Food Safety and Quality at Lakeland University

Biology and Chemistry In the Food Industry

Lakeland’s Food Safety and Quality program blends the sciences of Biology and Chemistry with best business practices to prepare students for careers in food processing. Graduates will be well-rounded manufacturing professionals equipped to advance in the production of food while also possessing finance, management philosophy, and other skills needed to lead people to their potential.

Well-Rounded Professionals

Learn From Food Industry Leaders

Unlike a Food Science Degree, which prepares students for food research and development, Lakeland’s Food Safety and Quality program focuses on the safe production of food. Students in the program will learn from food industry leaders by working and earning credit both in Lakeland’s classrooms and at local employers.

Premier Food Partners

Johnsonville Sausage, LLC  |  Sargento Foods Inc.  |  Masters Gallery Foods  |  
Old Wisconsin Sausage Co.  |  Fred Usinger, Inc.  |  Klement’s Sausage Co.  |  
Miesfeld’s Market Inc.  |  SSL Industries  |  Food Industry Counsel LLC

Lakeland University's food safety & quality lab.

Hands-On Experience

A State-of-the-Art Lab

Lakeland University's state-of-the-art, on-campus lab allowing for a hands-on experience that replicates the work students will find on the job. The project is funded in part by a $500,000 gift from Johnsonville Foods.

$500 Johnsonville Food Safety & Quality Scholarship

Students pursuing a Food Safety & Quality degree within Lakeland University's William R. Kellett School are eligible to apply for a $500 one-time, non-renewable scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility:
  • William R. Kellett School student
  • New Lakeland University student, beginning fall 2023
  • Pursuing a degree in Food Safety & Quality
  • Applicants must meet one of the following sets on college and/or high school transcripts:
    • Quantitative Proficency & Scientific Proficiency:
      • College/Advanced Algebra with an earned grade of 'B' or better
      • An earned grade of 'B' or better in any AP-Level or college biology, chemistry, or physics course.
    • Quantitative Proficiency Only:
      • Any AP-Level or college, pre-calculus and/or calculus with an earned grade of 'B' or better
  • Applicants are eligible to receive the scholarship upon full admission and registration in the Food Safety & Quality program

The scholarship may be used in conjunction with other William R. Kellett School scholarships and discounts. Students may use employer reimbursement to pay for tuition expenses not covered by the scholarship.

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Experiential Education

Experiential Education

Hands-on Experience

For students planning to enroll full time at Lakeland’s main campus in Sheboygan County, the Cooperative Education program will provide 12-18 months of full-time work experience at food producers, academic credit for their work, and a combination of scholarships and wages that will significantly reduce or eliminate post-graduation debt.

For people already working in the food industry, the degree offers an opportunity to explore new roles or a new career path. Only Lakeland allows students to design their own coursework, allowing them to earn academic credit for projects happening at their workplace. This degree is also ideal for employers seeking professional development opportunities for their employees.

Experiential Education

Join our state-of-the-art Food Safety and Quality program at Lakeland University. Contact us for more information.

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