BS Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism

Program Focus

Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism is the study of nutrients and their metabolic functions. This degree program also prepares the students for graduate studies in nutrition or metabolic research or for further training for careers in medicine, dentistry, and other allied health professions.

The BS in Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism is easily combined with majors such as Psychology, Sociology, Chemistry, Biology or Communication Sciences. It will also easily accommodate the requirements of a pre-health curriculum.

Required Nutrition Courses

Course Number Course Description Credits
NTRN 201 Nutrition 3
NTRN 343 Dietary Patterns 3
NTRN 363 Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals 3
NTRN 364 Human Nutrition II: Vitamins 3
NTRN 397 SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar 3
NTRN 398 SAGES Senior Capstone Experience 3
NTRN 452 Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism 3
Total Units   21


Three Nutrition Electives

*At 300 level

Course Number Course Description Credits
NTRN 300 Healthy Lifestyles as Preventive Medicine 3
NTRN 328 Child Nutrition, Development and Health 3
NTRN 338 Dietary Supplements 3
NTRN 341 Food as Medicine: How what we eat influences how we feel, think, and our health status 3
NTRN 351 Food Service Systems Management 3
NTRN 359 Diabetes Prevention and Management 3
NTRN 360 Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 3
NTRN 361 Energy Dysregulation: From Obesity to Anorexia 3
NTRN 365 Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Pathophysiology 4
NTRN 366 Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Clinical Applications 3
NTRN 367 Nutrition Strategies and Wellness Programming 3
NTRN 371 Special Problems* 3
NTRN 388 Seminar in Sports Nutrition 3
NTRN 390 Undergraduate Research* 3


Additional Required Courses

Course Number Course Description Credits
MATH 121 Calculus for Science and Engineering I 4
MATH 122
or MATH 124
Calculus for Science and Engineering II
Calculus II
MATH 223
or MATH 227
Calculus for Science and Engineering III
Calculus III
MATH 224
or MATH 228
Elementary Differential Equations
Differential Equations
CHEM 105 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHEM 106 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHEM 113 Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 223
or CHEM 323
Introductory Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 224
or CHEM 324
Introductory Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 233 Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
CHEM 234 Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory II  2
BIOL 214 Genes, Evolution and Ecology 3
BIOL 215 Cell and Proteins 3
BIOL 216
or BIOL 340
&  BIOL 346
Development and Physiology
Human Physiology
Human Anatomy


BIOL 216L Development and Physiology Lab 1
PHYS 115
or PHYS 121
or PHYS 123
Introductory Physics I
General Physics I - Mechanics
Physics and Frontiers I - Mechanics


PHYS 116
or PHYS 122
or PHYS 124
Introductory Physics II
General Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism
Physics and Frontiers II - Electricity and Magnetism


PHYS 221 Introduction to Modern Physics 3
BIOC 307 Introductory to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science 4
BIOC 334
or BIOC 312
or NTRN 454
Structural Biology
Proteins and Enzymes
Isotope Tracer Methodology


One of the Following

Course Number Course Description Credits
STAT 201 Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences 3
STAT 243 Statistical Theory with Application I  3
STAT 312 Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science 3
STAT 313 Statistics for Experimenters 3


Total Units:   86


For More Information

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