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
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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100% of Purdue Food Science students land a job or graduate school placement within 6 months of graduation.
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Students within the Food Science Department can major in either Food Science or Fermentation Science.
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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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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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Avoid getting grilled by summer cuisine prices

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

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Food safety in egg consumption can be easy, Purdue professor says

Eggs are an excellent source of protein consumed all around the world. But no matter where eggs...

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Changing students’ views on the wine industry

Since 2005, over 8,000 Purdue students have taken the Wine Appreciation course in the College of...

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Uriel Urbizo Reyes

Uriel Urbizo Reyes credits his parents with helping him achieve the ambitious goals he has set...

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