Prospective Undergraduates

Your adventure is just beginning!

Learn about addressing world hunger issues. Research food safety with a faculty member. Intern with a food company. Attend a professional conference. Teach the community about nutrition. Join a Learning Community. Job shadow a research chef. Lead a club. Develop a new food product. Study nutrition in Peru.

Food Science and Human Nutrition department programs

  • Culinary Food Science - In this food science-based degree, students develop basic culinary skills along with knowledge of the accompanying sciences.
  • Dietetics - This science- and health-related degree program emphasizes food and nutrition. 
  • Diet and Exercise - Offers concurrent bachelor’s and master’s degrees focused on diet and exercise.
  • Food Science - Focuses on applying basic science (chemistry, biology, physics) to improve food processing, preservation, and safety and to develop new food products.
  • Nutritional Science - Offers two options: pre-health professional and research option, and nutrition and wellness option.
  • Chinese Language  - Food Science and Human Nutrition Program Information 中文简介

Beyond coursework

In addition to coursework, students can participate in learning communities, study abroad programs, faculty research, service learning, summer internships, and club activities!

Next steps

Check out the following to make the most of your ISU FSHN adventure.

Learning communities

The learning community provides an opportunity for students to make meaningful connections both in and outside the classroom with their peers and department faculty. FSHN offers learning communities for incoming first year students and transfer and major-change students.

Campus visits

You are invited to visit campus to learn more about the food and nutrition career areas and degree programs.

Scholarships and financial aid

There are many scholarship opportunities for prospective students to apply for. 

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    Kelly Wagner, ISU dietetics student, combined her love for nutrition with her passion for helping children to create a cookbook that provides nutritious and kid-friendly recipes for children battling cancer.

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