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BS in Nutrition and Food Science (NFS)

The 24 credit Nutrition and Food Science (NFS) major is a comprehensive study of the fundamentals of food, food service, food preparation and management, epidemiology, research methods, and community nutrition education. The program is geared to prepare students who are inclined toward the physical and biological sciences, enjoy working with people, and are concerned about the health and nutritional well-being of people and communities to seek interesting and challenging career opportunities within health care fields or in the food industry. While the major is designed for students who plan to enter the workforce directly out of college, the academically rigorous curriculum also prepares students for further study, particularly in the sciences, research, social work or allied health.

Students are admitted once a year to begin in the fall semester only. Students may enter junior or senior year, upon completion of prerequisites. Classes are held at the School of Urban Public Health (UPH), at Hunter's Silberman campus, 2180 Third Avenue (at 119th Street), and meet once a week in the mornings and afternoons, , Monday-Thursday.

  Note: The NFS-BS at Hunter College is not a Didactic Program (DP) in dietetics, and does not fulfill the DP coursework leading to the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential. Within CUNY, a Nutrition DP is offered at Brooklyn, Lehman and Queens Colleges at the undergraduate level, while the DP at Hunter is offered only at the graduate (MS) level or, for select bachelor's students, as a BS-MS accelerated degree.

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Career Opportunities

The BS in NFS degree provides graduates with a variety of career opportunities. Graduates frequently work with athletes, weight control and fitness programs, or other special groups like WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) in community settings. In addition, a host of industries such as hotels, airlines, universities, food service chains, and industrial cafeterias employ food service managers. Graduates can also become food science technical specialists and conduct research, development, and quality control of food products for food companies. Moreover, training in NFS can be leveraged to for jobs in advertising, marketing and mass media, including consulting to television programs, or writing for digital and/or print publications. Upon completion of the BS, individuals can also pursue graduate education and training, at Hunter or elsewhere, in a Didactic Program in dietetics (DP) to become an RD.

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