Improving America’s health one graduate at a time

We are training the next generation of leaders in food, bioprocessing, and nutrition science. Our students gain the necessary knowledge and skills for improving food quality, safety, and food-related public policy, as well as a comprehensive understanding of nutrition and nutrition-related behaviors. Graduates of our programs go on to successful careers in both the public and private sectors, including positions in business and industry, government and non-profit agencies, universities and healthcare organizations.

  • Food Science
  • Food Science is the study of the physical, biological, and chemical makeup of food and the concepts underlying food processing.

  • Bioprocessing Science
  • Bioprocessing Science is a broad term encompassing the research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of products prepared from or used by biological systems, including food, feed, biopharmaceutical, and cosmetics.

  • Nutrition Science
  • Nutrition Science studies how nutrients and other food components affect heath, and how individuals and communities make nutrition-related decisions.

    Transforming food safety and manufacturing, nutrition education and policy

    How do we create a food supply that is abundant, safe, affordable, and nutritious? These are the critical local and global challenges that we are uniquely positioned to address. Our internationally recognized faculty and students work collaboratively in areas ranging from foodborne disease to infant feeding to solve today’s most pressing questions related to food, policy, and nutrition.

    Providing professional support for individuals, businesses, and communities.

    Our team of chemists, engineers, microbiologists, and nutritionists regularly partner with entrepreneurs and public health officials on product development and policy initiatives. The department is ready to consult with individuals, businesses, and government agencies on a wide variety of issues as a vital resource for improving the health and well-being of communities.

    We provide technical assistance, food analysis, and make nutrition labels for food products. Learn More

    Our pilot plants and technical service labs have helped hundreds of partners with technical problems. Learn More

    We teach workshops for professionals who want to expand their skillsets and knowledge. Learn More

    Read about our community outreach programs. Learn More

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