Nutrition and Food Sciences

Nutrition & Food Sciences

You are interested in helping people maintain or achieve good health by teaching them to eat well and live healthier lives.

About Nutrition & Food Sciences

Learn about nutrition and the research, development, packaging, and distribution of our food supply. At LSU, you will participate in hands-on learning, professional development, and faculty-led research to prepare for a health-related profession or career in business or agriculture. 

Concentrations Available:

  • Dietetics: Gain the knowledge necessary to take the exam to become a registered dietician. Registered dietitians provide expertise in nutrition and food service management in a variety of settings.
  • Food Science and Technology: This curriculum follows the National Institute of Food Technologists guidelines to provide a strong basic foundation for the study of post-production properties and processing of food products.
  • Nutrition, Health, and Society: This concentration will prepare you for a career in the health professions, specifically dietetics or medicine, or in the food industry.
  • Nutritional Sciences/Pre-medicine: This concentration will prepare you for a career in the health professions, specifically dietetics or medicine, or in the food industry. Since nutrition plays a role in the prevention and treatment of many chronic and acute diseases, an understanding of the role of nutrients in the body provides pre-medical students with a strong basis for building their medical careers.

Possible Careers 

  • Dietitian
  • Food scientist 
  • Nutritionist
  • Sustainability specialist 
  • Wellness coordinator

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 2.0 GPA in all coursework (2.5 GPA for transfer)
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA in courses toward degree requirements
  • grade of "C" or better in ENGL 1001 and MATH 1021 or higher

Senior College

College of Agriculture


Degree

B.S., Bachelor of Science


Course Load by Subject Area

  • Agriculture: ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎
  • Science: ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎
  • Business & Economics: ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎
  • Communication: ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎
  • History & Law: ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎
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