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
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Introductory Food Science
Major Requirements60
Nutrition and Food Science Core
Principles of Biochemistry
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Medical Terminology
Professional Practice Strategies
Professional Etiquette
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:
Principles of Chemistry I
Sports Nutrition
Sustainable Foods
International Studies Abroad in Health and Kinesiology
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
Total Credit Hours124

Honors in Nutrition and Food Science

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.


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