The Department of Food Science at Purdue University is committed to impacting the world food system and quality of life by educating and training undergraduate and graduate students for careers in industry, government, and academia. Our mission is to expand and transfer knowledge for continuous improvement of the safety, quality, value, and security of the world’s food supply through basic research and outreach programs.
Our faculty, staff, and students are located on Purdue University’s main campus in the Philip E. Nelson Hall of Food Science, 745 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907. This building provides excellent research laboratories, as well as specialized facilities such as the sensory evaluation laboratory, pilot scale-manufacturing plant, student product development and innovation laboratory, and enology library for us to engage with the food and beverage industry and government partners.
Department of Food Science (website)
Department of Food Science
Nelson Hall of Food Science
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 494-8256
The main office for the department is located in Room 2211 of the NLSN Building.
Current and Prospective Undergraduate Students (website)
For Graduate Information please see Food Sciences Graduate Program Information .