Major Requirements

Major Overview
Sample Course Plan
Interdisciplinary Breadth
Electives
Concentrations
Continuation Policy

In addition to the major requirements below, students must also complete General Education Requirements for the School of Public Health.

Science Literacy – 10 credits
Interdisciplinary Breadth – 15 credits
Research Methods & Technologies – 9-10 credits
Food Systems Core – 30 credits
Upper-Division Electives – 20 credits

Science Literacy – 10 credits

5 credits of biology, choose from:
BIOL 118 Survey of Physiology (5, preferred)
BIOL 180 Introductory Biology (5)
BIOL 161/162 As earned through Advanced Placement testing
5 credits of chemistry, choose from:
CHEM 120 Principles of Chemistry I (5)
CHEM 142 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 145 Honors General Chemistry (5)

 

Interdisciplinary Breadth – 15 credits

5 credits of economics, choose from:
ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics (5)
FISH 230 Economics of Fisheries and Oceans (5)
ESRM 235 Introduction to Environmental Economics (5)
10 credits from among courses that represent the breadth of areas that influence food systems:
Various See approved list

 

Research Methods & Technologies – 9-10 credits

4-5 credits of statistics, choose from:
BIOST 310 Biostatistics for the Health Sciences (4, preferred)
QMETH 201 Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Q SCI 381 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (5)
STAT 220 Principles of Statistical Reasoning (5)
STAT 221 Statistical Concepts and Methods for the Social Sciences (5)
STAT 311 Elements of Statistical Methods (5)
5 credits of qualitative methods, choose from:
ANTH 403 Qualitative Research Methods in Sociocultural Anthropology (5)
BIO A 420 Anthropological Research on Health Disparities (5)
ENVIR 250 Research Methods in Environmental Studies (5)
GEOG 425 Qualitative Methodology in Geography (5)
SOC 300 Foundations of Social Inquiry (5)

 

Food Systems Core – 30 credits

30 credits, with cumulative 2.0 GPA:
NUTR 200 Nutrition for Today (4)
NUTR 302 Food Systems: Harvest to Health (5)
NUTR 303 Food Systems: Individual to Population Health (5)
NUTR 402 Food Systems Modeling & Analysis (5)
NUTR 412 US Food Systems Policy (3)
NUTR 493 * Food Systems Capstone (8) Writing

*Please note capstone will be taught for the first time in SPR 2020.

Upper-Division Electives – 20 credits

20 credits from among 300- and 400-level courses organized around four concentration areas:
Various Business, Economics, & Marketing; see approved list
Various Environment & Sustainability; see approved list
Various Social & Economic Equity; see approved list
Various Nutrition & Health Equity; see approved list