Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Nutrition B.S.

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact: Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Location: Gunter 2280

Telephone: 970.351.2755

Website: www.unco.edu/nhs/nutrition-dietetics

Advising Information:

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

To find your advisor, log into ursa.unco.edu; go to 'Student' tab and click 'View Student Information' link. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Curriculum (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. This is a major for those who are not pursuing dietetic registration.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • Students may not earn B.S. degree in both Nutrition and Dietetics from UNC.
  • Students who earn B.S. degrees in Nutrition or Dietetics cannot minor in Nutrition.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

1. Liberal Arts Curriculum — 31 credits

To complete the degree in 120 credits as outlined, the program recommends the below LAC courses that also count toward the 61 required major credits.

Any additional coursework completed outside of the recommended list below may extend the length of the program of study.

Written Communication — 6 credits

SCI 291 (3) is recommended to fulfill Intermediate Writing Course requirement and will fulfill both LAC and major requirements.

See Written Communication courses

Mathematics — 3 credits

STAT 150 (3) is recommended to fulfill Mathematics requirement and will fulfill both LAC and major requirements.

See Mathematics courses

Arts & Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, U.S. Multicultural Studies, and International Studies — 15 credits

PSY 120 (3) is recommended to fulfill Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement and will fulfill both LAC and major requirements.

See Arts & Humanities, History, and Social & Behavioral Sciences courses

Natural & Physical Sciences — 7 credits

BIO 110 (4), CHEM 111 (4), CHEM 111L (1), CHEM 281 (3), CHEM 281L (1), FND 250 (3) are recommended to fulfill Natural & Physical Sciences requirement and will fulfill both LAC and major requirements.

See Natural & Physical Sciences courses

See Liberal Arts Curriculum

2. Required Major — 61 credits

Take all of the following courses:

BIO 110Biology: Atoms to CellsLAS1LASL

4

BIO 245Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIO 246Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology

3

CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry ILAS1

4

CHEM 111LPrinciples of Chemistry I LaboratoryLAS1LASL

1

CHEM 281Fundamentals of BiochemistryLAS1

3

CHEM 281LFundamentals of Biochemistry LaboratoryLAS1LASL

1

FND 210Medical Terminology

2

FND 250Principles of NutritionLAS1

3

FND 252Nutrition in the Life Cycle

3

FND 370Nutrition Education and Application Strategies

3

FND 420Maternal and Child Nutrition

3

FND 451Advanced Nutrition

3

FND 452Community Nutrition

3

FND 455Nutrition for Fitness and Athletic Performance

3

PSY 120Principles of PsychologyLAB3

3

SCI 291Scientific WritingLAW2

3

STAT 150Introduction to Statistical AnalysisLAX1

3

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

BIO 251Allied Health Microbiology

4

or

BIO 351Microbiology

4

COMM 223Intercultural Communication

3

COMM 410Communication & Technology

3

FND 310Introduction to Foods

2

FND 310LIntroduction to Foods Laboratory

2

FND 320Nutrition Applications in Foodservice

2

FND 320LNutrition Applications in Foodservice Laboratory

1

FND 360Nutrition and Aging

3

FND 430Nutrition Assessment and Intervention

2

FND 430LNutrition Assessment and Intervention Laboratory

1

FND 446Foodservice Systems Management

3

FND 446LFoodservice Systems Management Laboratory

1

HUSR 208Perspectives on Aging and Later LifeLAB3

3

HUSR 209Foundations of Health Promotion/Health Education

3

HUSR 342Modern Concepts of Health and Disease

3

PSY 443Motivation

3

SOC 375Sociology of Health and Illness

3

3. University-Wide Credits — 28 credits*

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 28 credits.

*Note: Students who apply the recommended courses to both the liberal arts curriculum and the major requirements will have an increased number of university wide electives to apply to this degree. See your advisor for details.

NOTE: In accordance with University policies, coursework earned more than 10 years prior to the date of matriculation to UNC may not be used to satisfy any major or minor requirements. Any exception to this policy is at the discretion of the academic program.