Nutritional Sciences: Public Health Nutrition, 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
or MATH 1613 Trigonometry (A)
or MATH 1813 Preparation for Calculus (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1215Chemical Principles I (LN)4
or CHEM 1314 Chemistry I (LN)
CHEM 1225Chemical Principles II (LN)5
or CHEM 1515 Chemistry II (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
SOC 1113Introductory Sociology (S)3
Additional General Education
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
SPCH 2713Introduction to Speech Communication (S)3
or SPCH 3723 Business and Professional Communication
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A)3
or STAT 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
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 2311Introduction to Public Health Nutrition1
NSCI 2412Introduction to Nutrition & Food Literacy2
NSCI 3223Nutrition Across the Life Span3
NSCI 3440Nutritional Sciences Pre-Professional Experience (1 hour)1
NSCI 3543Food and the Human Environment (IS)3
NSCI 3733Environmental Nutrition3
NSCI 4123Human Nutrition and Metabolism I3
NSCI 4143Human Nutrition and Metabolism II3
NSCI 4632Community Nutrition I2
NSCI 4633Community Nutrition II3
BIOL 3204Physiology4
PSYC 1113Introductory Psychology (S)3
MICR 2123Introduction to Microbiology3
MICR 2132Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory2
Emphasis Requirements
Select an emphasis29
Hours Subtotal69
Total Hours120


Nutrition & Education

Student must declare a minor in Public Health (PH)
HLTH 2213Introduction to Public Health3
HLTH 2603Total Wellness (S)3
HLTH 3613Community Health3
HLTH 3643Health Behavior Theory3
HLTH 4973Program Design in Public Health3
HHP 2654Applied Anatomy4
HHP 3114Physiology of Exercise4
Controlled electives6

Public Health Nutrition

ECON 1113The Economics of Social Issues (S)3
HHP 2802Medical Terminology for the Health Professions2
HLTH 3723Principles of Epidemiology3
HTM 2153Introduction to Hospitality Accounting3
or ACCT 2003 Survey of Accounting
HTM 3213Hospitality and Tourism Management and Organizations3
or MGMT 3013 Fundamentals of Management (S)
MKTG 3213Marketing (S)3
NSCI 3813Nutrition Assessment and Counseling Skills3
NSCI 4913Nutritional Epidemiology3
Select 6 hours of Controlled Electives from the following:6
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Human Heredity (N)
Developmental Disabilities: Issues Across the Lifespan (D)
Adolescent Development in Family Contexts (S)
Intergenerational Relationships (S)
Dying, Death and Bereavement
Aging Concepts and Controversies
Alcohol and Drug Education
Human Resource Management
Microbes: Friends or Foes (N)
Nutrition for Exercise and Sport
Biomedical Ethics (H)
Perspectives on Death and Dying (H)

Public Health Premed

BIOC 3653Survey of Biochemistry3
BIOL 3023General Genetics3
BIOL 3214Human Anatomy4
CHEM 3053Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 3153Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 3112Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
MICR 3033Cell and Molecular Biology3
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN)4
PHYS 1214College Physics II (LN)4

Note: Care must be taken not to include credit hours twice under different sections of the degree sheet.

Ensure that enough upper-division controlled electives are taken to meet the 40 hour upper-division Regents requirement.

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.

  • 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.