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BS in Nutrition Science

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program is designed to teach students about the role nutrition plays in health. Read more about Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements:

Those interested in this program should be comfortable with research and research methods. They should also have good attention to detail. The minimum requirements for admission into this program include a GED, high school diploma, or the equivalent.

Program Description:

The Purdue University Global Bachelor of Science in Nutrition program is designed to teach students about the science behind nutrition and includes coursework in topics related to chemistry and biochemistry. Students have the opportunity to study how to create nutritional plans, prepare healthy foods, and consult with clients. Throughout the coursework students will be exposed to topics that connect what we wat with how we feel. Students will study how nutrition needs to evolve over the course of one's life and what special nutrition considerations need to be made for subsets of the population. The degree program ends with a capstone course.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition:

Coursework for this program includes core courses in science, social sciences, math, and English. Nutrition specific coursework will bridge nutrition science and human health with courses in topics like food science and nutrition counseling. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (60 credits)

  • NS 305: Food Safety and Microbiology
  • NS 310: Nutritional Analysis and Assessment
  • NS 321: Nutrition Planning and Management
  • NS 325: Nutrition Across the Human Life Cycle
  • NS 335: Nutrition for Special Populations
  • NS 415: Food Science With Lab
  • NS 420: Nutritional Counseling
  • 100/200/300/400 Level: Major Electives
  • NS 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Nutrition

Core Requirements (33 credits)

  • 100/200-level: General Education Courses (3 courses)
  • 100/200-level: Math Course
  • 200-level: Arts and Humanities Course
  • 200-level: Science Course
  • 200-level: Social Science Course

Open Elective Requirements (87 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition program could choose to pursue advanced studies in areas related to nutrition. Those interested in becoming a Certified Clinical Nutritionist may need to complete additional coursework and a 900-hour internship.

Master's degrees graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

Career Paths:

Graduates who choose to enter the workforce after completing Purdue University Global's BS in Nutrition could pursue entry-level jobs in areas related to nutrition. They could work for private companies, non-profit organizations, or for government health agencies.

Entry-level jobs graduates could pursue include:

  • Nutrition products salesperson
  • Clinical nutrition manager
  • Menu planner
  • Food service worker

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