This research-oriented option leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Sciences. Most students who pursue this degree intend to pursue graduate studies in nutrition, food science, or bio-molecular sciences. The degree is also excellent preparation for admission to professional schools, such as medicine or dentistry. With this degree you may enter laboratory research careers in the food, nutrition, and pharmaceutical industries, e.g. research and development, quality assurance, sales, and marketing.
Students in Nutrition Sciences have many opportunities to gain experience with laboratory instrumentation and to develop research skills in a variety of laboratory settings. These experiences are invaluable when Nutrition Science majors apply for post-graduate education and their first professional jobs.
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.
Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
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.
Professional Licensure (If applicable)
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.
Gainful Employment (If applicable)
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.