B.S. in Nutrition
Nutritional sciences provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the biological and social sciences to understand the relationships between nutrients, food components and human health. Prevention of diseases that are related to lifestyle, particularly diet and nutrition, is a focus of the curriculum.
The B.S. in Nutrition also provides an excellent background for those interested in pursuing graduate degrees in biological, nutritional or food sciences; professional degrees in human or veterinary medicine; degrees in dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, public health and other health professions; or dietetic internships.
Nutrition Degree Tracks
Our department offers three curriculum tracks to provide flexibility for our student’s chosen career paths. Our general nutrition, didactic program in dietetics and molecular and experimental nutrition tracks prepare our students for a wide array of careers in the field of nutrition.
Didactic Program in Dietetics
The strong science foundation provided in our ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) prepares students for a dietetic internship and the Registered Dietitian path, medical school, or graduate studies in other health professions like pharmacy and nursing.
The General Nutrition Track provides a wide range of approved electives in biochemistry, nutrition, food science, microbiology, immunology, genetics, and psychology in order to customize a degree suited to research interests and career objectives.
Molecular and Experimental
The Molecular and Experimental Track provides a fundamental background in health-related biological and physical sciences by combining a science-based curriculum with independent study and undergraduate research opportunities tailored to each student’s interests.
Nutrition Undergraduate Student Handbook
Undergraduate Honors Program
The Department of Nutrition at Texas A&M University offers an enhanced learning experience to qualified students majoring in nutrition. Participation in the NUTR Honors Program enriches a student’s college experience by offering scholastically-challenging curriculum and stimulating an interest in research.