Culinary ScienceCollege of Education and Human Sciences

What you will learn

The emerging discipline of blending the culinary arts and the science of food, Culinology® is becoming a recognized and valued discipline that will significantly impact food research and development in the global market. The Research Chef is first a chef, a food-focused individual, dedicated to producing the finest possible combination of ingredients to achieve palate pleasing results whether personally preparing the product for a customer they know or one they will never know. The Research Chef is also a researcher who uses scientific methods and knowledge to insure their creativity can be enjoyed far beyond the confines of their kitchen or laboratory.

Career Opportunities

Careers that are associated with the Culinary Science major include positions such as Manager of Research and Development, Corporate Executive Chef, Research Executive Chef and Senior Culinary Research Assistant.

The NEBRASKA difference

Culinary Science is the first international Approved Degree Program in Culinology® developed through the collaborative efforts of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Metropolitan Community College and the Research Chefs Association. There is also a specialized curriculum with nationally and internationally recognized faculty.

Internships / Clubs

Culinology Hospitality Management Club


The Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences is located in Ruth Leverton Hall on East Campus. This facility contains specialized laboratories for sensory analysis of food, food preparation, and testing and nutrition research laboratories including state-of-the-art equipment.