Undergraduate Study

Nutrition Minor Requirements

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 on this page are provided for students who enter the minor in autumn 2018 and later.

View requirements from previous academic years.

Both of the following courses:

NUTR 200Nutrition for Today (4)Prerequisite: None
NUTR 400Nutrition Seminar (1)Prerequisite: None

Two courses selected from the following:

NUTR 302Food Systems: Harvest to HealthPrerequisite: NUTR 200
NUTR 303Food Systems: Individual to Population Health (5)Prerequisite: NUTR 200
NUTR 310Nutrition and the Life CoursePrerequisite: NUTR 200

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 141Introduction to Foods (5)Prerequisite: none
NUTR 241Culinary Nutrition Science (3)Prerequisite: NUTR 200; cannot be taken for credit if credit earned in NUTR 441
NUTR 390Food Seminar Prerequisite: none
NUTR 405Physical Activity in Health and Disease (3)Prerequisite: either BIOL 118 or BIOL 220
NUTR 406Sports Nutrition (3)Prerequisite: NUTR 200
NUTR 411Diet in Health and Disease (3)Prerequisite: NUTR 200
NUTR 412United States Food Systems Policy (3)Prerequisite: NUTR 302; juniors and seniors only
NUTR 420Global Nutrition: Challenges and Opportunities (3)Prerequisite: NUTR 200
NUTR 441Food and Culinary Science (3)
NUTR 446Food Safety and Health (3)Juniors, seniors only
NUTR 465/ BIO A 465Nutritional AnthropologyPrerequisite: BIO A 201
ANTH 361Anthropology of Food (5)Prerequisite: one
ENV H 441Food Protection (3)Prerequisite: NUTR 200; general and organic chemistry
EPI 320Introduction to Epidemiology (4)Prerequisite: none
GEOG 271Geography of Food and Eating (5)Prerequisite: none
GEOG 371World Hunger and Agricultural Development (5)Prerequisite: none
GEOG 380Geographical Patterns of Health and Disease (5)Prerequisite: none
  • 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.