Food Science and TechnologyCollege of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

What you will learn

The major curriculum includes a balance of courses in food science, biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, social sciences and humanities. Food science courses include food processing, food engineering, food analysis, food chemistry, food microbiology, nutrition, quality assurance, and commodity processing courses. This program is designed to allow the student to develop an area of emphasis that fits their career goals by providing technical elective hours that are chosen by the student. Students may participate in an internship program that provides summer employment in the food industry.

Career Opportunities

Food Science and Technology majors find career opportunities with food processing firms, government agencies and educational institutions. Types of positions available to food science and technology graduates include product development, quality assurance, food plant management, food research, food marketing and sales, education and extension. Food Science and Technology graduates can also pursue careers in medicine, pharmacy, and other health-related careers.

The NEBRASKA difference

Our facilities are among the best in the United States and our building contains modern, state-of-the-art equipment. We have dedicated professors that have received college-wide as well as national awards for excellence in teaching and research. There are established funds available for scholarships and unique opportunities for internships and undergraduate research. Our department is student-oriented meaning all of our classes, including laboratory sections are taught by professors. In addition to our commitment to teaching, the UNL Food Science program is especially well-known for its many research accomplishments, and we are internationally recognized for our research on food safety, food chemistry, and food engineering.