B.S. in Nutrition Science
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 Physical or Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry with ACS Certification based on degree requirements in the 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.
- Complete all Area A requirements
- Attend the major fair and declare a major
- Minimum Overall GPA 2.50 required to apply to the Nutrition Science program. Minimum required GPA of 2.50 in all attempts at Sciences and NUTR 2100 required to apply.
- Meet with Academic Advisor
- Apply for Graduation
- Meet with Program Coordinator
- Contact Career Services about Resume and other employment info