2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Nutrition Science, BS

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Margaret Voss, Undergraduate Program Director
561 White Hall


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. Margaret Voss, 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.


In addition to above requirements, pre-med and allied health students are required to complete additional courses in genetics, cell biology, physics and mathematics according to the recommendations of the Health Professions Advisory Program. The structure of the Nutrition Science B.S. is particularly suited to serve as a primary major for the Neuroscience Integrated Learning Major (ILM) or the Health Humanities ILM.

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