• The Department of Nutrition and Food Science strives to achieve excellence in teaching and research. Our mission is to achieve distinction in basic and strategic research with significant social impacts.
  • We train our students to be experts in laboratory techniques, to be scientifically literate, and intellectually engaged. We seek to build a diverse community and to launch tomorrow's leaders. Our department has established an array of strategic partnerships to meet the global challenge by creating and maintaining state-of-the-art research facilities and research collaborations with faculty across the campus (School of Medicine, Biological Sciences, Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies, Karmanos Cancer Institute), as well as international collaborations.
  • Our curriculum is strongly based in biological, biochemical, and physical sciences. In addition to our dietetics program, the NFS curriculum provides strong preparation for a variety of health system-based and policy-making career opportunities (e.g., FDA and USDA), as well as for continuation of education in graduate school in nutrition science (MA, MS and PhD), public health (MPH) or other life sciences.
  • While providing a greater relevance to human health and human disease, our curriculum can help fulfill the prerequisites for pre-professional health programs (e.g. medical, dental, pharmacy, physician-assistant, physical therapy). By integrating the above sciences with applied and basic nutrition science, we have created a unique experience for students with an interest in science as it applies to human health.
  • Considering your strong interest in the health professions, we would like to encourage you to consider NFS as your major at Wayne State University.
  • To find out more about our NFS program, please visit our department website (http://clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/nfs), and feel free to contact Deanna Cavanaugh, NFS undergraduate advisor at ak5787@wayne.edu if you have any additional questions.




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