The Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition offers appropriate preparation for further study in nutritional sciences and health related sciences, particularly public health, medicine, pharmacy, health care supplies, physical therapy, physician assistant, and nutrition research. Human Nutrition prepares you for careers in: quality control and product development for the food industry, regulatory services and food policy, formulation and sales of nutritional supplements, pharmaceutical development and sales, and health-related professions. Human Nutrition prepares you for advanced study in: medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nutrition research, physical therapy, physician assistant, and public health.

Potential Career Pathways

  • Health Educator
    2016 Median Salary: $53,070 per year
    Job Outlook: 13% (faster than average growth)
  • Dentist*
    2016 Median Salary: $159,770 per year
    Job Outlook: 18% (faster than average growth)

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics 
*Post-graduate work required

Student Groups Associated with this Program

Our college supports dozens of organizations to help students apply their learning outside the classroom and gain valuable work and leadership experience.  To learn more about the organizations listed below, click here.

Pre-Professional Tracks

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has specialized advising services for students planning to attend professional school (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Law, etc.).  

In addition to helping students fulfill foundational coursework, the college's pre-professional advisor also helps student secure relevant experience such as internships, volunteer opportunities, and job shadowing positions. 

For more information on the college's pre-professional advising, click here.