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Food Science (B.S.)

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Foods - a way of life.

Safe, high quality, and functional foods are vital components of nutritious diets around the world.  This major focuses on the science behind the processing of high quality, safe and diverse food products leading to numerous exciting and diverse job opportunities all around the country. Food product development and sensory evaluation are also emphasized. Commercial internships enhance the hands-on experience. Graduates will become leaders in the Food Processing Industry.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have an interest in the food industry
  • Have leadership capabilities
  • Are interested in food product development
  • Have a strong interest in applied sciences
  • Are passionate about food production

Career Opportunities

  • Food production manager
  • Quality Assurance manager
  • Food safety specialist
  • Research and development
  • Plant manager

Recent Employers

  • Sunny Fresh Foods
  • Glanbia Foods
  • Hormel

Internship Opportunities

  • Beef Products Inc.
  • Landmark Food Products

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.