Nutrition and Food Science Major, Food Systems Concentration (B.S.)

Issues of sustainability and the environment, adequate food supply for the future, growing rates of hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity, all set against the backdrop of increasingly knowledgeable and demanding consumers in both international and local markets are among the many challenges that are confronting the globalizing food system in the 21st century. This program is designed to provide tomorrow’s leaders with the skills and knowledge they will need to manage these challenges and to foster the creation of a sustainable food system locally and globally. Students will gain a holistic knowledge base, enriched with practical training and experiences, to prepare them for careers in the food systems field, including:

  • Food service and management
  • Supply chain management and alternative distribution, such as farm-to-school/institution networks
  • Food policy
  • Food education and outreach
  • Food production and processing
  • Retail and wholesale
  • International development
  • Community and non-profit organizations

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Nutrition and Food Science Core
NUFD 130Introduction to Nutrition and Food Science Profession1
NUFD 150Food Composition and Scientific Preparation3
NUFD 153Dynamics of Food and Society3
NUFD 192Nutrition with Laboratory4
NUFD 240Sanitation Management and Food Microbiology: Certification1
NUFD 282Applied Nutrition in the Lifecycle3
NUFD 304Introduction to Research3
NUFD 352Organization and Management of Foodservice Systems3
NUFD 357Experimental Food Science3
Food Systems Concentration Requirements
Required Courses
NUFD 253Quantity Food Purchasing and Production3
NUFD 254Foodservice Equipment and Facilities Design3
NUFD 299Professional Development for Careers in Nutrition and Food2
NUFD 350Quantity Food Applications3
NUFD 353Catering and Banquet Management3
NUFD 360Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems4
NUFD 392Food Systems and Agribusineses Issues3
NUFD 409Internship in Nutrition and Food Science4
or COED 401 Cooperative Education Experience I
Select two of the following:6
Global Perspectives in Food and Nutrition
Gender in Food and Nutrition Issues
International Cultures and Cuisines
Molecular Cuisine
Non Profit Management in Nutrition and Food
Concepts of the Sommelier
Food Systems Collaterals
ACCT 204Fundamentals of Accounting3
BIOL 110The Biology of Human Life4
BSLW 235Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment of Business3
CHEM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry4
CSIT 100Introduction to Computer Concepts3
EAES 160The Human Environment3
ECON 101Applied Macroeconomics3
MATH 109Statistics3
Total Credits81