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What is Human Nutrition?

This concentration within our Food Science and Human Nutrition major combines chemistry, biology, physiology, sociology, and nutrition to understand the impact of genes, diet, and lifestyle on human health. Classes focus on the biology and chemistry of nutrition, the human body, and outside factors that affect both communities and individuals in their daily lives. You’ll also learn about keeping food safe and available to humans through sanitation, storage, marketing, statistical methods, and more. You can apply directly into this concentration.

Career Options

  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Public health
  • Research

Post-Graduation Success1

87% employed or continuing education

56% employed after graduation

31% attending graduate school

$44,113 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: The Kraft Heinz Company, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, PepsiCo

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rush University, Eastern Illinois University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 30 ACT Score

1200 - 1420 SAT Score

3.26 - 3.83 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $14,622
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $33,976

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $31,764
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,458

International

  • Tuition: $32,638
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $52,332
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