The Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science with a concentration in Applied Nutrition and Food Sciences, offered by the Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging , provides students with the education and background needed to gain employment in settings as diverse as community organizations, educational institutions, hospitals, health and fitness, nutrition and research laboratories, corporations and government agencies. The course plan emphasizes providing a scientific foundation in introductory chemistry, bacteriology and human physiology. Support courses in psychology, statistics and economics also provide a strong background. Numerous courses in nutrition education, health in multicultural populations, community nutrition, food science, epidemiology, food safety and sanitation, cultural aspects of food, as well as nutrition, provide the industry-focused education needed for the graduates to succeed in their careers. Students complete a field experience course planned for a higher level of work responsibilities with enrollment as a senior for 90 hours. A carefully prepared multi-year program of study will ensure an appropriate sequencing of required courses and students should seek early and frequent advice from departmental advisors.
There are no minimum grade requirements for the major other than an overall 2.5 average across the courses in the major. The Concentration course plan meets the Program Learning Outcomes established for the Department. The BS degree in Nutritional Science with a Concentration in Applied Nutrition and Food Sciences is a regimented degree plan for students who wish to develop a focused set of skills to be successful in the community environment and the food industry.
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The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.
Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging International Experience Requirement
To satisfy the Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging international requirement, students must study abroad for at least nine days in an approved program (exemption from the study abroad portion of the requirement must be approved by the dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences based on compelling individual life experiences or physical limitations. A relevant cross-cultural experience in the U.S. will be substituted). Specific details can be found on the college website.