Cereal Science is an academic program with a mission to train and educate students in the discipline of cereal/grain science through research, teaching and service.
Cereal Science is a graduate only program whereby M.S. and Ph.D. students will gain knowledge and comprehension of the composition, functionality and utilization of cereals/grains that will allow them to solve and analyze challenges within their field of employment. Ph.D. graduates will be able to more extensively analyze, synthesize, and evaluate cereal based systems to meet the demands of their field of employment.
This interdisciplinary program involves faculty from several departments in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources. The departments include Plant Sciences, Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences, and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Faculty in the program teach cereal science courses and advise graduate students.
The Cereal Science program is a student focused program, and leadership development is emphasized through participation in student professional organizations. Graduates typically find prominent positions in the food industry, academic institutions, and both governmental and industrial research institutions.