About the Program
This major integrates biology, chemistry, and health sciences and applies them to human nutrition, giving you hands-on experience in helping people improve their quality of life. Coursework includes practical training in skill areas like nutrition counseling techniques, food safety, and nutrition across the lifecycle.
See what it’s like to be a student in Food Science and Human Nutrition:
ALL new students in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition are required to meet with their Academic Success Coordinator within two weeks of the start of their first semester and once a semester thereafter.
B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science Choose a Concentration
Dietetics and Nutrition Management
Become a practicing nutritionist or accredited dietitian (Please read the FAQs in the learn more link for more information), with specialty options in gerontology or childhood nutrition. Learn more about our Dietetics and Nutrition Management concentration.
Food Safety and Nutrition
Emphasizes science and microbiology for jobs in the food industry, quality assurance, product development, research, and consumer education. Learn more about our Food Safety and Nutrition concentration.
Nutrition and Fitness
For students interested in the physiological sciences and future work in fitness-related fields or corporate wellness programs, learn more about our Nutrition and Fitness concentration.
This concentration emphasizes human physical and biological sciences. This is a great concentration for students interested in graduate, medical, dental, or other professional degree programs. Learn more about our Nutritional Sciences concentration.
B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science Learn More
The courses you will take will depend on the concentration you choose. All concentrations cover a mix of science and math foundations, applied courses in nutrition and food science, and electives on current important topics.
Program Highlights Career Paths
The concentrations prepare you for different specialties in the field, so choose one that suits your interests and future plans. Our graduates often become registered dietitians, lab scientists, personal fitness trainers, medical professionals, and food quality experts.