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Food Science Technology

at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

With a decreasing population in agricultural areas and an increasing population in cities, the need to transport, process, and market food is increasing. Food scientists ensure that the food that arrives on a consumer's table is safe, nutritious, and enjoyable. The food industry in the United States is highly competitive and innovative. There is an increasing need for degreed employees with a background in science and foods. There are many employment opportunities for food science technologists in Southern Minnesota. The Food Science Technology major is designed to prepare for future employment in several of the major aspects of the food industry: production, quality assurance and management; sanitation; research and development; and laboratory analysis. Minnesota State University graduates in Food Science Technology have a good track record of successful placement in the food industry.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

Labor Market Information

  • Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

  • Median wage: $18.37/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
122 Taylor Center Mankato, MN 56001 Toll-Free: (800) 722-0544 Local: (507) 389-1822 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: admissions@mnsu.edu