Food science courses are specified by the Institute of Food Technologists and are recommended for students interested in graduate studies in food science, research, and applications in the food industry. Graduates of the food science degree are prepared to enter food ingredient or food processing industries such as baking, confections, dairy products, meats, flavors, convenience foods, and packaging. They may also be employed in government regulations, commercial testing laboratories, or in technical sales for companies which supply the food industry. University and government laboratories also employ food scientists and technologists. Close association with area food processors and government laboratories enables our students to gain firsthand knowledge of the industry through field trips and summer employment. Students have access to excellent paid internship opportunities with major food service corporations.