UGA Specific Information for Nutritional Sciences

The Nutritional Sciences major at The University of Georgia provides a comprehensive undergraduate experience to prepare students for careers in the health sceinces, including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and physical therapy. Nutritional Sciences students fulfill pre-med requirements while learning how diet and specific nutrients influence human physiology and disease.

This knowledge builds a solid foundation for careers in medicine or a related health science. Nutritional Sciences students receive specialized instruction in the roles of nutrients in supporting functions of the body and all its parts, from the whole person to the organ systems and their constituent cells. FACS Nutritional Sciences faculty aim to develop students who will be competitive for admission to graduate degree programs in research, medicine, and the allied health sciences.

Employers Hiring UGA Nutritional Sciences for the Class of 2016*

Athens Regional Medical Center | Atlanta Heart Specialists | Chelsey Park Health & Rehabilitation | Dermatology Affiliates | Georgia High School Association | Harrison Poultry, Inc. | Insight Global | MEDLIFE | PhysAssist Scribes, Inc. | Piedmont Heart Institute | The University of Georgia | The Walt Disney World Resort

Job Titles of UGA Nutritional Sciences Majors for the Class of 2016*

Certified Nursing Assistant | Coordinator | Hatchery Manager | Lifeguard | Medical Assistant | Medical Scribe | Patient Care Tech | Practice Administrator | Recruiter | Senior Facility Manager | Soccer Referee

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Nutritional Sciences Majors for the Class of 2016*

Athens Technical College | Augusta University | Columbus State University | Emory University | Georgia State University | Georgia State University-Perimeter College | Life University | Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences | Mercer University | The University of Georgia

UGA Nutritional Sciences Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*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 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.

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