Our Master of Science (MS) program is designed to meet the needs of the student who has a baccalaureate degree and who wishes advanced preparation in nutrition science, nutrition education, geriatric nutrition, foodservice/restaurant management and packaging. The program is intended to prepare candidates to assume leadership roles in their profession and community, and to provide the opportunity to acquire a foundation for doctoral study. Our MS graduates have earned doctorates, become college or university faculty, been employed in private, federal and state research institutions, or have established their own private practice or consulting business. In the process of fulfilling requirements for the MS degree, it is possible to complete the academic requirements of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) toward becoming a registered dietitian. Courses are scheduled to accommodate the time needs of working graduate students.
The Bachelor of Science program in Nutritional Science integrates the principles of
chemical, biological, and social sciences. The B.S. program prepares graduates for
careers as nutritionists, packaging professionals, dietitians, and foodservice professionals
in educational institutions, acute (hospital) and long term care facilities, nutrition
and food research laboratories, business and industries, and community and government
Please download the Undergraduate Resource Handbook [PDF] for detailed information about the academic program as well as the procedure to complete the program.
The Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging Department offers three 15-unit Minors designed to compliment many majors. Minors in Nutrition and Food Science, Packaging, Nutrition for Physical Performance are available.
Impaction of the NUFS & PKG Undergraduate Majors and MinorsThe term 'impaction' is used to refer to the circumstance in which the number of students applying to a campus or department exceeds the available spaces and an enrollment limit is in effect. Various selection criteria are then employed when processing students for admission. There is an enrollment limit in effect for the Nutritional Science majors and minors. The current selection criteria and instructions can be found below. Application Instructions for changing to NUFS & PKG Major (Link to Forms page) Application Instructions for changing to/adding NUFS & PKG Minor (Link to Forms page)