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Watch videos on the WSU Creamery highlighted by the Rachel Ray Show! SFS class of 2021, graduate Oluseyi Shonuyi was featured in the Cougar Gold Cheese video!


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Student Spotlight

Eventually, I came to work at a yogurt factory and I spent a lot of working with the plant manager and floor supervisors. I would always say I wish I could do your job. The plant manager, who was a WSU alum, told me just to do it…and here I am!

Luuvan Hoang, Undergraduate student, Class of 2022

Alumni Spotlight

My food science degree gave me a background to be able to jump around in (food) industry to learn about different departments and be able to mentor others about what I’ve learned.

Michael Schmitt, Class of 2003, WiseCode

Faculty Spotlight

I like interacting with students and helping them develop skill sets to solve problems in the food industry and daily life.  I also enjoy working with the industry to address practical food safety problems.

Dr. Meijun Zhu, SFS Professor, Food Microbiology and Nutrigenomics Laboratory

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.