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. Basic proficiency, science prerequisites and general education criteria are as follows:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter credit hours
  • Minimum GPA 2.0

Basic Proficiency Requirements

  • English Composition, 8 quarter credits
  • Mathematics, (must be algebra or math-based statistics), 4 quarter credits
  • Oral Communication/Public Speaking, 3 quarter credits

Science Requirements

  • Human Psychology, 4 quarter credits
  • General Biology, (science-major level with labs), 8 quarter credits
  • General Chemistry, (science-major level with labs), 10 quarter credits

General Education Requirements

  • Arts and Letters, 12 quarter credits
  • Social Sciences, 12 quarter credits
  • Electives/Other Knowledge Areas,* 29 quarter credits

*A maximum of three quarter credits of physical education may be applied to total requirement

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).