Build Your Future with Us

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science’s mission is 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.

Our comprehensive undergraduate programs will enable students to not only learn basic knowledge and laboratory skills in food science, nutritional science, and/or dietetics, but also learn critical thinking and communication skills. 

What will you learn?


If you are interested in pursuing Nutritional Science or Food Science, please contact Sara Kao. Those interested in pursuing Dietetics should contact Dr. Margaret Udahogora.

Don’t forget to schedule a campus tour! Also, check out the AGNR Prospective Students page for useful resources including information on financial aid and scholarships. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Meet Our Student Ambassador

Rongjie Fan
Rongjie Fan

Rongjie Fan

Hometown: Beijing, China
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022

Major: Food Science
Minor: General Business
Career Goal: To work in the Food Industry in a global scale
Clubs: AGNR Dean’s Student Advisory Council, Food Science Club, International Orientation Leader
Favorite Place on CampusEdward St. John Teaching and Learning Center
Advice for New Students: College is the time to explore yourself. Keep learning and take the advantages that college provides but don’t overwhelm yourself. Knowing you will get there and just enjoy it!