Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Nutritional Sciences

Minor in Nutritional Sciences
Program Code:
5349 Nutritional Sciences
Program Level:
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
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Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Nutritional Sciences
The Minor in Nutritional Sciences, which is administered by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, will broaden students’ understanding of the science of nutrition and the relationships between food and health.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Nutritional Sciences or the Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult a Nutritional Sciences undergraduate advisor in Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Requirements for the Minor in Nutritional Sciences
Complete a 16 credits from the following:
1. One of the following courses (3 credits):
HNF 150 Introduction to Human Nutrition 3
HNF 260 Principles of Human Nutrition 3
2. All of the following courses (13 credits):
HNF 375 Community Nutrition 3
HNF 461 Advanced Human Nutrition: Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins 3
HNF 462 Advanced Human Nutrition: Vitamins and Minerals 3
HNF 464 Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease 4