The mission of the Department of Foods and Nutrition is to prepare students to function as professionals, to meet changing needs of society and industry in the areas of foods and nutrition, to generate scholarly work in our discipline, and to educate the public about special issues in nutrition and foods.
We prepare you for a career in health care, education, industry, or government. Our expertise ranges from public education and outreach to molecular pathways. We offer a variety of research opportunities encompassing community, clinical and basic sciences.
We have many specialties to choose from:
By studying this integrative discipline, Nutritional Sciences students fulfill pre-med requirements while learning how diet influences human physiology and disease. Students builds a solid foundation for careers in medicine or a related health science.
Our current students are award winners at the international and university-, state- and nation-wide levels. We give our graduates cutting-edge nutrition education and research experience so they shine as leaders in their careers. Here's what some of them are up to:
Below is a video highlighting student successes within our Ph.D. program.