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Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Degrees and Programs

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Join the leader in enhancing human health and quality of life through food and nutrition. 

Students majoring within the Department of Food Science and Nutrition are prepared for a wide range of professions in the health care and food manufacturing industries. 

California State University, Fresno is centered in the greatest food production and processing area in the world. There is strong demand for dietitians and nutritionists by the health care and food service industries. Some of the largest food manufacturers cooperate with Fresno State to provide students with a view of commercial realities in this industry.

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition at California State University, Fresno offers two undergraduate degree programs, with two options for each degree:

  • B.S. in Food Science, Culinology or Food Technology option
  • B.S. in Human Nutrition Sciences, Dietetics or Nutritional Sciences option

We also offer a:

  • Master of Science in Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • Minor in Food Science
  • Minor in Human Nutrition Science

Course requirements for each degree