B.Sc. On Campus

Nutritional Sciences

Cornell University

48 months
60286 USD/year
60286 USD/year
40382 USD/year
Tuition fee
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We offer a bachelor degree in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. After completing undergraduate requirements, most students continue their studies in graduate school, dietetic internships or medical school.


We offer a bachelor degree in Nutritional Sciences. If you’re enrolled in the College of Human Ecology, you will draw on your preparation in chemistry, biology and math to prepare for a career in many nutrition-related fields, including medicine and other health careers, research, fitness and sports nutrition, nutrition counseling, clinical nutrition, dietetics, nutritional biochemistry, community nutrition and nutrition education.

At Cornell University, if you’re in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, your work in nutrition will be combined with coursework in food systems, agriculture and the life sciences. You likely will supplement the core nutrition curriculum with courses in such areas as food policy, food science, animal and plant sciences, business and economics, and environmental sciences to prepare for a career in a nutrition-related field.

Nutritional Sciences draws upon biology, chemistry and the social sciences to answer such questions as:

Learning Outcomes

How do dietary patterns influence the health and well-being of individuals, communities and populations?

  • What are the biological mechanisms through which nutrients affect metabolism?
  • What are recommended dietary patterns for people of different activity levels and medical conditions?
  • How can people be encouraged to adopt and maintain healthy eating patterns?
  • What are the roles of government and business in providing accessible, healthy food supplies and in promoting healthy eating practices?

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nutrition, Health and Society
  • Social Science Perspectives on Food and Nutrition
  • Physicochemical and Biological Aspects of Foods
  • Nutrient Metabolism
  • Methods in Nutritional Sciences
  • Maternal and Child 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

    • The Common Application (CA)
      • The School Report
      • Counselor Recommendation
      • Two Teacher Evaluations
      • The Midyear Report, when your mid-year grades are available
      • Official secondary/high school transcript
      • $80 application fee or fee waiver
      • Cornell University Questions and Writing Supplement (CA) or Cornell Supplement (UCA)
      • Items that are required by the Cornell undergraduate college or school to which you’ve applied: Interviews or portfolio and design submissions.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      60286 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 60286 USD per year during 48 months.
    • National

      60286 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 60286 USD per year during 48 months.
    • In-State

      40382 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 40382 USD per year during 48 months.

    Living costs for Ithaca

    1128 - 2460 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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