Nutrition Science, BA
Jointly sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing, the second major in Nutrition Science builds on a student’s basic science skills with a deep dive into the science of nutrition. Linkages of nutritional compounds and dietary approaches with health and disease, novel approaches to the study of nutritional impact on health, and future avenues of exploration in the field are examined. Elective courses in anthropology, biology, economics, physiology, psychology, health care, and public policy provide a rounded context for the study of nutrition science.
The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 34. Double majors may entail more course units.
For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.
|College General Education Requirements and Free Electives|
|Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives||20|
|Required Basic Science Courses|
|Recommended for students with A.P., I.B.:|
|Introduction to Biology - The Molecular Biology of Life|
|Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory 2|
|Introductory Organismal Biology Lab|
|Recommended for students with one year of high school biology: 3|
|Introduction to Biology A|
|Introduction to Biology B|
|CHEM 1011||Introduction to General Chemistry I||1|
|CHEM 1021||Introduction to General Chemistry II||1|
|CHEM 2410||Principles of Organic Chemistry I||1|
|Required Nutrition Science Courses|
|NURS 1120||Nutrition: Science & Applications||1|
|NURS 3120||Nutritional Aspects of Disease||1|
|NURS 5230||Advanced Nutrition: Molecular Basis of Nutrition||1|
|NURS 5240||Advanced Human Nutrition and Micronutrient Metabolism||1|
|Select 4 course units of electives (see website for list of suggested courses)||4|
|Total Course Units||34|
You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.
3 course units count as 2 for this major.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.