Bachelor of Science, Nutrition Science and Food Systems
The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science and Food Systems is a 120-credit-hour undergraduate program that can be completed in eight terms. The program provides a curriculum to prepare undergraduate students for a nutrition workforce role that combines a strong nutritional science background with specialization on community food system environments and the implications for solving nutrition-related health disparities among marginalized communities. Taking from basic principles and applications of nutritional science which assess nutrition-related health status and applied human nutrition concepts, the program emphasizes the understanding of broad food systems frameworks that shape the gamut of areas from food transitions, cultural determinants and learning communities to better understand disparities in diet and nutrition-related health conditions.
Upon degree completion, students will have interdisciplinary training in applied human nutrition, the social determinants of health, and community food systems and public health relative to poor health outcomes in underserved urban areas. Graduates of the program will be prepared to pass the Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification exam.