The core knowledge area of the food processing industry is food science. Food science and agricultural science are high-impact occupational areas critical to a nation’s self-dependence, security, and economic viability. Professionals educated and trained in these sciences cater to the large production and manufacturing sectors as well as the knowledge and service sectors of the economy. Leading food and agricultural companies derive significant revenue through the knowledge economy, characterize…

A Penn State student prepares Petri dish for experiment in food microbiology.

Number of Students Graduating in the U.S. and Canada with B.S. degrees from IFT-approved undergraduate food science programs.

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