VSU Food Technology at glance

At a glance

Program Bachelor of Science in Food Technology
Duration 4 Years
College College of Agriculture & Food Science
Department Department of Food Science and Technology
Campus VSU Main Campus, Baybay City, Leyte

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VSU Food Technology Jan Andrea D. Cortes

About the Program

In early 1980’s the Food Science program was offered as a major under BSHE Curriculum and offered under the Department of Home Science. The Program was revised in 1984 and a full BSFT curriculum was proposed. In 1985 the Board of Regents (BOR) approved the implementation of the BSFT program. It is the First Food Technology program offered by SUC’s in the Visayas and Mindanao in 1986. The Food Technology curriculum was revised to strengthen the program and in 1996 the MS in Food Science & Technology was proposed and offered.

In 2000, the Food Science Section was converted to the Department of Food Science and Technology (DFST) and in 2006 the CHED Memo #45 ordered the adoption of Policies and Standards for All Bachelor of Science in Food Technology programs of the country. The latest CMO No. 7 s. 2019 was followed starting School year 2020-2021.


Program highlights

  • BSFT and MSFST Programs
  • PhD in Food Science and Technology is under review
  • Active in Research in product development and product quality and safety
  • Assist the MSME’s in the Region and even other Regions when requested
  • Assist the entrepreneurs/industry in the improvement of the quality of their existing/new products and the implementation of GMP
  • VSU Food Technology Career Opportunity
  • VSU Food Technology Notable Alumni
  • VSU Food Technology Pilot Plant

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program can be

  • Instructors in Colleges, Universities and Technological Institutes
  • Researchers in Colleges, Universities and Technological Institutes
  • Government Food Inspectors in Regulation and Safety
  • Extension Workers in Government Agencies
  • Entrepreneurs in the Food Business
  • Managers in Food and Related Companies
  • Food Engineers in Food and Related Establishments
  • Quality Control Scientists/Quality Analyst in different Food Manufacturing
  • Production Supervisors in Food Companies
  • R & D specialist in Food Companies

Notable Alumni

The following Viscans who graduated in this program have made a name in their field:

  • Dr. Rodney Perez – 2021 Young Asian Biotechnologist awarded by The Society for Biotechnology in Japan. He is the first Filipino to receive the prestigious award.


Department of Food Science and Technology
College of Agriculture and Food Science
Visayas State University
Visca, Baybay City, Leyte
Philippines 6521
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