Global Public Health/Nutrition and Dietetics (BS)

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Program Description

The BS program in Global Public Health/Nutrition and Dietetics prepares students to apply current knowledge, policy, and research about food and nutrition toward the improvement of the health of populations locally and around the world. The major aligns with the mission of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program to educate students on the role of food, nutrition, and health in society. Students will study a variety of topics, such as food production, technology, epidemiology, diet assessment, health policy, and nutrition counseling.

Graduates are well prepared for entry-level positions in health care, community programs, health departments, school food service, private practice, publishing, public relations, or other businesses that involve nutrition and public health.

The major also offers preparation for dietetic internships that enable students to become eligible to take the examination to become a registered dietitian (RD), as well as for further graduate work in nutrition, public health, or other related disciplines.

Dual Degree

The department offers a dual degree leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Public Health and Nutrition, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health Nutrition. See Global Public Health and Nutrition/Public Health Nutrition for more information.


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