The specialization in Nutrition Science is a four-year program that emphasizes food and health promotion, and is extremely beneficial in preparing students for a career in nutrition science or the medical profession. The specialization in Nutrition Science is designed to enhance students' ability in chemical, biological, and food science as they are defined by nutrition. This area of study will prepare students for careers concentrating on disease prevention, preventative health issues and the nutritional enhancement of food products in industry.
This is an interdisciplinary, science-based program. Students of Nutrition Science will complete extensive coursework within the departments of Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and Food Science.
Nutrition Science graduates may also be employed as teachers or in research laboratories, following additional preparation at the graduate level. The specialization in Nutrition Science does not prepare students for dietetics registration.