The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center's Department of Food Science is unique among academic departments in the state. Using scientific disciplines such as chemistry, engineering, microbiology, biochemistry, computer science, sensory analysis, product development and nutrition, our food scientists explore the many exciting ways of meeting the ever-demanding challenges previously mentioned. The Food Science Department offers a focused food science undergraduate program that prepares students at the Bachelor of Science level to enter the expansive food science job market. Our graduate program provides opportunities for qualified students to study and conduct research while working toward a Master of Science or doctoral degree in food science.
The curriculum in Food Science and Technology, following guidelines obtained from the Institute of Food Technologists, provides students a common core of courses. These courses provide a strong basic foundation for the study of post-production processing of food products. By selecting from one of four areas of concentration - Food Safety and Applied Microbiology, Food Processing and Technology, Food Chemistry and Analysis, or Food Business and Marketing, students can target a program of study suited to their specific needs and interests. Through our elective course, Food Science Research, FDSC 3900, students can gain hands-on experience in research or product development. Optional summer internships with food compani
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