparing individuals for introductory-level positions in food science. The certificate requires the completion of 20 K-State semester credit hours of food science or closely related courses (transfer credit will not be accepted). The Food Safety and Quality non-degree undergraduate certificate is open to students who live in the U.S. or are active duty American military (or their dependent). Prerequisite course requirements include college chemistry, biology, and microbiology and must be completed before starting the certificate program. Additional course prerequisites may exist for elective courses.

Student Success

Dan Jaskiewicz Food Science Certificate Success Story

“My past education wasn’t enough to thrive in a field I’m passionate about. K-State Global Campus was the place I could get the most out of my efforts, on a flexible schedule and at a well-accredited university.”

— Dan Jaskiewicz '16

Read Dan’s Story


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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