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Nutritional Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) , UT,
Graduates with a B.S. in Nutritional Science find employment in major research centers; biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical industries; community nutrition programs; non-governmental organizations; and the fitness industry.


Other jobs are available with food security advocacy groups (e.g., food banks, anti-poverty organizations), health advocacy organizations (preventing osteoporosis, cancer, or heart disease), trade groups for commodities (citrus fruits, vegetable growers), and people working to increase food security (farmers’ market organizers, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [formerly called food stamps] as educators or administrators). Specialized skills or training such as laboratory research experience, bilingual proficiency, journalism courses and experience, or service learning with local, national, or international community organizations make students more competitive for these jobs.

Many graduates with a BS in Nutritional Science have gone on to obtain a graduate degree (e.g. MS, MPH, PhD) at institutions such as BYU, Stanford University, the University of Illinois, the University of Utah, Utah State University and University of Rome Tor Vergata. In addition, Nutritional Science graduates have attended medical schools at Duke, Baylor, and the Mayo Clinic (among many others), dental schools at Ohio State, University of Pittsburgh, and University of the Pacific, as well as schools of osteopathy, pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, physical therapy, and accredited physician assistant programs.

Most nutrition counseling services are provided by Registered Dietitians. Students interested in a career as a nutrition counselor should consider majoring in Dietetics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Essentials of Human Nutrition
  • Nutrient Metabolism
  • Nutrition Research Fundamentals
  • Nutritional Implications of Disease
  • Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
  • Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Society, Nutrition, and Chronic Disease
  • Essentials of Food Science

For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Submit the application by the appropriate application deadlines.
  • Please note that housing options are dependent upon what is available on any given room selection date. 
  • Students who choose to apply for and attend summer term will have priority selection for fall on-campus housing and fall class registration.
  • Students should apply for the semester or term for which they wish to attend. Requests to change beginning semesters may not be accommodated.
  • The admission criteria are the same for all entry dates. One semester or term is not easier to get into over another. 
  • Applicants intending to serve an LDS mission can view full information about deferring here.
For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    588 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 588 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    294 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 294 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Provo

  • 944 - 1640 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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