Food and Nutritional Sciences General Emphasis

Degree requirements

Food and Nutritional Sciences student taking notes


The Food and Nutritional Science emphasis provides a broad background for those students interested in food and nutrition, but who are not seeking the registered dietitian (RD) credential.

Students with this degree may work in clinical, research, public health, or food service settings. The degree also provides an interesting background for those interested in nursing, dental hygiene, the allied health professions such as occupational therapy and physical therapy, culinary programs, and food science.

Many of these graduate programs have additional admission requirements, so students should plan appropriately.

Entering the Major

You may enter the major during your first quarter at SPU. Entrance after your first quarter requires only good academic standing (2.0 or higher SPU cumulative GPA). Consult the undergraduate catalog for complete information on how and when to enter and what you must do to complete the program.   

Faculty Contact

Joey Freeman

Assistant Professor of Nutrition; Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics; Director of Food and Nutrition
MS, Central Washington University

Phone: 206-281-2006
Office: Peterson Hall 207