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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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

Nichole Louis stands in the Gleaners clean room with her coworkers.
How a food science alumna’s Purdue degree helps to feed Central Indiana

Now at Gleaners for just over a year, Nichole Louis manages all state and federal audits among...

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Steve Lindemann presents to a crowd at the Beck Center.
Lindemann appointed Philip E. Nelson Endowed Chair in Food Science

Purdue University Provost and Executive Vice president for Academic Affairs and Diversity Jay...

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Soybean pods grow in a field.
Purdue Food Science receives $1.1 million grant to advance commercial soy-based products across US

The United Soybean Board (USB) announced the award of $1.1 million to the Purdue University Food...

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Wheat field in summer.
College of Agriculture welcomes seven new faculty members this fall

The College of Agriculture welcomes seven new faculty members this fall.

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Alyson McGovern holds a bottle of Boiler Bee Honey.
Honey project comes with a spoonful of confidence

Alyson McGovern was part of a student-led team to produce and market Boiler Bee Honey. The senior...

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Skewers of chicken and vegetables cook atop a grill.
Avoid getting grilled by summer cuisine prices

Summer is the prime-time grilling season, and although inflation is grilling checkbooks...

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