2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Nutrition Science, BS


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Contact

Margaret Voss, Undergraduate Program Director
561 White Hall
315.443.3853
mavoss@syr.edu

Description

The 124 credit B.S. degree program in nutrition science emphasizes the biological and physical sciences. In addition to nutrition in health, medical nutrition therapy, and advanced nutrition, studies include work in general and organic chemistry, biology, physiology, and biochemistry.

Student Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

1. Locate, interpret, evaluate, and use professional literature.

2. Identify and explain research designs, and statistical analysis methods.

3. Select and use appropriate current information technology to locate and apply evidence-based guidelines and protocols.

4. Demonstrate effective, assertive and professional oral and written communication and documentation skills.

5. Assess nutrition parameters, determine appropriate nutrition interventions, and develop plans to monitor the effectiveness of those interventions.

6. Diagram and describe the role of macronutrient metabolism in the maintenance of health and prevention of disease.

7. Recall and diagram the role of vitamins and minerals in the maintenance of macronutrient metabolism for health and disease prevention.

Intra-University Transfers


Transfer applicants must schedule an interview with Dr. Kay Stearns Bruening, Undergraduate Program Director, to review admission requirements.

Required Courses


Social Science (9 credits)


Humanities 6 credits OR Foreign Language 8 credits


Note: all 8 credits of foreign language must be in one language

University Requirement


In addition to FYS 101, the BS in Nutrition Science requires completion of an IDEA course (chosen from a select list) - The IDEA course may count as a liberal arts, departmental course, or elective depending on the course chosen. Please see the undergraduate course catalog for a full listing of IDEA courses .

Nutrition electives (14 credits) 9 credits must be ≥ 300 level


Electives to complete 124 degree applicable credits


Degree Requirements


Degree requires a 3-credit Writing Intensive course and 3 credits of Critical Reflections.

The Writing Intensive and Critical Reflections courses may meet a Humanities, Social Science, or elective requirement. Note that some courses may satisfy both the Writing Intensive and Critical Reflections requirement. For a listing of Writing Intensive and Critical Reflection courses, please consult the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Total Credits: 124


Degree Awarded: BS


Study Abroad


Given the structured nature of the Nutrition Science major, advance planning and working with your advisor makes it possible to study abroad for a whole semester or summer. We also offer a variety of nutrition-tailored study abroad short term experiences.

Note


In addition to above requirements, pre-med students are required to complete additional courses in physics and mathematics according to the recommendations of the Health Professions Advisory Program.

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