Food Science 

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

School of Food Science

Chemistry, biology, engineering, microbiology, and psychology intersect to form the study of food science. Learn how to provide consumers with safe, delicious, and nutritious foods. 


  • Global Campus (Online)
  • Pullman

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Doctorate
  • Master's
  • Minor


  • Craft Cougar Gold cheese and ice cream at the WSU Creamery as a student employee or through research opportunities 
  • Partnership with the University of Idaho Department of Animal, Veterinary, and Food Sciences leads to more opportunities for collaboration 
  • Participate in undergraduate research guided by renowned faculty 
  • Blend of classroom instruction and hands-on field experience 


With a Food Science degree, you can work in:  

  • Research and manufacturing 
  • Production and processing 
  • Quality assurance and control 
  • Sales and marketing 
  • Regulation and enforcement of food laws 

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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Food Science

  • Pullman

Food Science

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