Nutrition B.S.

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact: Janice Riegel, Administrative Assistant

Location: Gunter 2280

Telephone: 970.351.2755


Advising Information

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login;; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

The Nutrition degree is intended for students who want to focus on the sciences and the scientific basis for nutrition. Both areas of health promotion and foods-related careers may be studied. Students also have the flexibility to choose electives to prepare for graduate programs in health fields such as medicine, physician assistant school, exercise science, public health, or health-related research while receiving a strong background in nutrition. Professionals trained in nutrition science have many career options due to population growth and aging, the focus on prevention of chronic diseases, and a growing emphasis on health, nutrition, and wellness. A Bachelor's degree in Nutrition will prepare you for a career working in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE), and Cooperative Extension among others. If a focus in foods and management is selected with the Nutrition degree many opportunities in school districts, corporate food industries, entrepreneurial ventures, and government programs are available. The B.S. Nutrition also prepares students to sit for the examination to become a Certified Dietary Manager and work in nursing homes, assisted living centers or hospital food services (for more information: exam.shtml). This is a major for those who are not pursuing dietetic registration.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

Students can not double major in both Dietetics and Nutrition. Nutrition majors can not minor in Nutrition.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 26 credits

LAC area 1b. — Intermediate Composition

SCI 291Scientific Writing


LAC area 2 — Mathematics

STAT 150Introduction to Statistical Analysis


LAC area 5 — Social and Behavioral Sciences

PSY 120Principles of Psychology


LAC area 6 — Social and Behavioral Sciences

BIO 110Principles of Biology


CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry I


CHEM 281Fundamentals of Biochemistry


FND 250Principles of Nutrition


Remaining LAC — 14 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

NOTE: Students need to select a course from Area 8 that also counts for Areas 3 or 4.

2. Required Major — 36 credits

Take all of the following courses:

FND 210Medical Terminology


FND 252Nutrition in the Life Cycle


FND 370Nutrition Education and Application Strategies


FND 420Maternal and Child Nutrition


FND 451Advanced Nutrition


FND 452Community Nutrition


FND 455Nutrition for Fitness and Athletic Performance


BIO 245Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology


BIO 246Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology


Choose at least nine credits from the following–must take at least two upper level courses (300/400):

BAMG 350Management of Organizations


BAMK 260Introduction to Marketing


FND 310Introduction to Foods


FND 320Nutrition Applications in Foodservice


FND 430Nutrition Assessment and Intervention


FND 446Foodservice Systems Management


GERO 205Introduction to Gerontology


HUSR 209Foundations of Health Promotion/Health Education


HUSR 342Modern Concepts of Health and Disease


HUSR 405Health Communications and the Media



CH 505Health Communications and the Media


3. University-Wide Credits — 44 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 43 credits