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Child and Family Studies - Nutrition and Food Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, KY,
The area of concentration in Nutrition and Food Studies offers a broad understanding of the role of food in our society as a basic human need, its critical link to good health and well-being, and overall quality of life for individuals and families.  


Students explore not only the physiological and psychological contributions that appropriate dietary practices make throughout the human lifecycle, but they also gain insights about food within the contexts of history, culture, and the social, political and economic structures of our society. Students participate in service-learning, laboratory sessions, field work, and other active learning opportunities that illustrate details about the food system, sustainable practices available to consumers, and effective strategies and interventions available to address food security issues. Students engage in the exploration of aesthetic expressions of food as an art form along with the role of food in hospitality management.

A diversity of career opportunities is introduced across the curriculum. Graduates may seek employment in government or private agencies, healthcare and public health organizations, cooperative extension services, institutional food and nutrition service in schools, colleges, universities and other institutions, and businesses related to the food and hospitality management industry. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Consumers & the Food System
  • Principles of Food Preparation
  • Food, Culture and Society
  • Community Resources-Families
  • Appalachian Foodways (APS)
  • Food Policy (ANR)
  • Culinary Arts & Foodsvc Mgmt.
  • E. Child Curr/Methds/Matl
  • Methds of Instructnl Delivery

                          English Language Requirements

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                          Academic Requirements

                          • Complete the Berea College Application for Admission, which also serves as your Tuition Promise Scholarship application.
                          • Schedule an appointment for your personal interview.
                          • Complete and return two Freshman Evaluation and Endorsement Forms from a current/former teacher, principal, or other school administrator or community leader.
                          • Complete and return the high school Counselor Evaluation Form
                          • Complete your 2018-2019 FAFSA to determine your financial eligibility.
                          • Complete your Financial Resource Questionnaire (FRQ) to determine your financial eligibility.
                          • Send us your Official High School Transcript 
                          • Send us your Official ACT or SAT scores.

                          Tuition Fee

                          • International

                            25200 USD/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 25200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                          • National

                            25200 USD/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 25200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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                          Living costs for Berea

                          • 900 - 1400 USD/month
                            Living Costs

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