Food and Nutrition Major with Nutrition Science Option

The nutrition science option is designed to prepare a student for admission to medical (allopathic or osteopathic), dental, or graduate school with an emphasis on nutrition and biochemistry. A student can earn a verification statement if all dietetic course requirements are met for the ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics. Although the nutrition science option provides a strong background for most professional schools, students must contact individual schools for specific post-baccalaureate entrance requirements. 

Students must receive a grade of “C” or higher in all required courses as outlined in the major.

Freshman YearCredits
FallSpring
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I4  
Choose one of the following:3  
COMX 111US - Introduction to Public Speaking
or Any US Core
PSYX 100IS - Intro to Psychology4  
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus4  
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II  4
NUTR 221CS - Basic Human Nutrition  3
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics  3
WRIT 101W - College Writing I  3
University Core  3
Year Total: 15 16
Sophomore YearCredits
FallSpring
BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology4  
CHMY 321 - Organic Chemistry I4  
PHSX 205 - College Physics I4  
WRIT 201 - College Writing II3  
BIOH 201 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I  5
CHMY 323 - Organic Chemistry II  4
PHSX 207 - College Physics II  4
University Core  3
Year Total: 15 16
Junior YearCredits
FallSpring
BIOH 211 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II4  
HDFS 359 - Theories and Skills for the Human Services,Theor Skills for Human Service3  
NUTR 321 - Nutrition in the Life Cycle3  
NUTR 351 - Nutrition and Society3  
University Core3  
BCH 380 - Biochemistry  5
Choose one of the following:  3
BIOH 320 - Biomedical Genetics
or BIOB 375 - General Genetics
HDFS 371 - Research Methods in HHD  3
NUTR 401 - Nutrition Assessment/Counsel  3
Year Total: 16 14
Senior YearCredits
FallSpring
BIOH 313 - Neurophysiology3  
BIOM 360 - General Microbiology5  
NUTR 421 - Macronutrient Metabolism3  
NUTR 425 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I3  
BIOH 323 - Human Developmental Biology  4
NUTR 422 - Micronutrient Metabolism  3
Choose one of the following:  3
PSYX 340 - Abnormal Psychology
or PSYX 380 - Memory & Cognition
Elective  1
University Core   3
Year Total: 14 14
Total Program Credits: 120