Bachelor of Science
Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in nutrition sciences degree program will be prepared to pursue advanced degrees in nutrition, food science or bio-molecular sciences. The degree is also excellent preparation for admission to professional schools, such as medicine or dentistry. They are prepared for many career paths including as a nutrition specialist and/or research scientist in the food, nutrition and pharmaceutical industry in areas of research and development, quality assurance, and sales and marketing.
Internships and Careers
The Bachelor of Science in nutrition sciences prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in nutrition, food science, biology and bimolecular sciences. The degree is also excellent preparation for admission to professional schools, such as medicine or dentistry. They are prepared for many career paths including as a nutrition specialist and/or research scientist in the food, nutrition and pharmaceutical industry in areas of research and development, quality assurance, and sales and marketing. They are also prepared to pursue scientific research positions in government and other agencies.
GO FAR in your career
- Laboratory research careers in the food, nutrition and pharmaceutical industries
- Research and development
- Quality assurance
Students in nutrition sciences should have a strong preparation in English composition, mathematics, biology and chemistry. Additional coursework in science and math are strongly encouraged.
Completing the requirements for high school graduation is necessary for admission to BGSU, but only finishing the minimum coursework will leave you unprepared for college. Consider taking four years of mathematics instead of the three that are required. Two, three or even four years of the same foreign language is excellent preparation for college. You will also benefit from competency in computer use. Courses that provide exposure to or training in the visual and performing arts are excellent choices.
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in nutrition sciences are expected to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of biological, chemical and physical-sciences concepts and apply these concepts to food and nutrition science;
- Use critical thinking and quantitative analysis skills to investigate food and nutrition science problems;
- Demonstrate effective oral and written scientific communication skills;
- Use a variety of laboratory techniques and instruments to investigate food and nutrition science problems.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Nutrition Sciences program will undergo its next Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2019-20. For more information on the review, click here.
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Nutrition Sciences program does not lead to professional licensure.
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The Nutrition Sciences program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.
* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.