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Food Science & Human Nutrition

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What is Food Science & Human Nutrition?

In this major, you’ll learn how to promote a safe, nutritious, accessible, and affordable food supply that enhances human health. You'll focus on topics like:

• Integration of food material science and engineering

• Biochemical and molecular nutrition

• Food safety and security

• Food, nutrition, and health. 

You’ll apply into one of the following concentrations:

• Dietetics

• Food Science

• Hospitality Management

• Human Nutrition

Career Options

  • Dietetics
  • Food science
  • Government
  • Hospitality management
  • Human nutrition
  • 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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