DNS has three majors:

  1. Nutritional Sciences (NS): within either CHE or CALS
  2. Human Biology, Health, and Society (HBHS): only within CHE
  3. Global and Public Health Sciences (GPHS): within either CHE or CALS

DNS also has students within the Biological Sciences major in the Human Nutrition concentration, who may be within either CALS or the College of Arts & Sciences (A&S) and are assigned DNS faculty advisors.

When deciding which College might be the right home for you, there are two important considerations to keep in mind.

First, major requirements do not differ between Colleges; e.g., NS majors in both CHE and CALS complete the same biology, chemistry, and nutrition courses. The difference between being an NS major in CHE vs. CALS is in how students develop their major through their use of elective courses in the respective Colleges, as described below.

Second, in general, a student’s choice of College is based on their secondary interests; i.e., those outside their direct major content area. In CHE, students will find a range of courses and opportunities in topics related to design, people, psychology, and policy. In CALS, students will find a range of courses and opportunities in topics related to plants, animals, economics, and food science. Students should visit each College’s Prospective Students pages within their Admissions websites for more information.

Contact us at aadns@cornell.edu