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Food Science & Human Nutrition

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What is Food Science & Human Nutrition?

This major is comprised of multidisciplinary research programs that focus on the integration of food material science and engineering, biochemical and molecular nutrition, food safety and security, and food, nutrition, and health. As a Food Science and Human Nutrition major, you’ll learn how to promote a safe, nutritious, accessible, and affordable food supply that enhances human health. You’ll apply directly into one of the following concentrations: Dietetics, Food Science, Hospitality Management, or 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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