Choose this option if you are interested in a career that combines nutrition with public health or communications. In addition to providing preparation in the basic sciences, food, and nutrition, this option allows you to incorporate a minimum of five courses in the areas of public health, communication, or journalism. Courses emphasize the ability to think critically, solve problems, and communicate effectively.

Courses: The curriculum includes basic science classes such as general and organic chemistry, physiology, and microbiology. It also includes classes in life cycle nutrition, community nutrition, food, supplements and consumer health, and nutrition and the prevention of chronic disease. In addition, specialized classes in public health, communication, or journalism are included.

Degree Requirements:

To enter the Junior Year: 64 credits

  • minimum GPA of 2.0
  • completion of all required freshman and sophomore courses

To enter the Senior Year: 95–96 credits

  • minimum GPA of 2.0
  • completion of all required junior courses

To graduate: 128 credits

  • minimum GPA of 2.0
  • no more than 12 credits of D
  • completion of all required senior courses

    Note: A student may repeat a course only once to meet the above requirements.