Nutritional Sciences - B.S.F.C.S.

General Information

Degree & Major: Nutritional Sciences - B.S.F.C.S.
College Name: College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department Name: Foods and Nutrition
Beverly Hull
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: This major is designed to provide basic training in nutrition, metabolism, and related sciences. Students interested in various fields of medicine, research, academia, or administration will be prepared for their future careers with this major. Selection of appropriate electives permits adaptation of this major to the student's primary interest area.

Career Opportunities: Nutritional Sciences majors pursue a range of careers in health and medicine due to their broad science training. They have backgrounds that are optimally-suited for medical, physician assistant, pharmacy, nursing, and dental schools. Graduates may also be employed by pharmaceutical and food manufacturers in research, development, public relations, or education. Additional career options include government agencies at the national, state, or local levels, such as those within the Department of Health and Human Services, which includes the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
of Transfer Students:
Students who have completed two years of college work and are planning to transfer into this major are expected to have completed Biology 1107-1107L and 1108-1108L or the equivalent. In addition, it is crucial that the students have completed First-year Chemistry 1211, 1211L and 1212, 1212L with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better. Satisfactory progress requires completion of Organic Chemistry 2211, 2211L prior to the end of fall semester during the third year, in preparation for FDNS 3100.
Study Abroad: Foods and Nutrition of the British Isles Study Abroad Program, Foods and Nutrition of Italy Study Abroad Program, and the Ghana Service-Learning Study Abroad Program are available through the Department.
Internships: Internships may be arranged on a case-by-case basis for academic credit.
Other Learning Opportunities: Please confer with an advisor to design an opportunity.
Student Organizations: FACS Student Organizations Information
Available Graduate Programs: Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health, and master's or doctoral programs in nutrition or any biological science.

For qualified students, the Nutritional Sciences major is offered as part of a dual degree Double Dawgs program combined with an M.S. in Foods and Nutrition.