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Nutrition and Food Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) , VT,
The B.S. in Nutrition & Food Sciences (NFS) is our most flexible major: It allows you to customize your coursework to fit your educational and career goals. As an NFS major, you will select NFS courses in addition to core college requirements.

About

The Nutrition and Food Sciences program offered by The University of Vermont degree will prepare you for a career in the commercial food processing industry, the federal government or academic research. Americans are increasingly demanding nutritious, tasty and ultra-convenient foods and, as a result, the food science field is booming. 

On a more sober note, the vulnerability of our food system (to food-borne illnesses and bioterrorism) demands some serious problem-solving and scientific research. An NFS major, with a focus on food science electives, will give you entry into these important careers.

Careers

  • Magazine Food Editor
  • Food Industry Research and Development
  • Nutritionist
  • Farm to School Coordinator
  • Quality Assurance Technician

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Survey of the Field
  • Basic Concepts of Foods
  • Basic Concepts of Foods Lab
  • Nutrition in the Life Cycle
  • Principles of Food Technology
  • Principles Food Technology Lab
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology Lab
  • Advanced Nutrition

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Official secondary school transcript sent directly to Admissions by your high school
  • Official translation of transcripts if not already in English
  • First quarter grades or mid-year grades if available
  • One letter of recommendation is required

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    40176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40176 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    40176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40176 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    15936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15936 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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