Minor Requirements

Minor  Overviews

AUT 2018 and beyond
AUT 2016 – SUM 2018
AUT 2015 – SUM 2016

SPR 2013 – SUM 2015

The Nutrition Minor requires a total of 25 credits. Students follow the requirements that are in place at the time they declare the minor. The requirements listed below are for students who enter the minor in AUT 2018 and beyond. See the sidebar for all Minor Overview information sheets.

Core Requirements | Elective Coursework | Other Academic Requirements

Core Requirements (14-15 credits)

Both of the following courses:
NUTR 200 Nutrition for Today*(4) Prerequisite: None
NUTR 400 Nutrition Seminar (1) Prerequisite: None
Two courses selected from the following:
NUTR 302 Food Systems: Harvest to Health (5) Prerequisite: NUTR 200
NUTR 303 Food Systems: Individual to Population Health (5) Prerequisite: NUTR 200
NUTR 310 Nutrition and the Life Course (4) Prerequisite: NUTR 200


Elective Coursework (10-11 credits)

The minor requires a total of 25 credits. You must take enough elective credits that when combined with the credits from your core requirements, you have a minimum of 25 total credits.

Note: NUTR 400 (max 3) and NUTR 302, 303, or 310 may be used as electives if they are not already being counted toward core requirements.

NUTR 141 Introduction to Foods (5) Prerequisite: None
NUTR 241 Culinary Nutrition Science (3) Prerequisite: NUTR 200; cannot be taken for credit if credit earned in NUTR 441
NUTR 390 Food Seminar (1) Prerequisite: None
NUTR 405 Physical Activity in Health and Disease (3) Prerequisite: either BIOL 118 or BIOL 220
NUTR 406 Sports Nutrition (3) Prerequisite: NUTR 200
NUTR 411 Diet in Health and Disease (3) Prerequisite: NUTR 200
NUTR 412 United States Food Systems Policy (3) Prerequisite: NUTR 302; juniors, seniors only
NUTR 420 Global Nutrition: Challenges and Opportunities (3) Prerequisite: NUTR 200
NUTR 441 Food and Culinary Science* (3) Prerequisite: general and organic chemistry; PCE course
NUTR 446 Food Safety and Health (3) Juniors, seniors only
NUTR 465/BIO A 465 Nutritional Anthropology (3) Prerequisite: BIO A 201
ANTH 361 Anthropology of Food (5) Prerequisite: one 200-level ANTH course
ENV H 441 Food Protection (3) Prerequisite: either CHEM 120, CHEM 142, MICROM 301, or MICROM 410
EPI 320 Introduction to Epidemiology (4) Prerequisite or concurrent
registration: either BIOST 310, QMETH 201, Q SCI 381, STAT 220,
STAT/CS&SS/SOC 221, or STAT 311
GEOG 271 Geography of Food and Eating (5)
GEOG 371 World Hunger and Agricultural Development (5)
GEOG 380 Geographical Patterns of Health and Disease (5)

* Prerequisite for the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Other Academic Requirements

  • Minimum of 13 credits must be taken from the School of Public Health (NUTR, ENV H, or EPI courses).
  • Minimum of 15 credits must be completed in 300- and 400-level courses.
  • Minimum of 15 credits applied to the minor must be completed in residence through the University of Washington.
  • Minimum of 15 credits applied to the minor must be taken outside of the student’s major requirements.
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA is needed for courses applied toward the minor.
  • Students must declare a major and have completed a minimum of 45 credits before declaring the minor.
  • Students declare the minor with their major adviser.