Offered as: major, minor, graduate degree
Food science students apply principles of biology, chemistry, and physics to improve the safety, nutrition, wholesomeness, and availability of national and world food sources. There are three primary options:
Read more about the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department from the department chair.
College of Human Sciences scholarships: Students complete one online form to apply for all college-level and department-level scholarships. The online form is generally available from November through February.
Students who earn a Food Science degree can find careers in the following areas:
To prepare for the undergraduate dietetics major, students should follow the admissions requirements for Iowa State University.
Freshmen students: In high school students may find that, in addition to meeting the Iowa State University admission requirements, taking additional courses that continue to build strength in math and science will assist in transitioning to the coursework for this major.
Undergraduate department courses are taught by world-class Ph.D. level faculty who provide hands-on learning opportunities in state-of-the-art laboratories and who care about the success of each student.
In addition to state-of-the-art food laboratories used primarily for teaching purposes, the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department has three affiliated centers and corresponding facilities:
Related graduate degree programs at Iowa State University:
College of Human Sciences Dean's Office | E262 Lagomarcino Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-3191
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