A double major allows students to broaden their knowledge and career opportunities.

Job Opportunities

Having a double major often affords additional job opportunities. 

A background in Consumer Foods enhances majors in many fields:

  •     Dietetics
  •     Food Science
  •     Health Promotion and Behavior
  •     Consumer Journalism
  •     Education
  •     Management
  •     Consumer Economics
  •     Nutritional Sciences
  •     Child and Family Development

A double major may require less additional coursework than completing a minor. The decision to pursue a double major vs. a minor should be made after careful review of your program of study by the Consumer Foods program director.

Dietetics and Consumer Foods

Dietetics/Consumer Foods is a popular double major. The additional coursework required and a sample course plan is presented here. Dietetics often involves counseling clientele about what they are eating, thus increased knowledge about food and factors that influence food selection are a key to your success. For most people, food quality, including taste, rather than health concerns determines what foods are on the dinner plate. Much of the coursework in these two majors is similar. By selecting appropriate courses in the electives category, only 5 additional courses are required to complete both majors. Scheduling is a key to successfully completing both degrees in a timely manner, as upper division Consumer Foods courses, like Dietetics courses are only offered once per year.