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
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I4
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II4
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus4
PSYX 100IS - Intro to Psychology4
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics3
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3
Choose one of the following:3
COMX 111US - Introduction to Public Speaking (formerly COM 110US)
US 101US - First Year Seminar
University Core and Electives5
Year Total: 30
Sophomore YearCredits
BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology4
BIOH 201 - Hum Anatomy & Physiology I5
CHMY 321 - Organic Chemistry I4
CHMY 323 - Organic Chemistry II4
NUTR 221CS - Basic Human Nutrition3
PHSX 205 - College Physics I4
PHSX 207 - College Physics II4
University Core and Electives2
Year Total: 30
Junior YearCredits
BCH 380 - Biochemistry5
BIOH 211 - Hum Anatomy & Physiology II4
BIOH 320 - Biomedical Genetics3
BIOM 360 - General Microbiology5
FCS 359 - Theories and Skills for the Human Services3
FCS 371 - Research Methods in HHD3
NUTR 321 - Nutrition in the Life Cycle3
NUTR 351 - Nutrition and Society3
University Core and Electives3
Year Total: 30
Senior YearCredits
BIOB 425 - Adv Cell & Molecular Biology3
BIOH 313 - Neurophysiology3
BIOH 323 - Human Developmental Biology4
NUTR 401 - Nutrition Assessment/Counsel3
NUTR 421 - Macronutrient Metabolism3
NUTR 422 - Micronutrient Metabolism3
NUTR 425 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I3
NUTR 426 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II2
University Core and Electives6
Year Total: 30
Total Program Credits: 120