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Bachelor of Science in Food Science

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. 

About This Program


  • Minor in Food Science for 18 credit hours from five courses.
  • Earn Concentration in Food Science with 22 credit hours from six courses.
  • Certification in HACCP, ServSafe, and Produce Safety are offered annually

Career Fields

  • Corporate Quality Assurance
  • Product Development
  • Microbiologist/Food Safey
  • Marketing and Development
  • AAMU Food Science Alumni: Kellogg’s (Matthew Reid), Land O’Lakes (Michelle Thompson, Jasmine Johnson), Costco (Courtney Harbin), FDA (Dr.  Shakare Hale), Pepsi Co (Rodney Davis), Coca-Cola (Dattatreya Gajula), Smuckers (David Asiamah) Iowa State (Dr.  Shannon Coleman) and many more.

Department Information

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Contacts Information

Martha Verghese, Ph.D.,

Chair, Food & Animal Sciences
(256) 372-4175
Carver Complex Thomas Wing
Room 12