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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

88% employed or continuing education

62% employed after graduation

26% attending graduate school

$47,120 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Cargill, Monsanto, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Veterinary Medicine, Rush University 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

95% freshman retention rate

Four-year graduation rate: N/A

Six-year graduation rate: N/A

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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