We prepare you for a career in health care, education, industry, or government. Our expertise ranges from public education and outreach to molecular pathways. We offer a variety of research opportunities encompassing community, clinical and basic sciences.
Double Dawgs Programs
Our undergraduate students have a unique and valuable opportunity to earn both the Bachelor's and Master's degrees in five years or less with this dual-degree Double Dawgs program.
Our graduate program is ranked in the top 25 programs in the nation. We attract a high caliber of students from a variety of backgrounds into our graduate programs, which include both master's and doctoral degrees.
Why choose Nutritional Sciences?
Conduct undergraduate research or work toward your advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.). Hone your skills in one or more of our research specialties so you can enhance your application to grad school or advance to the next stage of your career.
Practicum opportunities in dietetics, culinary science and nutrition, or outreach look great on your resume and set you apart from other students. Graduate students can pursue special programs, such as Sports Nutrition, Gerontology, or Global Health.
By studying this integrative discipline, Nutritional Sciences majors fulfill pre-med requirements while learning how diet influences human physiology and disease. Students build a solid foundation for careers in medicine or a related health science.
Our major is a nationally accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics. We have one of the highest placement rates in the nation for acceptance to post-graduate supervised practice programs, which are essential in order to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.
Learn from our Extension Specialists who are nutrition and food safety experts. Our specialists train agents and educators to help Georgians make nutritious food choices and keep food safe based on the latest research.
International study gives you a competitive edge for future employment and elevates your experience at UGA. We offer unique trips to locations, such as Ghana or Italy, where you can travel and earn course credit at the same time.