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2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutritional Sciences, B.S.


The Nutritional Sciences Program, formerly the Food and Nutrition Program is located in the School of Community Health and Policy. The Nutritional Sciences Program is designed for students interested in the field of Dietetics and Food Service Systems. The Program embraces a commitment to enhancing students’ personal and pre-professional development by providing high quality education and experiential learning opportunities. Students gain the knowledge, skills and competencies to meet the challenges and demands for products and services: to conduct evidence-based research and to implement programs to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, communities and nations of the world.

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Completion of the program meets the minimum academic requirements for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accredited dietetic internship. 

The curriculum includes courses in organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, general biology and microbiology, anatomy and physiology, basic and advanced courses in nutrition and foods, and institutional management. The mission of the Dietetics Program at Morgan State University is to prepare highly qualified students from culturally diverse backgrounds with knowledge and skills for success in supervised practice programs, Graduate School, or leadership in dietetic practice. The mission embraces the diversity of its student clientele, prepares highly qualified graduates to serve and address priority issues of the local and broader community.

Mission and Objectives:

The mission of the Dietetics program at Morgan State University is to prepare highly qualified students from culturally diverse backgrounds with knowledge and skills for success in supervised practice programs, graduate school or leadership in a dietetic practice.  The mission embraces the diversity of its student clientele, prepares highly qualified graduates to serve and address priority issues of the local and broader community.

 

Objectives:

  1. Enroll, retain, and graduate a culturally diverse pool of students to meet the critical shortages and under-representation in the dietetics profession.
  2. To prepare students for entry-level positions as food and nutrition professionals in the field of Dietetics.

 

Required Courses for a Major in Nutritional Sciences


A minimum of 120 credit hours is required of students pursuing the Nutritional Sciences, B.S. degree.  These credit hours are distributed as follows:

 

General Education and University Requirements     44

Supporting Courses    22 credits

Required Nutritional Science Major Courses     54 credits

TOTAL Credits   120

 

In order to qualify for graduation, students must pass the program’s senior exit examination, earn a cumulative average of a 2.0 GPA or higher, and a major average of a 2.0 GPA or higher with no grades below a “C” in all courses.  Those courses include the general education and university courses, support and major courses listed.

General Education and University Courses


Total Credits: 44


* denotes a department required supporting/major required course which may fulfill a general education requirement and must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher

** Strongly suggested/preferred by Nutritional Science Department:  

  • AH - Arts and Humanities:  PHIL 220, HUMA 201, HUMA 202 (6 credits)
  • SB - SOCI 101 (3 credits)
  • CI - HIST 350 

*** Courses must have been completed within the last five years and received a “C” or better grade, or it will be subject to review before acceptance.

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas  for courses that satisfy General Education Requirements where not specified by the department
 

Total Credits: 22


**Satisfies General Education and Nutrition Program requirement and must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
*** Courses must have been completed within the last five years and received a “C” or higher grade or it will be subject to review before acceptance.

Total Credits: 54


*Satisfies General Education and Nutrition Program requirement and must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
*** Courses must have been completed within the last five years and received a “C” or higher grade or it will be subject to review before acceptance.

 

Suggested Curriculum Sequence