Nutrition is a rapidly growing field and plays a vital role in everyday life. Nutrition connects many diverse and unique disciplines. Professionals in the field are on the forefront of important health-related research, and are involved in providing reliable nutrition information to communities and individuals.
NSc offers exceptional education and mentoring to its students to meet the challenges of working in the field of nutrition. The NSc Undergraduate and Graduate Programs provide students with a solid academic background in nutrition and dietetics through rigorous, science-based coursework.
The Undergraduate Program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nutritional Science. In this major, students can choose from two options: Dietetics or Nutrition. Students in the Dietetics option are prepared to enter into Dietetic Internships after graduation in pursuit of becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD).
The Nutritional Science Graduate Program (NSGP) offers students the opportunity to earn a Master of Science and/or a Doctor of Philosophy in Nutritional Science within the Graduate College. The NSGP is a cross-disciplinary program. Faculty members in the NSGP hold joint-appointments in NSc with their primary appointments in various Colleges including Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Letters, Art and Science, and Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as in Centers of Research Excellence on campus including the Arizona Cancer Center, the Steele Children’s Research Center, the Sarver Heart Center, and the BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research.