Nutrition Science BS

  • Student and faculty performing research in a public health lab. Photographer: Doug Levere.
    Expert research

    Even as an undergraduate, you’ll be able to work with faculty experts on some of the most important research contributing to knowledge in the field.

  • The University at Buffalo hosts a 2020 Class Commencement ceremony for all graduate degree earners in October 2021 in Alumni Arena. The ceremony was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.
    Wide-open future

    Once you’ve got your nutrition science BS, you can take the next step toward further study or jobs in a wide range of careers helping people and communities improve their health.

  • Food prep takes place in the Nutrition and Health Research Laboratory, with director Jennifer Temple, in May 2021 in Farber Hall. This lab is part of the School of Public Health and Health Professions. Photographer: Douglas Levere This image has been approved by University Communications—under the guidance of UB’s Office of Environment, Health and Safety—to align with current health and safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Diverse, dynamic major

    Nutrition Science BS will teach you about the relationship between nutrition, healthy eating, health maintenance, disease prevention and the development of chronic disease.

  • A women on a bike in Nicole Vargas's research lab in Cary Hall. A study by public health researchers at UB revealed that there are sex differences in thermal behavior, with women exhibiting a greater need than men to cool themselves down after exercise. Photographer: Douglas Levere Photo captured pre Covid-19.
    Your custom program

    The Nutrition Science program is ultra-flexible; you can choose courses that take you in the direction that interests you most. For instance, in your senior year, you can decide to specialize in exercise science, public health or sports nutrition.

You already know the importance of food and diet in staying healthy. If you want to use your interest in nutrition to help others be healthier and prevent disease, UB’s bachelor’s degree program in Nutrition Science gives you the knowledge to do just that.

Join the growing field of nutrition science

In UB's Nutrition Science program, you’ll learn the role that food and diet play in promoting and maintaining good health and preventing disease for people and communities. You’ll also discover the concept of “culinary nutrition,” which studies the impact that nutrients, diet and food can have on treating and managing chronic diseases and conditions.

Your next steps...

With your undergraduate degree in nutrition science, you can pursue a variety of career paths including dietetics, food science, and entry into health professions programs like dental medicine, medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, pharmaceutical science and public health. This program satisfies the prerequisite courses needed to apply to UB’s Clinical Nutrition MS program, which prepares students to become graduate-trained registered dietician nutritionists.