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Nutritional Sciences Program

Nutritional Sciences is the study of how humans use nutrients and other dietary components for growth maintenance, and reproduction, in both normal and disease states.

The field of nutritional sciences requires a strong background in biology, chemistry, physiology and biochemistry to allow understanding of the mechanisms through which dietary factors are digested, absorbed, transported, metabolized and used by tissues and cells.

Students majoring in nutritional sciences will be well prepared for health-related careers such as medicine and nursing, as well as for graduate study in nutritional sciences. The nutritional sciences program offers significant opportunities for undergraduate research.

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Degree requirements (PDF)


You will apply to Mizzou through undergraduate admissions and declare your major as nutritional sciences.