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Nutrition and Food Science B.S.

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 124

Major in nutrition and food science and command the stage in the food industry and healthcare arena.

Food. You know it’s more than just what you put in your body. It’s about nutrition. It’s about safety. It’s about the overall wellness of populations. Georgia Southern’s Nutrition and Food Science major lets you dig in from day one with hands-on learning in real-world projects, interactive labs, and internship opportunities.

Three areas of emphasis to tailor your degree: Dietetics, Food Science/Food Systems Administration and Community Nutrition.

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The dietetics curriculum includes advanced coursework in medical nutrition therapy, metabolic nutrition, quantity food systems administration, advanced food science and community nutrition.


The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND):

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
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Food Science/Food Systems Administration

The food science/food systems administration curriculum includes advanced coursework in food science, marketing and business, and quantity food systems administration.

Community Nutrition

The community nutrition curriculum includes advanced coursework in community health, health education, research methods and community nutrition.

Tuition and Fees

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Interested in a minor in Nutrition and Food Science?

The Nutrition and Food Science minor is open to any student interested in nutrition and food science.

Want more information? Contact us!

Joelle Romanchik-Cerpovicz
Program Director and Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Science
Office: Statesboro Campus-Hollis 1128B
Phone: 912-478-1420

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Last updated: 8/3/2023