Food and Animal Sciences
The Department of Food and Animal Sciences was established in 1969 and has a long tradition of graduating students who have successful careers. We have achieved that by following a student-centered approach with faculty and staff who are committed to student success.
We boast one of the highest graduation and employment rates (80-90%) with most of our graduates holding leadership positions in the industry (see our Alumni section).
PREPARE FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE
The many employment opportunities offered to our students are the result of an extended network that we have built and includes strategic partners like Kellogg’s, Land ‘O Lakes, Wayne Farms and other major companies.
Students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. Assistance is provided through the Office of Students Engagement and Success
- Cornell Department of Food Science Summer Scholar Program
- Certified Angus Beef Colvin Scholarship
- Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program
- Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
- College Prowler – No Essay Scholarship
- IFT National Scholarships
- Cappex College Choices and Scholarship Applications
- American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Achievement Award
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Collegiate Inventors Competition (Undergraduate)
- ScholarshipPoints.com Scholarship
- Rhodes Scholarship
- Marshall Scholarship
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships
- Department of Defense Science, Math & Research
- National Pork Producers Council
- Colvin Scholarship
- 45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students
Kellogg Scholarship- Two 2000.00 scholarships open to Food Science Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. For additional information, please contact Dr. Martha Verghese at (256) 372-4175 or email@example.com.
Attend international and national meetings. Take field trips and industry tours
Participate in professional organizations (FAS and ABHS clubs, PTS, ASBMB chapter)
Food Science Club Officers (2021-2022)
Jabari Hinton, President
Alton Chambers, Vice President
Zoe Delbridge, 2nd Vice President
Katelyn Boyle, Secretary
Kaitlyn Walker, Assistant Secretary
Elvis Baidoo, Treasurer
Ama Eshun, Assistant Treasurer
Rawan Alhazaimeh, Graduate Representative
Maryam Shomope, Graduate Representative
Alencia Lamb, Senior Representative
Lauren Moyer, Junior Representative
Kennedy Ward, Sophomore Representative
Amara Scruggs, Miss. Food Science
Chynna Gross, Public Relations Liaison
Mallori Odum, IFTSA Liaison
The Department is student-centered and dedicated to the pursuit of higher education and professional development of students, staff and faculty and pursuit of excellence through teamwork and partnerships.
These companies offer distinct support to Alabama A&M University's Department of Food & Animal Sciences via internships, donations, and partnerships. We are very grateful for these companies and the support they provide to our students.
Kellogg's presented Alabama A&M University’s Department of Food and Animal Sciences with a check that was matched by the State of Alabama to promote student learning in the area of food science. Kellogg's visits Alabama A&M twice annually and is a wonderful partner in the quest to educate students.
Land O’ Lakes
Land O’ Lakes, a multifaceted company, provides opportunities to both Food and Animal Science majors here at Alabama A&M University. Land O’ Lakes frequently visits our campus to interview students on the spot for internships and for hire.
The Cargill company is extremely supportive of Food Science students by providing internship opportunities, as well as career possibilities. Cargill frequently sends representatives to keep our students interested and prepared to enter the work field following graduation.
Publix is supportive of our program by providing career opportunities and internships
Virginia Dare provides a scholarship of $500 annually to a Food Science student for excellence in academia and leadership