Welcome to the Department of Food Science and Nutrition!

  • Dr. Sara Shinn class
  • Dr. Shabnam Pooya
  • Food Science kitchen lab
  • Food Science & Nutrition faculty
  • Food Science & Nutrition Graduates at 2016 Convocation
  • Fresno State Creamery Lab
  • Fresno State Food Processing Lab
  • Food Science & Nutrition Graduates at 2016 Convocation Reception
  • Bulldogs in the Kitchen group photo 2016
  • President's Showcase of Excellence Bulldogs in the Kitchen Poster Presentation

Students majoring within the Department of Food Science and Nutrition are prepared for a wide range of professions in the nutrition field and the food industry, the largest single industry in the United States. As part of a California State University, Fresno, located in the center of the world's most productive food processing region, the Department of Food Science and Nutrition is ideally suited to provide students with both a strong academic and practical education in food science and nutrition. 


Students can gain practical experience by working in the Dairy Processing Enterprise and the Food Processing Enterprise, or research experience through the Center for Food Science and Nutrition Research. Students can also participate in internships, projects, supervised work experience, and cooperative research.