Mar 25, 2018  
2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition Science, BS

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About the Program

The Nutrition Science major provides a foundation to pursue careers that improve lives, prevent diseases, promote health, and make a difference. What you eat not only has the ability to promote health, it also influences your risk of many diseases including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and obesity. Students who major in Nutrition Science develop a knowledge base in science and nutrition to understand and explore the relationship between what we eat and human health. Courses specific to this major emphasize the fundamentals of nutrition, the metabolism of nutrients in health and disease, and nutrition science research. For more information, please click here.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Nutrition Science  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

120 credits

Required Courses in Other Departments (75-82 credits)

Electives 12-22 credits

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree

University Foundational Learning Outcomes List

Program Requirements

16-19 credits

12-15 Credits

12 Credits

14-15 Credits

14 Credits

15-18 Credits

Fall 4th Year

12-19 Credits

Spring 4th Year

13-16 Credits


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirement

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

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Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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