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Nutritional Sciences Major

The Nutritional Sciences Major provides a strong foundation in human nutrition. All students take the same core, but students may use their elective courses to focus on an area of interest such as basic nutritional sciences, population and public health nutrition, and international nutrition. Graduates of the Nutritional Sciences Major can pursue advanced degrees or work in research related to health sciences, nutrition, and in public and private organizations related to health promotion.

Nutritional Sciences Major

First Year
LFS 100 1
LFS 150 or WRDS 1501 3
BIOL 112 3
BIOL 121 3
BIOL 1552 6
CHEM 121 (or 111)3 4
CHEM 123 (or 113) 4
MATH 102 or equivalent4 3
MATH 103 3
PHYS 1315 3
Total Credits 33
Second Year
LFS 250 6
LFS 2526 3
FNH 200 3
FNH 250 3
CHEM 233 3
CHEM 235 1
CHEM 205 3
BIOL 200 3
BIOL 2017 3
BIOL 234 3
Total Credits 31
Third Year
LFS 350 3
BIOC 302 3
FNH 350 3
FNH 351 3
FNH 370 3
FNH 371 3
FNH 398 3
MICB 202 3
Unrestricted electives 3
Restricted electives8 3
Total Credits 30
Fourth Year
FNH 451 3
FNH 477 3
One of ECON 101, ECON 310 or LFS 101 3
Unrestricted electives 12
Restricted electives8 9
Total Credits 30
Overall four-year total credits9 124
1 Or equivalent course to fulfill Communication Requirement.
2 Equivalent courses include BIOL 153, CAPS 301
3 CHEM 111 is not for students with Chemistry 12.
4 Students who have not completed Calculus 12 should take MATH 180 or 184 to fulfill their first-year MATH requirement.
5 Equivalent courses include PHYS 101, PHYS 106, PHYS 107 or PHYS 117. Students without credit for Physics 12 must take PHYS 100 before taking other 100-level PHYS courses.
6 Equivalent courses include BIOL 300, EPSE 482, FRST 231, STAT 200
7 Equivalent courses include BIOL 201, BIOC 202, BIOC 203
8 For suggested course see the list posted on the Faculty website
9 A minimum of 45 credits required for the Major must be for courses numbered 300 or higher.

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