Department of Human Sciences

Human Nutrition Undergraduate Programs

Do you have an interest working in the health field and want a focus on nutrition, wellness, fitness, health education, public health or marketing? If so, one of our four programs could be a good major fit for you.

The Human Nutrition Program Area offers a variety of science-based programs that lead to a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with a major in Human Nutrition and specializations in Dietetics, Nutrition in Industry or Nutrition Sciences.

Want to Learn More?

The Human Nutrition advising staff highly encourages students who are currently not a Human Nutrition or Nutrition major or pre-major and are interested in one or more of our four undergraduate programs to attend a Human Nutrition Information Session.

Explore the links below to learn more about each of our four undergraduate programs.

Nutrition Sciences specialization in Human Nutrition

  • Excellent preparation for graduate professional programs such as medical school and dental school
  • Rigorous science curriculum
  • Provides solid foundation in physical/biological sciences with strong emphasis on human nutrition
  • Includes an internship experience that relates to a possible career of interest
  • Nutrition research/lab work opportunities

Dietetics specialization in Human Nutrition

  • ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) prepares students to become Registered Dietitians (RDs)
  • Career choices include nutrition education, nutrition counseling/therapy, sports nutrition and food service management
  • Upon completion of DPD, students are eligible to apply for a Dietetic Internship

Nutrition in Industry specialization in Human Nutrition

  • Excellent program for students interested in marketing/sales of health products and foods
  • General Business minor included in major
  • Graduates employed by regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and in the nutrition product development field

Human Nutrition Minor

  • The Human Nutrition Minor consists of 24–34 credit hours and is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the area of human nutrition.