Nutrition and Food Sciences B.S.

All students must meet the Degree and University Requirements.

All students must meet the Catamount Core Curriculum 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):

NFS 2183Introduction to Biochemistry3
SOC 1500Introduction to Sociology3
or ANTH 1100 Cultural Anthropology
or HLTH 2050 Cultural Health Care
ANPS 1190Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology 14
ANPS 1200Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology 24
CHEM 1100Outline: General Chem w/lab4
CHEM 1580Intro Organic Chemistry w/lab4
PSYS 1400Intro to Psychological Science3

Breadth of Knowledge Courses (21 credits):

NFS 1043Fundamentals of Nutrition3
NFS 1044Survey of the Field1
NFS 1053Basic Concepts of Foods (Dietetics + Nutrition, Sustainability and Society Concentrations)3
or NFS 1072 Kitchen Science
(Kitchen Science ONLY for Food Science Concentration)
NFS 1073Farm to Table: Food Sys3
NFS 3203Food Microbiology3
NFS 3204Food Microbiology Lab1
NFS 3243Advanced Nutrition3
NFS 4286NFS Senior Seminar1
MATH 1077Exploring Modern Mathematics3
STAT 1110Elements of Statistics3

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 (32-35 credits)

Required Courses
NFS 1034Food Safety for Food Service1
NFS 2143Nutrition in the Life Cycle3
NFS 3223Nutrition Educ & Counseling3
NFS 3250Foodservice Systems4
NFS 3890Community Practicum1-3
NFS 4260Clinical Nutrition 13
NFS 4261Clinical Nutrition 23
NFS 4262Community Nutrition3
BIOC 3063Nutritional Biochemistry3
HLTH 1030Medical Terminology2

Food Sciences Concentration (22 credits) 

Required Courses
NFS 2113U.S. Food Policy and Politics3
NFS 2153Principles of Food Technology3
NFS 2154Principles Food Technology Lab1
NFS 2156Deadly Food: Outbreak Investig3
NFS 3205Functional Foods:Prncpl & Tech3
NFS 3283HACCP: Theory & Application3
NFS 3991Internship3

Nutrition, Sustainability and Society Concentration (28 credits)

Required Courses
NFS 2113U.S. Food Policy and Politics3
NFS 2114Human Health in the Food Syst3
NFS 2143Nutrition in the Life Cycle3
NFS 2195Foods for Planetary Health3
NFS 2196Planetary Health Foods Lab1
NFS 2995Undergraduate Research3
or NFS 3995 Undergraduate Research
or NFS 2991 Internship
or NFS 3991 Internship
NFS 4245Nutrition for Global Health3
NFS 4262Community Nutrition3
One additional 3000- or 4000-level NFS course with advisor approval3


Ineligible Minors: Nutrition and Food Sciences