Nutritional Science

Innovative and Cutting-edge Research

The Nutritional Science major (formerly known as Human Nutrition and Foods) focuses on the physiological and biological aspects of foods and nutrients. Opportunities for nutritional scientists include research positions in laboratories, hospitals, and industry. This major prepares students for graduate study. The program also meets premedical and pre-dental requirements, and many students go on to professional schools.

It is not necessary to complete an additional application form in order to be accepted into the Nutritional Science program. On their application to The University of Maryland, both freshman and transfer students should simply declare their major as Nutritional Science. The Nutritional Science program code for your application is 1306H. Students who are enrolled in other majors at the University of Maryland should contact the department for information about changing their major to Nutritional Science.

For information on admission to the University of Maryland, go to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. You may also want to visit the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to find out more information about our college. The undergraduate catalog contains information on admission, as well as withdrawal and refund of tuition and fees, academic calendars, protection of privacy of information, access to personal files, access to student support services, grievance procedures and disciplinary/termination procedures.