Nutritional Sciences


The Nutritional Sciences minor provides an overview of nutrients, nutrient requirements throughout the life cycle, and metabolic regulation of nutritional pathways.

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About this Program

  • College: Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Credits: 15-16 | Completed with minimum grades of C and a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA for courses in the minor

Department Information

The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department (FSHN) is one of the world’s largest combined academic programs where food science, nutritional sciences, and dietetics are all studied within one department. FSHN has nearly 25 full-time faculty members, 80 graduate assistants, and 600 undergraduate students. The department’s programs are accredited by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. After completing undergraduate degrees, FSHN students typically move on to employment in the food industry, healthcare settings, graduate, or professional programs.


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While the minor is open to all students, it is particularly appropriate for biology, microbiology and cell science, and zoology majors; and students who are interested in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy.

Required Courses

HUN 2201Fundamentals of Human Nutrition3
HUN 3403Nutrition through the Life Cycle2
HUN 4221Nutrition and Metabolism3
HUN 4445Nutrition and Disease: Part 12
Approved electives5-6
Total Credits15-16


Approved Electives

FOS 3042Introductory Food Science3
HUN 4446Nutrition and Disease: Part 23
HUN 4905Special Problems in Human Nutrition1-3
HUN 4936Topics in Human Nutrition (Nutrition Communication and Education in Health Care)3
HUN 4936Topics in Human Nutrition (Preventative Health)2
HUN 4936Topics in Human Nutrition3