Ice Cream Flavor Creation in FDSC 1101

Students in ice cream lab

Stocking Hall Gallery

Stocking Hall Gallery

Food Chemistry Lab

Food Chemistry Lab

Welcome to the Department of Food Science

We offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare 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. Our extension and outreach programs transfer research-based information and technology to consumers, food and beverage companies, and government agencies with the goal of enhancing the availability, quality, and safety of our food supply. 

Stocking Hall Naming Opportunities

Take a tour of the brand new Stocking Hall facility and learn about room naming opportunities by visiting the Stocking Hall Renovation web site.

Food Science News

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35 seniors honored as 2015 Merrill Scholars

Published: 
May 21, 2015
Merrill Scholars' high school teachers and Cornell faculty members were recognized by President David Skorton and the college deans at a luncheon and ceremony at Willard Straight Hall May 20. Read more

Cornell Food Science Wins at Ocean Spray

Published: 
May 20, 2015
Ocean Spray has long acknowledged the value of looking beyond its own four walls to tap the minds of rising stars in food science and culinary arts. And this year, Ocean Spray invited students from fifteen food science and culinary programs to participate in its first annual product development competition. Read more