Welcome to the Department of Food Science. We are the only food science program in the state and offer comprehensive programs giving our students a strong mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experiences. Our faculty’s research programs further the understanding of the food safety, physicochemical, sensory, quality, health and engineering properties of foods. A strong interface with our stakeholders allow us to transfer science-based best practices to the food and beverage industry, government agencies, and entrepreneurs to help meet the goals of providing safe, nutritious and high quality foods.
Not only are we the only Food Science program in the state of Tennessee, but our undergraduate program is also an IFT approved program. The educational standards set forth by IFT assist us in ensure student’s are prepared for their careers or graduate school after graduation. IFT is a professional development with a student association that we recommend all students consider becoming part of.