Human Nutrition

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences


What is Human Nutrition?

This concentration combines chemistry, biology, physiology, sociology, and nutrition. These 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 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

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Strong science and math coursework and performance
  • Calculus and Chemistry preferred (if available at high school)
  • Experiences related to the major

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

4.0 years to degree

94% first-year retention rate

73% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $15,298
  • Fees: $4,860
  • Expenses: $17,638
  • Total: $37,796


  • Tuition: $33,794
  • Fees: $4,860
  • Expenses:$17,978
  • Total: $56,632


  • Tuition: $34,724
  • Fees: $4,860
  • Expenses: $17,978
  • Total: $57,562