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Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences

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Welcome to the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences (FNS)

The Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences offers Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degrees in Food Science, Nutritional Science, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, and dual degrees in Food Science & Biology or in Nutritional Science & Biology.  It also offers thesis and non-thesis Masters of Science (M.S.) degrees in Food Science or Nutritional Science and is part of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Integrative Biosciences.




The Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences' vision is to educate highly competent professionals of all nationalities pursuing career paths or graduate school at either the M.S. or Ph.D. level.


Our mission is to training students in acquiring adequate knowledge, skills and competencies in food and nutritional sciences during integrated classroom instructions, hands-on research and extramural experiential learning opportunities in preparation as professionals in the global economy.


  • An FNS Food Product Development Team (Azziza Robinson, Lillie Franklin, Ashley Barboza, Jasmine Gates, Chelsea Greer) participated at the South Eastern IFT (SEIFT) Meeting, Student Recognition & Competition at Alabama A&M University on April 11, 2017.  The Team was Place 3rd.  Jasmine Gates, Undergraduate and Laura Mena, Graduate were recognized for SEIFT Leadership Award from Tuskegee University.
  • TUFANS (Food and Nutrition Science Club) setup a Food/Nutrition Jeopardy game for the prospective students during the University Open House on March 25, 2017.
  • An FNS Group participated in SEIFT Food Industry Expo in Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, GA, on February 7, 2017.
  • George Washington Carver Lecture Series (GWCLS 2016) was held on November 3, 2016 at Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Tuskegee University.
  • WORLD FOOD DAY: Sunday October 16, 2016.  "Climate is changing. Food and Agriculture must too".
  • FNS Student Annual Reception was held on September 15, 2016.  


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Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, 204 Morrison-Mayberry Building, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: 334-727-8162 , Fax: 334-727-8812, E-mail: