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Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Nutrition in Industry

Prepare for a career that unites the fields of business and nutrition. In the Nutrition in Industry program, you'll learn the fundamentals of human nutrition and food science as well as gain critical insight into the world of business from the highly ranked Fisher College of Business.

"Nutrition in Industry puts students in a unique position to leverage their careers in the food industry with a sound understanding of both the science and business components."
- Elise August


Nutrition in Industry is a multidisciplinary specialization in Human Nutrition developed to give students passionate about health and wellness the preparation for a wide variety of business- and nutrition-related careers.

You'll gain essential knowledge of the human diet, food quality issues and foundational sciences, such as organic chemistry and microbiology. The major requirements for the Nutrition in Industry degree incorporate essential business knowledge in marketing, logistics, management, finance and accounting resulting in a general business minor from the Fisher College of Business. 

Internships are important to the Nutrition in Industry program to put what you learn into practice. Our Career Services team helps you prepare and discover your marketable skills as well as connect you with potential opportunities that can increase your competitiveness after graduation.

Career Paths

With this degree, you will be prepared to start a career in advertising, development, marketing and sales of food and health products at nutrition companies, pharmaceuticals or regulatory agencies. These professions include:

  • Consumer Relations
  • Product Specialist
  • Research Analyst
  • Health Educator
  • Nutrition Specialist
  • Fitness Specialist
  • Food and Beverage Buyer
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Advertising Account Manager
  • Account Executive
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Food Regulator

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Prerequisites/Pre-major Requirements: 
Minimum 2.5 GPA; 15 OSU credit hours; English 1110; Math 1130, 1148 or higher; Biology 1113; Chemistry 1210 and 1220
Minimum Program Hours: 

Coursework: Macronutrients, micronutrients, food science, human physiology, microbiology, management and human resources, biochemistry, food regulations and quality assurance, consumer problems and perspectives
Course requirements: University requirements (55-62 hours), major requirements (52-54 hours), electives (4-13 hours)
Academic opportunities: Food and Nutrition Forum, Global Nutrition Club, internships, study abroad

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Joshua Bomser, PhD, Associate Professor


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