B.S. in Nutrition and Food Systems
HUNGRY FOR CHANGE? YOU CAN MAJOR IN THAT.
Follow your food from farm, to table, to your plate, and discover the complex systems that influence everything you eat. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences have teamed up to offer two specialized undergraduate majors to prepare you to become a leader in food-related policy, sustainable food production, food security, and food as it relates to health.
A degree in food systems prepares you for a career that's focused on what we eat and how we can use our food supply to improve human health and the health of our planet. Potential career paths include:
- Food Lobbyist
- Food Policy Consultant
- Non-Profit Manager
- Food Assistance Program Manager
- Peace Corps or Americorps Specialist
- Organic Certification Specialist
- Cooperative Extension Specialist
- Community Engagement Coordinator
- Food Entrepreneur
- Food Journalist
- Food Marketer
- Food Sales Representative
WHAT ARE FOOD SYSTEMS?
Culture, economics, policy, marketing, human and environmental health, and food accessibility affect what you eat. Both a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Systems and a B.A. in Food Studies explore these complex systems and provide students with specialized training to meet the growing demand for leaders with expertise in food-related policy. Which should you choose? Click here for more information on the differences between these two degrees!
As a Nutrition and Food Systems major, you'll examine the factors that affect our food systems, including production challenges in an arid desert region, cultural influences that shape cuisine, and the relationships between food security, nutrition, and overall health. You'll apply scientific evidence, best practices, and your professional judgment to seek solutions to better manage the food supply chain from production to processing, distribution, consumption, and waste control while preserving our environment and safeguarding human health.
If you choose this degree, you'll graduate equipped to make a difference in a broad range of food-related careers in areas like sustainable food production, food and nutrition policy, food security, and food as it relates to health.