Auburn University Eligible Degree: B.S. Food Science

Location: Auburn, AL 36849


Contact: Dr. Leonard N. Bell
Poultry Science Building 301H


Program Description

At Auburn University, the traditional food science degree is offered within the Department of Food Science. After completing coursework in the basic sciences, food science students take specialized courses in food chemistry, food analysis, food engineering, food microbiology, processing, and product development. Students are provided the opportunity to make practical applications of their studies by applying their knowledge to food formulation and production problems experienced by industry. An internship or another approved practical experience is required for graduation. Food science students may also participate in various undergraduate research opportunities.

Alumni from Auburn University's food science program have successfully gained employment in the food industry as well as admittance into graduate school. Our food science alumni have been hired by companies such as Blue Bell Creameries, H. C. Brill, Sara Lee, Pilgrim's Pride, Kellogg's, Flowers Foods, and Keystone Foods. Additional information about the program, course requirements, policies, and scholarships can be obtained from the food science program coordinator.