Welcome to the Department of Nutrition Science. The Department of Nutrition Science offers multidisciplinary approaches to promote human health and well-being through the food and nutrition. The Department applies the biological, physiological, behavioral, and social sciences to understand and address challenges in dietetics, nutrition, and food systems. A hallmark of our work is the integration of “big science” innovations into our core values-learning, discovery, and engagement-to make a difference in individuals, families, and communities. There are two options within the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics degree: the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and the Nutrition with Science (NS) option. Both options are primarily on-campus, face-to-face programs that provide many opportunities for students throughout their course of study. The Nutrition Science Department also offers a nutrition minor, a Master’s degree and a Master of Science Dietetic Internship and Dietetic Internship Only Option.
Nutrition Science as a Pre-Health Major
Nutrition Science is a great choice of major for students interested in advanced health programs, including physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medicine, and dental.
Nutrition Science as a Discipline with Many Career Options
Registered dietitians study Nutrition Science, but the discipline offers many other career and study options depending on a student’s interests.