Welcome to the Department of Nutrition and Food Science!

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science (NFSC) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offers three undergraduate majors for students who would like to pursue challenging careers in the growing field of food and nutrition.  The program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science with three options for students interested in nutritional science, food science, and dietetics.

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science strives to prepare students for careers in the dynamic and global food industry, public health, and community nutrition sectors, health care, or biomedical research.  NFSC houses the University of Maryland College Park Dietetic Internship as well as interdepartmental graduate programs in both Food Science and Nutrition.

Mission Statement

To advance nutrition, food safety and health by innovative research, progressive and high quality education of undergraduate and graduate students, and creative outreach education disseminated to the citizens of Maryland, the United States and the global marketplace.

The University of Maryland is an internationally recognized research university. It is also the most comprehensive institution of higher education, research, and service in the state of Maryland.  The Department of Nutrition and Food Science offers two graduate programs; one in Nutrition and the other in Food Science.

We hope that this website will help you to learn more about the department and the opportunities to get involved. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.