The Food and Nutritional Science emphasis provides a broad background for those students interested in food and nutrition, but who are not seeking the RD credential.  Students with this degree may work in clinical, research, public health or food service settings.  The degree also provides an interesting background for those interested in nursing, dental hygiene, the allied health professions such as occupational therapy and physical therapy, culinary programs and food science.  Many of these graduate programs have additional admission requirements, so students should plan appropriately.  

Academic requirements and a suggested course sequence for this emphasis are available in the undergraduate catalog click here

Application to the Major

Students apply to the major after successful completion of the prerequisite science courses and either FCS 2365 Food Science or FCS 3340 Human Nutrition.  A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the major with this emphasis. 

Major Status Application Due Dates: The first Friday of Autumn, Winter and Spring Quarters

Click here for the Food & Nutrition Major application form PDF file

For degree requirements, click here