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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 abound for you upon completion of your baccalaureate degree. You could pursue the role of educator of people 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: hospitals, schools, restaurants, governmental agencies, health clubs and spas, among many others.

The Program

The food and nutrition program provides you with a strong science and mathematics foundation and the laboratory experiences that enhance your understanding and knowledge. You will leave Finger Lakes ready to successfully compete at the four-year college or university of your choice. Students transfer to SUNY institutions, Cornell, University of Rochester, RIT, and colleges across the county.

Honors Courses: The College offers honors courses that provide enhanced educational experiences for students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability. Enrollment in honors courses is open to qualified students in this degree program, as well as all other qualified FLCC students. Successful completion of honors courses or an Honors Certificate may increase student transfer options to four-year institutions.

The Experience

Finger Lakes features small classes and personal attention. Your faculty are genuinely interested in you and your success! Along with 20 or so classmates you will engage in active problem solving and creative thinking. You will bring theory to application and continue to expand your knowledge along the way. The college has all the tools you need, scientific models, preserved specimen, modern labs and technical equipment!

The Graduates

Graduates successfully transfer to such four-year institutions as the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, Cornell University, SUNY Colleges at Brockport, Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse, Buffalo, and Geneseo, in addition to Keuka and St. John Fisher Colleges.*

The Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available to qualified students. All you need to know can be found at

The Faculty

Human Nutrition and Food faculty bring real life experience to the classroom. Registered dietitians, former directors of local WIC(Women, Infants and Children) programs, clinical dietitians, and faculty members with master's degrees in chemistry, biology and nutrition are all part of the program. The faculty bring the excitement and wonder of the field of nutrition to the students, providing expertise on the scientific, theoretical, and practical aspects of the field. Students leave well-prepared to succeed at their four-year college of choice.