B.Sc. On Campus

Nutritional Sciences

Rutgers University

48 months
33388 USD/year
33388 USD/year
14090 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Nutritional Sciences program of Rutgers University offered through the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences will teach you about the biochemical, physiological, molecular, psychological, and cultural aspects of food choice and nutrient metabolism.


About Nutritional Sciences

Nutrition emphasizes the metabolic aspects of how organisms use food. It includes knowledge of how food is digested, absorbed and used for energy and growth as well as how and why nutrient requirements change over the live span and under stress. The field of nutritional sciences encompasses all aspects of an organism's interaction with food. It includes biochemical, physiologic, molecular, psychological, and cultural aspects of food choice and nutrient metabolism.

Program Goals

Through completion of the Nutritional Sciences program of Rutgers University, graduate will be prepared for supervised practice in dietetics, graduate school, or employment by mastering the biological, psychosocial, and community principles of food and nutrition coursework tailored to their option.

Depending on their program, graduates will be able to:

  • Differentiate biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, and physiology and how they apply to digestion, absorption, and metabolism of food and nutrients.
  • Integrate biological, behavioral, and environmental factors and explain how nutrition impacts human health and disease.
  • Evaluate the implications and limitations of nutrition research by using critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Describe how food and nutrition community programs are important in helping to improve public health across the lifespan.
  • Use a range of current technologies to demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Nutrition for Today 
  • Culinary Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Nutrition & Health
  • Quantity Food Production
  • Life Span Nutrition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33388 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16694 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    33388 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16694 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7045 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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