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The Nutrition minor requires 18 credits of nutrition course work—11 credits must come from required course work, and the remaining 7 credits will come from additional Nutrition courses offered by the department.

University policy requires that students be officially enrolled IN a major before they may enroll in a minor. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Required Courses (11 credits)

  • Nutr 251 Introductory Principles of Nutrition (3 credits)
  • Nutr 358 Assessment of Nutritional Status (2 credits)
    Prerequisites: NUTR 251
  • Nutr 445 Nutrient Metabolism I (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: NUTR 251, NUTR 358, BIOL 141, CHEM 101/110, CHEM 202, BMB 211
  • Nutr 446 Nutrient Metabolism II (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: NUTR 445

Additional Courses (7 credits)**

Some courses are only offered in the fall or spring semesters. See Penn State's Schedule of Courses for information on when courses are offered.

**Check the University Bulletin to determine if these additional Nutrition courses require prerequisites.

Please see the Penn State Minor Policy for additional considerations regarding minors at Penn State.