Option in Nutritional Sciences & Food Systems
The Option in Nutritional Sciences and Food Systems is a degree track under the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Food, and Environment. Students will be prepared through hands-on learning opportunities with practical application in the food and nutrition, health sciences, and the agriculture and natural sciences industries. They will develop skills in nutrition science and food systems, ag economics and marketing, soil science, organic agriculture, and urban agriculture.
Adults and youth in Kentucky and across the country face obesity and health problems. Classes in this option prepare students for jobs facing important nutrition and wellness issues that society faces and will continue to manage as global food challenges rise. Graduates will find career opportunities in nutrition research, advocacy, food safety, and production and processing.
Agriculture is one of the top-employing fields in the U.S. Students in Kentucky State University’s College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences will take advantage of the newly-renovated and state-of-the-art Atwood Research Facility, a 300-acre research and demonstration farm, a 14-acre aquaculture research facility, and a 300-acre environmental education and research facility.
DID YOU KNOW?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts
average annual job openings for graduates with bachelors degrees in areas including
food, agriculture & environment.
MEDIAN WAGE: $60,370
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
MEDIAN WAGE: $46,080
MEDIAN WAGE: $61,340
• Plant scientist
• Fermentation scientist
• Flavor technologist
• Food production supervisor
• Food safety/ quality assurance manager
• Food technologist
• Packaging engineer
• Produce buyer
• Produce inspector
• Product development food scientist