First Bachelor’s Degree Program Of Its Kind In The United States

Lakeland’s food safety and quality program blends best business practices with the science of biology and chemistry to prepare students for careers in food manufacturing. 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. 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.

You can complete your degree at your own pace: 100% online, at one of our Wisconsin-based centers, or through BlendEd®.

Our curriculum is developed in partnership with local companies who are in need of graduates in this area, ensuring content is relevant to the needs of today’s marketplace and our instructors are also industry leaders in the field.

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

At Lakeland, we also provide you with a variety of professional areas to study:

  • Production / Operations
  • Auditing / Compliance
  • Microbiology / Lab Science
  • Supply Chain / Food Security
  • Regulatory / Legal

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