Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Sample Human Nutrition Curriculum

This is a sample curriculum for a B.S. Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Human Nutrition Option. A minimum of 126 hours is needed for graduation from this program. Course requirements may change, so talk to the program advisor about which courses to take. Students enrolled in this curriculum must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Listed below are required and recommended courses for this curriculum. The precise schedule and sequence of courses depends on the background of the student and class standing when admitted into the program.

Download a copy of the Pre-health curriculum here; Human Nutrition Pre-Health

Download a copy of the Graduate School pathway curriculum here; Human Nutrition Grad School

Pre-health Plan

Freshman Year

Fall (16-18 Hours) Spring (15-17 Hours)
FSHN 101 Introduction to
Food Science and Human Nutrition
3 CHEM 102 General Chemistry I 3
*FSHN 125 Intro to Human Nutrition 1 CHEM 103 General Chemistry Lab I 1
ACES 101 Contemporary Issues
in ACES
2 CMN 101 Public Speaking or 3
CMN 101 Public Speaking or 3 RHET 105 Principles of Composition 4
RHET 105 Principles of Composition 4 MCB 150 Molec & Cellular Basis of Life 4
ACE 161 Microcomputer Applications/
Statistics/Gen Ed Elective
3 MCB 151 - Molec & Cellular Laboratory 1
MATH 220 Calculus or 5 ACE 161 Microcomputer Applications/
Statistics/Gen Ed Elective
3-4
MATH 221 Calculus I 4

Sophomore Year

Fall (14 Hours) Spring (14-17 Hours)

FSHN 220 Principles of Nutrition

4 ACE 161 Microcomputer Applications/
Statistics/Gen Ed Elective
6-9
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 3

CHEM 232 Elementary Organic Chemistry I

4
CHEM 105 General Chemistry Lab II 1 CHEM 233 Elementary Organic Chemistry
Laboratory I
2
*MCB 244 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 *MCB 246 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
*MCB 24 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I 2 *MCB 247 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab II 2

Junior Year

Fall (15-17 Hours) Spring (15 Hours)
PHYS 101 - College Physics: Mech & Heat 5 PHYS 102 - College Physics: E&M & Modern 5
MCB 204 - Genetics 4 MCB 450 Introduction to Biochemistry 3
ACE 161 Microcomputer Applications/
Statistics/GenEd/Open Elective
4-6 ACE 161 Microcomputer Applications/
Statistics/GenEd/Open Elective
4
FSHN 300/400 Elective 3 FSHN 300/400 Elective 3

Senior Year

Fall (17-18 Hours) Spring (12-15 Hours)
*FSHN 420 Nutritional Aspects of Disease 3 *FSHN 427 Biochemical Nutrition II 3
*FSHN 426 Biochemical Nutrition I 3 FSHN 300/400 Elective (as needed) 3
ACE 161 Microcomputer Applications/
Statistics/Gen Ed Elective
3-4 ACE 161 - Microcomputer Applications/
Statistics/Gen Ed Elective
3-4
FSHN 300/400 elective (as needed) 3 Open electives/Gened 3-6
MCB 100 - Introductory Microbiology 3
MCB 101 - Introductory Microbiology Lab 2

*Course is offered only once per year during designated semester

  • Additional open electives may be required beyond the courses listed above to meet the minimum amount of credit hours necessary for graduation. Please work with your advisor to determine the best way to fulfill graduation requirements.
  • Additional coursework may be needed depending on the pre-health track being followed.
  • Minimum of 126 credit hours required for graduation.

Graduate School Track Plan

Freshman Year

Fall (15-16 Hours) Spring (14-18 Hours)
FSHN 101 Introduction to Food
Science and Nutrition
3 CHEM 102 General Chemistry I 3
*FSHN 125 Intro to Human Nutrition 1 CHEM 103 General Chemistry Lab I 1
ACES 101 Contemporary Issues in ACES 2 CMN 101 Public Speaking or 3
CMN 101 Public Speaking or 3 RHET 105 Principles of Composition 4
RHET 105 Principles of Composition 4 MATH 234 Calculus for Business 4
Basic/Applied Science Elective/
ACE 161 Microcomputer Applications/Stats/GenEd
3-6 ACE 161 Microcomputer Applications/
Stats/GenEd/Open elect
3-6

Sophomore Year

Fall (14 Hours) Spring (14-17 Hours)
FSHN 220 Principles of Nutrition 4 ACE 161 Microcomputer Applications/Stats/Gened 3-6
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 3 CHEM 232 Elementary Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 105 General Chemistry Lab II 1 CHEM 233 Elementary Organic Chem Lab I 2
*MCB 244 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 *MCB 246 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
*MCB 245 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I 2 *MCB 247 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab II 2

Junior Year

Fall (14-18 Hours) Spring (15-16 Hours)
MCB 100 Introductory Microbiology 3 MCB 450 - Introductory Biochemistry 3
MCB 101 Intro Microbiology Laboratory 2 Basic/Applied Science Elective (as needed) 3-4
ACE 161 Microcomputer Applications/Stats/GenEd 3-6 ACE 161 Microcomputer Applications/Stats/GenEd 6
FSHN 300/400 elective 3 FSHN 300/400 Elective 3
Basic/Applied Science Elective 3-4

Senior Year

Fall (15-16 Hours) Spring (15-16 Hours)
*FSHN 420 Nutritional Aspects of Disease 3 *FSHN 427 Biochemical Nutrition II 3
*FSHN 426 Biochemical Nutrition I 3 FSHN 300/400 Elective (as needed) 3
FSHN 300/400 Elective (as needed) 3 Basic/Applied Science Elective (as needed) 3-4
Basic/Applied Science Elective 3-4 Open electives (as needed) 3-6
Humanities/Social Science/CS 3-4 GenEd 3-4
Open electives (as needed) 3-6

* Course is only offered once per year during designated semester.

updated 3/11/2016