May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Nutrition, B.S.


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The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (NTR) degree provides coursework in a wide array of nutritional domains, including community nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, and food science, among others. This degree positions students to pursue post-bachelor nutrition and wellness job opportunities in health care, nonprofit, government, industry, and academic settings. Students can apply for the dietetics specialization in their sophomore year, for entry in their junior year. The NTR degree also prepares students for graduate programs in nutrition, public health, and other health professions.

Requirements for the major in nutrition, B.S. program


Students completing a B.S. degree in Nutrition must complete a minimum of 120 credits and the following:

1. Meet the university general education requirements


In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundations, Explorations, and Integration. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements section of the catalog.

2. Complete the Nutrition core courses


3. Communication and ethics requirements


All students majoring in nutrition are required to take one (1) communication and one (1) ethics course related to health and nutrition. In addition, dietetics specialization students are required to take the NTR 4200 - Communication and Counseling in Nutrition Practice and NTR 4500 - Professional Practice & Ethics in Nutrition.

  • NTR 4200 - Communication and Counseling in Nutrition Practice (4) or PH 2800 - Introduction to Health Literacy (4) or COM 4402 - Health Communication (4)
  • NTR 4500 - Professional Practice & Ethics in Nutrition (3) or HS 4500 - Ethics in Health Care (4)

Other requirements


Students are required to complete the Dietetics Specialization, or the minimum number of elective credits to achieve a minimum of 120 total course credits with a minimum of 32 upper level (3000-4000) course credits and satisfy all University degree requirements to graduate.

4. Electives for the Nutrition major


Number of required elective credits varies based on core courses completed and are selected with assistance from your academic adviser, based on your career goals, from an approved list of courses. Students must achieve a minimum of 120 total course credits with a minimum of 32 upper level (3000-4000) course credits and satisfy all University degree requirements to graduate.

Note: Courses required for the major and the specialization cannot be counted as an elective.

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