Curriculum and Courses

At CSB/SJU, the Nutrition department offers both a major and a minor in Nutrition.  Students are encouraged to make an appointment with a faculty member to discuss pursuing either option.  Faculty in the department would be delighted to talk with you, work out a four-year plan, and answer any questions you might have. 

FOR STUDENTS DELCARING A NUTRITION MAJOR STARTING FALL 2019: Students are required to choose an advising track with an Area of Emphasis, which consists of groups of suggested courses.  Areas of Emphasis with the Nutrition major are listed below.

Nutrition, Health and Wellness: Pre-Medicine
Nutrition: 125, 223 or 225, 301, 323, 330, 380/81, 396 (subs for 395)
Biology: 101, 201, 216, 316, 317
Chemistry: 125, 250, 251, 255, 201, 202, 203, 205
Math: 118, 124
Physics: 105 and 106
Psych: 111, 360 and/or 381

Nutrition, Health and Wellness: Pre-PT/Pre-Health
Nutrition: 125, 223 or 225, 301, 323, 395; also: 220, 342, 302, 330
Biology: 101, 201, 325, 326
Chemistry: 125, 250, 201, 202
Math: 118, 124 (or Psych 221)
Physics: 105 and 106
Psych: 111, 360, 381

Nutrition, Health and Wellness
Nutrition: 125, 223 or 225, 301, 323, 395; also: 230, 240, 326, 341, 342
Biology: 101, 216
Chemistry: 125, 250
Math: 124
ESSS: 204, 273
Comm: 102 or 105, 352
Sociology: 323 or 327
Psych: 111, 311, 343

Food Science
Nutrition: 125, 223 or 225, 301, 323, 395 (or 380/81, 396); also: 240, 303, 310, 326
Biology: 101, 212 or 307
Chemistry: 125, 250, 255, 201, 202, 205, 322
Math: 118, 124

Food and Business
Nutrition: 125, 223 or 225, 301, 323, 395; also: 230, 303, 310, 343, 345
Plus: Either a GBUS minor or an ECON minor

Public Health
Nutrition: 125, 223 or 225, 301, 323, 395; also: 240, 310, 326, 341
Biology: 101, 216
Chemistry: 125, 250
Math 124
Sociology: 337I, 337L
Comm: 102 or 105, 352


Students interested in the profession of dietetics will be required to take the courses listed below.  For more information on dietetics, see our page "Nutrition Major: Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Concentration."

  • Prerequisite courses in Biology (two courses), Chemistry (two courses), and Math (one course)
  • NUTR 125 Concepts of Nutrition Science
  • NUTR 220 Exploring Weight Issues
  • NUTR 225 Experimental Food Science or NUTR 223 Introduction to Food Science
  • NUTR 230 Food and Culture
  • NUTR 323 Public Health Nutrition
  • NUTR 305 Leadership in Dietetics
  • NUTR 312 Nutrition Assessment
  • NUTR 320 Micronutrient Metabolism and Nutritional Supplementation
  • NUTR 323 Public Health Nutrition
  • NUTR 330 Nutritional Biochemistry
  • NUTR 333 Medical Nutrition Therapy: Chronic Conditions
  • NUTR 337 Medical Nutrition Therapy: Acute Care
  • NUTR 341 Nutrition Education
  • NUTR 342 Interviewing and Counseling Skills
  • NUTR 343 Food Production and Procurement
  • NUTR 345 Entreprenuership and Management in Food Industry
  • NUTR 395 Senior Nutrition Capstone or NUTR 396 Senior Research Capstone (requires NUTR 380/381 as pre-reqs)



FOR STUDENTS DECLARING A NUTRITION MAJOR SPRING 2019 OR PRIOR:
Within the major, students have the option of selecting an Area of Concentration, as listed below.

Areas of Concentration