Are you interested in developing a healthy, balanced lifestyle? Do you want to help others do the same? Consider pursuing a degree in nutrition and food!
A Bachelor of Arts in Nutrition and Food focuses on fundamental principles of food use, individuals' nutritional requirements, and the chemical and biological processes behind what we eat. The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences is proud to have a top-25 nutrition program in the U.S. according to Public Health Online. The diversity of our program will help you develop and master critical skills in analysis, comprehension, and application as you examine food sources, food evaluation, food selection, and the relationship of food to nutrition and health.
Nutrition and food majors are required to add further depth and specialization to their degree by choosing a concentration in either food service management or nutrition and health. If you are interested in learning more about what it takes to manage a restaurant, oversee food service operations, comply with health codes, and interact with customers, the food service management concentration can be a valuable addition to your studies. If you want to study the social impacts of the food we eat, including how it affects our economy, psychology, and culture, a concentration in nutrition and health is a useful degree complement.
Each major program within the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences strategically combines theory with practical application centered around professional preparedness. Your studies will introduce you to the concept of vocation and living out your calling through the integration and development of your passions and talents to meet the needs of others. You will also work on developing an innovative professional portfolio and personal code of ethics, and articulating what you believe and how you want to serve. This combination of professional development and practical, experiential learning will equip you to confidently step into the changing world of tomorrow.
The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences also has opportunities to engage your passions outside the classroom. You can choose to participate in Phi Upsilon Omicron and enhance your leadership skills through service events. Or you can sign up as a "buddy" for the Special Olympics and cheer on athletes in their quest for a medal.
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