Food Science Technology

Associate in Science, 60 Credits

AVAILABLE IN: Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna, Online(s)
PROGRAM STARTS: Fall, Spring
COURSE PLAN: Four Semesters
PROGRAM SHEET: PRINT

Food science technologists ensure that food is safe, nutritious and enjoyable. 

This program uses biology, chemistry, and other sciences to study principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods. 

Students analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein and study new food sources.  Methods to make processed foods safe, palatable and healthful are researched. 

Students examine food processing, packaging, preserving, storing and distribution.

The Food Science Technology major prepares students for future employment in the food industry such as production, quality assurance and management; sanitation; research and development; and laboratory analysis.  

The AS Degree transfers to universities offering majors in food science.  A 16-credit Food Science certificate is also offered within this degree plan. 

NOTE:  See a Riverland counselor for information on prerequisite and transfer of courses. 

Guaranteed Transfer Agreement

Institution Award Degree Curriculum Agreement
Minnesota State University, Mankato BS - Food Science Technology Download PDF

Related Programs

Last Updated: March 14, 2017

Honors program eligible

Expand your intellectual, cultural, and social horizons through our Honors Program — a unique opportunity for high-ability students in our Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degree programs to thrive in a challenging academic environment.

Learn More >

Request Information

Are you interested in receiving texts from Riverland?