Pennsylvania State University Eligible Degree and Option: B.S. Food Science

Location: University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-2504




Program Description

The Department of Food Science at Penn State is one of the premier food science departments in the country. The outstanding facultystate-of-the-art building and laboratory facilities, and friendly and dedicated staff members make the Food Science Department an outstanding place to study and conduct research. Our undergraduate Food Science Major offers students hands-on science dealing with real-world applications and excellent scholarship opportunities. Our graduate program offers graduate study leading to Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Graduate students receive in-depth training in the core disciplines of food chemistry, food microbiology, food engineering and nutrition. In addition, research is encouraged in collaborative multidisciplinary Impact Groups.  The six impact groups within the department focus on: ingredients as materials; food safety; cocoa, chocolate, and confectionery products; plant and mushroom products; dairy foods manufacturing; and family and community food systems. Research and extension faculty work closely with members of the agricultural community and encourage their graduate students and other visiting scholars to participate in this important activity. The small-college atmosphere within the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences enables faculty, staff, and students to have close contact in the intellectually stimulating and professional environment of the larger surrounding University. Come, meet our facultystaff and students, and see why we are one of the best food science departments in the country. For more information contact: