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Food and Nutrition are central to the flourishing of individuals and communities. Numerous ‘wicked problems’ of our time – climate change, health disparities, food safety and security – intersect with what we know and what we do in relation to food and nutrition. With a solid grounding in basic science, food science, and nutrition, our graduates are primed to make a real difference in the world.

B.S. Degree Offered Through the Dept. of Nutrition and Food Sciences:

Our major is flexible, as we have three concentrations, allowing you to choose coursework to fit your educational goals and career pathways. Our NFS curriculum's strong science core is the perfect prep for graduate work at research institutes, as well as medical and dental school. The social science core provides strong critical thinking skills and background in food systems and sustainability.



  • If your goal is to work in a clinical setting to counsel individuals on how to improve their diet, or consult for educational institutions and corporations.
  • Our dietetic program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics (ACEND).
  • DNFS alums work as dietitians in community public health organizations, in private practice, managing corporate wellness programs and counseling athletes.

Food Sciences

  • If your goal is to work in the food and beverage industry in Vermont and nationally.
  • Students will obtain knowledge in nutrition, food chemistry and analysis, food microbiology and safety and food functionality.
  • Hands-on learning experience in-house through food industry practicum, then externally as an intern working at a Vermont food company.

Nutrition, Sustainability and Society

  • If your goal is to work as a community nutritionist, research and development scientist, nutrition educator, pharmaceutical representative or in other nutrition realted fields.
  • Students are provided a deeper focus in public health, food policy and sustainability.
  • Learn with our faculty experts in food policy, food systems, food insecurity, sustainability and nutrtion in public health topic areas.


Change your major to NFS:

  • Interested in changing your major to NFS and want more information? Contact Dr. Todd Pritchard, our NFS faculty advisor, who will discuss with you your course options, course path, and choosing your concentration.
  • Ready to change your major? You can submit the major change form here:


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