University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 05, 2023  

Nutrition (Nutritional Sciences Specialization), B.S.

The nutritional sciences specialization as a pre-health major provides excellent preparation for those students whose career goals include medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc. The nutritional science specialization also prepares the student for graduate work (M.S., Ph.D.) in nutrition or related fields.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the scientific basis of the nutrition discipline.
  • demonstrate competency in the interpretation and critical analysis of the scientific literature which will be integrated into evidence-based practice.  

Contact Information

Department of Nutrition
103 Max Fleischmann Building
(775) 784-6440

CABNR Advising Center
FA 236

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno

Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements

  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units

I. Core General Education Requirements (27-36 units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Quantitative Reasoning (4-10 units) - CO2

C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (8 units) - CO4, CO4L

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8

Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog

II. Additional Core Requirements (6 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9

The following courses count in the General Education Requirement:

B. Diversity & Equity - CO10

C. Global Contexts - CO11

D. Ethics - CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13

F. Application - CO14

III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)

IV. Major Requirements (71 units)

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

VI. Electives (7-16 units)

VII. Recommended Schedule

A. First Year

First Semester (15 units)

Second Semester (14 units)

B. Second Year

C. Third Year

D. Fourth Year

Second Semester (13 units)