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Food Systems, Nutrition, & Health

School of Public Health

Food Systems, Nutrition and Health provides students with a foundation of knowledge in nutritional sciences, food systems, food studies and population health. Through an examination of food and nutrition policies and practices that affect sustainable diets and long-term health, students will gain a multidisciplinary perspective of the food environment, including the interplay of food and nutrition, human behavior, business, culture and the environment.

Major category: Minimum requirements

Topic(s): Health, Natural and environmental sciences, Social sciences

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Degree requirements

Applicant type

Applicant type

Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school students with college credit (like Running Start).

Food Systems, Nutrition and Health is a minimum requirements major. You may declare this major after enrolling at the UW and completing the prerequisites. Visit the department website for more information.

Quarters of general admisson to UW: autumn / winter (U.S. applicants only) / spring / summer

Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission.

  • Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree
  • Visit MyPlan to run a degree audit.
  • Use the UW Equivalency Guide to find out how courses taken at a Washington state community or technical college will transfer to the UW.
  • UW college and school graduation requirements

Department admission information

Departmental application deadline: Third Friday of each quarter.
Please contact the department for details about the application process.

Read more about applying to the UW as a transfer student.

Courses required for the major:

Upon completion of the following students may declare the major every quarter:

  1. NUTR 200 NSc – Nutrition for Today or equivalent
  2. English composition (5 credits) with minimum 2.0 grade
  3. Minimum 45 college credits required
  4. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA required
  • See department website for more information.

Entering transfer information:

Total undergraduates: 195
Total from Washington community colleges: 41

Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):

3.75 – 4.00: 5
3.50 – 3.74: 13
3.25 – 3.49: 7
3.00 – 3.24: 6
2.75 – 2.99: 8
2.50 – 2.74: <5
2.49 and below: <5

Career outcomes

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