Food Science & Human Nutrition: Human Nutrition, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Food Science & Human Nutrition, Human Nutrition Concentration

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This program of study provides the background for students who plan to pursue careers in nutrition and related health sciences. This concentration focuses on the field of human nutrition and reflects the growing need to prepare individuals for careers in health and nutrition. For students who expect to pursue advanced degrees in nutritional sciences or professional degrees in medicine, dentistry or law, the human nutrition concentration may be chosen. The concentration emphasizes a strong science background and allows students to obtain a strong human nutrition preparation that is not available elsewhere on campus. For those interested in practicing nutrition or nutrition counseling, please see Dietetics. 

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Food Science & Human Nutrition, Human Nutrition Concentration

Prescribed Courses including Campus General Education

Composition I and Speech
Select one of the following:6-7
Writing and Research
and Public Speaking (or equivalent) (see college Composition I requirement)
Oral & Written Comm I
and Oral & Written Comm II
Advanced Composition
Select one course from campus approved list of Advanced Composition courses.3-4
Cultural Studies
Select one course from Western culture, one from non-Western culture, and one from U.S. minority culture from campus approved lists. 19
Foreign Language
Coursework at or above the third level is required for graduation.
Quantitative Reasoning I
Select one of the following: 24-5
Calculus I
Calculus for Business I (This course does not count for students in the Food Science Concentration; choose from the other two options.)
Quantitative Reasoning II
Select one of the following:3-4
Applied Statistical Methods
Intro to Applied Statistics
Economic Statistics I
Intro to Statistics
Natural Sciences and Technology
Chemistry 33 or 8
Introductory Chemistry
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Lab I
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab II
MCB 100Introductory Microbiology3
MCB 101Intro Microbiology Laboratory 42
Humanities and the Arts
Select from campus approved list.6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select from campus approved list and/or see individual concentration. 59
ACES Prescribed Course
ACES 101Contemporary Issues in ACES2
Required Concentration
Concentration prescribed courses. See specific requirements for each concentration listed below.
Total Hours 6126 or 130
Other Natural Science and Technology Required
CHEM 232Elementary Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 233Elementary Organic Chem Lab I2
MCB 244Human Anatomy & Physiology I3
MCB 246Human Anatomy & Physiology II3
MCB 450Introductory Biochemistry3
Human Nutrition Required
FSHN 101The Science of Food and How it Relates to You3
FSHN 220Principles of Nutrition4
FSHN 420Nutritional Aspects of Disease3
FSHN 426Biochemical Nutrition I3
FSHN 427Biochemical Nutrition II3
Select a minimum of two courses from the following list of Restricted Electives:6
Food Service Sanitation
Sensory Evaluation of Foods
Nutrition and the Life Cycle
Communication in Nutrition
Business Etiquette
Strategic Operations Management
Undergraduate Seminar
Food Chemistry
Food Analysis
Pediatric Clinical Nutrition
Food Marketing
Community Nutrition
Nutrition Assessment & Therapy
Applied Statistical Methods I
Food Processing Engineering
FSHN 461
Principles of Food Technology
Food & Industrial Microbiology
Basic Toxicology
Science electives: A minimum of two science courses from below list. Courses cannot be used to fulfill other requirements.6
Intro to Animal Sciences
Life With Animals and Biotech
The Science of Pets and How to Care for Them
Cells, Metabolism and Genetics
Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Nutrition
Animal Reproduction and Growth
Cellular Metabolism in Animals
Poultry Science
Meat Science
Ruminant Nutrition
Companion Animal Nutrition
Advanced Dairy Nutrition
Advanced Reproductive Biology
Lactation Biology
Human Genetics
Comparative Immunobiology
Animal Growth and Development
Stem Cell Biology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Science
Evolution and Human Disease
Human Genetics
Introduction to Astronomy
Solar System and Worlds Beyond
Stars and Galaxies
Killer Skies: Astro-Disasters
Introduction to Astrophysics
Introduction to Meteorology
Severe and Hazardous Weather
Climate and Global Change
Technqs Biochem & Biotech
Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry of the Environment
Contemporary Health
Mental Health
Human Sexuality
Drug Use and Abuse
Health Care Systems
Introduction to Epidemiology
International Health
Introduction to Crop Sciences
The Global Food Production Web
CPSC 226
Applied Entomology
Science of Food Preparation
Global Development&Environment
Earth's Physical Systems
Planet Earth
Geology of the National Parks
Physical Geology
The Oceans
Natural Disasters
Environmental Geology
Intro to Human Development
Introduction to Horticulture
Vegetable Gardening
HORT 180
Biology in Today's World
Introduction to Plant Biology
Animal Biology
Environmental Biology
Organismal & Evolutionary Biol
Survey of Sports Medicine
Physical Activity and Health
Bioscience of Human Movement
Motor Develop, Growth & Form
Bioenergetics of Movement
Molec & Cellular Basis of Life
Molecular Genetics
Cells, Tissues & Development
Undergraduate Research
Introduction to Neurobiology
Genetics and Disease
Fundamentals of Env Sci
Introduction to NRES
College Physics: Mech & Heat
College Physics: E&M & Modern
How Things Work
University Physics: Mechanics
University Physics: Elec & Mag
Univ Physics: Thermal Physics
Univ Physics: Quantum Physics
Plants, Pathogens, and People
PLPA 204
Perception & Sensory Processes
Psychopathology and Problems in Living
Elective hours as needed to reach minimum of 126