Undergraduate Advising

*Joyce Faraj's advising hours will be by appointment only from March 23-April 9th (see below for more details)

Nutrition Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors are experienced and trained junior and senior nutrition majors are available to help Freshmen and Sophomores with academic planning. Here is a list of some of the things a peer advisor could help you with:

  • Learn your Nutrition Major Requirements
  • Learn about Careers in Nutrition
  • Learn about the 3 different tracks we offer
  • Get help with Academic course Planning
  • Get help with finding resources oncampus

To schedule an appoinment please email: nutritionpeeradvisors@gmail.com

Nutrition Undergraduate Advisor - Joyce Faraj 

Joyce is the undergraduate nutrition advisor, and she will be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you may have about the nutrition major, transferring into UMass, switching majors or double majoring, academic planning, study abroad, etc. Her office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1-4pm, or by appointment. Her e-mail is: jfaraj@nutrition.umass.edu and her phone is (413) 545-1078. If you want to set up a time to speak on the phone or visit outside office hours, please get in touch with her via email.

Room: Chenoweth 209

March 23-April 9th (by appointment only) or email at: jfaraj@nutrition.umass.edu

To make an appointment , please click here


Career Planning

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.


Group Advising Sessions:

Declared Nutrition Major First Year Students

All Nutrition students are expected to meet with an academic advisor every semester. First year students will have advising as a group with individual consultation immediately following. We will go over important major requirements and we will sit down one-on-one and help you choose your courses for Fall 2015.

Sessions will take place on Wednesdays March 25, April 1 and April 8th at 4pm in Chenoweth 210. 

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Students currently in another major who want to declare Nutrition as a primary or secondary major.

Students interested in declaring Nutrition as a major should attend an information workshop. We will sit down with you and go over our major requirements via one-on-one advising, help you plan out your Fall 2015 semester and will sign you into the major. As soon as a student has declared Nutrition as a major they will be assigned a Nutrition Department advisor.  

Sessions will take place on Mondays March 23, 30th and April 6th at 4pm in Chenoweth 113

For information on careers in nutrition please visit our Career Opportunities in Nutrition webpage.

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Nutrition Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and transfers

Will be assigned an individual Nutrition Department advisor. Expect an email from your advisor just before registration for  fall 2015 classes begins. Even if you feel that you are on track, there is often new information shared at advising. Courses change, catalogue numbers and core requirements occasionally change. Also, some of the courses required by the nutrition major, in other departments, need a paper application.