Food Science and Industry Bachelor's Degree

Food Science and Industry Bachelor’s Degree

With two areas of emphasis to choose from, the food science and industry bachelor’s degree will prepare you for a wide variety of careers in food development and production.

This online program provides training in topics such as food chemistry, food safety, nutrition, processing and product development, providing you with a solid foundation for a career in the field of food science. The emphasis in industry and technology will prepare you for technical jobs in food production and product management, while the emphasis in food business and operations management offers the additional knowledge and training you’ll need to make informed decisions for your organization as a member of the management team.

120 credit hours
2 program options

*This estimate includes online tuition and College of Agriculture fees and is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Nathan Smit, '08

Nathan credits his bachelor’s degree with helping him earn five promotions during his time at Hormel Foods Corporation, moving him from an entry-level lab technician to a corporate innovation manager.


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