Undergraduate Education

The FSHN Department offers three undergraduate majors: Food Science, Nutritional Sciences, and Dietetics.

A degree in Food Science can lead to jobs in the food retail industry, commercial food manufacturing plants, or research facilities.

Nutritional Sciences is a rigorous pre-professional curriculum.  Jobs for those with Nutritional Science degrees are often found in state and federal food and nutrition assistance programs, or research environments.

Dietetics majors, after verification and a national exam, find jobs in hospitals, food service kitchens, schools, or research settings.

Graduate Research & Education

The FSHN Department Graduate Program offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Graduate assistantships and fellowships are often available, paying a living stipend, full tuition, and health care costs.  For full consideration and best financial aid, please apply by January 15th.

M.S. and Ph.D. Programs in Food Science

Research areas include:

  • Food Chemistry
  • Flavor Chemistry
  • Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals
  • Fats & Oils
  • Product Development
  • Food Safety
  • Food Engineering
  • Microbiology

Ph.D. Program in Nutritional Sciences

Research areas include:

  • Molecular nutrition
  • Metabolomics and Genomics
  • Micronutrients
  • Pre- and pro- biotics
  • Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals
  • Immunity
  • Eating behavior
  • Obesity & Energy Metabolism

Let us help you make informed decisions

FSHN offers Expertise in many areas including:

Advanced Technologies for

  • Beverage processing
  • Flavor analysis
  • Detection of food borne pathogens
  • Nutritional status
  • Body Composition

State of the Art Facilities

  • Commercial grade test kitchen
  • Sensory analysis panel
  • Product development pilot plant
  • New human nutritional research facility

Human Nutrition Studies

  • Study design
  • Biomarkers and health outcomes
  • Safety & Efficacy studies

Food Safety, Quality and Value

  • HACCP, GAP & GMP Training
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Seafood