Majors and Programs

College of Human Sciences: Culinary Food Science - H SCI

As a culinary food science student you will explore the chemical and physical interactions of food and develop basic cooking techniques. This rapidly growing major is the only one of its kind in the State of Iowa. Your coursework will include studies in chemistry, food evaluation, biology, food quality assurance, production management, and ingredient interactions and formulations. As a graduate you will combine food product development skills and entrepreneurial talents with scientific and technological knowledge to meet the demands of consumers and the food industry. A degree in culinary food science will prepare you for employment in unique careers in test kitchens, corporate restaurant menu development, and product development. Iowa State is home to the only culinary science program in Iowa.

Employment fields include:

  • Food product development
  • Quality control manager
  • Food marketing and sales specialist
  • Culinary research technologist
  • Corporate research and development chef

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