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Undergraduate Program

The ever-expanding field of food science encompasses a wide range of careers in food-related work, the nation’s largest occupational sector.

A Food Science degree allows a graduate many opportunities for an exciting career and leadership experiences. What you may not realize is that there are other programs offered which are related to Food Science. Some of these programs cross-list classes, and/or share facilities with the School of Food Science. It is also common to combine research projects.

Feel free to browse our site and learn, but please make sure you come in and meet the staff and faculty at the School of Food Science. We’d be happy to help you on your journey as you discover your best career choice.


Student Learning Outcomes – BS Food Science

  • Show a depth of knowledge within Food Science that reflects an appropriate degree of specialization.
  • Understand how the methods and concepts of Food Science relate to those of other disciplines, and possess the ability to engage in cross-disciplinary activities.
  • Identify, summarize, and define the issue or problem at hand.
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose using critical and creative thinking.
  • Communicate effectively with the targeted audience.

New: Dairy Foods Management option at UI and Fermentation Science option at WSU!


The School of Food Science is an IFT approved program and is taught jointly by Washington State University and University of Idaho faculty.

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Undergraduate Course List