2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 10/16/2023 
    
    Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 10/16/2023

Human Ecology - Nutrition, B.S.


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The program in Nutrition provides a strong foundation in basic sciences, including chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and microbiology. Nutrition requires an in-depth knowledge of the physiological and biochemical aspects of metabolism, the nutrient composition of foods and an appreciation of the role of social and economic factors as determinants of food selection.

The program allows students to select certain courses in accordance with their interests. Teaching and research efforts are focused on the basic sciences of nutrition and foods and the application of knowledge in these disciplines to the maintenance of health and well-being of human beings throughout the lifespan. It also meets the needs of students who want to continue with their graduate work; and it provides students with a strong foundation for graduate studies in human nutrition and related fields, such as public health. The School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences also offers a Master of Science degree in Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Departmental Requirements

The Nutrition Program requires that all students maintain a “C” in each course in their Program Core and Program Electives and a “C” average in General Education and Supportive Course Requirements. Individual programs may choose specific courses to fulfill General Education requirements. Students transferring into the department from another department or institution must have a 2.5 Cum GPA. All students are required to complete a 200 clock-hour internship.

Nutrition students are not required to complete an internship. However, each student is required to complete an extensive senior research project. The topic of the senior project is based on the student’s area of interest. Recent topics of interest include food safety, nutrition and aging, nutrition and sports, and directed experimental research.

Students must include a minimum of 12 credits of Out-of-Class Experience. Students should consult their advisor when selecting the Out-of-Class Experience courses.

Career Opportunities

Potential employment opportunities include research positions in laboratories, hospitals and industry. This program meets the needs of students who want to continue with their graduate work; it provides students a strong foundation for graduate studies in human nutrition and related fields, such as public health.

Required Courses


General Education Requirements


All students are expected to complete a common body of academic course work. The General Education Requirements are designed to promote the development of a comprehensive educational base which will effectively support a student’s choice of a major concentration. MATH 099  does not meet the General Education Requirement and does not apply toward graduation requirements.

Curriculum Area I - Arts and Humanities: Credits 9


Select two courses from any of the courses within Disciplines A - D, and ENGL 203 from Discipline E:

Curriculum Area II - Social and Behavioral Sciences: Credits 6


Select two courses from any of the courses within Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Discipline A: Social Sciences

Discipline B: Behavioral Sciences

Curriculum Area III - Biological and Physical Sciences: Credits 8


Students must select two science courses and one science laboratory course from the following:

Curriculum Area IV - Mathematics: Credits 3


Curriculum Area V - English Composition: Credits 9


Curriculum Area VI - Emerging Issues: Credits 7


Total Required for General Education: Credits 42


1Students must pass ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with grade of “C” or above before taking ENGL 203 .
2Honors students should take honors courses.

Free Electives: Credits 6


Consult w/ advisor

Curriculum Guide for Nutrition


 

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