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Student Spotlight

Food Science integrates my passions for nutrition, microbiology, engineering, and chemistry – additionally, the food industry is always evolving and innovating, which I find exciting!

Heather Carbon, Graduate Student

Alumni Spotlight

Love being able to combine creativity and science to fix products or create new ones.

Kristen Sparkman, Culinex Kitchens

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.

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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.