Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences Program By Michigan State University | Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences

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  • Study Level Bachelors
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The nutritional sciences major emphasizes intensive study in biological and physical sciences as a basis for understanding the science of nutrition and the relationships between nutrients and human health. Core course requirements emphasize human nutrition with areas of study in energy metabolism, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease. Issues and techniques involved in nutrition research, and a food and nutrition laboratory course are included in the core courses. Supporting discipline courses emphasize biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, microbiology, physics and physiology. This major offers the opportunity to concentrate in one of three areas. The biomedical nutrition concentration is designed to meet the admissions requirements of most colleges of medicine, dentistry and paramedical colleges while the student pursues a bachelor's degree in a clinically related area. The global nutrition and health concentration emphasizes the international aspects of nutrition within the context of sustainability, policy, food security, and agricultural systems. The public health nutrition concentration allows students to develop skills in biostatistics, epidemiology, and program planning and evaluation, in the context of nutrition and population health. The major also prepares students to enter graduate school programs in nutrition and other life sciences. Graduates in nutritional sciences qualify for positions in the food industry, corporate wellness and health promotion programs, public health programs, pharmaceutical sales and similar occupations. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences.
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