Nutrition Science is a multidisciplinary science at the core of health, wellness, and quality of life. An education in Nutrition Science incorporates the human perspective to a foundation of strong basic sciences such as biochemistry, physiology, and statistics with experiential learning.
The department offers many opportunities for students to work and learn in a clinical research setting. With this kind of education and training, Purdue's Nutrition Science graduates are prepared to become the future leaders in nutrition and food science.
The Nutrition Science Freshman Guide to Success is a great resource to help new students adjust to campus life.
The department offers undergraduate study in the following areas:
The department also offers two undergraduate minors:
- Foods and Nutrition
The Department of Nutrition Science offers excellent majors for pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-physical therapy, pre-optometry, and other pre-professional programs.