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Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences

Understand the principles of human nutrition

The B.S. in Nutritional Sciences curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong background in nutrition, food, biological sciences, and research. Graduates are well prepared to enter careers in health and nutrition-related research, community nutrition, or to continue in graduate-level studies. 

Students planning to pursue the master’s coordinated program in nutrition and dietetics (CP) should follow the B.S. in Dietetics curriculum. 

Program Highlights

  • Nutritional Science majors work closely with full-time faculty throughout all four years of the program in order to tailor the program to best support your unique strengths and interests.
  • In the program, students will learn to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of human nutrition and metabolism.  
  • Students will get a chance to utilize evidence-based knowledge to explain the connection between human health and nutrition. 
  • You will have an opportunity to present a research-based project focused on a topic of interest within the realm of human nutrition.

Career Paths

  • Research centers
  • Community nutrition programs
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Corporate health and wellness
  • Foodbank or farmer’s market nutritionist
  • Research assistant
  • Food quality/safety manager
  • Health advocate

Note that most positions involving the use of medical nutrition therapy and specialized nutrition counseling services require a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential. Students interested in these career paths should pursue the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics.


Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences

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St. Louis, MO 63105


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