BSHES in Nutritional Sciences with Emphasis in Nutritional Sciences
Degree Program Description
Nutritional Sciences is the study of the utilization of nutrients and other dietary components by humans for growth maintenance and reproduction, in both normal and disease states. The field of nutritional sciences requires a strong background in biology, chemistry, physiology and biochemistry to allow understanding of the mechanisms through which dietary factors are digested, absorbed, transported, metabolized and used by tissues and cells. Students majoring in Nutritional Sciences will be well prepared for health-related careers such as medicine, pharmacy and dentistry, as well as for graduate study in nutritional sciences. The Nutritional Sciences Program offers significant opportunities for undergraduate research.
Major Program Requirements
To transfer into the nutritional sciences program after their first semester on campus, students are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.65 and be enrolled in at least one required biology, chemistry, physics, or biochemistry course or one required NEP course.
|BIO_SC 1500||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory||5|
|CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 1330||College Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 2100||Organic Chemistry I||3|
& CHEM 2130
|Organic Chemistry II|
and Organic Laboratory I
& PHYSCS 1220
|College Physics I|
and College Physics II
|or PHYSCS 2750|
& PHYSCS 2760
| University Physics I|
and University Physics II
|Math and Statistics|
|MATH 1400||Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I||3-5|
|or MATH 1500||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I|
|ESC_PS 4170||Introduction to Applied Statistics||3|
|NEP 2340||Human Nutrition I||3|
|NEP 2450||Nutrition Throughout the Life Span||3|
|NEP 4340||Human Nutrition II Lecture||3|
|NEP 4360||Nutritional Assessment||3|
|NEP 4950||Capstone: Research in Nutritional Sciences||2|
|NEP 4951||Nutrition Research Communication||1|
|BIO_SC 2200||General Genetics||4|
|BIO_SC 2300||Introduction to Cell Biology||4|
|COMMUN 1200||Public Speaking||3|
|MPP 3202||Elements of Physiology||5|
|or BIO_SC 3700||Animal Physiology|
|Choose a minimum of 10 hours from selected courses in biochemistry, chemistry, food science, medical pharmacology and physiology, nutritional sciences or molecular microbiology and immunology||5|
|Electives to equal 120 credit minimum|
|Additional courses may be required to meet college requirements or career objectives. On-campus research internships are available and highly recommended.||7|
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|GN_HES 1100||1||BIO_SC 1500||5|
|CHEM 1320||4||CHEM 1330||4|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||Professional Elective||3-5|
|Hist or Pol Sc||3||Social/Behavioral Science (PSYCH 1000)||3|
|MATH 1400 or 1500||3-5|
|BIO_SC 2200||4||BIO_SC 2300||4|
|CHEM 2100||3||CHEM 2110||3|
|HES Foundation Course (WI)||CHEM 2130||2|
|Humanities (recommend PHIL 2440 Medical Ethics)||3||NEP 2340||3|
|BIOCHM 4270||3||BIOCHM 4272||3|
|MPP 3202 or BIO_SC 3700||5||ESC_PS 4170||3|
|NEP 4360||3||PHYSCS 1220||4|
|PHYSCS 1210||4||NEP 2450||3|
|NEP 4340||3||COMMUN 1200||3|
|NEP 4950||2||NEP 4951||1|
|Elective||HES Foundation Course|
|Professional Electives||2||Professional Electives||3|
|Total Credits: 109-113|
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