Online Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship

Are you passionate about innovating at the intersection of food and nutrition? Our food and nutrition degree can prepare you for careers in the food industry, from marketing and management to research and development. You’ll also gain the capabilities necessary to launch entrepreneurial food ventures.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 120

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The bachelor's degree in food and nutrition entrepreneurship prepares you to tackle ongoing challenges in the field. These challenges include banning plastic, managing inventory, labeling food, preparing for eCommerce and more. Our program trains aspiring food and nutrition entrepreneurs to find innovative solutions. With a food and nutrition degree, you'll be ready to revolutionize the food industry and contribute to a growing field.

What do you learn in a food entrepreneurship degree?

 

Besides food manufacturing, marketing and management, you'll learn about nutrition science and human nutrition. You can pair this knowledge with business skills to innovate in the food and nutrition industry for a company or on your own. You'll gain the expertise to launch food or nutrition-related startups. You'll also learn how to create standalone businesses for individual practice and consulting. Our food and nutrition program covers how to develop an online presence backed by evidence-based principles. You'll also explore routes for innovation in food and nutrition through research and development.

Food and entrepreneurship topics covered in this program

  • Business and entrepreneurship.
  • Food manufacturing.
  • Food marketing.
  • Food service management.
  • Media and communication.
  • School nutrition.
  • Sustainability.

Our food and nutrition entrepreneurship program blends experiential learning into the curriculum. You’ll have the unique opportunity to work with specialists in the field. For instance, you could see the inner workings of restaurant ownership or work with a local farm. These practical experiences arranged by the college enable you to build professional relationships and establish a direction for your career.

Food and nutrition degree courses

Our well-rounded food and nutrition degree curriculum covers a range of topics. You can take courses on agriculture, food, health, leadership, management, marketing and nutrition. Our coursework will help you develop transferable skills for careers in the food industry, some of which haven't been created yet.


CHM 101: Introductory Chemistry (SQ)


BIO 160: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (SQ)


MIC 205: Microbiology (SG)


MIC 206: Microbiology Laboratory (SG)


ENG 301: Writing for the Professions (L)


TWC 301: Fundamentals of Writing for Digital Media (L)


ACC 382: Accounting and Financial Analysis


AGB 250: Economics of Resource Allocation: Food and Agriculture


Related careers

Graduates from the food and nutrition entrepreneurship program will have the knowledge to address significant challenges in the food industry. By understanding nutrition principles and gaining business acumen, our aspiring food and nutrition entrepreneurs are prepared for diverse roles. These include:

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)


Growth: 14.5 %
Salary: $53,940

Chef


Growth: 9.6 %
Salary: $45,950

Community Health Worker


Growth: 18.1 %
Salary: $38,370

Food Quality Control Technician (Food QC Technician)


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $39,910

Food Scientist


Growth: 5.7 %
Salary: $63,660

Food Service Manager


Growth: 9.3 %
Salary: $31,960

Production Assistant


Growth: 9.9 %
Salary: $47,900

Public Relations Manager (PR Manager)


Growth: 10.4 %
Salary: $111,280

Restaurant Manager


Growth: 9 %
Salary: $52,030

A degree from changemakers in food and nutrition

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

A degree from changemakers in food and nutrition

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Join one of the best schools for nutrition

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5


million in research expenditures.

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