UGA Specific Information for Culinary Science and Nutrition

The Culinary Science and Nutrition program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates principles of food science, nutrition, and the culinary arts. Culinary Science and Nutrition majors examine the functions of ingredients in foods and food products. Students also learn how to conduct analytical evaluation of foods, including color, pH, viscosity, and moisture content. Sensory characteristics (appearance, aroma, taste, flavor, texture) which impact consumer acceptance of food products when ingredients are modified or removed are also examined. Students learn to apply this knowledge to the selection, preparation, and processing of food in commercial and industrial environments.

A Culinary Science and Nutrition major prepares students for positions in the food industry, industrial food service (e.g. hospitals, schools, etc.), and for food and nutrition-related educational positions. 

Class of 2017*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

-Participate in the Career Center's Intern for a Day program to explore career fields of interest.

-Conduct informational interviews. Build your network through brief one-on-one conversations with professionals in your career fields of interest. Speak to your Career Consultant to discuss how to set up and prepare for informational interviews.

-Join a student organization related to your interests and goals. Get active and taken on leadership roles in professional, service, social, advocacy, and/or honor organizations to gain valuable experience.

-Look for student-specific and career resources from professional associations affiliated with your career fields of interest.

-Take on an internship, part-time job, or volunteer opportunity related to your career fields of interest. Utilize Handshake to find these opportunities. 

-Seek research, presentation, and writing opportunities.

-Explore and discuss graduate school options and resources early.

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

O*NET (click on Find Occupations)

Occupational Outlook Handbook  (type in general term for career of interest)

Career One Stop

Career Insider: Vault Guides  (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "Career Insider". Select "Industries and Professions".)

Candid Career  (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "". View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)

Employment Websites

Professional Associations/Resources

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Culinary Science and Nutrition Majors for the Class of 2017*

Charleston Southern University | New York University | The Culinary Institute of America | The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Culinary Science and Nutrition Majors

Georgia Department of Public Health | Hormel Foods | Jenny Craig | KIND Snacks | Life Time Fitness | Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, L.L.C. | National Distributing Company | PepsiCo | Roger Wood Foods | The Coca-Cola Company | UGA Extension | USDA | Waffle House, Inc. | Zaxby's

Possible Job Titles for UGA Culinary Science and Nutrition Majors

Business Development Manager for Genetic Testing Sales | Cafeteria Attendant and Chef Garde Manger | Extension Agent | Field Sales Representative Trainee | Fitness Professional | Ingredient and Formula Governance Team | Nutritionist | PDI Technician | Product Manager | Product Sales | QC Lab Manager | Technical Services for Product Strategy and Development | Weight Loss Consultant | WIC Nutritionist


*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2017 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.