Sample Human Nutrition Curriculum

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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.

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Human Nutrition Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall (12-15 Hours)   Spring (16-18 Hours)  
FSHN 101: Introduction to Food Science & 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 RHET 105: Principles of Composition 4
CMN 101: Public Speaking  3 MATH 234: Calculus for Business or
MATH 220: Calculus
4/5
Elective or
Proficiency/Merit (CHEM, MATH)1
3-6 Elective/Gen Ed2 3-6

Sophomore Year

Fall (16-18 Hours)   Spring (16-18 Hours)  

FSHN 220: Principles of Nutrition*

4 FSHN 426: Biochemical Nutrition I 3
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 Lab I 2
MCB 244: Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 3 MCB 246: Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 3
STAT 100 3 Elective/Gen Ed2 4-6
Elective/Gen Ed2 2-4    

Junior Year

Fall (16-18 Hours)   Spring (16-18 Hours)  
FSHN 420: Nutritional Aspects of Disease* 3 FSHN 427: Biochemical Nutrition II* 3
MCB 100: Introduction to Microbiology 3 MCB 450 :Introduction to Biochemistry 3
MCB 101: Introduction to Microbiology Lab 2 Elective/Gen Ed2 10-12
Elective/Gen Ed2 8-10    

Senior Year

Fall (16-18 Hours)   Spring (3-18 Hours)  
FSHN 300/400 elective 3 FSHN 300/400 elective 3
Elective/Gen Ed2 13-15 Elective/Gen Ed2 (as needed) 0-15
       

*Course is offered only once per year during designated semester
1 To be decided based on placement tests.
2 24 hours of General Education courses are requireed.  Also, an additional ~27 hours of science courses will be required for a pre-health track.

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