Nutrition and Food Science, B.S.

The Nutrition and Food Science major in MTSU's Department of Human Sciences is designed to train students to apply the science of human nutrition and the art and skills of food preparation to improve health of their clients. Graduates work with people of all ages, cultures, and economic means, in individual and group settings, to select foods to provide adequate nutrition throughout their life cycles. Students who want to specialize in dietetics have the option of completing the Didactic Program in Dietetics, the first step required to become a registered dietitian. MTSU’s program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

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  • Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 120
  • Total Time to Graduate (12-18 Credit Hours Each Term): 8 Semesters or 4 years (if attending only fall and spring terms)
    *The time to graduation is for students beginning the program with no prior college credit. 

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Assessment: Student Learning Outcomes