Food and Nutrition: Food Service Management (B.S.)


The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in food and nutrition with a food service management option.

This degree program offers students traditional laboratory and classroom learning—plus supervised practice experiences that provide the hands-on experience needed for successful careers.

The program includes coursework in biology, chemistry, food and nutrition, management, management information systems, and business—plus supervised work experiences. A minor in business administration or marketing is recommended.

A number of activities and organizations enable students to interact with other students and professionals in the industry, including the Food and Nutrition Club, which provides mentoring opportunities and career guidance.

Other opportunities include the local pre-professional student chapter of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Alpha Phi Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national family and consumer sciences honor organization.

Required Courses


Food service management is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States.

Food service management graduates are qualified for managerial positions in industry, private restaurants/clubs, hotel/motel food service, fast food chains, healthcare facilities, airline food service, college/university food service, military food service, and correctional facilities food service.

In addition, the program is preparation for graduate school.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the Department of Applied Health Sciences offers a variety of scholarships and awards. Scholarships are also offered by local, state, and national dietetics associations.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Department of Applied Health Sciences
Indiana State University


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Applied Health Sciences
Indiana State University