Mississippi State University
College of Agriculture
and Life Science
107 Herzer Food Science Building
A Food Scientist solves problems by applying science to food (biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, biochemistry, physics, etc.) to ensure that the food products that reach consumers are both safe and meet quality standards. Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in food science can work in the areas of product development, quality control, technical sales, production management, veterinary science, as well as other areas such as food law and food packaging. Students who graduate with a B.S. degree in Food Science generally start out earning $ 45,000 - $ 50,000 per year.