BA Nutrition

Program Focus

The BA in Nutrition differs from the BS in Nutrition in 1 aspect: it does not require Principles of Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 113) or Statistics.

This degree program offers the opportunity to study the Science of Nutrition in a more flexible way than the BS program. It is particularly well-suited for students who wish to complete a double major, or who are interested in a dual-degree program.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Description Credits
NTRN 201 Nutrition 3
NTRN 342 Food Science 3
NTRN 342L Food Science Lab 2
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
Total Credits   23


Two chosen from the following:

Course Number Course Description Credits
NTRN 300 Healthy Lifestyles as Preventive Medicine 3
NTRN 310 Understanding Plant-Based Diets in Health and Disease 3
NTRN 320 Women's Wellness: From Food and Nutrition to Reproductive Health and Aging 3
NTRN 328 Child Nutrition, Development and Health 3
NTRN 337 Nutrition Communication, Counseling and Behavior Change Strategies 3
NTRN 338 Dietary Supplements 3
NTRN 340 Global Food Systems: Environmental Issues, Sustainability, and Health 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 360 Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis: Nutritional, Functional, Physical 3
NTRN 361 Metabolic Dysregulation of Energy from Obesity to Anorexia 3
NTRN 362 Exercise Physiology and Macronutrient Metabolism 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* 1-3
NTRN 388 Seminar in Sports Nutrition 3
NTRN 390 Undergraduate Research* 3-9
NTRN 435 Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation* 3
NTRN 436 Pediatric Nutrition* 3
NTRN 437 Nutrition Communication, Counseling and Behavior Change Strategies* 3
NTRN 438 Dietary Supplements* 3
NTRN 439 Food Behavior: Physiological, Psychological and Environmental Determinants* 3
NTRN 440 Nutrition for the Aging and Aged* 3
NTRN 452 Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism* 3


  or NTRN 528

Advanced Community Nutrition*

Introduction to Public Health Nutrition*

Total Credits   6

*Requires instructor consent for undergraduates to enroll.

Additional Required Courses

Course Number Course Description Credits
CHEM 105 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHEM 106 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHEM 223 Introduction to Organic Chemistry I 3
BIOC 307 Introduction to Biochemistry: From Small Molecules to Medical Science 4
BIOL 214 Genes, Evolution and Ecology 3

BIOL 216

  or BIOL 340

  & BIOL 346

Development and Physiology

Human Physiology

Human Anatomy

BIOL 216L Development and Physiology Lab 1
Total Credits   20

Total credits required for degree: 49

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