The UMass Lowell Nutritional Science BS Program was recently ranked as one of the top 25 best nutritional sciences programs in the country.
With a B.S. in Nutritional Science, you’ll be prepared for a career in fields such as dietetics, nutrition and wellness, food science and nutrition research.
Earn a Nutritional Science BS degree in one of three Options:
Learn more details below and in the UMass Lowell Academic Catalog.
The Nutritional Science degree meets UMass Lowell graduation standards of completing 120 credits, including:
Find the Degree Pathways for each of the options -- General, Nutrition and Wellness and Dietetics -- in the UMass Lowell Academic Catalog.
Please note: The Nutritional Science undergraduate program is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and does not meet the requirement for students to apply to the Registered Dietitian (RD) internship or examination after graduation.
However, the Nutritional Science undergraduate degree program does satisfy all prerequisite courses for the UMass Lowell Master of Public Health Coordinated Program in Dietetics. The MPH program is accredited by ACEND for both coursework and internship requirements permitting students to take the RD exam upon successful completion.
UMass Lowell Academic Catalog
With a B.S. in Nutritional Science, you’ll be prepared for a career in fields such as dietetics, nutrition and wellness, food science industry and nutrition research.
Graduates of the Nutritional Science program are qualified for positions in:
We encourage students to use UMass Lowell's Career Services to find jobs upon graduation.
All Nutritional Science BS Options serve as foundational pathways for graduate school.
The Nutritional Science Program is an excellent pre-health professions pathway. Many of our clinically-oriented graduates have continued their training to work in health-related fields such as:
The Nutrition Minor is designed to prepare graduates to serve as part of a team to educate and assist individuals and the community in maintaining a better quality of life. Skills gained from the nutrition minor will aid in career development in the health and wellness career fields.
The graduate program in Dietetics.
Researchers at UMass Lowell are active in the field of Nutritional Sciences.
Faculty and community leaders partner together to improve community member's health.
After working with Alzheimer’s patients while in high school, Bryanna Ippolito is pursuing her bachelor's in nutritional sciences and developed a program for students who someday may be working with Alzheimer’s patients to understand what it’s like to live with the disease.
Before Aaron Stella graduated from the medical laboratory science program, he had more job offers than he knew what to do with.
Nutritional sciences major Catherine York seems to excel in all that she does.
Mindasari Daniar's upbringing in Indonesia inspired her to study nutrition. She now works at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and is pursing her Master of Public Health degree.
Haylee Dussault was a part of the first class of students in the Master of Public Heath Dietetics program. Shortly after graduation, she passed the registered dietitian exam and landed her dream job.
Once Michelle Palladino started taking courses in nutrition as an undergraduate, she knew right away that she wanted a career in the field of nutrition and dietetics.