Prospective Students

Are you considering a career in Food Science or Nutrition?


nutrition studentsThe continually growing field of food science and the ever evolving world of nutrition are exciting fields with plentiful career options after graduation. Food science encompasses a wide range of careers in food-related work. As one of the nation's largest occupational sectors, food scientists work in fields from product developers to food safety experts. Nutrition also allows its graduates to find employment in exciting fields, including dietetics, food service and healthcare. 

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Food Science and Nutrition. The Department of Food Science and Nutrition is administered by the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, offering opportunities to learn beyond your major to collaborate with new and exciting scientific breakthroughs happening all across the Twin Cities campus.

Admission Information

The University of Minnesota Office of Admissions handles all applications for undergraduate admissions to the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. For information on how to apply, application materials, a complete list of requirements for applicants, and an online application visit the Office of Admissions.

For tuition costs and financial aid information, please see the Office of Student Finance.

CFANS students work on issues that make a real difference in the quality of our daily lives. CFANS students enroll in programs leading to careers in science, animal science, food science, nutrition, environmental science, environmental horticulture, and plant science, as well as business, communication and education. The college is consistently recognized as a national leader. 

Freshman Admissions

Transfer Admissions

Casey Kuenn
Admissions Counselor
190 Coffey Hall
612-625-3284
ckuenn@umn.edu

Michelle Overtoom
(for transfers from within the U of M system)
190 Coffey Hall
612-626-0395
overt012@umn.edu

Alyssa Kotzian
(for transfer students not already attending the U of M)
190 Coffey Hall
612-624-3220
kotz0015@umn.edu