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Food Science and Human Nutrition, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Orono, ME, United States
The School of Food and Agriculture offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. The mission of the program is to provide undergraduate education in three concentrations: Food Science, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and Food Management. Each concentration prepares students for different careers in the area of food science and human nutrition. 
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Food Science and Human Nutrition and Dietetics majors will find that the curriculum with additional courses meets the entrance requirements for medical, dental, and veterinary schools. For Food Science students, additional courses in physics and chemistry are required. For Human Nutrition and Dietetics students, additional courses in physics, chemistry and mathematics are required.

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition has three concentrations - Food Science, Food Management, or Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

In all concentrations, students can apply for competitive scholarships within the School and College and through professional organizations such as the Maine Nutrition Council, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Institute of Food Technologists, Northeast IFT Section, and industry. All scholarships are based upon scholastic ability, extracurricular activities, and interests. Many students in this major have been successful in obtaining scholarships.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are strongly encouraged to apply by Dec 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Basic Biology 
  • College Composition 
  • Introduction to Food and Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Public Communication
  • Introduction to Spreadsheets 
  • Science of Food Preparation
  • Applied Mathematics for Business and Economics
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics 
  • Foodservice Management 
  • Applied Food Microbiology and Sanitation 
  • Foods Laboratory
  • Information Systems and Technology for Business
  • Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • Small Business Economics and Management 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • a completed application (either the Mobile Friendly App or the Common Application)
  • an official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores (waived for transfers with more than 12 completed credits or applicants age 20 and older)
  • official college transcripts for all attempted college coursework
  • an essay
  • a school recommendation (first-year applicants only)
  • an application fee of $40

Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


  • International Presidential Scholarship
  • International Flagship Scholarship
  • International Dean’s Scholarship
  • Maine Global Partner Scholarship
  • IEI Bridge Scholarship
  • IEI Discovery Scholarship

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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