Nutrition and Food Sciences

Nutritional Sciences/Pre-Medical

The Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and food sciences provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in the food or healthcare industries, education, or government. This applied program requires a strong math and science core. This concentration provides students with a strong grounding in nutritional sciences while meeting the coursework requirements for students planning to apply to medical, dental or graduate school. Since nutrition plays a role in developing or treating many chronic and acute disease processes, understanding the role of nutrients in the body provides premedical students with a strong basis for building their medical careers.

Career Possibilities: This path prepares students for medical school and other master’s level health professional degree programs. It does not prepare the students to be dietitians.


 

Semester 1


CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001, CHEM 1201.
ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
BIOL 1201 Biology for Science Majors I (3)
BIOL 1208 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors I (1)
MATH 1550 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5)
CHEM 1201 General Chemistry I (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2


CRITICAL: CHEM 1202; NFS 1110.
BIOL 1202 Biology for Science Majors II (3)
BIOL 1209 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors II (1)
CHEM 1202 General Chemistry (3)
CHEM 1212 General Chemistry Laboratory (2)
NFS 1110 Introduction to Nutritional Sciences (3)
Elective (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

 

Semester 3


CRITICAL: CHEM 2261.
BIOL 2153 Principles of Genetics (4)
CHEM 2261 Organic Chemistry (3)
NFS 2112 Human Lifecycle Nutrition (3)
General Education course - Social Sciences (3)
Electives (4)


Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 4


CRITICAL: NFS 2110; CHEM 2262.
CHEM 2262 Organic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 2364 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)
ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
EXST 2201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (4)
NFS 2000 Fundamentals of Food Science (3)
NFS 2110 Methods of Nutritional Assessment (3)


Total Semester Hours: 18

 

Semester 5


CRITICAL: PHYS 2001; BIOL 4087.
BIOL 4087 Basic Biochemistry (4)
NFS 3000 Food Safety (3)
PHYS 2001 General Physics I (3)
NFS 3110 Nutrition Counseling and Education (3)
PHYS 2108 Introductory Physics Laboratory (1)


Total Semester Hours: 14

Semester 6


CMST 2060 Public Speaking (3)
NFS 3115 Human Nutrition and Metabolism (3)
NFS 3116 Community Nutrition (3)
PHYS 2002 General Physics II (3)
PHYS 2109 General Physics Laboratory (1)
General Education course - Social Sciences (3)


Total Semester Hours: 16

 

Semester 7


NFS 4021 Contemporary Topics in Nutrition (1)
NFS 4111 Nutrition and Disease I (4)
General Education course - Arts (3)
Electives (4)


Total Semester Hours: 12

Semester 8


NFS 4110 Capstone in Nutritional Sciences (3)
NFS 4114 Nutrition and Disease II (4)
General Education course - Humanities (6)1


Total Semester Hours: 13

 

120 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

 


 

1- General Education Humanities: three hours chosen from a 2000-level literature course on the General Education list and three hours chosen from any course on the General Education Humanities list.