Minor in Nutrition

A minor in Nutrition is available. The minor is particularly relevant for students who want to apply their science training to the practical problems of human health.


  1. Satisfactory completion of the following courses or their equivalents. (If a course is part of a two-semester sequence, students must complete both semesters.)
  • Chemistry 111, 112 (general CHEM)
  • Chemistry 261 or Chemestry 250 (organic CHEM)
  • Biochemistry 420
  • Kinesiology 272 or equivalent
  1. The following major courses:
  • NUTRITN 130: Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle
  • NUTRITN 230: Basic Nutrition
  • NUTRITN 352: Nutrition in the Life Cycle
  • NUTRITN 430: Nutrition and Metabolism
  • As well as three or more credits of nutrition elective (300 level or above)

Students who complete a minor in human nutrition should be able to communicate effectively with, and coordinate activities with, dietitians or other nutrition professionals. They will not qualify, however, for most jobs involving counseling patients or clients which require the full Registered Dietitian (R.D.) preparation.