Nutrition Science

Nutrition Science is the study of how nutrients and food components influence growth, metabolism, health, and disease and also includes human behavior as it relates to food choices. Nutrition Science is a multi-faceted and cross-disciplinary field, encompassing chemistry, biology, physiology, and public health. Nutrition scientists work to develop, extend, and apply all aspects of nutrition through research to improve clinical practice and public health.

What can I expect to learn in the Nutrition Science program at GW?

Our core courses in Nutrition Science are challenging and engaging. You will study nutrition, psychology, public health, diseases, and research methods.

What is the Nutrition Science community like at GW?

We are a cohesive group of like-minded individuals! Our core classes are all in one main building and we enjoy a large faculty to student ratio with hands-on attention.

What can I do in the Nutrition Science field?

Students completing an undergraduate degree in Nutrition Science are employed in a variety of settings, including government agencies, nonprofits, and industries, and many pursue advanced degrees in nutrition science, dietetics, or public health.