Food and Nutritional Sciences General Emphasis

Degree requirements

Food and Nutritional Sciences student taking notes


The Food and Nutritional Science emphasis provides a broad background for those students interested in food and nutrition, but who are not seeking the registered dietitian (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.

Apply to the major

  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the major with this emphasis.
  • Successful completion of the prerequisite science courses and either FCS 2365 “Food Science” or FCS 3340 “Human Nutrition” is required before applying to the major.
  • Apply online to this major by the first Friday of Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters.

Faculty Contact

Joey Freeman

Assistant Professor of Nutrition; Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics; Director of Food and Nutrition
MS, Central Washington University

Phone: 206-281-2006
Office: Peterson Hall 207