Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Nutritional Sciences)

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The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Nutritional Sciences) program is planned for students who are interested in teaching and research in nutrition science. This degree emphasizes basic sciences and is ideal for students who plan to seek admission to professional studies in medicine, physician assistant, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, or the veterinary professions. In addition, the degree provides a foundation for further education at the master's and doctoral levels for the pursuit of careers in industry, research, and university level teaching positions. The program includes courses in nutrition, biology, chemistry, and mathematics.

Total Semester Credit Hours

120 semester credit hours.


75 semester credit hours.

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Nutritional Sciences) Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 1113
  & BIOL 1111 (Lab)
Principles of Biology I
   and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
CHEM 1113
  & CHEM 1111 (Lab)
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry Laboratory I
ENG 1013Composition I3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
Select 3 semester credit hours from the following:3
KINS 1902
  & UNIV 1231 (required for first year students)
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
   and Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience
KINS 1902
  & KINS 1901 (Lab)
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
   and Fitness and Health Laboratory
Core Approved Mathematics
 Semester Credit Hours17
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
CHEM 1123
  & CHEM 1121 (Lab)
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry Laboratory II
ENG 1023Composition II3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
MATH 1013Financial and Quantitative Literacy3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
BIOL 1123
  & BIOL 1121 (Lab)
Principles of Biology II
   and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I3
ZOOL 2013
  & ZOOL 2011 (Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
   and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Life/Physical Sciences Core3
 Semester Credit Hours17
NFS 3173 (GP)Culture and Food3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II3
ZOOL 2023
  & ZOOL 2021 (Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
   and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
 Semester Credit Hours13
Third Year
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle3
CHEM 2213
  & CHEM 2211 (Lab)
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
Select 4 semester credit hours of the following:4
NFS 2033
  & NFS 2031 (Lab)
Food Microbiology
   and Food Microbiology Laboratory
BACT 3113
  & BACT 3111 (Lab)
General Microbiology
   and General Microbiology Laboratory
 Semester Credit Hours17
NFS 3083Bionutrition3
NFS 3323
  & NFS 3321 (Lab)
Food Science
   and Food Science Laboratory
CHEM 3223
  & CHEM 3221 (Lab)
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
ZOOL 4243
  & ZOOL 4241 (Lab)
Mammalian Physiology
   and Mammalian Physiology Laboratory
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
NFS 4301Principles of Nutritional Genomics1
NFS 4303Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients3
NFS 3101Advanced Nutrition Laboratory1
NFS 4911Independent Study1
Language, Philosophy, Culture Core3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Core3
 Semester Credit Hours12
NFS 4313Advanced Nutrition: Micronutrients3
NFS 4601Literature in Nutrition and Food Science Seminar1
NFS 4983Research in Nutrition and Food Sciences3
Creative Arts Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies3
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.