Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition offers five undergraduate majors for Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees and two combined undergraduate and graduate programs to earn concurrent Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (BS/MS) degrees. Additionally, a concurrent Food Science BS/MBA program is available.

Students can participate in learning communities, study abroad programs, research with faculty, service learning, summer internships, and club activities.

Culinary 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, and prepares students for the career path of becoming a registered dietitian.

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 and nutrition and wellness.

  • Dietetics/Diet & Exercise Accreditation

    The Dietetics and Diet and Exercise programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to accredited dietetic internships/supervised practice programs. Upon successful completion of the experience program, graduates are eligible to take the national exam to become a registered dietitian (RD).

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