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Food and Nutritional Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Dover, DE, United States
The Food and Nutritional Sciences program of Delaware State University is housed in the Department of Human Ecology at Delaware State University. A baccalaureate degree in Food and Nutritional Science is conferred upon completion of all required courses. 
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Overview

The department offers three undergraduate options within the Food and Nutritional Sciences program of Delaware State University, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutritional Science and Food Science.

Nutritional Science Option

The Nutritional Science Option offers a strong knowledge base and fundamental understanding of nutrition principles supported by a wide range of courses such as chemistry, statistics, nutrigenomics, nutritional biochemistry, microbiology, and psychology to prepare graduates for careers in community nutrition, public health, food and allied health professions.  The program also provides an excellent background for those interested in pursuing graduate degrees in nutritional or food sciences and professional degrees: pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant, and other health professions.​

Food Science Option

The Food Science Option prepares students to apply the principles of science and engineering to better understand the complex and heterogeneous compounds in food. The Food Science curriculum meets the required core courses set forth by the Institute of Food Technologists.  Food Science applies the knowledge of chemistry, engineering, microbiology, biochemistry, nutrition, and toxicology, to the industrial and practical aspects of food processing, evaluation, and storage of nutritious and safe food products. Opportunities for food scientists include food safety, food quality control, food product development, production management, technical sales and service, ingredient management, research, and teaching.

Coordinated Program in Dietetics Option

The Department of Human Ecology offers a baccalaureate degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences with a Concentration in Dietetics.  This program combines academic and supervised practice to qualify students to become immediately eligible to sit for the national Registration Examination for Dietitians after they graduate.  For further detail on becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist, please refer to the Student Handbook: pgs. 3-4 (see sidebar).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students should apply no later than 90 days prior to the Fall and Spring semesters.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts in Nutrition
  • Human Science
  • Lifetime Fitness & Wellness
  • Food Science
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition through Lifecycle

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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).

General Requirements

  • A certificate or diploma from an accredited four-year school or senior high school.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which is required if English is not your native language.
  • Submit the three-section test. DSU requires test scores of 800 on the SAT (math and critical reading combined), test scores of 880 or above on the 2016 redesigned SAT, or a 17 or better composite score on the ACT.
  • Have transcripts evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and then forwarded by the evaluating organization to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit an I-20 Application, a F-1 Student Seeking Financial Statement and an Affidavit of Support for Free Room & Board.
  • The University will also consider international applicants who have taken the General Education Development (GED) test.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8480 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8480 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3519 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dover

  • 1000 - 1500 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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