Central Classroom Building

Welcome to Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging Department

The Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging trains graduates for rewarding careers in settings as diverse as community organizations, educational institutions, hospitals, nutrition and research laboratories, corporations and government agencies. The first nutrition department in the CSU system, our department traces its roots to 1911. We currently offer a master's degree in nutritional science and two undergraduate degrees in the field: a general BS degree and a BS degree with the option of concentrations in dietetics or packaging. Our dietetics program is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) qualifying our students to apply for ACEND accredited internships and to work toward becoming registered dietitians.