Undergraduate Programs

Degree Options

At the School of Food Science, you’ll have the opportunity to work side by side with faculty who care about your success and academic experience. A Food Science degree will prepare you for a successful career in the public or private sector, and our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

There are a variety of fields to choose from, including:

  • Food production and processing
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Product development
  • Marketing
  • Food science research
  • Regulation and enforcement of food laws

Food Science: Major and Minor Options

Food Science is a multidisciplinary field that uses biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and other fields to develop new food products, improve the quality and safety of existing products, and design safer and more efficient methods of food preservation.

Academic Course Catalog

Visit the WSU Catalog for Food Science course descriptions and prerequisites.

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WSU BS in Food Science degree is an IFT HERB-Approved Undergraduate Program (The Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT)) mission and vision, the IFT Higher Education Review Board (HERB) rigorously assesses undergraduate food science programs that meet its high IFT Undergraduate Education Standards for Degrees in Food Science. In addition, HERB also provides content and assessment guidelines and resources to facilitate quality and promote continuous improvement for the preparation of food science professionals.

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