Minor in Nutrition

A minor in Nutrition can be very beneficial to individuals who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in many scientific, clinical, or medical based fields. It may also assist in providing a strong knowledge base for students planning to attend graduate or medical school. Our courses in the minor provide students with a strong fundamental knowledge of complex interaction between foods and our bodies. The minor is also encouraged to students who are planning a future in the hospitality and/or food service industries.

Required Courses

Core – 15 s.h.

  • NUTR 1010 – Cultural Foods
  • NUTR 2105 – Nutrition Science
  • NUTR 2330 – Food Science
  • NUTR 3104 – Advanced Vitamins and Minerals or
  • NUTR 3105 – Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism
  • NUTR 3311 – Life Cycle Nutrition

Cognates – 8-9 s.h.

Choose 9 credits from the BIOL courses or 8 credits from the CHEM courses.

  • BIOL 1150 – Principles of Biology: A Human Approach
  • BIOL 1151 – Principles of Biology: A Human Approach Discussion
  • BIOL 2130 – Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy
  • BIOL 2131 – Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory


  • CHEM 1150 – General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1151 – General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM 1160 – General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 1161 – General Chemistry Laboratory II

Please note that this is a recommended sequence. Check catalog for prerequisites. Course availability may vary from semester to semester.

Admission Requirements

Please notify your academic advisor if you are interested in minoring in Nutrition.