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Nutrition Science B.S.

Study the science of nutrition and prepare for careers in medicine and other health-related professions.
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Students learn traditional and emerging professional competencies using equipment and technology in laboratory.

About this Program

  • Focus studies on nutrition in health, medical nutrition therapy and advanced nutrition, as well as general and organic chemistry, biology, physiology and biochemistry.
  • Join the student-run Nutrition Education and Promotion Association, bringing together students interested in nutrition and working to promote healthy changes in the community.
  • Volunteer in one of our partner nutrition-related programs via the Shaw Center for Public and Community Service: Books & Cooks, Food Busters, or Cooking on the Hillside.
  • Choose to study small-quantity food preparation and food science in an experimental food laboratory kitchen.

Program Information

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Career Path

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David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Falk College academic degree programs focus on holistic health and wellbeing, human performance, and sport business enterprise. The college’s signature emphasis on experiential learning supports student success through intentional internship requirements, faculty-mentored research projects, immersion travel, and global study abroad. At every stage of their education, Falk College students engage in meaningful work to advance their disciplines and careers.
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Core coursework covers biology, psychology and nutrition. Sample courses include:

  • General Biology I and II
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Chemistry I and II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Nutritional Biochemistry I and II
  • Nutrition in Health
  • Research and Evaluation in Nutrition
  • Clinical Nutrition Therapy

The Department of Nutrition and Food Studies offers two bachelor of science (B.S.) degrees. In the Nutrition Science B.S., students study the biological and physical sciences to prepare for postgraduate work in medicine, dentistry, education or health care, or to work for major food or pharmaceutical companies. In the Nutrition B.S. (Dietetics), students prepare to work in a variety of health and health promotion fields, many as registered dietitians.

Extracurricular Opportunities

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with a study abroad experience during your college years. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S.,  Syracuse Abroad  has more than 100 programs in 60 countries. 

Nutrition science and dietetics students most often go abroad to Syracuse’s centers in Florence, Italy; London, England; and Madrid, Spain. Students have also studied at World Partner programs CEA Prague; SIT India: Public Health, Gender and Community Action; and the University of Queensland.

Summer programs of interest may include South Africa Immersion: A Global Health Education Experience; and Mediterranean Food and Culture: An Italian Experience (Florence).

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