Nutrition and Food Science B.S. (Emphasis in Community Nutrition)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Survey of Accounting
Principles of Chemistry II
Introductory Food Science
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
Major Requirements60
Nutrition and Food Science Core
Microbiology
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Principles of Biochemistry
Medical Terminology
Professional Practice Strategies
Human Nutrition
Life Cycle Nutrition
Meal Management
Metabolic Nutrition
Community Nutrition Emphasis
Applied Nutrition Therapy
Community Nutrition
Nutrition and Food Science Senior Seminar
Cultural Foods
Introduction to Community and Public Health
Research Methods and Evaluation in Health Education and Promotion
Select 9 credit hours from the following Guided Electives:
Sports Nutrition
International Studies Abroad in Health and Kinesiology
Sustainable Foods
Directed Individual Study
Chronic Diseases: A Modern Epidemic
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Modifying Health Behaviors
Global Maternal and Child Health
Health Aspects of Aging
Promotional Strategies for Health Programs
Elective
Select 3 credit hours of Electives
Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” Course
Select one Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course
Total Credit Hours124


To graduate with Honors in Nutrition and Food Science a student must:

  • Be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • Successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Research Seminar (HONS 4610) over three semesters
  • Successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • Be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation

Program Admission Criteria

  • 2.0 GPA for Community Nutrition and Food Science/Food Service Administration Emphases.

Program Progression Requirements

  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses in Area F and within the major including non-major requirements.
  • Students must also earn a minimum grade of “C” in a prerequisite course prior to registering for an advanced course.

Advisement

For questions regarding specific undergraduate program requirements, please contact the Waters College of Health Professions Student Success Center.