Nutrition and Food Sciences

The Science of Nutrition

Texas Woman's University's Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences focuses on the role of nutrition in:

  • Health
  • Disease prevention
  • Curing health issues

With innovative programs, and a focus on experiential learning and research, TWU's nutrition and food sciences programs cover aspects of the human body and nutrition. Options include culinary science, business and product development, researching the impact of exercise on muscle proteins, sensory evaluation and analysis, and much more.

Student Spotlight

TWU student Lily Sebastian

“When choosing which university to attend, I felt TWU was the perfect fit for me due to its welcoming environment, nationally recognized nutrition program and opportunities for undergraduate students to work side-by-side with accomplished faculty members.”

Lily Sebastian, Nutritional Sciences Major

Alumni Spotlight

Michelle Tribble in her chef uniform outside Hell's Kitchen in Las Vegas.

“TWU helped me learn more science about food. You can learn techniques all day but you don’t learn scientific details when you’re just learning about cooking food. Breaking down the science of why [reactions] happen I learned at Texas Woman's University.”

Michelle Tribble (BAS '16)

Executive Chef of Culinary Development, Gordon Ramsay North America

Academic Programs

Our programs and courses are offered in three formats: face-to-face, hybrid or online. Face-to-face and hybrid courses are offered at a variety of day and time combinations. The format of each program varies and more specific information is available in the description of each program.

Undergraduate Programs

BAS in Culinary Science and Food Service Management (with Culinology® certification)

Offered on TWU's Denton campus, this program builds on your associate of applied sciences in culinary arts and gives you the experience and knowledge needed for a career as a research or culinary chef.

BS in Food and Nutrition in Business and Industry

Offered on TWU's Denton campus (with some online options), this undergraduate program focuses on the business side of food manufacturing, product development and distribution.

BS in Nutrition, emphasis in Dietetics

Offered on TWU's Denton campus (with some online options), this nutrition program provides the coursework required to apply for an internship toward a career as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).

BS in Nutrition, emphasis in Nutritional Sciences

Offered on TWU's Denton campus (with some online options), this nutrition program prepares you for a career researching or teaching nutritional sciences. This program is also the first step in several professional studies requiring advanced degrees, including physical therapyoccupational therapy and various medical fields.

BS in Nutrition, emphasis in Wellness 

Offered on TWU's Denton campus (with some online options), this nutrition program combines nutrition and health studies to prepare you to earn certified health education specialist (CHES) credentials.

Graduate Programs

MS in Nutrition - Online and Classroom options

TWU's MS in Nutrition is available on our Denton campus and Houston campus with thesis, coursework-only and 100% online options.

MS in Exercise and Sports Nutrition

In a combined degree with Kinesiology, study how diet and exercise impact muscle proteins and body composition in Texas Woman's exercise and sports nutrition program. Thesis and coursework only options are available on TWU's Denton campus.

MS in Food Science and Flavor Chemistry

Available on TWU's Denton campus, our innovative food science and flavor chemistry program prepares you for a career as a flavor chemist.

PhD in Nutrition

Further your career in research or academia with TWU's PhD in Nutrition, available on both the Denton campus and Houston campus.

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