Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Nutritional Sciences)

Website: https://twu.edu/nutrition-food-sciences/undergraduate-programs/bs-in-nutrition-nutritional-sciences/

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 veterinary professions. In addition, the degree provides a foundation for further education at the master 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.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

  1. Knowledge of and ability to identify safety guidelines.
  2. Analyze and interpret blood profile data as it relates to specific health issues or concerns.
  3. Read, understand, and present interpretations of scientific literature in the field to a lay audience and health care clients.
  4. Apply food systems administration concepts in decision-making processes.
  5. Function as a part of an overall health team.
  6. Give or follow instructions to and from others.
  7. Work effectively on team presentations.

Admissions

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120

Major: 33 SCH

Program Code: NUTRITION.BS.NUTRSCI    CIP Code: 30.1901.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

NFS 2033
NFS 2031
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
4
or BACT 3113
BACT 3111
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle3
NFS 3083Nutritional Biochemistry3
NFS 3101Advanced Nutrition Laboratory1
NFS 3173Culture and Food3
or NFS 3063 Ecology of Foods and Nutrition
NFS 3323
NFS 3321
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
NFS 4301Principles of Nutritional Genomics1
NFS 4313Advanced Nutrition: Micronutrients3
NFS 4303Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients3
NFS 4601Literature in Nutrition and Food Science Seminar1
NFS 4911Independent Study1
NFS 4983Research in Nutrition and Food Sciences (may be repeated up to 3 times)3
Total SCHs33

Departmental Requirements

BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
BIOL 1123
BIOL 1121
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
CHEM 1113
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHEM 1123
CHEM 1121
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
4
CHEM 2213
CHEM 2211
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHEM 3223
CHEM 3221
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I (may be applied from core)3
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
4
ZOOL 4243
ZOOL 4241
Medical Physiology
and Medical Physiology Laboratory
4
Total SCHs45

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
BIOL 1406
& BIOL 1106
4
CHEM 1113
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 1311
& CHEM 1111
4
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Select 3 SCH from the following3
KINS 1902
UNIV 1231 (required for first year students)
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
and Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience
PHED 1338
& EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 1300
 
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
and Fitness and Health Laboratory
PHED 1338
& PHED 1164
 
Elective
 
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition BIOL 13223
CHEM 1123
CHEM 1121
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 1312
& 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
 SCHs 16
Second Year
FallTCCN
BIOL 1123
BIOL 1121
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
BIOL 1407
& BIOL 1107
4
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I MATH 13143
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
BIOL 2401
& BIOL 2101
4
Elective3
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
NFS 3173
or 3063
Culture and Food
or Ecology of Foods and Nutrition
3
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II MATH 13163
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
BIOL 2402
& BIOL 2102
4
 SCHs 13
Third Year
FallTCCN
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle 3
CHEM 2213
CHEM 2211
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 2323
& CHEM 2123
4
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
Select 4 SCH of the following4
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
 
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
 
Elective3
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
NFS 3083Nutritional Biochemistry 3
NFS 3323
NFS 3321
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
CHEM 3223
CHEM 3221
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4
ZOOL 4243
ZOOL 4241
Medical Physiology
and Medical Physiology Laboratory
4
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
NFS 4301Principles of Nutritional Genomics 1
NFS 4303Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients 3
NFS 3101Advanced Nutrition Laboratory 1
NFS 4911Independent Study 1
Language, Philosophy, Culture Core3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Core3
 SCHs 12
SpringTCCN
NFS 4313Advanced Nutrition: Micronutrients 3
NFS 4601Literature in Nutrition and Food Science Seminar 1
NFS 4983Research in Nutrition and Food Sciences 3
Creative Arts Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies3
 SCHs 13
 Total SCHs:  120