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Grain Science and Industry

Bakery Science & Management

As societies and populations have grown, the demand for baked goods has grown as well. Today, people not only want more baked goods than ever, but also greater variety, while always the finest quality. For over fifty years now, Kansas State University has worked closely with industry to satisfy these evolving tastes and demands.

K-State is the only school in the United States that offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Bakery Science and Management, and our influence is felt worldwide. Each year, we place a new batch of well-educated graduates in a variety of high-salary careers, with 100% job placement in recent years. A variety of cereal food manufacturers, food ingredient manufacturing facilities, research and development laboratories, and commercial bakeries are examples of the types of local, national, and international companies who compete for our graduates.

Additionally, K-State develops new technologies and practices, as well as creative business strategies that are used throughout the industry. Our research laboratories include a modern pilot-scale bakery, and various analytical labs for testing ingredients, dough, and finished products.

In coming decades, the needs and tastes of consumers for baked goods will continue to create new challenges, and our department will be there, prepared as always to rise to these challenges and meet them.

BSM Study Guide 
BSM Curriculum Guide
Bakery Science Club

Careers in Bakery Science and Management 

Click on each career to learn about an alumnus who holds that position.

Cereal food manufacturers
Food ingredient manufacturing facilities
Research and development laboratories
Commercial bakeries
 Management positions 


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Bakery Science Features 


Check out this story over Bakery Science student, Sierra McCain! She shares why she chose the bakery science program at K-State and how scholarships have provided her with more time for networking and pursuing internships. 


Becky Feature

Bakery Science assistant professor, Dr. Miller Regan, celebrated the holiday season by designing and building a gingerbread house replica of president Gen. Richard Meyers' house. She spent hours over the course of weeks to plan, bake and build the structure out of more than 100 pieces of gingerbread.
Click here to read the full story on Dr. Miller Regan and her approach to this impressive project.