This nationally accredited dietetics program prepares you to apply to a post-graduate dietetic internship to become a registered dietitian. Dietetics professionals are in high demand to address challenges in the health care arena to treat and prevent diseases; they work in hospitals, clinics, government agencies, universities, schools, and businesses to deliver innovative educational programs and nutrition care services designed to enhance public health.
This pre-medical program provides a comprehensive undergraduate experience to prepare you for careers in the health sciences, including medicine, pharmacy and dentistry. Students fulfill all requirements for admission into medical, dental, pharmacy, and allied health schools while learning the critical role that diet plays in preventing and treating disease. The knowledge base provided by this program provides a solid foundation in the basic sciences, including biochemistry, physiology and genetics coupled with specialized courses related to how nutritional status is impacted by life cycle stage, exercise, drugs, and behavior. This program also provides an ideal foundation for graduate programs leading to advanced degrees required for careers in academics.
Students apply knowledge about foods and ingredients to food selection, preparation, processing, storage, and serving of safe food to the consumer. The curriculum includes essential coursework that enables students to gain an understanding of the role of diet in maintaining health and preventing disease as well as the importance of ensuring that food is prepared, preserved and served in a safe manner. The Consumer Foods Program prepares students for positions in the food industry, institutional food service (e.g. hospitals, schools, etc.), and for food and nutrition related educational positions.
After admission to the graduate program, you can start working on your M.S. as an undergraduate. With planning, it can take just one additional year to complete your M.S. degree. Students typically apply at the end of their junior year or during the semester that they will have completed 90 credit hours, and when grades for organic chemistry, biochemistry, and at least one semester of physiology are showing on their transcript (“C” or better). Applications must be completed by May 15th for fall admission or December 15th for spring admission. Find more information here.
FACS Education enables you to prepare middle and high school students for careers in Family and Consumer Sciences. Graduates teach foods and nutrition courses.
Our Entrepreneurship Certificate teaches you the valuable skills you'll need in order to build your own business in the area of foods or nutrition.