What is a Nutrition and Food Science Degree?
Our degree draws from numerous disciplines, including physiology, chemistry, public health and biology. We emphasize a hands-on approach to prepare students for a variety of careers in health sciences, food science, and dietetics, as well as advanced degrees in medicine and research.
See what it’s like to be a student in Food Science and Human Nutrition:
B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science Choose a Concentration
Dietetics and Nutrition Management
If you are interested in becoming 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.
NOTE: The dietetic internship is not part of the undergraduate program. The internship is independent of the academic degree and requires successful acceptance into and completion of 8-12 months of post-baccalaureate education.
Food Safety and Nutrition
If you are interested in the food industry, quality assurance, product development, research, and consumer education, learn more about our Food Safety and Nutrition concentration.
This concentration blends a strong science base with coursework in food science, food safety, nutrition, food security, and societal implications in the food supply chain. Learn more about our food systems concentration.
Nutrition and Fitness
If you are 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 is a great concentration for you if you are interested in graduate, medical, dental, or other professional degree programs. Learn more about our Nutritional Sciences concentration.
BS/MPH Dual Degree
Are you interested in promoting and protecting the health of individuals and communities? Do you have an interest in health, but maybe prefer a non-clinical option? If this seems to fit your interests then a degree in public health could lead you to some amazing career opportunities.
CSU offers a combined BS/MPH degree program where you can receive your bachelor’s degree and the Master of Public Health degree in 5 years.
Program Highlights Career Paths
Our degree prepares you for different specialties in the field. Our graduates often become registered dietitians, lab scientists, personal fitness trainers, medical professionals, and food quality experts.