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Liberal Arts and Sciences with Advisement Area in Human Nutrition and Food

The Degree

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Outlook

Opportunities await you upon completion of your baccalaureate degree. You could pursue the role of educating people that are dealing with diseases such as diabetes, or perhaps you want to develop hospital food that meets patient nutritional needs but wins 4 star awards, or you are interested in the science of food and want to be on the forefront of new food inventions. You choose your direction. Job opportunities exist in all types of organizations including:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Restaurants
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Health Clubs and Spas

The Program

The A.S. liberal arts and sciences degree program with an advisement area in human nutrition and food provides you with a strong science and mathematics foundation that will enhance your understanding and knowledge. In addition, you will gain sufficient laboratory experience while enrolled in the program. You will leave FLCC ready to successfully compete at a four-year college or university of your choice.

Honors Courses: If you have demonstrated outstanding academic ability, you will have the opportunity to take honors courses at FLCC that provide enhanced educational experiences. If you are a qualified student in this degree program or are a qualified student from another program, enrollment in honors courses is open to you. Successful completion of honors courses or an Honors Certificate may increase your transfer options to four-year institutions.

The Experience

FLCC features small classes and personal attention. The faculty dedicates strong attention toward you and is genuinely interested in your success. Along with 20 or so classmates, you will engage in active problem solving and creative thinking during your program experience. You will bring theory to application and continue to expand your knowledge along the way. FLCC has all the tools you need along with scientific models, preserved specimen, modern labs, and technical equipment.

The Graduates

Graduates successfully transfer to four-year institutions* such as:

  • The University of Rochester
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Cornell University
  • Keuka College
  • St. John Fisher College
  • SUNY Colleges at Brockport, Environmental Science and Forestry, Buffalo, and Geneseo

* This is a sampling of some of the four-year colleges and universities to which FLCC students have transferred. Please consult your advisor or the educational planning and career services office for a complete listing of transfer agreements between Finger Lakes Community College and four-year institutions.

The Scholarships

Scholarships are available to qualified students. For more information, visit the FLCC scholarships page or you can contact the financial aid office.

The Faculty

The faculty in the human nutrition and food program brings real life experience to the classroom. Registered and clinical dietitians, former local WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program directors, and faculty members with master's degrees in chemistry, biology, and nutrition, serve as integral parts of the program. The faculty brings the excitement and wonder of the field of nutrition to you, providing expertise on the scientific, theoretical, and practical aspects of the field. Upon completing your degree, you will leave well-prepared to succeed at a four-year college or university of your choice.