Culinary Science and Nutrition BSFCS/Foods and Nutrition MS

A Culinary Science and Nutrition degree prepares students for careers with food industry, research, or manufacturing companies in areas such as food production operations, quality assurance and control, and food research and development. Those with graduate degrees are more competitive and likely to find additional opportunities. A master's thesis will also expand the student's opportunities for careers in research or to continue their education and pursue a Ph.D.

Admission to Program

By the start of their junior year, students will apply to the pathway. Students will be admitted to the pathway in the spring of their junior year. Students will apply to the pathway via an online application along with an unofficial transcript and a signed acknowledgment that they are aware of the criteria for them to be accepted to the graduate program. Acceptance into the pathway is not a guarantee of acceptance into the graduate program.

Students must have completed CHEM 1211/L, CHEM 1212/L with grades of C or better, taken FDNS 2100, and have a 3.5 GPA for admittance to the pathway.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Any dual-level graduate course appropriate to the student's major. A maximum of 12 credit hours may count in the graduate program of study.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

At the start of their senior year, students will apply to the Graduate program. We are asking them to take the GRE and meet the same requirements as other graduate program applicants (300 GRE 150 V, 150 Q, 3.5 A), 3.0 minimum GPA, and other requirements as posted on our website.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Donna Holcomb
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-9920
  • Address: 176 Dawson Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Culinary Science and Nutrition B.S.F.C.S.
  • Department/College: Nutritional Sciences

Advising Contact

  • Name: Melissa Garber
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-1006
  • Address: 112 Dawson Hall

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Ginnefer Cox
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-1171
  • Address: 176 Dawson Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Foods and Nutrition M.S.
  • Department/College: Nutritional Sciences

Advising Contact

  • Name: Barbara Grossman
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-4908
  • Address: 271 Dawson Hall