The Department offers highly ranked undergraduate and graduate programs in human nutrition. Undergraduate programs include dietetics and nutritional sciences. Graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) programs cover a wide range of basic and applied approaches, including molecular and cellular nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, nutritional immunology, public nutrition, community nutrition, and nanotechnology for biodelivery of nutrient and non-nutrient bioactives.
The Department of Nutritional Sciences welcomes prospective students and/or parents to tour the UConn campus and meet with a faculty member/advisor. Virtual tours and meetings are available.
Nutritional Sciences majors study the relationship between food and health. They integrate knowledge of the use of foods and nutrients by cells, individuals, and communities to promote optimal health and treatment of disease. The Department offers three tracks, i.e., Nutrition, Health, and Disease Prevention, Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), and Pre-Medical Profession, through which students can obtain their Bachelors of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences.
Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees are offered in Nutritional Sciences. There are four major areas of expertise within the Department: Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition, Human Nutrition and Metabolism, Community Nutrition and Nanotechnology.