Nutritional Sciences & Wellness

B.S. in Nutritional Sciences & Wellness

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Start your health-focused career with a solid foundation in biology, chemistry and anatomy.

The B.S. in Nutritional Sciences & Wellness provides an interdisciplinary approach to learning about food, nutritional therapies and optimal well-being. You'll start your studies with a strong science core and then customize the coursework to your interests. For example, if you wish to pursue graduate school in the medical, dental or physical therapy fields, you can take additional math and science classes; if you are to preparing for a career in food and nutritional management, you can incorporate accounting, economics or food services studies. Personalize your academic plan to reach your goals!

The College of Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences offers $1 million in scholarships to our students! Combine these options with university scholarships and support from privately funded scholarships and you're well on your way to achieving your educational goals at a price you can afford.

Students in the School of Nutritional Sciences & Wellness have exclusive access to over $80,000 in program-specific scholarships, awarded from 14 different scholarships -- in addition to $230,000 in scholarships that are available to all or most CALES students.

A degree in Nutritional Sciences & Wellness prepares you for careers and graduate programs in healthcare and food science. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for nutritionists was $69,680 per year with a faster than average job growth overall (2023).

Although your career possibilities are limitless, here are some example career paths our students follow:

  • Health Care: Health care offers a diverse range of career opportunities, from direct patient care to administrative and research roles, all dedicated to improving and maintaining public health.
  • Public Policy/Health: Develop policies on nutrition that promote health and wellness at the federal, state and local levels.
  • Education & Research: Engage in advancing nutritional knowledge and public health through teaching, conducting studies, and developing innovative nutrition programs.
  • Food Science: Explore careers focused on improving food quality, safety, and production, working in areas such as product development, quality control, and food safety regulation.

Nutritional Sciences & Wellness students have the unique opportunity to gain fundamental and applied experience in the classroom, lab and field with courses like:

  • Nutrition & Metabolism
  • Applied Nutrition & Disease
  • Nutritional Biology
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Nutrition Communication