Louisiana State University Eligible Degree & Option: 1. B.S. Food Science & Technology,
2. B.S. in Nutrition and Food Sciences with Food Science and Technology concentration

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

Website: https://www.lsu.edu/departments/nfs/


Program Description

The LSU Food Science Department trains students in the quality, nutrition, processing and safety of foods for the $600 billion food industry by integrating biology, chemistry, physical sciences and engineering.  The LSU Department  of Food Science undergraduate curriculum in Nutrition and Food Sciences consolidates the curricula in the areas of Nutritional Sciences and Food Science and Technology. Students in this curriculum take core courses that provide basic knowledge required for specialization in Food Science and Technology (with or without a Pre-Med option).

Departmental research addresses basic and applied food science involving sensory quality, the physical, microbiological and chemical makeup of food, functional foods and the technology and engineering of food processing. There is a strong relationship between food science, nutrition and the health field in prevention of disease, slowing aging and finding solutions to problems like inflammation, cancer and obesity such as development of nutritional or medical foods. Students aspiring to go to medical school can take the Pre-Medical option which allows students to take core courses required for consideration for admission to medical school. Elective courses such as FDSC 3900 allow students to gain practical experience in research or product development. Internships with many various food companies are also available. After completing the concentration in food science, students are prepared to enter into many different career paths in the food industry, to pursue graduate study, or enter professional programs such as pharmacy, medical or dental school.