Food Science

IFT Approved Undergraduate Program

In the Food Science concentration, students integrate chemistry, biology, engineering and food systems to create and market new foods, enhance food safety and manage food supply chains. Students complete an approved program to become leaders in the food industry, pharmaceutical and personal care products industries as well as government research institutions.

Sample Food Science Curriculum See current requirements 

Questions about this concentration can be directed to:

Dr. Nicki Engeseth
260 Bevier Hall
905 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
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Career Opportunity

Amanda Pizarek, Qualitative sensory scientist, PepsiCo

A qualitative sensory scientist guides product developers and project teams to design products based on consumer expectations. This includes facilitating sessions with consumers to gather feedback on sensory attributes of products, facilitating internal idea sessions to identify future product opportunities, and partnering with chefs to guide product developers.

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Undergraduate Minors

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition offers minors in the following areas

Food Science Human Nutrition