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

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Berea, KY, United States
The Child and Family Studies - Nutrition and Food Studies program of Berea College 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.
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During the Child and Family Studies - Nutrition and Food Studies program of Berea College 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.

Career Paths

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. For students who plan to pursue graduate studies in nutrition science, dietetics, food science, public health, and related areas, course work  may be combined with additional courses chosen from General Education, as well as biology, chemistry, health studies, business administration, psychology, sociology, mathematics, agriculture, political science and technology.

A major in Child and Family Studies, with an Area of Concentration in Nutrition and Food Studies, is achieved by completion of the following requirements, in addition to the General Education and electives required for a degree:

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • 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
  • Food Policy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • International Application for Admission and Scholarship form.
  • International Personal Essay and Essay Cover Sheet.
  • Copy of official secondary school records.
  • Personal Statement of Financial Circumstances.
  • International Financial Questionnaire (IFQ).
  • International Financial Recommendation Form.
  • Two (2) Admission Recommendation forms, at least one of which should be written by a current or former teacher.
  • Copy of official scores from at least one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 900 - 1400 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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