Curriculum and Courses

At CSB/SJU, the Nutrition department offers both a major and a minor in Nutrition.  Within the Nutrition major, students can choose the Dietetics concentration or one of six Advising Tracks.  The Dietetics concentration is one step on the pathway to becoming a registered dietitian (RD).  Advising Tracks are designed to guide Nutrition majors into the best set of courses based on their long-term career goals, whether this be food service management, medicine, public health, graduate school, or other options.  A Nutrition minor can be a great addition to a variety of majors.  Students are encouraged to make an appointment with a faculty member to discuss the Nutrition major or minor.  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 DECLARING A NUTRITION MAJOR STARTING FALL 2019: Nutrition majors not in the Dietetics concentration are required to choose an Advising Track, which consists of groups of suggested courses.  Advising Tracks within 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

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