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Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences - Food Science and Nutrition

Why Food Science & Nutrition?

The mission of the Food Science and Nutrition program is to provide quality, scholarship, and community service opportunities to a diverse student body in order to complete the knowledge requirements set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) so that graduates are competitive in the Dietetic Internship application process and eligible for a global marketplace meeting individual and family needs in the food or health care industry.

The demand for registered dietitians (RDs) continues to grow. Health care and extended care communities must employ them. Food service, product development, government agencies, spas, and wellness programs also seek to hire Food Science and Nutrition (FSN) majors. The FSN program at SHSU has been accredited by ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) for over 20 years.

Students are expected to provide themselves with medical insurance coverage and insurance that includes medical coverage on their vehicles as they travel to required work experience or job shadowing sites. Upon completion of the BS degree in Food Science and Nutrition (Didactic Program in Dietetics), according to the catalog under which the student's degree plan is filed, the student will be issued a verification statement of eligibility to apply for a Dietetic Internship. Sam Houston State University does not guarantee Dietetic Internship placement or selection.

Program Breakdown
Degree Type Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Length 120 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

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