Nutrition Minor



The undergraduate Nutrition minor will provide students with knowledge of the principles of nutrition that are needed to formulate balanced diets and to evaluate information and policies concerning foods and dietary practices. Students may select courses to emphasize human or animal nutrition or a combination of these.

Students minoring in nutrition could major in a number of areas, including Animal Science, Biochemistry, Food Science, Poultry Science, Science Education and Zoology.

Opportunities for students with a minor in Nutrition vary widely depending on one’s primary area of interest. For example, students with an Animal or Poultry Science background might find jobs in research or technical sales/service in a feed or pharmaceutical company. They also may work for a livestock or poultry producer in research and development or production. A nutrition minor would benefit those seeking employment in the food industry, extension service, as a science or health science educator as well as someone interested in pursuing an advanced degree.


Students wishing to obtain a Minor in Nutrition must:

  • Complete a minimum of 16 credit hours from the list provided below and
  • Earn a grade of ‘C-‘ or better in each course.

Required Courses

BCH 451 Principles of Biochemistry (4 credit hrs) OR
BCH 351 General Biochemistry (4 credit hrs)

Elective Courses

Students must choose at least 12 credits from the following, with at least 6 credits at the 400 level or above:

IDS 211 Eating Through American History (3 credit hrs)
NTR 220 Cultural Foods (3 credit hrs)
NTR 301 Introduction to Human Nutrition (3 credit hrs)
NTR 330 Public Health Nutrition (3 credit hrs)
NTR 410 Maternal and Infant Nutrition (3 credit hrs)
NTR 401 Advanced Human Nutrition and Metabolism (3 credit hrs)
NTR (ANS, PO) 415 Comparative Nutrition (3 credit hrs)
NTR 419 Human Nutrition and Chronic Disease (3 credit hrs)
NTR 420/520 Community Nutrition (3 credits hrs)
NTR 421/521 Life Cycle Nutrition (3 credit hrs)
NTR 492 External Learning Experience (1-3 credit hrs)*
NTR 493 Special Problems in Nutrition (1-3 credit hrs)*
NTR/ANS 454 Lactation, Milk and Nutrition (3 credit hrs)
NTR/FS 555 Exercise Nutrition (3 credit hrs)
ANS 225 Principles of Animal Nutrition (3 credit hrs)
OR – ANS 230 Nutrition of Domestic Animals (3 credit hrs)
ANS 231 Nutrition of Domestic Animals Lab (1 credit hr)
ANS (NTR) 550 Applied Ruminant Nutrition (3 credit hrs)
PO (ANS) 425 Feed Mill Management and Feed Formulation (3 credit hrs)

Click here for course catalog. Browse NTR-(Nutrition) subject for a list of nutrition classes.

Declaring a minor

Students interested in adding the Nutrition minor should contact Dr. Sarah Ash


Dr. Ash will certify the minor prior to graduation. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.


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