Food Science & Technology

What Is Food Science & Technology?

Food Science is the use of engineering, biological and physical sciences to study the nature, deterioration, processing and improvement of foods for consumers.

Food Technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, packaging, processing, distribution and use of safe, nutritious, wholesome foods.

Further Information:

Whitney Blickem, MS Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3470
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
575-805-5190
Email: wbiel@nmsu.edu

Dr. Efren Delgado, PhD
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3470
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
575-646-1759
Email: edelgad@nmsu.edu

FSTE News

Career Opportunities

  • Food Technologist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Sensory Scientist
  • Food Chemist
  • Inspector
  • Production Supervisor
  • Food Engineer
  • QA/QC Specialist
  • Research Chef
  • Product Developer
  • Food Analyst
  • Food Plant Manager
  • Flavorist
  • Extension Specialist

Internship Opportunities

  • Mizkan Americas, Inc
  • Cervantes Enterprises, Inc
  • Cervantes Food Products
  • USDA – ARS, Temple, TX
  • USDA – ARS, Beltsville Maryland
  • USA Beef Packing, Roswell, NM
  • Panhandle Milling
  • Glanbia, Southwest Cheese, Clovis NM

What Classes Will I Take?

  • English
  • Communications
  • Math and Statistics
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Biology and Microbiology
  • Social/Behavioral Sci Gen Ed
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Gen Ed

Core FSTE Courses

  • Intro to FSTE
  • Food Science I
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Analysis
  • Food Preservation
  • Food Chemistry
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Product Development
  • Nutrition
  • ACES Foods at NMSU

Options

  • Science, Technology & Engineering
  • Culinary Science
  • Meat Science