Nutrition

Nutrition Minor

A Nutrition minor can be an excellent addition to almost any major, whether it be Biology, Psychology, Education, Nursing, Communication, or another.

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. 

Course Requirements for Students Declaring a Nutrition Minor Fall 2019 or After:

Required Courses:
  • NUTR 125 Concepts of Nutrition Science - 4 credits
  • NUTR 225 Experimental Food Science or NUTR 223 Introduction to Food Science - 4 credits
  • NUTR 323 Public Health Nutrition - 4 credits

To complete the minor, students must select 8 additional credits in Nutrition. Students may select these 8 credits from any of the courses offered in the department.

Course Requirements for Students Declaring a Nutrition Minor Prior to Fall 2019:

The Nutrition Minor requires students to complete a total of 20 credits in nutrition, which includes 12 credits in required courses and an additional 8 credits in nutrition courses that the student may select.

Required Courses:
  • NUTR 125 Concepts of Nutrition Science - 4 credits
  • NUTR 220 Exploring Weight Issues - 4 credits (Prerequisite: NUTR 125)
  • NUTR 230 Food and Culture - 2 credits
  • NUTR 323 Public Health Nutrition: Infancy through Aging - 4 credits (Prerequisite: NUTR 125)

To complete the minor, students must select 8 additional credits in Nutrition. Students may select these 8 credits from any of the courses offered in the department.

NUTR 223: Introduction to Food Science or NUTR 225: Experimental Food Science are strongly recommended for the Nutrition Minor.

Students should talk with a faculty member in the Nutrition department no later than fall semester of the sophomore year to assist in developing a four year plan that accommodates the minor in nutrition, and to advise students on elective courses in the department that fit with the student’s interests and academic learning goals.

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Mark Glen MS, RD
Chair, Nutrition Department
CSB Academic Services Building 151
320-363-5956
Fax 320-363-5582