Foods and Nutrition in Business*

If you possess a flair for food and the ability to communicate effectively, then the foods and nutrition in business major could be for you. This major helps bridge the gap between industry and the consumer, and prepares you for a marketing/sales career within the food industry. Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a Bachelor of Science degree.

*No longer admitting new students

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Potential Job Titles

  • Foods and nutrition consumer educator
  • Public relations director
  • Food stylist
  • Product evaluator
  • Food editor
  • Industry/consumer liaison

Graduates will also be qualified to work in the following areas:

  • Consumer affairs
  • Test kitchens
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Technical sales
  • Food sales
  • Retail sales
  • Ingredient sales

Experiential Learning

The Department of Nutrition Science provides access to internship and recruitment information for students majoring in foods and nutrition in business. Through an internship, you can get actual industry experience that will give you an edge with prospective employers.

Potential Graduate School Options

Successful completion of the FNBS major is good preparation for graduate school and particularly for an MBA as it includes most of the courses required for admission to most MBA programs.  The emphasis on foods, nutrition, and business make it an excellent foundation for graduate study.

Degree Requirements & Academic Advising Worksheets

The program combines food science and nutrition with courses in management, business, and communication, and emphasizes marketing and sales in the foods industry.

How do I switch my major?

If you are interested in switching your major to Foods and Nutrition in Business, please visit the Change to an HHS Major page to learn more about the process to enter the College of Health & Human Sciences.

How do I transfer to Purdue?

If you are interested in transferring to Foods and Nutrition in Business from another college or university, please visit the Future Transfer Students page to learn more about the steps needed to finish your degree at Purdue University.

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