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The Certificate is a total of 18 credit hours comprised of several food and society related themes and nutrition courses. Students must complete:

  • An introductory Nutrition class
  • 15 hours of coursework from a minimum of two of the themes below

General requirements:

  • No more than 9 credit hours in a single theme may be applied toward the certificate
  • 9 credit hours must be completed at the upper-division level
  • All coursework must be completed with a C- or better

Introductory Nutrition class:

Complete one of the following:

  • NTR 306
  • NTR 312 (Please note: NTR 112L is a required co-requisite for NTR 312)
  • NTR 312H

Theme classes:

Complete 15 credit hours from at least two of the following themes:

*A maximum of 9 credit hours can be used from a single theme.*


Nutrition and Health Theme

  • NTR 307 Introductory Food Science
  • NTR 315 Nutrition through the Life Cycle
  • NTR 218 + 118L Assessment of Nutritional Status and Assessment of Nutritional Status Laboratory
  • NTR 330 Nutrition Education and Counseling
  • NTR 321 International Nutrition: The Developing World
  • NTR 334 Foodservice Systems Management
  • NTR 353 Field Experience in International Nutrition
  • NTR 365 (Topic 4: Obesity and Metabolic Health)
  • SOC 308S Introduction to Health and Society
  • N 309 Global Health


Culture and History Theme

  • NTR 316 Culture and Food
  • AMS 370 (Topic 26: American Food)
  • ANT 307 Culture and Communication
  • ANS 379 (Topic 7: Cuisine and Culture in Asia)
  • CC 340 (Topic 6: Food, Health, and Culture in the Ancient Mediterranean)
  • CC 348 (Topic 14: Ancient Greek Medicine)


Politics, Economics and Environment Theme

  • NTR 331 International Nutrition: Social and Environmental Policies
  • NTR 332, Community Nutrition
  • GRG 331K Cultural Ecology
  • GRG 344K Global Food, Farming, and Hunger
  • GRG 339K Environment, Development, and Food Production
  • GOV 370L (Topic 21: Politics of Food in America)
  • MNS 308 Humans and a Changing Ocean
  • MNS 367K Human Exploration and Exploitation of the Sea


Students also seeking the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition may count a maximum of six hours in nutrition toward the Food and Society certificate.

BSA students on the 2016-2018 and later catalogs: At least one course must come from outside of major coursework. Overlap is permitted with core curriculum; flags; Language, Arts, and Culture section; and major requirements.

BSA students on the 2014-2016 catalog: A MAXIMUM of 3 credit hours of major coursework may overlap with a transcript-recognized certificate. Overlap is permitted with core curriculum, flags, and major requirements. Overlap is PROHIBITED with the Language, Arts, and Culture requirements. 

Catalog checklists:

2018-2020 catalog

2016-2018 catalog

2014-2016 catalog

Click here for additional catalog information on the Food and Society Certificate