How a degree in food science can lead to many careers
Wisconsin is part of the food corridor - a unique center for innovation within the industry. The state has 1,059 food processing companies, placing it in the top five employers in the field of food science. In Milwaukee County alone, there are 86 food processing companies.
Internships, undergraduate research and other opportunities allow you to gain valuable experience, usually while receiving academic credit and/or wages.
Mount Mary’s food science program prepares you for a career as a:
Learn the same technology that food manufacturers use
Food science majors are conducting research using a High Performance Liquid Chromotography device (HPLC).
On a recent visit to Campbell’s plant, where soup seasonings are created, students learned that Campbell’s chemists use the same HPLC device for quality assurance and product development.
Research and develop new flavors or modifications
Food scientists at Asenzya are challenged to make their versions of particular flavors. In this case, sriracha.
They analyze the nutritional content of food, discover new food sources, and research ways to make foods safe, healthy and tasty.