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Nutrition and Food Science - Food Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #136 (QS) , MD,
The Food Science major prepares students to apply the principles of science and engineering to better understand the complex and heterogeneous materials recognized as food. There is a great demand in the global food industry and government for highly knowledgeable and competent food scientists. 


Consider a career in the dynamic and global food industry, public health and community nutrition sectors, health care, or biomedical research.

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science with three options for students interested in nutrition, food, and health. Students can choose from Dietetics, Food Science, or Nutritional Science. There are approximately 200 undergraduate students majoring in Nutrition and Food Science. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elements of Nutrition
  • Food: Science and Technology
  • Nutrition During the Life Cycle
  • Foodservice Operations
  • Methods of Nutritional Assessment
  • Experiential Learning
  • Nutritional Genomics
  • Food Processing Technology
  • Mechanics of Food Processing
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Product Research and Development
  • Food Chemistry Laboratory
  • International Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Quality Control
  • Food Microbiology Laboratory
  • Advanced Human Nutrition
  • Food and Nutrient Analysis
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Practicum in Nutrition
  • Community Nutrition
  • Special Problems in Nutrition
  • Issues and Problems in Dietetics

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Four years of English
  • Four years of math, including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Students who complete Algebra II prior to their final year must complete the four- year mathematics requirement by taking a course or courses that utilize non-trivial algebra. Examples of courses meeting this requirement include Algebra II, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus and successor courses, Statistics, and College Algebra.
  • Three years of history or social science
  • Three years of science in at least two different areas, with at least two lab experiences
  • Two years of a foreign language
  • Proof of proficiency in English(TOEFL/IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    979 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for College Park

  • 1676 - 2840 USD/month
    Living Costs

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