Food Science

Imagine a world. . .

Where all of the earth’s raw agricultural products are utilized for nourishing every human being. Imagine turning those raw agricultural products into safe, shelf-stable, great tasting foods and beverages that every human being can afford and access. Imagine you helping to create this world.

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Department of Food Science
foodsci@purdue.edu
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-494-8256

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A Vision of a More Food-Secure World

A Vision of a More Food-Secure World

Doriane Sossou
Food science student from Benin, Africa, dreams of feeding the world

Growing up, Doriane Sossou saw how food insecurity affected those around her. Now she dreams of a more food-secure future. Whether in the lab or in her classes, Sossou is driven by a deep passion for helping others to lead better, healthier lives.

Read how Doriane discovered her passion for food science
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100% PLACEMENT RATE AT GRADUATION
100% of Purdue Food Science students land a job or graduate school placement within 6 months of graduation.
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2 EXCITING MAJORS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT
Students within the Food Science Department can major in either Food Science or Fermentation Science.
Globally renowned program
Connections to Industry

Purdue Food Science has a network of industry partners to connect students with hands-on experiences, internships, and full-time positions.

briefcase icon
100% PLACEMENT RATE AT GRADUATION

100% of Purdue Food Science students land a job or graduate school placement within 6 months of graduation.

bell tower
2 EXCITING MAJORS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT

Students within the Food Science Department can major in either Food Science or Fermentation Science.

Globally renowned program
Connections to Industry

Purdue Food Science has a network of industry partners to connect students with hands-on experiences, internships, and full-time positions.

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Purdue Food Science News

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