Food science meets food art in culinary science. If you are looking for a career in food product development where both food science knowledge and culinary creativity come together, this is the program for you! The Culinary Science degree program is a food science-based degree in which students develop basic culinary skills along with knowledge of the accompanying sciences. As a graduate, you’ll combine food product development skills and entrepreneurial talents with scientific and technological knowledge.
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Accelerated Degree Option
An accelerated degree option is available for the culinary science program.
Learning communities connect students with social and learning activities that extend well beyond the classroom. Students in many communities take a few courses together, get to know upperclassmen peer mentors, study together as a group, do service projects, and gather just for fun. Visit FSHN’s learning community page
Clubs and Organizations
Connect with people who share similar interests across the ISU campus. You can gain additional professional experiences outside of the classroom by getting involved in clubs and student organizations as wells as professional organizations.
As a culinary scientist, you will be prepared for employment in food research and development, food marketing, test kitchens, and much more. You’ll gain real-world experience by completing an internship in food science or the culinary industry. Internship Handbook »
Students and alumni of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University are eligible to use the career services in both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Sciences. They can assist in these areas:
Culinary science internship examples
The following are internships completed by other culinary science students:
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