B.S. Degree in Food Science and Technology

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The perfect formula for an exciting career

With our Food Science and Technology degree, you can develop new food products with the opportunity to solve real-world problems. Our program combines the sciences of chemistry and microbiology — with engineering and nutrition — all centered around food. You will study the basic science and applied aspects of food and food ingredients in our innovative classes and through challenging, fun hands-on experiences.

Enjoy your academic journey surrounded by top-notch faculty in a career-focused, polytechnic environment. Experience UW-Stout, a small and progressive campus where innovation and inspiration come together.

Customizable Curriculum

The Food Science and Technlogy program consists of three sections of study.

  1. General Education (43 credits)
  2. Major Studies (59-62 credits)
  3. Electives, Minor or Student-Designed Concentration (15-18 credits)

Start off running with either our “Food Science as a Profession” or “Farm to Fork: Food Issues” courses.

The major studies section will satisfy your scientific and analytical appetite with more than 14 food-related courses, including food and organic chemistry, nutrition, food engineering, sensory evaluation, food quality and food processing.

The third section gives you great flexibility. Customize your degree program, add a minor, designate general transfer credits as electives, or do all of the above.

Refer to these links for details on the complete program and a suggested four-year sequence plan, as well as recommended electives for planning a student-designed concentration.

Exciting Career Opportunities

Our graduates pursue many fields of interest: new product development, food business management, ingredient technology, food safety, food analysis, process development, technical consulting and more. The program’s field experience/independent study/co-op component provides an excellent hands-on opportunity to affirm your interest area.


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BSFST in the News

Food science graduate starting work
three weeks after classes end

UW-Stout News Bureau, Jan. 2, 2014

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students for food careers

Chippewa Valley Business Report, Nov. 13, 2013

IFT Approved

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UW-Stout's Food Science and Technology program meets the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Undergraduate Education Standards for Degrees in Food Science. Learn more here.