Developing the expertise to provide the link between food producers and consumers, between diet and health.

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Earn a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition with a specialization in Dietetics. You'll experience challenging courses and hands-on learning experiences that prepare you for entry into a dietetic internship, graduate school or immediate employment as a nutritionist.

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Nutritional science

Earn a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition with a specialization in Nutritional Science. You'll explore nutrient requirements, nutrient functions, health and risk through a curriculum that draws on a variety of disciplines and provides flexibility to pursue areas of personal and career interest.

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Nutrition minor

Earn a minor in Nutrition with an emphasis in Nutritional Science. You'll complement your major area of study with a set of courses that relate to nutrient requirements and function, and nutritional care in clinical and community settings.

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Dietetics Internship Program

Complete our accredited post-baccalaureate supervised practice program to acquire sound entry-level career skills and the eligibility to sit for the Registered Dietitian credentialing examination.

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M.S. in Nutritional Science

Enhance your knowledge of and conduct research in many different aspects of nutrition with our Master of Science Program that integrates resources and expertise campus-wide to ensure student success.

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As a member of the Wolf Pack family and a nutrition major or minor, you'll receive hands-on lab experiences, real-world community engagement opportunities and a science-based education that will set you up for success.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Nutrition is to integrate education, discovery and engagement to promote human well-being and reduce health disparities through improved nutrition and sustainable food systems. Diverse educational programs prepare students to become effective practitioners, scholars and leaders. Interdisciplinary research advances both nutritional and food sciences. Community engagement strives to improve the nutrition and health of our residents.