Minor in Nutrition

A minor in Nutrition can be very beneficial to individuals who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in many scientific, clinical, or medical based fields. It may also assist in providing a strong knowledge base for students planning to attend graduate or medical school. Our courses in the minor provide students with a strong fundamental knowledge of complex interaction between foods and our bodies. The minor is also encouraged to students who are planning a future in the hospitality and/or food service industries.

Required Courses

Core - 15 s.h.

  • NUTR 1010 - Cultural Foods
  • NUTR 2105 - Nutrition Science
  • NUTR 2330 - Food Science
  • NUTR 3104 - Advanced Vitamins and Minerals or
  • NUTR 3105 - Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism
  • NUTR 3311 - Life Cycle Nutrition

Cognates - 8-9 s.h.

Choose 9 credits from the BIOL courses or 8 credits from the CHEM courses.

  • BIOL 1150 - Principles of Biology: A Human Approach
  • BIOL 1151 - Principles of Biology: A Human Approach Discussion
  • BIOL 2130 - Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy
  • BIOL 2131 - Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory
  • or
  • CHEM 1150 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1151 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM 1160 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 1161 - General Chemistry Laboratory II

**Please note that this is a recommended sequence. Check catalog for prerequisites. Course availability may vary from semester to semester.

Admission Requirements

Please notify your academic advisor if you are interested in minoring in Nutrition.