School of Food Science

The School of Food Science (SFS) offers teaching, research, and extension programs in areas of Food Science, Food Safety, Dairy Microbiology, and Sensory Science. SFS provides strong undergraduate and graduate programs, with two strong online programs. 
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What is Food Science?

Food Science is a multidisciplinary field where chemistry, biology, engineering, microbiology, and psychology intersect in order to provide safe, delicious, and nutritious foods. It is easy to see why it is such a draw since there is something for everyone.

Degree and Certificate Options


The School of Food Science offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science – General Science Option. This food science major is for students interested in the science of food processing, quality, safety, and product development.


The School of Food Science offers a MS in Food Science, a PhD in Food Science, and an Online Master of Science in Agriculture. Depending on your career goals, your studies may concentrate on such basic sciences as chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology, as well as food science.


The Food Science Certificate Program consists of two series: The Certificate of Proficiency in Food Science and the Certificate of Food Safety. These courses are designed for individuals who are working in the food industry, considering a career in food science, or simply curious about food.

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.

Our graduates are in high demand in every aspect of the food and wine industries. Graduates have their pick of jobs in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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