Undergraduate Advising

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. These Sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00pm in Chenoweth 108 on the following dates:

First Year Student Group Meeting Times*

Wednesday, November 5th at 5pm

Wednesday, November 12th at 5pm

Wednesday, November 19th at 5pm

*Freshmen Advising Sign up

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. As soon as a student has declared Nutrition as a major they will be assigned a Nutrition Department advisor. 

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

These sessions will be held on the dates below from 5:00-6:00 pm in 108 Chenoweth.

Students transferring into Nutrition Meeting Times**

Monday, November 3rd at 5:00 pm

Monday, November 17th at 5:00 pm

**Transfer advising sign up

Nutrition Advising Weekly Drop-In hours

Nutrition advising Drop in Hours  - Fall 2014 Schedule

Mondays: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Joyce Faraj in Chenoweth 209)

Tuesdays: 11:30am-12:30pm (Peer Advisor - Chenoweth 209)
                  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Peer Advisor - Chenoweth 209)

Wednesdays: 11:00 - 12:00pm  (Peer Advisor-Chenoweth 209)
                        1:00 -4:00 pm (Joyce Faraj - Chenoweth 209)

Thursdays: 10:00-11:00am (Peer Advisor- Chenoweth 209)
                     11:45-12:45pm (Peer Advisor -Chenoweth 209)
                     2:30-3:30pm (Peer Advisor- Chenoweth 209)
                     4:00-5:00pm (Peer Advisor- Chenoweth 209)
                     2:00-4:00 pm (Claire Norton, Chenoweth 206)

Fridays: 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Peer Advisor - Chenoweth 209) 
                1:15 - 2pm (Peer Advisor - Chenoweth 209)

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 Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and transfers

Will be assigned an individual Nutrition Department advisor. Expect an email from your advisor just before registration for spring 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.


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 Mondays 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

Mondays and Wednesdays 1 - 4pm

or email at: jfaraj@nutrition.umass.edu

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.