Undergraduate Program Prerequisites

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Students applying for the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health Sciences programs require a grade of C or better in basic proficiency skills and required science courses. Basic proficiency skills include written and oral communication, critical thinking and quantitative reasoning. Required science coursework includes general chemistry, biology and mathematics. The general education requirement is fulfilled by coursework in the humanities/arts, life sciences, social sciences, and electives that can encompass other knowledge areas such as ethical reasoning and cultural values and traditions.

Students may apply to the programs while still completing their prerequisite coursework and may receive conditional admittance pending successful completion of those courses.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and have either 60 semester or 90 quarter credits before beginning coursework at NUNM. All applicants must have completed the general education requirements of the previously-attended institution. Within these general education requirements, NUNM has specific requirements. These are outlined below.

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter credit hours
  • Minimum GPA 2.0
  • English Composition, two courses
  • Mathematics, one course
    Must be algebra, calculus or math-based statistics.
  • Oral Communication/Public Speaking, one course
  • General Biology, full sequence (two-three courses)
    One academic year of General or Principles of Biology. These courses must be designed for science majors or pre-med students. As these courses require a laboratory component, they may not be taken online.
  • General Chemistry, full sequence (two-three courses)
    One academic year of General or Principles of Chemistry. These courses must be designed for science majors or pre-med students. As these courses require a laboratory component, they may not be taken online.
  • Arts and Letters, three courses
    Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
  • Social Sciences, three courses
    One of these courses must be Human Psychology. 
  • Electives/Other Knowledge Areas
    A maximum of three quarter or two semester credits of physical education may be applied.

If planning to apply semester credits toward prerequisite requirements, multiply the number of semester credits by 1.5 to determine the equivalent number quarter credits (3 semester hours x 1.5 = 4.5 quarter credits).