Nutrition Science

Nutrition Science

College for Women | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Are food and wellness important to you? Nutrition is at the core of many health, economic, and environmental issues. In our nutrition science degree, you’ll focus on innovative and collaborative experiences that will successfully prepare you for the ever-changing roles of food and health professionals.

Program Details

Take 32 credits per year to finish your degree in four years.

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Guided Exploration of Your Interest in Nutrition

Nutrition science is a flexible program that will encourage you to explore areas of interest that intersect with the nutrition profession. Complementary areas of study include communication, economics, exercise science, and more.

You will receive personalized guidance as you move through our curriculum, including connections and suggestions for volunteering and working on and off campus. We take pride in getting to know your unique interests and creating experiences that will help with your professional goals.

Nutrition science is part of the 3+2 Master of Public Health program, through which you can graduate with a degree in applied nutrition and a master’s degree in public health in just five years. The Master of Public Health in Global Health prepares students to reduce health disparities around the world.

Nutrition Science student chopping vegetables
Careers in Nutrition Science

Nutrition science will prepare you for a variety of jobs in areas including:

  • food companies
  • healthcare sales
  • fitness and wellness
  • community programs
  • sustainable food systems

A major in nutrition science is excellent preparation for graduate studies in disciplines such as nutrition, food science, and public health. It can also be used as a stepping stone into advanced studies in fields like health communication or business. Nutrition science also provides a natural transition into medical, dental, or physician assistants programs.

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