Nutritional Sciences: Human Nutrition/Pre-Medical Sciences, BSHS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A)3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Biomedical Ethics (H)
Perspectives on Death and Dying (H)
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN)4
CHEM 1515Chemistry II (LN)5
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Introductory Sociology (S)
Additional General Education
MATH 1613Trigonometry (A)3
or MATH 1813 Preparation for Calculus (A)
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN)4
or PHYS 2014 University Physics I (LN)
SPCH 2713Introduction to Speech Communication (S)3
or SPCH 3723 Business and Professional Communication
Hours Subtotal43
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
At least one Diversity (D) course
At least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Human Sciences
HS 1112Human Sciences First-Year Seminar2
or HS 3112 Human Sciences First-Year Seminar for Transfer Students
HDFS 2113Lifespan Human Development (S)3
Nutritional Sciences
NSCI 3011Nutrition and Evidence-based Practice I1
NSCI 3021Nutrition and Evidence-based Practice II1
NSCI 4021Nutrition and Evidence-based Practice III1
Hours Subtotal8
Major Requirements
2.50 GPA is required for Major Requirements
NSCI 2114Principles of Human Nutrition (N)4
NSCI 3223Nutrition Across the Life Span3
NSCI 3440Nutritional Sciences Pre-Professional Experience (1 hour)1
NSCI 3543Food and the Human Environment (IS)3
NSCI 4023Nutrition in the Pathophysiology of Chronic Disease3
NSCI 4123Human Nutrition and Metabolism I3
NSCI 4143Human Nutrition and Metabolism II3
BIOC 3653Survey of Biochemistry3
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
BIOL 3023General Genetics3
or ANSI 3423 Animal Genetics
BIOL 3204Physiology4
BIOL 3214Human Anatomy4
CHEM 3053Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 3112Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 3153Organic Chemistry II3
MICR 2123Introduction to Microbiology3
MICR 2132Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory2
MICR 3033Cell and Molecular Biology3
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A)3
PHYS 1214College Physics II (LN)4
or PHYS 2114 University Physics II (LN)
PSYC 1113Introductory Psychology (S)3
UNIV 2511Introduction to Health Careers1
UNIV 3511Health Profession School Preparation1
Select 3 hours of preprofessional/prehealth controlled electives to total 69 hours of major requirements3
Hours Subtotal69
Total Hours120

Students with AP or CLEP credit must talk to advisors.

One writing-intensive English course is recommended for medical school admission. Students are encouraged to select a course with (D,H) designation such as ENGL 2413 Conversations in Literature (DH).

This degree program meets pre-med requirements for Oklahoma medical schools. Consult the admissions requirements for medical schools of choice for additional prerequisites, such as calculus.

This degree program does not meet all the Didactic Program in Dietetics academic course requirements. See the NSCI Major/Dietetics Option sheet for courses to be added.

Other Requirements

  • 40 upper-division hours required.
  • A 2.50 Major GPA is required. This includes all courses in College/Departmental and Major Requirements.
  • A grade of “C” or better is required in all NSCI 3000- and 4000-level courses.
  • This degree sheet includes requirements for pre-medical, pre-dental and pre-optometry.
  • Transfer Admission Requirement: 2.50 GPA.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.