Additional Menu

B.S. in Foods and Nutrition

Web Content Display Web Content Display

B.S. in Foods and Nutrition at SEU

Our history spans over 100 years of experience in foods, nutrition and dietetics education. Our Department of Foods and Nutrition has been a leader in the profession, producing graduates who successfully and confidently serve in many nutrition-related fields:

  • In clinical settings – including specialized nutrition practice areas such renal disease, home care, critical care/nutrition support and pediatric oncology.
  • As entrepreneurs in private practice – areas such as integrative nutrition and wellness, diabetes, eating disorders and as lactation consultants.
  • In successful careers in the food industry – as product and regulatory specialists and sensory analysts. Past graduates are now working in the cosmetic industry, adult nutrition-pharmaceuticals, as well as veterinary pharmaceutical sales.
  • Graduates have also pursued medical careers for Physician Assistant, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Acupuncture.

Why SEU UG in Foods and Nutrition?

We offer a recently renovated and upgraded foods laboratory along with contemporary science facilities, including a new state-of-the-art interprofessional simulation lab. This provides an academic atmosphere for learning that promotes interaction among faculty and students from other science and healthcare disciplines.

Driven by an institutional mission focused on teaching excellence, we have award-winning faculty who have been honored by fellow educators of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), an accomplished textbook author and editor, and a faculty member who completed fellowship training at the distinguished Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania.

We also prize our award-winning students. A SEU Nutrition and Dietetics senior has been the recipient of the annual NJ AND Outstanding Student Award in the DPD category for ten of the past 13 years!

Our small class size allows for personalized learning, but more importantly we emphasize student collaboration and engagement through project-based learning and faculty-guided field experiences. Many of our FN graduates identify our learning environment, and the quality of our curriculum, as important components of their post-graduate success.

So how are we doing? Our three-year program data survey says it all. Nearly 90% of FN graduates rated our program highly for overall teaching and quality of academic advising. In fact, nearly 70% of graduates provided a rating of excellence for faculty mentoring.

We welcome traditional-aged students, as well as continuing studies students who may be transferring to earn a first degree or who are seeking a second degree. Course offerings for the undergraduate program are primarily offered during the day with a few evening courses.

If you are returning to school or considering transferring courses, please consult our community college crosswalk for chemistry.

Important Notice for Applicants Considering the Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration:

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master's degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).

In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor's degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. Therefore, students now entering nutrition and dietetics concentration will need to plan accordingly.

For more information about this requirement, visit CDR's website:


The undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics at Saint Elizabeth University will not be seeking re-accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).  We are pleased to announce that the Department of Foods and Nutrition has received initial accreditation from ACEND for a Graduate Program (future model design). 

The new SEU Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics will meet the 2024 ACEND and CDR professional standard for a master’s degree and aligned experiential competencies. This program is set to launch Fall 2025!  SEU is pleased to offer a new streamlined pathway for becoming a Registered Dietitian!

The Nutrition and Dietetics undergraduate concentration is currently being remodeled as a pre-dietetics, non-accredited option to help traditional, transfer and second-degree students reach pre-professional program qualifications. If you have immediate questions, please contact Monica Luby at

Posted January 2024

Learn More About Our B.S. in Foods and Nutrition Program

Important Information