At the Department of Food Science at Purdue, we are committed to impacting the world food system and quality of life by educating and training undergraduate and graduate students for careers in industry, government and academia. Our department offers two undergraduate majors- Food Science and Fermentation Science, as well as Master's and Ph.D. programs. See why Purdue Food Science may be the perfect fit for you.
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Over 50% of students in the Department of Food Science receive scholarships from the University, College and/or Department. Approximately 40% of students in the Department receive scholarships specifically for students in the Department of Food Science.Check out the scholarships available through the university. There are also opportunities for work both in the department and around the university, which can help cover the cost of your degree.
The impact of Purdue Agriculture reaches all over the globe. Our graduates are being placed in Indiana, nationally and internationally. Since our department's inception, our graduates have consistently reported 100% job placement within 6 months of graduation. Check out the Purdue AG May Employment Summary to learn more about where our graduates landed!
The average starting salary for students who earn a bachelor's degree from Purdue Food Science program is ~$53,000. Geographic location of jobs does make a difference in salary offers.
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100% of Purdue Food Science students land a job or graduate school placement within 6 months of graduation.
Purdue Food Science has a network of industry partners to connect students with hands-on experiences, internships, and full-time positions.