The Department of Nutrition offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Nutrition as well as general education and other coursework for majors and non-majors. Nutrition is the study and application of the relationship between diet and health. The challenges facing nutritionists today range from problems of obesity and chronic diseases to those of malnutrition, food insecurity and nutritional deficiencies. Nutritionists work in hospitals and clinics, communities, and institutions throughout the world. Nutritionists provide dietary counseling and education, conduct research, develop menus and foodservice systems, and deliver many other services for individuals and populations.
There are three tracks in the nutrition major that prepare students for different careers within the broad field of nutrition. The three major tracks are: Dietetics, Nutrition and Health Sciences, and Nutrition in a Global Society. Students must complete all coursework within a selected track to fulfill the requirements to earn a B.S. in Nutrition.
For further information about the Nutrition major, please contact Claire Norton, Undergraduate Program Director.
Career Planning is an important part of your undergraduate experience. The Nutrition Major Career Checklist provides important tips to stay on track with your career goals. Use this checklist (found in the "Downloads" section of this webpage) as a guide to help you prepare for your future career.
For further information about Careers in Nutrition please visit the Department's careers page.