The College of Agricultural Studies at Penn State, the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University, the University of Illinois Department of Food Science, Michigan State University and Oregon State University have courses in food science. Some of these courses are on campus, whereas others are online.
Penn State's food science program offers a B.S. degree containing 128 credit hours. Students need to have prerequisite courses in chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology and microbiology. The program covers product development, food chemistry, food microbiology, nutrition and food engineering. Students in Cornell University's food science program can specialize in food science, food safety or food operations and management. Interested parties can sign up for the school's Food Science Summer Scholar Program as an introduction.
The food science program at the University of Illinois offers an online non-thesis Master of Science degree in the field. Online students can participate in live online lectures and interactions with other students, give in-class presentations and chat with teachers and students alike.
Concentrations with the food science program at Michigan State University include food technology, food business and industry, food packaging and basic science. Oregon State University offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science and Technology.