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Nutritional Sciences Major

The Nutritional Sciences Major provides a basic education in life sciences. The program in nutritional sciences is specifically intended for those students interested in basic human and animal nutritional sciences, who desire preparation for graduate studies and research in nutrition, and for students who plan to proceed to an area of agricultural or health sciences in which a background in nutrition would be of value. Graduates of the Nutritional Sciences Major will most often pursue advanced degrees leading to positions in university teaching, research, nutrition services, naturopathic doctor, or international food and nutrition organizations.

Nutritional Sciences Major

First Year
LFS 100 1
LFS 150 or ENGL 112 3
BIOL 112 3
BIOL 121 3
BIOL 140 2
CHEM 121 (or 111)1 4
CHEM 123 (or 113) 4
MATH 102 or equivalent2 3
MATH 103 3
ECON 101 3
Non-science elective 3
Total Credits 32
Second Year
LFS 250 6
LFS 252 or equivalent3 3
FNH 200 3
FNH 250 3
CHEM 233 3
CHEM 235 1
CHEM 205 3
BIOL 200 3
BIOL 2014 3
PHYS 101 or equivalent5 3
Total Credits 31
Third Year
LFS 350 3
BIOC 3024 3
FNH 350 3
FNH 351 3
FNH 398 3
MICB 2026 3
CAPS 301 or equivalent7 6
Unrestricted electives 3
Restricted electives8 3
Total Credits 30
Fourth Year
FNH 451 3
Nutrition Specialization electives9 12
Unrestricted electives 12
Restricted electives8 3
Total Credits 30
Overall four-year total credits10 123
1 CHEM 111 is not for students with Chemistry 12.
2 Students who have not completed Calculus 12 should take MATH 180 or 184 to fulfill their first-year MATH requirement.
3 Equivalent courses include BIOL 300, EPSE 482, FRST 231, STAT 200.
4 Alternate BIOL 201, BIOC 202, or BIOC 203 and BIOC 302.
5 Equivalent courses include PHYS 107 or 117. Students without credit for Physics 12 must take PHYS 100 before taking other 100-level PHYS courses.
6 MICB 202 is to be taken in third year.
7 Alternate APBI 311 and 312 or BIOL 361 and 364.
8 May choose courses in APBI (except APBI 311 and 312), BIOC, BIOL, CAPS, CHBE, CHEM, CNPS, ECON, FNH (except FNH 330, 335, 340, 341, and 440), FRE, KIN, LFS, MICB, PCTH, PSYC, SOCI. For suggested courses see the Faculty.
9 To be selected from FNH 301, 370, 402, 454, 471, 473, 477, 490, 497, 499.
10 A minimum of 45 credits of the 123 credits required for the Major must be for courses numbered 300 or higher.

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