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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.

Bakery Science Managment InformationBSM Info Sheet
Bakery Science Mangement Course ListBSM Curriculum Guide


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Bakery Science Features 

Bakery Science Club Members, Sweet Solutions Bakery

The Bakery Science Club hosted their second annual Baked competition earlier this month on Tuesday, March 16th. This competition is a spinoff of the popular show "Chopped," except in their version the competitors (students) can make whatever bakery item they want as a long as it contained three of the four mystery ingredients. The mystery ingredients were sour patch kids, strawberries, pretzels, and Andes chocolate mints. A total of 15 students participated and made unique products like custard, cupcakes, and cookies. You can look at them more in depth on Instagram @bakeryscienceclubksu.


Aaron Clanton, Bakery Science Management Instructor

On an otherwise routine Thursday night in mid-November, about 40 Kansas 4-H members were transported by computer screen to a flour mill and baking lab on the Kansas State University campus.

Such is the life of online learning during a global pandemic, though this trip was symbolic. The one-hour journey marked the kickoff of a program called — Bring Your 4-H Projects to Life — that aims to connect youth to college and career opportunities related to their interests.

“Not only does this provide an additional opportunity for youth to learn about their 4-H projects, but it is also purposeful programming to enhance our mission toward career readiness,” said Lindsey Mueting, a 4-H youth development agent in McPherson County

Click here to read the full story on this virtual milling and baking event.