Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition—Food and Nutrition Specialization

About our Food and Nutrition Specialization

Our Food Science and Nutrition Major prepares you for employment or continued study in the field of food and nutrition. Nutrition explores how the nutrients in the food we eat support our bodies in growth and development. In this program, you are encouraged to attach a minor that would complement your education and desired future. A major in nutrition can be transferred to a nursing program if specific classes are fulfilled.

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Why Study Food and Nutrition at CWU?  

Public interest regarding the importance of nutrition to health and fitness is increasing. 

As a nutrition and Food Science graduate, you will gain a scientific understanding of the principles of human nutrition. Your study of nutrition will give you the power to educate consumers and create healthier communities. Our goal is to make Central at the center of a better future.

“We’re no longer talking about drugs; instead, we talk about the many health benefits that come from eating the right foods... the key is we’re already beginning to see more positive outcomes. There’s a growing body of evidence that this approach works.” David Gee is an instructor of Food Science and Nutrition at CWU.

Where is this program offered?

How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.

Careers and Opportunities

The foods and nutrition specialization prepares you for a wide variety of careers in the food and nutrition industry including:

  • The average annual wage for a Food Science Technologist is $84,150
  • Food Distributors
  • Food Brokerage Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Food Service Director
  • Clinical Dietician

Washington is ranked #1 as a top paying states for Food Service Managers, with an average annual wage of $86,100.

If you are interested in continuing your education in a health-related field, find more information about Health Careers.


2017 graduate, Alyssum Reno, received her degree in Food Science & Nutrition and is now working as a Clinical Instructor of Kinesiology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

If you're looking to make informed choices about your nutrition and overall well-being, request nutrition counseling at CWU. Our certified nutrition experts are here to support you on your health journey and take the first step toward a healthier you.

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Nicole Stendell-Hollis, PhD, RDN

Program Director, Food Science and Nutrition BS

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