Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems

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Explore the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems

“I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture …” With the global population projected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, those words of George Washington (1794) have never been more relevant or agriculture more important than it is today.

At the College’s Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems, we are dedicated to offering programs designed for students interested in any of the broad range of exciting and challenging careers that are critical for providing current and future generations with adequate amounts of nutritious food through efficient, sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Through our Animal Science, Equine Studies, Nutrition, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) majors, our extensive course offerings, our farm and research facilities, and an outstanding and dedicated teaching and research faculty, our graduates are well prepared for careers in the dairy, equine, fish aquaculture, food crop and ornamental plant industries, as nutritional scientists or registered dietitians, or to pursue veterinary or M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

  • A future focused on helping people become in tune with their bodies
    Joshua Morrison '23 is a nutrition: nutritional sciences option major from Hanson, Massachusetts.
    A future focused on helping people become in tune with their bodies
    Joshua Morrison '23 is a nutrition: nutritional sciences option major from Hanson, Massachusetts.
  • Four years, two degrees
    Megann Sullivan is currently pursuing her associate degree in veterinary technology and plans to move to the four-year biomedical sciences: medical and veterinary sciences major following graduation.
    Four years, two degrees
    Megann Sullivan is currently pursuing her associate degree in veterinary technology and plans to move to the four-year biomedical sciences: medical and veterinary sciences major following graduation.
  • “So many benefits to eating a healthy, well-rounded diet”
    Lauren Grabeau is a nutrition and wellness major from Nashua, New Hampshire. While she didn’t arrive at UNH intending to major in nutrition, she’s excited to have found a major that has inspired her and awakened her passion.
    “So many benefits to eating a healthy, well-rounded diet”
    Lauren Grabeau is a nutrition and wellness major from Nashua, New Hampshire. While she didn’t arrive at UNH intending to major in nutrition, she’s excited to have found a major that has inspired her and awakened her passion.
  • “Proper nutrition is the foundation of good health”
    Halle Derouin is a nutrition: dietetics major and a culinary nutrition and food studies minor, and she is also enrolled in the accelerated nutritional sciences with dietetic internship master’s program.
    “Proper nutrition is the foundation of good health”
    Halle Derouin is a nutrition: dietetics major and a culinary nutrition and food studies minor, and she is also enrolled in the accelerated nutritional sciences with dietetic internship master’s program.
  • "There are so many reasons why nutrition is important"
    Julia Melius is a nutritional sciences master’s student from Reading, Massachusetts. She graduated from UNH in 2021 with a degree in nutrition with a dietetics option.
    "There are so many reasons why nutrition is important"
    Julia Melius is a nutritional sciences master’s student from Reading, Massachusetts. She graduated from UNH in 2021 with a degree in nutrition with a dietetics option.

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