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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 275 / Module
  • Foreign: $ 728 / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 138pts.

    Description

    Careers

    Food science touches the lives of people in important ways because food is a basic need.
    Trained individuals with dedication and talent are constantly needed to continue supplying safe, high-quality food. Job opportunities in food science are abundant, and often there are not enough applicants to meet placement demand.

    The food science program at K-State prepares you for a variety of career fields such as:
    • Food production operations
    • Quality assurance
    • Food microbiology and safety
    • Process technology and engineering
    • Business management and sales
    • Product development and evaluation
    • Consumer relations
    • Advertising and promotion
    • Technical service

    Employers

    • Small, medium or large food companies
    • State or federal government quality, safety or regulatory agencies
    • Equipment companies
    • Ingredient companies
    • Microbiological or sanitation firms
    • Technical marketing groups
    • Advertising firms
    • Biomedical companies
    • Consumer research companies

    Some food science graduates, especially those who speak a second language, will find opportunities with global food agencies to meet critical food needs in other countries.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
    • USD 275 Module (National)
    • USD 728 Module (International)

    *Tuition fee per credit hour

    Start date January,September 2015 Credits 126 credit hours
    Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On CampusOnline Educational variant Full-time Structure Fully structured Student interaction Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

    Course Content

    This curriculum deals with all aspects of the food industry—both theoretical and practical—from producing raw materials through processing and packaging to marketing finished foods. The curriculum balances fundamental principles and practical applications of food science within a flexible program that permits students to tailor education to personal career goals. Students choose between two options, science or food business and operations management for their degree.

    Graduates are needed to manage and supervise sophisticated food manufacturing industries that produce poultry, fresh and processed meat, dairy products, bakery goods, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables, confections, and snack foods. Job placement and starting salaries have been excellent.
    Imaginative and well-trained people are needed in research and product development to create new and innovative products and processes. Some graduates work with producers to improve the quality of raw materials. Persons trained in HACCP and food safety, microbiology, quality assurance, and sensory analysis are needed to help food processors meet more stringent consumer and government requirements. Others are involved in selling, merchandising, advertising, or managing food operations. Government regulatory agencies also hire food scientists to assure public health, nutrition, and food labeling. If students have foreign language capabilities, international food industry jobs are available.
    Very important to the student’s course of study is the flexibility of professional electives that the student selects by consultation with their academic advisor. This gives the student an opportunity to design a personalized, well-rounded curriculum. Often students can obtain a minor in such areas as business, cereal chemistry, economics, agribusiness, agricultural technology management, and leadership just by careful selection of required minor courses.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Requirements

    International admission:

    • Online international student undergraduate application
    • $80 USD application fee
    • A copy of your passport photo page
    • Affidavit of Financial Support (pdf) and bank statement
    • High school and university transcripts

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.

    Funding

    High school and transfer students pursuing the science option are eligible for the Institute of Food Technologies scholarships and may obtain application material at ift.org/scholarships. Food science majors are eligible to compete for many other scholarships and financial assistance.

    Accreditation

    The program is certified by the Institute of Food Technologists.

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