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Supporting Courses and Related Areas allow flexibility to meet your career goals. Key points to remember about supporting courses:

  • Most courses related to your interest in nutrition may be considered for a supporting course. Students must get adviser approval before the course will be allowed as a supporting course on their degree audit.
  • Any NUTR course numbered with 101 or higher that is not required for the major is a supporting course.
  • Students are encouraged to either take the required courses to obtain one or more emphases or to take th e courses that are offered within the emphases for their supporting courses. A minimum of 15 credits is recommended for an emphasis.

The four emphases offered by the Department of Nutritional Sciences include:

  • Public Health Nutrition and Policy;
  • Nutrition and Foods in Business;
  • Community Nutrition and Food Security; and
  • Nutrition Education and Communications

Additional supporting courses include:

ACCTG 211 - Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making

AEE 440 - Communication Methods and Media
AEE 450 - Program Design and Delivery

AGBM 101 - Economic Principles of Agribusiness Decision Making
AGBM 102 - Economics of the Food System
AGBM 302 - Food Product Marketing
AGBM 440 – Food Product Innovation Management

AG 400 - Biometry/Statistics in the Life Sciences

AGECO 134 - Sustainable Agriculture Science and Policy
AGECO 144 - Principles and Practices of Organic Agriculture; Kenya practicum

ANTH 045 - Cultural Anthropology

BA 241 - Legal Environment of Business
BA 242 - Social and Ethical Environment of Business
BA 250 - Small Business Management

BBH 101 - Introduction to Biobehavioral Health
BBH 119 - Behavior, Health, and Disease
BBH 130 - Strategies for Addressing the Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics
BBH 143 - Drugs, Behavior, and Health
BBH 146 - Introduction to Health and Human Sexuality
BBH 203 - Neurological Bases of Human Behavior (PSYCH 260)
BBH 301 - Values and Ethics in Human Development Professions
BBH 302 - Diversity and Health (AAA S 302)
BBH 305 - Introduction to Global Health Issues
BBH 310W - Research Strategies for Studying Biobehavioral Health
BBH 311 - Interdisciplinary Integration in Biobehavioral Health
BBH 315 - Gender and Biobehavioral Health
BBH 316 - Foundations and Principles of Health Promotion
BBH 324 - HealthWorks Peer Education Training
BBH 368 - Neuroanatomy, Behavior, and Health
BBH 411 - Research and Applications in Biobehavioral Health
BBH 416 - Health Promotion II: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
BBH 417 - Advanced Applications in Health Promotion
BBH 432 - Biobehavioral Aspects of Stress
BBH 440 - Principles of Epidemiology (H P A 440)
BBH 446 - Human Sexuality as a Health Concern
BBH 451 - Pharmacological Influences on Health
BBH 452 - Women's Health Issues (NURS 452, WMNST 452)
BBH 458 - Critical Issues in Reproduction (WMNST 458)

BMB 001 - Understanding the Bases of Human Disease
BMB 251 - Molecular and Cell Biology I (MICRB 251)
BMB 252 - Molecular and Cell Biology II (MICRB 252)
BMB 401 - General Biochemistry
BMB 402 - General Biochemistry

BIOL 110 - Basic concepts and biodiversity
BIOL 120A - Plants, Places, and People
BIOL 129 - Mammalian Anatomy
BIOL 133 - Genetics and Evolution of the Human Species
BIOL 142 - Physiology Laboratory
BIOL 155 - Introduction to the Biology of Aging
BIOL 222 - Genetics
BIOL 230W - Biology: Molecules and Cells
BIOL 240W - Biology: Function and Development of Organisms
BIOL 411 - Medical Embryology
BIOL 416 - Biology of Cancer
BIOL 421 - Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (VB SC 421)
BIOL 422 - Advanced Genetics
BIOL 472 - Mammalian Physiology
BIOL 473 - Laboratory in Mammalian Physiology
BIOL 479 - General Endocrinology (AN SC 479)

