To date, we’ve asked 39 current and past nutrition science students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

Of the many factors that go into choosing a major, degree satisfaction is an important one.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a nutrition science degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a nutrition science degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are nutrition science students compared to other degrees?

Overall, nutrition science students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 2.8 out of 5. This is low compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, nutrition science students rate their happiness similarly to students in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Management, Communication Sciences and Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to nutrition science

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Chemical Engineering$100,209
Engineering Technologies$80,360
Pharmaceutical Sciences and Management$112,496
Nutrition Science$48,655
Communication Sciences$43,894
Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies$63,306
Communicative Disorders$41,914
Engineering$90,339

Let's break that down further.

Are nutrition science students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.8 out of 5 stars
54 ratings
5 stars
28%
4 stars
30%
3 stars
31%
2 stars
7%
1 stars
0%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.6 out of 5 stars
53 ratings
5 stars
23%
4 stars
38%
3 stars
19%
2 stars
13%
1 stars
6%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in nutrition science experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did nutrition science graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what nutrition science grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
2.6 out of 5 stars
52 ratings
5 stars
8%
4 stars
12%
3 stars
31%
2 stars
23%
1 stars
23%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were nutrition science students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
2.8 out of 5 stars
39 ratings
5 stars
13%
4 stars
13%
3 stars
26%
2 stars
28%
1 stars
15%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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