University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Nutrition and Food Sciences (Bachelor of Science)


This customized major is designed to provide a strong background in preventive nutrition, food science, and basic science. Students have an opportunity to integrate course work in medical, biochemical, biological, physiological, psychological, and sociological sciences or business. This option can prepare students for careers in the commercial food processing industry or in professions where knowledge of food and beverage, nutrient content of foods, eating behavior, and the role of food in society is critical. The demand for qualified professionals with education and training in the food science arena greatly exceeds the number of graduates available thus making this option highly desirable for the career motivated student.

Through appropriate selection and advisement, students in either the Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Sciences (DNFS) or the NFS major may meet the undergraduate requirements needed for admission to medical school (including naturopathic, chiropractic, or osteopathic) or graduate school.

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