Nutrition Science

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences
College of Health and Human Services

Nutrition sciences in the College of Health and Human Services is a science-oriented degree program that emphasizes the intensive study of physical and biological sciences.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the bachelor of science in nutrition sciences degree program will be prepared for the following:


Core course requirements in nutrition sciences feature human nutrition and food science. Supporting discipline courses highlight biology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, statistics, mathematics, physics and physiology.

The Nutrition Science degree program is designed to be completed in nine semesters.

Students interested in graduate school or research careers may choose both dietetics and nutrition sciences.

Special Features

Students in nutrition sciences have many opportunities to gain experience with laboratory instrumentation and to develop research skills in a variety of laboratory settings. Students often assist faculty with research in areas, such as food safety, body composition and health, and sensory science, and are included in presentations of the research findings at national professional meetings. These experiences are invaluable when nutrition science students apply for post-graduate education and their first professional jobs.

Preparation for College

Students in nutrition sciences should have a strong preparation in English composition, mathematics, biology and chemistry. Additional coursework in science and math are strongly encouraged.

Completing the requirements for high school graduation is necessary for admission to BGSU, but only finishing the minimum coursework will leave you unprepared for college. Consider taking four years of mathematics instead of the three that are required. Two, three or even four years of the same foreign language is excellent for preparation for college. You will also benefit from competency in computer use. Courses that provide exposure to or training in the visual and performing arts are excellent choices.

For Further Information

Internet Access

BGSU's website for future students contains University highlights, admissions procedures, financial aid information and many department profiles. It can be accessed at

The University

Bowling Green State University is a vibrant university that engages, challenges and prepares students for meaningful futures. At BGSU, students enjoy an education that integrates personal growth, academic excellence and an environment that expands their thinking and potential. A mid-size residential university, BGSU has an enrollment of approximately 20,000 and a full-time faculty of more than 900 on its main campus. More than 200 undergraduate majors and programs are offered as well as master's and doctoral level programs.

NOTE: Information in this guide is subject to change without notice. To learn more about the official program of study for Nutrition Science, please check the undergraduate catalog online at: