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Take a virtual tour of our facilities and hear all about our joint program between WSU and UI. Check out our classes, labs, student activities, career possibilities and internships… everything you want to know as a prospective student.

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Food Science students in class testing products

What is Food Science?

If you see it on the grocery shelf, a food scientist was involved. Call it a food technologist or a “food nerd”, but it doesn’t get much better than getting paid to eat your own science experiment. Come be a part of developing new products anywhere along the path from the farm to the kitchen table.

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Food science graduate and Barbara Rasco at Fall 2017 Graduation

You’ll Love It!

Our school has a rich tradition of hands-on learning; students work side by side with faculty in every aspect of the discipline. Their degree comes from their home university; their knowledge base comes from faculty on both sides of the Washington-Idaho border.

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Discover a Wide Range of Careers

The ever-expanding field of food science encompasses a wide range of careers in food-related work, the nation’s largest occupational sector. Food scientists are vintners, cheese makers, food safety experts, and product developers. These are just a few of the career options available with a degree from the School of Food Science.

Students graduating from the School of Food Science are in high demand in every aspect of the food and wine industry. Graduates have their pick of jobs in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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The Science behind the Most Important Meal of the Day

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What was the first thing you did to wake yourself up in the morning as a kid? Many started their morning routine by jumping up…

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training & Aquaponics and Intensive Containerized Hydroponics Course

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training & Aquaponics and Intensive Containerized Hydroponics Course

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There will be 2 courses offered this March for Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training & Aquaponics and Intensive Containerized Hydroponics. See the below schedule for course…

Jake Fischer’s success with Food Science and LambWeston

Jake Fischer’s success with Food Science and LambWeston

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Jake Fischer, SFS alum, grew up on a wheat farm and was more interested in what wheat was used for versus what wheat was. After…

Zachary Cartwright’s prize-winning trip to the UK

Zachary Cartwright’s prize-winning trip to the UK

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Zachary Cartwright had the opportunity to travel to the UK after winning the 2017 IFT Video Thesis Competition sponsored by Campden BRI. Check out his…

Welcome Faith Critzer to the School of Food Science

Welcome Faith Critzer to the School of Food Science

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Q: Why did you choose Food Science? A: I was finishing up a B.S. in Animal Science at the University of Tennessee when I took…

Caroyln Ross Keynote Speaker for 16th USAIN Biennial Conference

Caroyln Ross Keynote Speaker for 16th USAIN Biennial Conference

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In May, Washington State University Libraries Pullman will host the 16th United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) Biennial Conference in Pullman. Carolyn Ross will be…

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WSU CAHNRS

Food Science student preparing for her pear panel

The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University is an expansive and diverse college that includes 15 academic departments and five research and extension centers distributed across Washington State.

UI CALS

Food Science students taking a tour at University of Idaho's pilot plant

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) at the University of Idaho offers more than 30 science-based majors.