Nutrition and Food Science B.S. (Emphasis in Food Science/Food Systems Administration)

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
Food Science/Food Systems Administration Emphasis
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Marketing
Advanced Food Science
Quantity Food Systems Administration
Quantity Food Practicum
Applied Nutrition Therapy
Experimental Food Science
Nutrition and Food Science Senior Seminar
Select 3 credit hours from the following Guided Electives:
Foundations of Business Analytics I
Foundations of Business Analytics II
Principles of Chemistry I
Advanced Business Applications
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Information Systems
Sustainable Foods
International Studies Abroad in Health and Kinesiology
Community Nutrition
Issues and Trends in Food Science
Cultural Foods
Directed Individual Study
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.