WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE?
This major is part of the Health and Medicine Exploration Group
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Nutritional Sciences (NUSC) majors study the relationship between food and health. They integrate knowledge of the use of foods and nutrients by cells, individuals, and communities to promote optimal health and treatment of disease. The Department offers three tracks, i.e., Nutritional, Health, and Disease Prevention, Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), and Pre-Medical Profession, through which students can obtain their Bachelors of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences.
Each student has the opportunity for personal growth through the balance of strong academic programs, independent studies, and field experiences. The faculty in the Department of Nutritional Sciences conduct a wide array of nutrition research: molecular nutrition, dietary bioactive components and cardiometabolic health, metabolic diseases, gut health and chronic disease, immunometabolism, nanotechnology and biodelivery systems, public health and community nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, and rehabilitative nutrition. For more information about research topics, please visit http://nusc.uconn.edu/research-researchTopics.php
HOW TO DECLARE:
Students not admitted to the University as Nutritional Sciences majors may petition into this major during the first two weeks of each semester. The following requirements must be met for consideration of transfer into the Nutritional Sciences major:
- Earned at least a C in CHEM 1124Q or CHEM 1127Q
- Earned at least a B in NUSC 1165
Once petition requirements have been met, complete and submit a "School, Major and/or Advisor Change" form. Form and instructions can be found here.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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NUSC 1165 - Fundamentals of Nutrition (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3)
NUSC 1167 - Food, Culture, and Society (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 4-INT)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
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