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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Nutrition Major, BS in Health and Human Sciences – Basic Science Concentration


The Nutrition major is designed for students interested in basic and applied sciences, and students are able to pursue one of two concentrations: the Dietetics Concentration or the Basic Science Concentration. The Basic Science Concentration of the Nutrition Major prepares students for graduate study in biological and health sciences or for health professional programs, such as pharmacy and medicine. Additional coursework is necessary to meet health professional program prerequisites and integration of this coursework should be coordinated closely with the academic advisor and/or pre-health advising as these requirements will vary by program. Students completing this track are not eligible to apply to any ACEND-accredited dietetic internship programs.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Requirements for Transition to Upper Division

Students who have completed 45 hours of coursework and are on track to enter term 5 of the Basic Science Concentration curriculum must complete orientation followed by an application for transition to upper division courses and faculty advisor assignment. Applications are due February 1 and August 1 and are available on the CEHHS Office of Student Services website http://ehhsstudentservices.utk.edu/. Students must follow the curriculum and complete the prerequisite requirements on schedule in order to complete the degree program on time. Missed prerequisites may delay graduation by at least one year. In order to graduate with a major in nutrition, regardless of concentration, students must earn a grade of C or better in every required nutrition course plus in prerequisite courses where noted.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences – Nutrition Major – Basic Science Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128  4 2.6 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
1Unrestricted Elective (MATH 119  recommended if needed) 3  
NUTR 100  3  
BIOL 150 * or BIOL 158  3  
Term 2
CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138  4 CHEM 120 * with a grade of C or better
ENGL 102  3  
1MATH 125 * or MATH 141 * or MATH 147 * 3-4  
BIOL 160 * or BIOL 168  3  
BIOL 159  2  
Term 3
BCMB 230   5 3.0 cumulative GPA
CHEM 260   3 CHEM 130 * with a grade of C or better
EEB 240   4 NUTR 100 * with a grade of C or better
NUTR 201   1  
BIOL 220   2  
Term 43
CHEM 360   3 BCMB 230  with a grade of C or better
BIOL 240   4 CHEM 260  with a grade of C– or better
NUTR 302   3  
CLAS 273   3  
1Unrestricted Elective 2  
Term 5
CMST 240 * or CMST 247  3 BIOL 240  
4NUTR 311   4  
STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
PSYC 110 * or PSYC 117  3  
1Unrestricted Elective 2  
Term 6
BCMB 311   3 No milestones
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3  
4NUTR 313 , 4NUTR 314   6  
ENGL 295 * or ENGL 360  3  
Term 7
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 No milestones
4NUTR 412 , 4NUTR 415   6  
2Social Sciences Elective * 3  
1Unrestricted Elective 2  
Term 8
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 No milestones
4NUTR 416 , 4NUTR 420   6  
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
1Unrestricted Elective 3  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Select any courses not already required for the major. Students who do not place into MATH 125 * or MATH 141 * will first take MATH 119  or MATH 123 *, which can be used as an elective.
2 Select courses from the University General Education list .
3 Submit form for continuation in the major by Feb 1st. See advisor.
4 Must be taken at UTK.