Study the Science of Animal and Human Health
Are you interested in improving and protecting the health of your community? Do you want to pursue a career in public health with a focus on providing high-quality nutrition or ensuring the safety of the food we eat? Or, are you more interested in exploring the relationship between animals and humans, developing life-saving treatments, or improving nutrition to prevent disease?
Do your long-term plans include continuing on to an accredited veterinary or medical school? If so, one of our health professions majors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences may be right for you.
Paths to Public Health Careers
Find ways to use living cells and biological processes to develop products and technologies to feed and clothe a growing population and fight disease. You may choose to specialize in applied biotechnology, food and beverage fermentation, or industrial plant and microbial biotechnology.
Family Studies & Human Development
Nutrition & Food Systems
Make sure that the food we eat is nutritious, affordable, and sustainably grown. You'll gain the knowledge and expertise in food-related policy that you'll need to advocate for sustainable production of nutritious food to feed the world.
Paths to Veterinary or Medical School
Transform your interest in animals into a rewarding career by exploring how animals, science, and business can work together to further industry, education, and environmental and human health. You may choose to specialize in industry-business, equine, race track, or science/pre-professional studies.
Find new ways to prevent and treat disease and turn these discoveries into life-saving innovations. You may choose to specialize in food safety and consumer health, plant pathology and microbiology, environmental microbiology, microbial genomics and biotechnology, or medical microbiology.
Prevent disease and advance healthy living through better nutrition. You may choose to focus on dietetics with the goal of becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist or nutrition and dietetic technician, or nutrition with the goal of pursuing graduate studies such as medical, nursing, or pharmacy school.
Precision Nutrition & Wellness
Revolutionize our approach to nutrition, health, and wellness. Apply the latest technology to assess the risk of developing illnesses like cancer and cardiovascular disease and to test possible diet and exercise changes using genetic and lifestyle markers.