Food Science and Nutrition Core
David Gee, PhD
Susan Adams, MS, RD
Virginia Bennett, PhD, RD
Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD
Linda Cashman, MS, RD
David Gee, PhD
Susan Hawk, PhD, RD
Kelly Pritchett, PhD, RD
The bachelor of science in food science and nutrition prepares students for employment or advanced study in one of several professions in the broad area of foods and nutrition. To complete degree requirements, students must complete the required core courses listed below. Students must also complete courses listed in their chosen specialization (foods and nutrition, dietetics, nutrition science).
Students wishing to attain full admission to the BS in food science and nutrition major must meet the following requirements:
- Successful completion of NUTR 101, Introduction to Human Nutrition, NUTR 240, Introduction to Foods and NUTR 240LAB, Introduction to Foods Laboratory with a grade of B (3.0) or higher.
- Students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher in all of the other major courses.
In addition to the requirements listed above, students wishing to enter any of the food science and nutrition specializations must successfully complete CHEM 111, Introduction to Chemistry, CHEM 111LAB, Chemistry Laboratory or CHEM 181, General Chemistry I and CHEM 181LAB, General Chemistry Laboratory I, and MATH 100C, Intermediate Algebra, or their equivalents, before being admitted to the major. Students must consult with a major advisor for approval of the program specialization.
Students are highly encouraged to complete at least five credits of NUTR 490, Cooperative Education.
Total Core Credits: 25-26
Nutrition Science Specialization
The nutrition science specialization provides the training necessary to pursue advanced study in nutrition leading toward a career in nutrition research. This option also can be used for those students seeking admission to medical, dental, optometric, nursing, and other health-related programs and schools. In addition to the courses listed, a year of introductory physics is also required for admission to most medical schools. Pre-medical students should also maintain contact with the premedical advisor for current information. MATH 153, Pre-Calculus Mathematics I, or an equivalent course needs to be completed before a student is admitted to this specialization.