Food and nutrition is at the core of many health, economic, and environmental issues. Our nutrition science degree, offered on our St. Paul campus, focuses on innovative and collaborative experiences that will successfully prepare you for the ever-changing roles of food and health professionals.
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. The nutrition science degree program provides you with personalized guidance to help determine the degree focus that will best meet your professional goals.
Nutrition science will prepare you for a variety of entry-level jobs in areas such as:
A major in nutrition science is excellent preparation for graduate studies in areas such as nutrition, food science, and public health. Or, it can 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.
In the nutrition science major, you’ll receive a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology. These science-based courses are a gateway into the advanced nutrition courses, while also meeting the necessary requirements for admission into graduate and professional programs.
The nutrition science curriculum includes many diverse courses that bring real-world experiences and opportunities into the classroom. For example,
Students in the nutrition science program may choose the opportunity to conduct original research with a professor or to work on an independent research project. All students are encouraged to present their work at local, regional, and national meetings or conferences.
St. Kate's nutrition science degree program will develop you into a scientifically literate woman who can confidently articulate the integration of food, nutrition, health, and societal issues. Through our program, you will have unique opportunities to advocate for justice and serve with compassion in the nutrition community.
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 helping you build experiences that will strengthen your nutrition science degree.
Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.
The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.
The nutrition science department faculty members are researchers whose experience include major food companies and medical centers. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.
This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.