Nutritional Sciences: Community Nutrition, BSHS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. 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
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A)3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1215General Chemistry (LN)4
or CHEM 1314 General Chemistry (LN)
CHEM 1225General Chemistry (LN)5
or CHEM 1515 General Chemistry (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Courses designated (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 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
NSCI 4733Community Nutrition3
BIOL 3204Physiology4
CHEM 3015The Chemistry of Organic Compounds5
HRAD 1113Introduction to Food Studies3
HRAD 2153Introduction to Hospitality Accounting3
HRAD 3213Hospitality and Tourism Management and Organizations3
Emphasis Requirements
Select an emphasis28
Hours Subtotal69
Total Hours120


Nutrition & Exercise (NUEX)

Includes prerequisites for MS in Athletic Training
HHP 2654Applied Anatomy4
HHP 2802Medical Terminology for the Health Professions2
HHP 3114Physiology of Exercise4
HHP 3663Biomechanics3
HHP 4773Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription3
PHYS 1114General Physics (LN)4
MATH 1613Trigonometry (A)3-5
or MATH 1715 Precalculus (A)
Controlled electives3-5

Nutrition Education (NUED)

Student must declare a minor in HEPR
HLTH 2213Principles in Health Education and Promotion3
HLTH 2603Total Wellness (S)3
HLTH 3613Community Health3
HLTH 3643Health Behavior Theory3
HLTH 4973Program Design in Health Education and Promotion3
HHP 2654Applied Anatomy4
HHP 3114Physiology of Exercise4
Controlled electives5

School Nutrition & Food Service Management (SNFSM)

HRAD 2283Hospitality Industry Financial Analysis3
HRAD 3473Mechanical Equipment and Facility Management3
HRAD 3623Purchasing and Cost Control for Hospitality and Foodservice3
HRAD 3783Hospitality Industry Human Resources Management3
HRAD 4213Hospitality Catering3
MICR 2123Introduction to Microbiology3
MICR 2132Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory2
MKTG 3213Marketing (S)3
NSCI 4331Quantity Food Production Practicum1
NSCI 4573Management in Dietetics3
Controlled electives1

Food, Nutrition & the Public (FNP)

Select 28 hours of Controlled Electives working with adviser to identify courses which support the NSCI major and a clearly articulated career path. This may be accomplished by the addition of an OSU minor.28

Career paths may include: Cooperative Extension, Food Sales, Public Policy, Communications and International Nutrition. Plan must be approved by department head.

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 2023.