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Student Spotlight

My favorite class so far has been FS529/530: Dairy Products and Processing. I really liked how it was applicable to real life, and in the lab, we were able to make dairy products from scratch!

Phoebe Unger, Master’s Student

Alumni Spotlight

I not only utilize the learnings from the program, but I also leverage and benefit from the relationships and network you become a part of as a food science student

Noelle Diciglio, Business Development Manager, Ecolab

Faculty Spotlight

The ultimate coolest part of my job is getting to see the graduate students that I have worked with through the years go out and be successful after they graduate.

Dr. Faith Critzer, Associate Professor & Produce Safety Extension Specialist,

What is Food Science?

Students using the extruder.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.

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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.