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Human Nutrition

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What is Human Nutrition?

This concentration combines chemistry, biology, physiology, sociology, and nutrition. The areas will help you learn the impact of genes, diet, and lifestyle on human health. Classes focus on the biology and chemistry of nutrition and the human body. Other courses will focus on outside factors that affect both communities and individuals in their daily lives. You’ll also learn about how to keep food safe through sanitation, storage, marketing, and more. You can apply into this concentration.

Career Options

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

Post-Graduation Success1

88% employed or continuing education

54% employed after graduation

34% attending graduate school

$44,253 average starting annual income

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

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rush University, Loyola University Chicago View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 30 ACT score

1190 - 1410 SAT score

3.38 - 3.84 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

4.0 years to degree

94% freshman retention rate

73% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $14,622
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $33,976

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $31,764
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $51,458

International

  • Tuition: $32,638
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $52,332
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