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 careers in academia and research in nutritional sciences. 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
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111 (Lab)
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
( BIOL 1306, BIOL 1406) and ( BIOL 1106)4
CHEM 1113
CHEM 1111 (Lab)
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
( CHEM 1311, CHEM 1411) and ( CHEM 1111)4
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
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
( PHED 1238, PHED 1301) and ( EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 1300) 
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
and Fitness and Health Laboratory
( PHED 1238, PHED 1301) and ( PHED 1164, PHED 1301) 
Core Approved Mathematics
 Semester Credit Hours 17
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition HECO 1322, BIOL 13223
CHEM 1123
CHEM 1121 (Lab)
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
( CHEM 1312, CHEM 1412) and ( CHEM 1112)4
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
MATH 1013Financial and Quantitative Literacy MATH 13323
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Second Year
BIOL 1123
BIOL 1121 (Lab)
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
( BIOL 1307, BIOL 1407) and ( BIOL 1107)4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I MATH 1314, MATH 14143
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011 (Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
( BIOL 2301, BIOL 2401) and ( BIOL 2101)4
Life/Physical Sciences Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 17
NFS 3173 (GP)Culture and Food3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II MATH 13163
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021 (Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
( BIOL 2302, BIOL 2402) and ( BIOL 2102)4
 Semester Credit Hours 13
Third Year
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle3
CHEM 2213
CHEM 2211 (Lab)
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
( CHEM 2323, CHEM 2423) and ( CHEM 2123)4
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
Select 4 semester credit hours of the following:4
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
 Semester Credit Hours 17
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
( CHEM 2425) and ( CHEM 2425)4
ZOOL 4243
ZOOL 4241 (Lab)
Mammalian Physiology
and Mammalian Physiology Laboratory
 Semester Credit Hours 15
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 Hours 12
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 Hours 13
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.