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Student Spotlight

I love to cook and I love food, instead of being a chef, I wanted to study how foods are made and controlled to provide safe and high quality food. Moreover, when I first visited Jodi to learn what food science is and what food science major people do, the story she told me about Oreo was unforgettable…

YaeSeol Yang, Graduate Student

Alumni Spotlight

I needed to find a job right after college.  A friend suggested food science because “Everyone who graduates, gets a job”.  Sure enough, after I graduated I worked at Del Monte Foods in product development.

Paul Cole, Class of 1989, Bell Flavors & Frangrances

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.