SAR: Nutrition & Health

Class of 2023

Sample Pathway

The nutrition & health track in the nutrition science program is an option for students interested in pursuing career opportunities in areas such as public health nutrition, nutrition communications, health and fitness, and the food industry. The curriculum includes courses in the basic sciences, nutrition, and food along with courses in an area of concentration. Students in good standing can be exempted from CGS NS 201 and CGS NS 202. Prof. Michelle Debiasse is the director.

Below is an example of a four-year plan of a College of General Studies student pursuing a degree in nutrition & health. Students will work with their CGS academic advisors and Sargent College to plan their own pathway to a nutrition & health degree.

Gap Semester Identify a principles of general chemistry course to fulfill the CAS CH 171 requirement and follow the pre-approval process for transferring this course. Note: If CAS CH 171 is not available, students may take another approved course towards the major in consultation with their CGS academic advisor.
  Semester I Semester II
Freshman Year* CGS RH 103
CGS SS 103
CAS CH 174 or CAS CH 172
CAS BI 114
CGS Required Courses (London semester)
Sophomore Year* CGS HU 201
CGS SS 201
CAS BI 107 or CAS BI 105
CAS MA 115
CGS HU 202
HUB Elective
CAS BI 108 or CAS BI 210
CAS MA 116
Junior Year SAR HS 251
CAS BI 211
SAR HS 300
Concentration Course “Introductory Level”
SAR HS 281
SAR HS 230
CAS PS 101 (recommended)
Concentration Course “Intermediate Level”
Senior Year SAR HS 366
SAR HS 397
Concentration Course “Intermediate Level”
SPH PH 510**
SAR HS 415 (2cr)**
SAR HP 353
SAR HS 395
SAR HS 489
Concentration Course “Advanced Level”

*Sargent recommends that students take the specific CGS courses to fulfill the greatest number of major and BU Hub requirements. Please note that external courses are not eligible for Hub general education credit.

**Course is recommended, not required.

It is recommended that students take at least one elective/BU Hub course from Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and/or African American Studies listings.

College of General Studies Program Requirements

  • Two rhetoric courses: CGS RH 103 and CGS RH 104
    • CGS RH 104 is taken during the London semester
  • Two natural science courses: CGS NS 201 and CGS NS 202
    • Nutrition & health majors in good standing will be exempted from CGS NS 201 and CGS NS 202
  • Three social science courses:
    • CGS SS 104 is required and is taken during the London semester
    • Students select at least two additional SS courses and will work with their academic advisor to determine course selection
  • Three humanities courses:
    • CGS HU 104 is required and is taken during the London semester
    • Students select at least two additional HU courses and will work with their academic advisor to determine course selection

Continuation Requirements

  • Completion of the CGS required courses and appropriate electives
  • Cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 2.00

Graduation Requirements

  • BU Hub requirements
    • Students who take the specific CGS courses noted on the pathway above will fulfill all BU Hub requirements except the units listed below. These remaining Hub units will be fulfilled through the following courses:
    • Quantitative Reasoning II fulfilled by CAS MA 115
    • Scientific Inquiry I and Quantitative Reasoning I fulfilled by CAS BI 107
    • Teamwork/Collaboration (2 units) fulfilled by CAS BI 108 and CAS BI 211
    • Writing Intensive Course (2 units) fulfilled by SAR HP 353 and CAS BI 211
    • You will owe one remaining Hub unit – Creativity/Innovation
    • Note: Students who enroll in CAS BI 105 and CAS BI 210 (instead of CAS BI 107 and CAS BI 108) will owe one Hub unit in Teamwork/Collaboration (instead of Creativity/Innovation).
  • Nutrition & health major requirements


If you would like advice, help with planning, or simply need more information on SAR programs, please make an appointment with Academic Counselor, Roz Abukasis on Further details can also be provided by contacting the program directors directly. 

Last revised: 10/30/2020