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.

  • Taking Action for the Community
    Liv Thrower is a nutrition major from Windham, New Hampshire.
    Taking Action for the Community
    Liv Thrower is a nutrition major from Windham, New Hampshire.
  • Food insecurity concerns lead to change in major
    Alexandra Papadakis ’21 has long been interested in food. When she started at UNH, she thought that interest would take her in the direction of how it’s grown, harvested, marketed, consumed. Then she started thinking more about hunger.
    Food insecurity concerns lead to change in major
    Alexandra Papadakis ’21 has long been interested in food. When she started at UNH, she thought that interest would take her in the direction of how it’s grown, harvested, marketed, consumed. Then she started thinking more about hunger.
  • Nutrition Degree Became the Foundation of Medical Career
    Daniel Kahn graduated from UNH in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. The only person in his immediate family in the healthcare field, Daniel has been a nurse practitioner since 2016.
    Nutrition Degree Became the Foundation of Medical Career
    Daniel Kahn graduated from UNH in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. The only person in his immediate family in the healthcare field, Daniel has been a nurse practitioner since 2016.
  • Nutrition Degree Prepared Alum for Chiropractic Career
    George Jumpp graduated in 2014 with a degree in nutritional sciences and went on to earn a doctorate in chiropractic. An accomplished member of UNH’s track team, George credits chiropractic care with contributing to his success as an athlete. The apex of George’s track career came unexpectedly on...
    Nutrition Degree Prepared Alum for Chiropractic Career
    George Jumpp graduated in 2014 with a degree in nutritional sciences and went on to earn a doctorate in chiropractic. An accomplished member of UNH’s track team, George credits chiropractic care with contributing to his success as an athlete. The apex of George’s track career came unexpectedly on...
  • From Nutritional Sciences Major to Plastic Surgeon
    When Natalie Godfrey ’10 tells current undergraduates not be afraid to challenge themselves, it isn’t a knee-jerk platitude: it’s honest advice that’s reflected in her own life choices. Learn about her journey from nutrition science major to plastic surgeon.
    From Nutritional Sciences Major to Plastic Surgeon
    When Natalie Godfrey ’10 tells current undergraduates not be afraid to challenge themselves, it isn’t a knee-jerk platitude: it’s honest advice that’s reflected in her own life choices. Learn about her journey from nutrition science major to plastic surgeon.

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