B.Sc. On Campus

Food Science

Cornell University

48 months
60286 USD/year
60286 USD/year
40382 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Supplying an expanding global population with adequate food is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind in the 21st century. The Food Science major offered by Cornell University prepares students for leadership positions in the food industry, academia, and government. 


Our research programs are designed to expand understanding of the biological/microbiological, chemical, physical, sensory, nutritional, and engineering properties of foods and beverages. 

At CALS, Food Science students are gaining skills and advancing the knowledge necessary to make meaningful contributions toward ensuring that all people have access to a safe, healthy, affordable, and sustainable food supply.

The Food Science program at Cornell University provides an integrated curriculum that blends fundamental science with the more applied aspects of the science of foods. 

Food Operations and Management deals with the principles and practices pertinent to efficient management of food processing, preservation, distribution and marketing operations. This option is offered to meet the needs of students that are more interested in the business or marketing side of the food industry.

Food Safety provides a comprehensive curriculum covering physical, chemical and biological hazards that affect the safety of foods while providing a solid background in applied food science.

Career Development 

Employment Fields

  • Research
  • Food Industry Manufacturing/Marketing/Sales
  • General Business
  • Education
  • Ag Business

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Food Microbiology Laboratory
  • Sensory Evaluation of Food
  • Food Chemistry
  • Unit Operations and Food Packaging

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Common Application (CA)
    • The School Report
    • Counselor Recommendation
    • Two Teacher Evaluations
    • The Midyear Report, when your mid-year grades are available
    • Official secondary/high school transcript
    • $80 application fee or fee waiver
    • Cornell University Questions and Writing Supplement (CA) or Cornell Supplement (UCA)
    • Items that are required by the Cornell undergraduate college or school to which you’ve applied: Interviews or portfolio and design submissions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    60286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    40382 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40382 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 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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