Nutritional Sciences is the study of the utilization of nutrients and other dietary components by humans for growth maintenance and reproduction, in both normal and disease states. The field of nutritional sciences requires a strong background in biology, chemistry, physiology and biochemistry to allow understanding of the mechanisms through which dietary factors are digested, absorbed, transported, metabolized and used by tissues and cells. Students majoring in Nutritional Sciences will be well prepared for health-related careers such as medicine, pharmacy and dentistry, as well as for graduate study in nutritional sciences. The Nutritional Sciences Program offers significant opportunities for undergraduate research.

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: