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BS Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism

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 NumberCourse DescriptionCredits
NTRN 201 Nutrition 3
NTRN 342 Food Science 3
NTRN 342L Food Science Lab 2
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

Additional Required Courses

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredits 
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 NumberCourse DescriptionCredits
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 Contact:

James Swain, PhD, RD, LD
School of Medicine | Room WG-48
Tel: 216.368.6554