Nutrition Science - BS

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Degree

Nutrition scientists study the molecular and cellular basis of human health and disease.

They integrate principles of nutrition with related sciences, such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and medicine.

What You Will Learn

This degree provides students with a solid background in health and life sciences. Students learn how food and nutrients interact with the human body to support health and physical performance.



Prepares students to enter medical school by providing experiences and opportunities in laboratory research, epidemiology, and clinical nutrition.

Sport Nutrition:

Applies the principles of nutrition to exercise and physical performance. Students develop the skills needed to work as professionals within the fitness, health and dietary supplement industries as health coaches, personal trainers, product developers, and marketers.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

With a degree in nutrition sciences, students may be qualified for the following careers:

  • Nutrition specialist
  • Biotechnology and nutrition research
  • Work in secondary schools as a nutrition specialist
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Nutrition education
  • Health promotion in private and nonprofit organizations
  • Public health
  • Food/supplement industry product development and sales
  • Prepare for advanced degrees in medical, dental or research

Job Outlook



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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Admission Requirements

  • Freshman: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.
  • Transfer Students: Transfer students from other institutions and students transferring from other USU majors need a 2.5 total GPA for admission to these emphases.

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