Major in Nutrition

Major in Nutrition

You Belong Here

You’re passionate about health, and interested in how the food we eat can prevent and treat illness and disease. You want to help people live better, healthier lives by understanding how nutrients interact with the human body. Nutrition may be the major for you.

15%

Projected job growth for nutritionists by 2026

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Why UC?

One of UC’s newest majors, nutrition is an interdisciplinary science that requires an understanding of food production, consumption, and utilization. Students will experience relevant and exciting challenges in their pursuit of success and rewarding careers, including opportunities to conduct research or pursue an internship in the field of nutrition. Our distinctive, active learning approach promotes scholarship and social awareness.


Graduates are prepared for careers as registered dietitians, nutritionists, or nutrition educators in a variety of settings, or may pursue graduate study.


What You’ll Learn

The nutrition program will prepare students for careers in the field of nutrition by introducing active and experiential learning throughout the curriculum. This science-based major provides students with a comprehensive understanding of:

  • how the nutrients in our diet influence our health
  • how to evaluate scientific research in nutrition (and translate that information into recommendations for clients)
  • how to effectively communicate nutrition advice to the public
  • the food supply from farm to table

The curriculum includes coursework in a variety of fields, such as biology, chemistry, psychology, and anthropology.

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A Degree that Works

Graduates from UC’s nutrition program are prepared for careers as registered dietitians, nutritionists, or nutrition educators in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, non-profit organizations, state and local government, and more. Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees in nutrition, public health, or exercise science, or train to become medical professionals.
 

Distinctive active learning approach promotes scholarship and social awareness.

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