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Nutritional Sciences/Pre-Medical

NUMBER OF HOURS: 120

The NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCES curriculum prepares students for careers in the health professions, specifically dietetics or medicine, or in the food industry. The NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES/PREMEDICAL concentration provides students with a strong grounding in Nutritional Sciences while meeting the course work requirements for students planning to apply to most medical or dental schools; this concentration does not prepare students for a career as a registered dietitian. Since nutrition plays a role in the prevention and treatment of many chronic and acute diseases, an understanding of the role of nutrients in the body provides pre-medical students with a strong basis for building their medical careers.

SCHOLASTIC REQUIREMENTS

Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA (Cumulative and LSU).

A student who fails to earn a 2.0 Semester GPA in each of two consecutive semesters (or one semester and a summer term) and whose Cumulative and LSU GPA is below 2.0 will be declared ineligible to continue in the College of Agriculture.

** This curriculum assumes students enter the university ready to take MATH 1550 (as demonstrated through ACT scores or placement tests). Students needing to complete preparatory courses (MATH 1022/1023) should plan to attend summer school to catch up with the curriculum. **

CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

Theis curriculum shows how one may complete the curriculum in 4 years. CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS must be met by the indicated semester to be considered making minimal progress in their degree program.

  • Sem 1: "C" or better in ENGL 1001; CHEM 1201
  • Sem 2: CHEM 1202; NFS 1110
  • Sem 3: CHEM 2261
  • Sem 4: NFS 2110; CHEM 2262
  • Sem 5: PHYS 2001, BIOL 4087

NOTE: This page is offered as an aid for planning a course of study. The LSU General Catalog contains the official requirements for graduation. See the requirements for your program and catalog year for the specifics of the progress through your program. This page is updated for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Nutritional Sciences/Pre-Medical
TOTAL SEM. HRS. 120
Semester 1 Semester 2
CRITICAL: "C" or better in ENGL 1001 CRITICAL: CHEM 1201; NFS 1110
3
ENGL 1001 - English Composition
3
BIOL 1202 - Biology for Science Majors II
3
BIOL 1201 - Biology for Science Majors I
1
BIOL 1209 - Biology Laboratory for Science Majors II
1
BIOL 1208 - Biology Laboratory for Science Majors I
3
CHEM 1202 - General Chemistry
5
MATH 1550 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
2
CHEM 1212 - General Chemistry Laboratory
3
CHEM 1201 - General Chemistry I
3
NFS 1110 - Introduction to Nutritional Sciences
 
3
Elective
15 = Total Semester Hours 15 = Total Semester Hours
 
Semester 3 Semester 4
CRITICAL: CHEM 2261 CRITICAL: NFS 2110; CHEM 2262
4
BIOL 2153 - Principles of Genetics
3
CHEM 2262 Organic Chemistry
3
CHEM 2261 - Organic Chemistry
2
CHEM 2364 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory
3
NFS 2112 - Human Lifecycle Nutrition
3
ENGL 2000 - Englich Composition
3
General Education course - Social Sciences
4
EXST 2201 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis
4
Electives
3
NFS 2000 - Fundamentals of Food Science
   
3
NFS 2110 - Methods of Nutritional Assessment
17 = Total Semester Hours 18 = Total Semester Hours
 
Semester 5 Semester 6
CRITICAL: PHYS 2001; BIOL 4087 CRITICAL: none listed
4
BIOL 4087 - Basic Biochemistry
3
CMST 2060 - Public Speaking
3
NFS 3000 - Food Safety
3
NFS 3115 - Human Nutrition and Metabolism
3
PHYS 2001 - General Physics I
3
NFS 3116 - Community Nutrtition
3
NFS 3110 - Nutrition Counseling and Education
3
PHYS 2002 - General Physics II
1
PHYS 2108 - General Physics Laboratory
1
PHYS 2109 - General Physics Laboratory II
 
3
General Education course - Social Sciences
14 = Total Semester Hours 16 = Total Semester Hours
 
Semester 7 Semester 8
CRITICAL: none listed CRITICAL: none listed
1
NFS 4021 - Contemporary Topics in Nutrition
3
NFS 4110 - Capstone in Nutritional Sciences
4
NFS 4111 - Nutrition and Disease I
4
NFS 4114 - Nutrition and Disease II
3
General Education course - Arts
6
1General Education course - Humanities
4
Electives    
12 = Total Semester Hours 13 = Total Semester Hours
 

1General Education Humanities: three hours chosen from a 2000-level literature course on the General Education list and three hours chosen from any course on the General Education Humanities list.

For More Information on any of our programs, Contact:

Food Science:
Dr. Joan M. King (jking@agcenter.lsu.edu)

Dietetics or Nutrition:
Dr. Carol O'Neil (ceoneil@agcenter.lsu.edu)
Dr. Georgianna Tuuri (gtuuri@agcenter.lsu.edu )

Undergraduate program:
Dr. Georgianna Tuuri, (GTuuri@agcenter.lsu.edu) Undergraduate program

Graduate program:
Dr. Marlene Janes, (mjanes@agcenter.lsu.edu) Graduate program

revised: 21-Aug-2017 12:35