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Work as a dietitian to help others foster healthy relationships with nutrition.

Dietetics ­– B.S. in Food & Nutrition, Dietetics Emphasis

In the Dietetics program at Montana State, students interested in pursuing a career as a registered dietician gain a strong foundational understanding in food and nutrition, food service management and clinical nutrition. At the conclusion of their undergraduate study, Dietetics students should be prepared to enter a graduate degree-level dietetic internship such as the Montana Dietetic Internship, which is required in order to be eligible to take the exam for dietetic registration.

The Food & Nutrition major at Montana State offers one additional Option Within the Major: Nutrition Science.


Undergraduate Food & Nutrition students Emily Raber and Cullen Kinnaire are conducting research projects related to a larger Montana State project to develop a peanut bar product with Senegalese farmers.


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Montana State leverages more than $120 million annually to support pioneering research across our departments, institutes and centers.

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Food Product Development Lab
Montana State hosts the Food Product Development Lab, which works on a variety of food development projects designed to improve pantry staples with healthier, locally-produced ingredients.

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Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.



Dietetics students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Registered Dietician
  • Registered Dietician Nutritionist
  • Food/Nutrition Entrepreneurship
  • Sports or Wellness Nutrition
  • Management Dietitian

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.