(26-40 credits, plus 20 credits in supporting work)
The Nutrition major integrates a liberal arts curriculum with a strong foundation in the natural sciences. The flexible curriculum allows students to blend a broad knowledge of food and nutrition with other areas of interest or inquiry. The open curriculum plan allows for the completion of a second major, a minor, or a selection of a wide variety of courses across disciplines. With careful planning, students may study abroad and complete the major in a total of 8 semesters. The Nutrition major is a good option for students interested in the economics and/or politics of food and the impact of food and nutrition on health. It is also a good choice for students with professional or pre-professional interests in areas such as physical therapy, fitness, exercise physiology, or general health education because it allows for the completion of all pre-requisite courses for post-graduate education programs while completing the major. The general nutrition major will not qualify students for professional credentialing in the allied health professions (for example, dietetics). However, a major in Nutrition does provide a solid academic preparation for a variety of career and graduate study options related to food and nutrition. Students seeking a major in Nutrition should seek academic guidance from a faculty advisor in the nutrition department as early as possible to assist in curriculum planning.
* Students intending to complete pre-requisite courses for graduate programs (Pre-PT, Pre-OT, Exercise Physiology) should check with their pre-professional or academic advisor to discuss which Biology course is appropriate.
Plus a minimum of 8 additional credits selected from the following:
Recommended Course Sequence:
First and Sophomore Year.....Students are strongly advised to complete the following course work during the first four semesters of enrollment at CSB/SJU:
Nutrition Major Requirments/Pre-requisites-
For more information about a Nutrition major contact:
Jayne Byrne MS, RD, LD
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Phone: (320) 363-5133
Fax: (320) 363-5582