Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

The Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion major offers the opportunity to gain a broad education in food science, nutrition, and health, as well as the specific academic background to pursue careers as food scientists and dietitians/nutritionists. It involves the integration of new knowledge and advances in technology and the physical and biological sciences with psychological, sociological, and behavioral sciences in the provision of a safe, nutritious food supply.

Food Processing/Business

Prepares students for careers in the food industry, government or private business by combining courses in food science and business.

Career Opportunities:

  • Consumer safety officer - median annual salary of $82,230
  • Food microbiologist - median annual salary of $66,000
  • Processing/food engineer - median annual salary of $90,000
  • Product development scientist - median annual salary of $60,730

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Food Safety

Prepares students to become experts in food safety, prevention and control of disease, and microbiology. This program also trains students for veterinary school as well as other professional schools.

Career Opportunities:

  • Food microbiologist — median annual salary of $66,000
  • Food safety technologist — median annual salary of $52,420
  • HACCP coordinator — median annual salary of $82,880
  • Quality assurance specialist — median annual salary of $53,830

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Food Science

Prepares students to develop safe, healthy, and nutritious food supplies and pursue graduate research.

Career Opportunities:

  • Food microbiologist — median annual salary of $66,000
  • Food safety technologist — median annual salary of $52,420
  • HACCP coordinator — median annual salary of $82,880
  • Quality assurance specialist — median annual salary of $53,830

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Nutrition

Prepares students to become experts in the relationship of nutrition and diet in promoting health and treating disease.

Career Opportunities:

  • Corporate wellness consultant - median annual salary of $55,051
  • Clinical nutritionist - median annual salary of $50,000
  • Food product development scientist - median annual salary of $65,00
  • Humanitarian nutritionist - median annual salary of $53,470

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Pre-Health Professions

Prepares students for medical school or other health-related professional or graduate school programs.

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