B.S. in Nutrition Science

Program Information

The Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition science. The program: provides a strong foundation for those interested in positions in applied sciences or for those pursuing pre-professional (medical, dental, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and dietetics) studies. After completing the core requirements, students take courses in physiology, and nutrition (required for the major) and may take additional courses in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and physics.

Admission to the nutrition sciences program requires completion of prerequisite courses and a submission of a information form to the department. Information forms must be submitted to the Office of Academic Assistance by March 1. Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and a science GPA of 2.5 to register for 3000 and 4000 level nutrition courses. Any grade below a C is not acceptable toward the degree. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to receive the degree.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses for students interested in nutrition science current catalog for a student applying for fall admission to the professional program. This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from.

The nutrition major requires a second application once prerequisite courses have been completed. Admission to Georgia State University as a nutrition major does not guarantee advancement/admission to the upper-division Nutrition Program.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1113

3

CHEM 1211k

4

GSU 1010

1

HIST 2110

3
Total Hours 14

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

CHEM 1212k

4

Area C Course

3

BIOL 2110K

3

Area B Course

2
Total Hours 15

Milestones


Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

BIOL 2120K

4

MATH 1070

3

Area B Course

2

POLS 1101

3

NUTR 2100

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

CHEM 2400

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

Area C Course

3

Choose one or more of the following classes for a total of 4 hours: BIOL 2107k, BIOL 2108k, BIOL 2500, BIOL 2800, PERS 2001, PERS 2002, PHYS 1111k

4

Area E course

3
Total Hours 16

Milestones

  • Minimum Overall GPA 2.50 required to apply to the Nutrition Science Minimum required GPA of 2.50 in all attempts at Sciences and NUTR 2100 required to apply
  • Meet with Academic Advisor

Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

NUTR 3105

3

NUTR 3500

3

SNHP 3500

3

SNHP 3010

3

Nutrition Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

NUTR 3700

3

NUTR 3150

3

NUTR 4200

3

NUTR 4955

3

Nutrition Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Pre-Med Option: BIOL 3240 and BIOL 3250 Pre-Health Professional Option: NUTR Elective
  • Meet with Program Coordinator

Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

NUTR 4960

3

NUTR 4108

3

NUTR 4100

3

SNHP 3000

3

Nutrition Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

NUTR 4400

3

NUTR 4280

3

NUTR 4990 or Nutrition Elective

3

NUTR 4950

2

Nutrition Elective

3
Total Hours 14

Milestones

  • Apply for Graduation
  • Meet with Program Coordinator
  • Contact Career Services about Resume and other employment info