Food Science

About the Major

A Food Science major prepares you for a career in managing food production and processing facilities; designing, researching and developing new food products; researching and monitoring the microbiological safety of foods; and overseeing the processing of safe, nutritious and attractive foods to be packaged and distributed to meet the needs of consumers. The curriculum applies chemistry, microbiology, and engineering to the study and technology of making foods. Read more about the major. Visit the FScN Website

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Food Production Manager
  • Food Scientist
  • Food Technologist
  • Product Development Specialist
  • Public Health Sanitarian
  • Quality Control Scientist
  • Research and Development Technician

Types of Employers

  • Food companies
  • Food equipment manufacturers
  • Government agencies (i.e. FDA)
  • Public health agencies
  • Universities and colleges

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

In addition to finding current job and internship openings, use GoldPASS to search info and contacts for students' previously completed internships related to this major (to get ideas and contact information- not to get a list of openings). Select "Job Search"> "Internship Agreement Database."

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

Top Career Resources

Food Science Related Postings in GoldPASS

Food Scientist
Royal Pet Incorporated
Senior Dining Supervisor
Catholic Charities of St Cloud
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City of Minnetonka
Nonprofit Internship
Open Arms of Minnesota
Stick Engineering Specialist
Jack Link's Beef Jerky
Chemical Mixer/Machine Operator (Entry Level Chemistry)
SciTechsperience Internship Program
SciTechsperience Internship Program; a program of the Minnesota High Tech Association
Asst. Cook - Summer Camp 2018
Boy Scouts of America, Chippewa Valley Council
Food Service Manager - Summer 2018
Boy Scouts of America, Chippewa Valley Council
Special Diets Intern
True Friends