The BS program in nutritional science provides students with a strong foundation in nutrition, biological sciences, research methods, and prevention and treatment of health issues. With two different tracks for nutrition research or integrative nutrition, this program prepares students for careers in a variety of fields.
The integrative nutrition track establishes a strong basis in evidence-based nutrition practices, nutritional interventions across the human lifespan, and both individualized and community approaches to improving human health. The track prepares students for careers in a variety of health care settings including naturopathic medicine.
With the nutrition research track, students can expect to engage in coursework that integrates evidence-based nutrition with anatomy, physiology, chemistry and microbiology to prepare them for clinical or graduate research programs and careers in research. This track allows students to work alongside faculty while gaining hands-on experience in nutrition research.
At A Glance
Nutritional Science, BS
- Offered by: College of Health Solutions
- Location: Downtown
- First Required Math Course: MAT 117 - College Algebra
- Math Intensity: Moderate
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Students from this program can find job opportunities in clinical and life sciences research, medicine, naturopathic medicine, molecular and cellular biology, industry research and development, dentistry and pharmacy.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||15.2%||$78,240|
|Clinical Research Coordinators||9.9%||$118,970|
|Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||11.1%||$69,400|
|Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||25.9%||$97,870|
|Life Scientists, All Other||9.2%||$74,540|
|Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||13.4%||$82,090|
|Molecular and Cellular Biologists||8%||$76,690|
|Preventive Medicine Physicians||11.4%||#|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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