CAS 202 - Introduction to Communication Theory
CAS 203 - Interpersonal Communication

CED 417 - Power, Conflict, and Community Decision Making
CED 152 - Community Development Concepts and Practice
CED 230 - Development Issues in a Global Context
CED 420 - Women in Developing Countries (WMST 420)
CED 499 - Foreign Studies

CEDEV 430 – Principles of Local Economic Development

CHEM 111 – Experimental Chemistry I
CHEM 112 - Chemical Principles II
CHEM 113 – Experimental Chemistry II
CHEM 203 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 212 – Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 213 – Laboratory in Organic Chemistry

CN ED 404 - Group Procedures in Guidance and Counseling

COMM 100 - The Mass Media and Society
COMM 160 - Basic News Writing Skills
COMM 320 - Intro to Advertising
COMM 370 - Public Relations
COMM 420 - Research Methods in Advertising and Public Relations

EDPSY 010 - Individual Differences and Education
EDPSY 014 - Learning and Instruction

ENGL 215 - Intro Article Writing

FD SC 100-495

FIN 100 - Introduction to Finance

FOR 201 - Global Change and Ecosystems

GEOG 020 - Human Geography: An Introduction
GEOG 030 - Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability and Human-Environment Systems
GEOG 123 - Geography of Developing World
GEOG 124 - Elements of Cultural Geography
GEOG 126 - Economic Geography
GEOG 497 - Geographies of Justice: Environment, Society and Development
GEOG 497 - Biological Diversity in Agriculture and Global Change

H & HD 397A - Global Leadership Initiative

HDFS 129-496
HDFS 129 - Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies
HDFS 229 - Infant and Child Development
HDFS 239 - Adolescent Development
HDFS 249 - Adult Development and Aging

HPA 101 - Introduction to Health Services Organization
HPA 301W - Health Services Policy Issues
HPA 410 - Principles of Public Health Administration

HM 201 – Introduction to Management in the Hospitality Industry
HM 202 – Colloquium in Hospitality Management
HM 304 - Institutional Food Service Management
HM 413 - New Product Development for Commercial Foodservice
HM 430 - Advanced Food Production and Service Management

INTAG 100 - Introduction to International Agriculture

IST 110 - Information People and Technology

KINES 100-493

LER 100 - Employment Relations
LER 201 - Employment Relationship: Law and Policy

MKTG 301 - Principles of Marketing

NURS 401 - Concepts of Health
NURS 452 - Women’s Health Issues (BBH 452)
NURS 464 – Dying and Death

NUTR 101-496 NOTE: Any nutrition course that is not a required course in your option can act as a supporting course

PHYS 211 – General Physics: Mechanics
PHYS 212 – General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 213 - General Physics: Fluids and Thermal Physics
PHYS 250 – Introductory Physics I
PHYS 251 – Introductory Physics II

PL SC 403 - The Legislative Process
PL SC 460 - Science, Technology, and Public Policy
PL SC 490 - Policy Making and Evaluation

PSYCH 100-489
PYSCH 230 – Introduction to Psychologies of Religion

R SOC 011 - Introductory Rural Sociology

RHS 100 - Introduction to Disability Culture

RPTM 120 - Leisure and Human Behavior

SOC 001 - 497

SOILS 071 - Environmental Sustainability
SOILS 101 – Introductory Soil Science

SPAN 003 - Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 100 - Intermediate Grammar and Composition
SPAN 110 - Intermediate Conversation
SPAN 200 - Intensive Grammar and Composition
SPAN 305 - Spanish for Social Services

VB SC 130 - Understanding Human Disease
VB SC 211 - The Immune System and Disease
VB SC 231 - Introduction to Cancer Research and Medicine

WMNST 110 - Sociology of Gender (SOC 110)
WMNST 116 - Family and Sex Roles in Modern History (HIST 116)
WMNST 458 - Critical Issues in Reproduction