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 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, Dietetics option is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) which makes graduates eligible to sit for registration as a Nutrition and Dietetics Technician. This program does not meet the requirement for students to apply to a 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.
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.
Kyle Mehan began researching nutrition when trying to heal his own injuries. Now he promotes a plant-based diet.
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.