B.S. in Nutrition Sciences
The Bachelor of Science in nutrition sciences degree is designed to prepare students with an interest in human nutrition to enter the health care field. Programs within Nutrition Sciences are student-focused with contact hours provided through lecture-based courses, laboratory courses, and field experiences with practitioners. Summer and part-time work or volunteer experiences in the profession are encouraged.
Students have four concentration areas to choose from in Nutrition Sciences: (1) comprehensive, (2) sports nutrition (3) pre-professional studies, and (4) dietetics management. In addition to these concentrated areas of study, students may select from a number of nutrition specialty courses to further individualize their education.
- Transfer Credits
- Departmental Policies
- For specific information regarding Nutrition Degree Plans, please visit our advising page.
To be admitted to the nutrition major, a student must complete all the following admission requirements:
- A cumulative high school GPA of 3.00 or higher, or
- A minimum of 24 semester credits in the core and foundation courses with a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.75.
- Completion of an advising interview with the School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS) Advising Center (Phone: 702-895-5448).
Transfer students may be granted credits for equivalent course work. Students must meet a minimum GPA of 2.75 to transfer into the major. Up to 64 credits may be transferred from an accredited institution. Course work is evaluated based on curriculum content, not credit equivalency. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 38 credits in upper-division courses for graduation. See a SAHS advisor for details.
English, Mathematics and Chemistry courses require placement examinations to determine course sequencing. SAT, ACT or department exams may apply- see catalog for details.
Upon admission to the major, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 each semester and have no grades less than a C in all NUTR, KIN, and FAB courses.
A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for graduation with 62 credits earned at a four-year institution.
Upon admission to the major, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 each semester and have no grades less than a C in all NUTR, KIN, and FAB courses. Students who fail to maintain a GPA of 2.50 will be placed on academic probation and will be required to receive academic advising. Here the student will meet with an academic advisor and decide if they want to improve their GPA or choose another major with different GPA expectations.
Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
Students who complete the DPD requirements will receive a Verification Statement from the DPD Director. A copy will also be placed in the student’s permanent file. For more detailed information in the DPD click here.
Students should meet with an academic advisor in the SAHS advising center each semester in order to plan coursework for the completion of the degree. While the academic advisors are there to guide the student, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all requirements for graduation are satisfied. Click here to visit our advising page for more information.
A minimum of 120 semester credits is required for graduation with 62 credits earned at a four (4) year institution. Students are required to complete all University Core Requirements for the baccalaureate degree unless they already possess an associate of science/art degree from a NHSE system institution or a baccalaureate degree from UNLV or UNR. Graduates of baccalaureate degree programs from an accredited college or university may have some additional core education requirements. You can find information on Nutrition Sciences courses here.
For more information about the Programs in Nutrition Sciences please contact the department by completing the Information Request Form or by calling 702-895-4328.