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  • Nutritional Sciences

    The major in nutritional sciences encompasses all aspects of the consumption and utilization of food and its constituents and how these affect health and disease of individuals and populations.

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.


    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    The nutritional sciences curriculum develops a strong, broad background in the biological sciences, and provides an excellent foundation for graduate study/research in nutrition, health and many other life sciences. Its requirements also closely match the prerequisites for most professional schools. As a result, graduates from this curriculum have entered medical, dental, pharmacy, osteopathis, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic, physician assistant, veterinary and other professional programs. Other career opportunities include pharmaceutical sales, extension nutrition education, nutrition policy development and employment with government agencies. Nutritional sciences is one of the majors available to students accepted into the Junior Honors Medical Program or the Honors Combined BS/DMD Program.

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    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete CHM 2045/2045L or MAC 2311
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete CHM 2045/2045L and MAC 2311
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete CHM 2046/2046L and BSC 2010/2010L
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete BSC 2011/2011L
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
    State Core GE-B/P
    4
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
    State Core GE-M
    4
    Composition
    State Core GE-C; WR
    3
    Elective 1
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You, 3 credits, or
    AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource Economics, 4 credits, or
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics, 4 credits, or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics, 4 credits
    GE-S
    3-4
    CHM 2046 General Chemistry 2, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2046L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-P
    4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3
    Electives 4
    Total 14-15
    Semester 3 Credits
    BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2010L Integrated Principles Biology Laboratory 1, 1 credit
    GE-B
    4
    CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1
    Minimum grade of C required within two attempts, including withdrawals
    3
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    GE-M
    3
    Composition
    GE-C
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2, 3 credits
    BSC 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 2, 1 credit
    GE-B
    4
    CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry 2, credits, and
    CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 2 credits
    5
    HUN 2201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3
    Elective 3
    Total 15
    Semester 5 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication 3
    BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry or
    BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    4
    FOS 3042 Introductory Food Science 3
    PHY 2053 Physics 1, 4 credits, and
    PHY 2053L Laboratory for Physics 1, 1 credit
    5
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    HUN 3403 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle 2
    PCB 3063 Genetics, 4 credits, or
    AGR 3303 Genetics, 3 credits, or
    MCB 4304 Genetics of Microorganisms, 3 credits, or
    PCB 4522 Molecular Genetics, 3 credits
    3-4
    PHY 2054 Physics 2, 4 credits, and
    PHY 2054L Laboratory for Physics 2, 1 credit
    5
    Electives 5
    Total 15-16
    Semester 7 Credits
    HUN 4445 Nutrition and Disease: Part 1 2
    PCB 4723C Physiology and Molecular Biology of Animals, 5 credits, or
    APK 2105C Human Physiology with Laboratory, 4 credits
    4-5
    Approved science course
    3-4
    Approved science laboratory
    1-2
    Electives 4
    Total 14-17
    Semester 8 Credits
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences
    WR
    3
    HUN 4221 Nutrition and Metabolism 3
    HUN 4446 Nutrition and Disease: Part 2 3
    MCB 3020 Basic Biology of Microorganisms, 3 credits, and
    MCB 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory, 1 credit
    4
    Elective 3
    Total 16

    Additional electives may be needed to complete the 120 credits required for graduation.

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    Related Food Science and Human Nutrition Programs

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majors: nutritional-sciences