Nutrition and Food Sciences B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements, for all concentrations

All Nutrition and Food Science majors must take courses that encompass the breadth of knowledge of the department, develop a set of research and/or technical skills, and then choose a concentration in order to master a depth of knowledge. All NFS majors must take basic science and social science courses in order to prepare for the requirements of the major, whatever the chosen concentration. 

Basic Science and Social Science Foundation Courses (25 credits):

SOC 001SU: Introduction to Sociology3
or ANTH 021 D2: SU: Cultural Anthropology
or HLTH 105 D2:Cultural Health Care
or POLS 021 American Political System
NFS 183Introduction to Biochemistry3
ANPS 019Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology 14
ANPS 020Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology 24
CHEM 023Outline of General Chemistry4
CHEM 042Intro Organic Chemistry4
PSYS 001Intro to Psychological Science3

Breadth of Knowledge Courses (18 credits):

NFS 043Fundamentals of Nutrition3
NFS 044Survey of the Field1
NFS 053Basic Concepts of Foods (Dietetics + Nutrition, Sustainability and Society Concentrations)3
or NFS 072 Kitchen Science
(Kitchen Science ONLY for Food Science Concentration)
NFS 073D2:SU:Farm to Table: Food Sys3
NFS 203Food Microbiology3
NFS 213Food Microbiology Lab1
NFS 243Advanced Nutrition3
NFS 286NFS Senior Seminar1

Note: Students wishing to apply to Medical, Naturopathic, Chiropractic, Osteopathic, Dental or Graduate School should take: CHEM 031 and CHEM 141 (in place of  CHEM 023 and CHEM 042), plus use electives to take CHEM 032 and CHEM 142, BIOL 001 and BIOL 002, PHYS 011 and PHYS 012, or equivalent, plus lab PHYS 021 and PHYS 022MATH 019 and MATH 020 or MATH 021 and MATH 022 are optional depending on the school.

Students planning to attend medical or graduate school should have biology (one year), chemistry (two years), and physics (one year). One year of calculus is also recommended.

For more information about the University Approved Diversity requirement, see the Degree Requirements in the Academic Information section of the Catalogue. 

Depth of Knowledge Concentrations: Dietetics; Food Sciences; Nutrition, Sustainability and Society

Dietetics Concentration (35-37 credits)

Required Courses
BSAD 060Financial Accounting3
or BSAD 009 Personal Finance & Investing
or CDAE 158 Personal Financial Literacy
BSAD 120Leadership & Org Behavior3
HLTH 003Medical Terminology2
NFS 034Servsafe Certification Course1
NFS 143Nutrition in the Life Cycle3
NFS 223Nutrition Educ & Counseling3
NFS 246Weight Inclusive Nutrition3
NFS 250Foodservice Systems4
NFS 260Clinical Nutrition 13
NFS 262Community Nutrition3
BIOC 263Nutritional Biochemistry3
NFS 264Clinical Nutrition 23
NFS 274Community Practicum1-3

Food Sciences Concentration (22 credits) 

Required Courses
NFS 113U.S. Food Policy and Politics3
NFS 153Principles of Food Technology3
NFS 154Principles Food Technology Lab1
NFS 156Deadly Food: Outbreak Investig3
NFS 205Functional Foods:Prncpl & Tech3
NFS 253Food Regulation3
NFS 283HACCP: Theory & Application3
NFS 296Internship3

Nutrition, Sustainability and Society Concentration (24 credits)

Required Courses
NFS 113U.S. Food Policy and Politics3
NFS 114Human Health in the Food Syst3
NFS 143Nutrition in the Life Cycle3
NFS 198Undergraduate Research3
or NFS 296 Internship
NFS 246Weight Inclusive Nutrition3
or NFS 254 Global Food Safety
NFS 245Nutrition for Global Health3
NFS 262Community Nutrition3
NFS 285Food, Exchange and Culture3