The Packaging major combines basic principles of physics, chemistry, mathematics and materials science with a cognate in business to prepare students for rewarding careers in the fast-moving consumer goods industries.

The program’s flexibility allows students to leverage their personal skills and interests and to make individualized choices. Elective courses provide for broad, general preparation or for focused study in food packaging, medical packaging, distribution, robotics, hazardous materials, packaging and the environment and other areas.

The MSU School of Packaging is known as a leader in work on permeability and migration, shelf life, food packaging, product/package compatibility, tamper evidence and legibility.

Uncommon Pursuits.

Some form of packaging is involved in the production and movement to market of nearly every item of consumption in today's economy, so career opportunities are plentiful. Our students are concerned with sustainability, food safety, food security, protection of goods to market and more.

Alumni work at:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • American Greetings
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Dow Chemical
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Limited Brands
  • Target

Alumni work as:

  • Operational Managers
  • Packaging Consultants
  • Packaging Engineers
  • Packaging Technologists
  • Product Quality Analysts
  • Regulatory Packaging Specialists
  • Senior Packaging Lab Technicians

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