Degrees and Programs

Join the leader in science, technology, and management. Students majoring within the Department of Food Science and Nutrition are prepared for a wide range of professions in the food industry — the largest single industry in the United States. California State University, Fresno is centered in the greatest food production and processing area in the world.

Some of the largest and best dairy and food companies cooperate with the university to provide students with a view of com­mer­cial realities in this industry. There is strong demand for dietitians and nut­­ri­tionists by the health care and food­ service industries.

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition at California State University, Fresno offers a baccalaureate of science degree (B.S.) in:

  • Food & Nutritional Sciences - Culinology Option, B.S
  • Food & Nutritional Sciences - Food Science Option, B.S.
  • Human Nutritional Science - B.S.
  • Human Nutritional Science - Registered Dietitian Option, B.S.

As well as a Minor in Food & Nutritional Sciences and CERT in Dietetics, Certificate of Adv. Study.

Course requirements for each degree are available at