What will I learn?

Providing a strong foundation for undergraduate level education in nutrition, food, or the biomedical sciences, the bachelor’s program in nutrition science emphasizes the biological and physical sciences. In addition to nutrition in health, nutrition through the life span, nutrition research, and medical nutrition therapy, the program offers a flexible variety of additional nutrition classes.

Why this degree makes a difference in society today…tomorrow…

Nutrition professionals work with businesses, schools, advocacy groups and legislators to ensure all people have access to adequate nutrition, at school, at home, and at work. The nutrition science degree provides future medical professionals and biomedical researchers with a well-rounded and unique background in preventive healthcare – a priority in medicine today. Understanding the chemical and biological foundation of nutrient molecules, how our environment affects the production of these nutrients, and how our body responds to them, is a growing area of public concern. Nutrition science research expands the body of knowledge in health and wellness, sparking advances in public health and quality of life, from pregnancy through adolescence and adulthood. Whether you want to inspire health in your community or around the world, nutrition is a universal avenue to make a difference.


Nutrition related employment opportunities continue to grow with the increased emphasis on disease prevention through improved dietary habits. Public interest in nutrition, a growing and aging population, the childhood and adult obesity epidemics and increased emphasis on health education and healthy lifestyles continue to spur demand for dietitians. Falk College nutrition programs prepare students for careers in a wide variety of opportunities in clinical, community, corporate, government, and educational settings.

What can you do now to prepare?

Students interested in nutrition find it helpful to supplement their courses with hands-on experience. Some suggestions might include:

Work at a community food bank, geriatric care facility, school food administration office, or a hospital.
Be a part of community volunteer groups or school clubs.
Seek shadowing opportunities with local health care professionals.
Exercise your writing and communication skills working with school publications, or start your own blog to showcase your portfolio.
Focus on getting good grades in high school science and math courses.

Which department am I in?

David B Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$55,920.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected January, November 2022

Start date

29 August 2022


David B Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Syracuse University ,

340 White Hall,


New York,

13244-4407, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

If you are currently enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited secondary school, please apply as a first-year student.

For international students

If you are currently enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited secondary school, please apply as a first-year student.

English Proficiency: Preferred TOEFL – 80; Preferred IELTS – 6.5; Preferred Cambridge – 176; Duolingo (2020 and 2021 applicants) – 105

Minimum TOEFL Sub Scores - Writing: 21; Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 20; Minimum IELTS Bands; Reading, Listening, and Speaking: 6.5; Writing: 6.0; Minimum Cambridge Sub Score: 176.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a world-renowned institution with a reputation for excellence based in New York State.

  • Beautiful campus with on-site housing
  • One of the world’s top 300 universities
  • Strong reputation for research and innovation
  • Close-knit student body

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