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Major

This major combines courses in nutrition and food science with an exceptionally strong science and mathematics base, including calculus, chemistry, biochemistry and physics.

Below is a sample academic plan. You can work with an advisor to tailor the courses to your interest.

Fall

  • CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
  • CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I*
  • BIOL 1210: General Biology I*
  • WOST/CRST: Women’s studies or critical studies course*

Winter

  • CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II
  • BIOL 1220: General Biology II
  • PSYC 1001: General Psychology
  • ART/MUS: Fine arts course*

Fall

  • CHEM 2010: Organic Chemistry I
  • BIOL 2200: Microbiology
  • FSNU 2900: Food Science
  • PSYC 2025: Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Winter

  • PSYC 2050: Statistics Methods in Psychology
  • CHEM 2020: Organic Chemistry II
  • BIOL 2520: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • LANG: Foreign language course*
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*

Fall

  • CHEM 4400: Biochemistry
  • FSNU 3000: Nutrition
  • PHYS 1110: Introductory Physics I or PHYS 1080: Physics for Health Science I
  • HIST: History course*
  • LANG: Foreign language course*

Winter

  • FSNU 4300: Advanced Nutrition
  • FSNU 4210: Research in Food and Nutrition
  • PHYS 1090: Physics for Health Sciences II or PHYS 1120: Introductory Physics II
  • PHIL 3400: Biomedical Ethics
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*

Fall

  • CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice*
  • FSNU 4350: Medical Nutrition Therapy I
  • FSNU 4250: Current Issues in Food and Nutrition
  • MATH 1130: Calculus*

Winter

  • FSNU 4400: Medical Nutrition Therapy II
  • FSNU 4600: Internship or FSNU 4950: Independent Study
  • FSNU: Foods and nutrition elective
  • FSNU: Foods and nutrition elective
  • THEO: Theology course*

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.

Writing requirements

Foods and nutrition: science majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors and the fourth writing course requirement by completing FSNU 4210: Experimental Foods and FSNU 4300: Advanced Nutrition. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with two other writing intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice).