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Food Science

North Dakota State University

48 months
14482 USD/year
12412 USD/year
8274 USD/year
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Food Science at North Dakota State University deals with the transformation of raw agricultural goods into food products acceptable for human consumption. 


This field of applied science involves studying diverse scientific disciplines such as chemistry, engineering, microbiology, biochemistry, toxicology and management as they relate to food, and effectively applying the industrial and practical aspects to product development, food processing, preservation and marketing.

Food Science at North Dakota State University is a four-year curriculum offered by the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources through the Department of Plant Sciences. The program draws on the expertise of faculty members in several departments at North Dakota State University who have expertise in both teaching and research. Many have industry experience with numerous connections in the food industry.


Challenging and rewarding entry-level positions in the food industry are plentiful for food science graduates. Potential employers include large and small food corporations and government agencies. Career opportunities include positions in food science and technology, food chemistry, food microbiology, product development, quality control, food production and processing, food inspection, packaging, sales and marketing.

Food scientists study food to improve existing products or create new ones. They also analyze the structure and composition of food and the changes that occur during processing and storage. They determine how processing affects flavor, texture, appearance and nutritional value, and explore new ways to protect and stabilize food through packaging.

The food industry is the largest industry in the world. The challenges of food scientists are to provide wholesome, tasty and nutritious foods for the consumer.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Biological Materials Processing
  • Principles of Meat Science
  • Introduction to Food Science and Technology
  • Food Processing
  • Cereal Technology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Applied Calculus
  • General Microbiology and Lab

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission, all applicants should have an educational background in the core curriculum of laboratory science, mathematics, social science, and English. 
  • A secondary or high school grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) or the equivalent in core subjects is recommended. 
  • Students who do not meet these minimum guidelines will still be considered for admission if there is evidence in the student’s academic record that demonstrates a high probability of success. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7241 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    12412 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6206 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4137 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Fargo

870 - 1260 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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