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Ohio University Majors

Nutrition Science Major


Program Overview

The nutrition science program (premedicine/preprofessional) is for those interested in a career in nutrition, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other professions.

To remain active in this program students must:

  1. maintain overall GPA of 2.0 (C) or better in all hours attempted at Ohio University; and
  2. earn at least a 2.0 (C) or better in all major and related required courses

To remain active, students must also successfully earn a C (2.0) in all required courses within the retake limit. Additional elective courses may be needed to gain admission into some professional school/graduate programs.

Note: Admission to graduate and professional programs can be very competitive, with most programs requiring a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher. Completing the graduation requirements of Ohio University and nutrition program does not guarantee that students will be accepted into post-baccalaureate programs. Students must apply to and be granted acceptance into such programs.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

    Opportunities Upon Graduation

    The nutrition science program is a pre-professional program for those interested in a career in nutrition research, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other professions. Completion of this program qualifies graduates for admission to related graduate and professional programs. Additional courses may be required for some programs. In addition, graduates can pursue employment in a food and nutrition research setting or related area.  Graduates of this program do not meet the didactic requirements to become a registered dietitian.

    Academic Catalog

    The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
    Academic catalog

    Program Details

    Degree: Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition Sciences
    Code: BS6474

    Contact

    College of Health Sciences and Professions
    Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, School of
    Grover Center E160
    Athens, OH 45701
    Phone: 740.566.0470
    Fax: 740.593.0289
    boney@ohio.edu
    www.ohio.edu/chsp/ahsw/

    Administrative Contact

    Division of Food and Nutrition Sciences
    Jana Hovland, contact person
    hovland@ohio.edu
    Website: www.ohio.edu/chsp/ahsw/food-nutrition/undergraduate

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