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B.S. Food Science and Nutrition Major

Food Science and Nutrition Major with Specialization, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in food science and nutrition prepares students for employment or advanced study in one of several professions in the broad area of foods and nutrition. To complete degree requirements, students must complete the required core courses listed below. Students must also complete courses listed in their chosen specialization (Foods and Nutrition, or Dietetics).

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to attain full admission to the B.S. in Food Science and Nutrition major must meet the following requirements:

Earn a B (3.0) or better in:

  • NUTR 101, Intro to Human Nutrition
  • NUTR 240, Introduction to Foods and 
  • NUTR 240 LAB, Introduction to Foods Laboratory 

Earn a C (2.0) or better in:

  • CHEM 111, Intro to Chemistry

Students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or better in all of the other major courses.

In addition to the requirements listed above, students wishing to enter any of the food science and nutrition specializations must successfully complete  CHEM 111LAB, Chemistry Laboratory OR CHEM 181, General Chemistry I and CHEM 181LAB, General Chemistry Laboratory I, and MATH 100C, Intermediate Algebra, or their equivalents, before being admitted to the major. Students must consult with a major advisor for approval of the program specialization.

Students are highly encouraged to complete at least five credits of NUTR 490, Cooperative Education.

Select One of the Following Specializations:


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