B.Sc. On Campus

Food Science and Technology

The Ohio State University

48 months
37947 USD/year
35019 USD/year
11936 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Food scientists use chemistry, biology, engineering and other sciences to turn raw ingredients into safe, convenient and wholesome food products for the ever-increasing population. This Food Science and Technology program is offered by The Ohio State University.


Food scientists solve problems involving food quality, safety, technology and abundance. Food technology is the nation’s largest industry, adding over $40 billion in value annually. The United States has the safest, most efficient food production and distribution system in the world as a direct result of thousands of skilled, creative scientists who focus on food.

Possible careers

Food science and technology graduates work in the food industry, in academia and in government positions. The comprehensive curriculum and emphasis on problem solving skills of the  Food Science and Technology program from The Ohio State University produces graduates who are highly sought by the industry. They are employed all over the world by companies of all sizes, and hold such titles as associate scientist, director of research and development, director of food microbiology and safety, food technologist, product development manager, plant manager, president, product development scientist, professor, quality control supervisor, senior vice president for research, senior scientist, and senior food process engineer.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Food Science, graduates have the option of joining the workforce, pursuing an advanced degree in a food-related area of study, or attending professional school, such as veterinary, medical, dental, pharmacy or optometry school. We place virtually 100 percent of our graduates within six months of graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organic chemistry  
  • Food processing   
  • Food chemistry and analysis    
  • Food microbiology    
  • Qualitative properties of food    
  • Food processing
  • Technical problem solving    
  • Product development   

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

  • Successful completion of university preparatory courses
  • High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA 
  • Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores 
  • Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
  • Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service) 
  • Status as a first-generation university student 
  • High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37947 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37947 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    35019 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35019 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11936 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 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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