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.

Why choose Foods and Nutrition?

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:

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Research Opportunities

Conduct undergraduate research or work toward your advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.). Hone your skills in one or more of our research specialties so you can enhance your application to grad school or advance to the next stage of your career.

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Pre-Medical Program

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.

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Experiential Learning through Hands-on Opportunities

Internship and practicum opportunities in outreachculinary science and nutrition or dietetics look great on your resume and set you apart from other students. Graduate students enjoy special programs such as Sports Nutrition, Gerontology or Global Health.

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Study Abroad Experiential Learning and Service Learning Opportunities

International study gives you a competitive edge for future employment and elevates your experience at UGA. We offer unique trips to locations, such as Ghana, or Italy, so you can travel and earn course credit at the same time.

Student and Graduate Success

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:

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