All students complete a basic core of courses, which provide an understanding of foods and their nutritional content, the physiological and biochemical properties of nutrients, and effects of inadequate or excessive nutrient. In preparation for these courses, students also complete courses in Physiological Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, and Statistics.
The Nutritional Sciences degree meets UMass Lowell graduation standards of completing 120 credits, including:
- University General Education Course Requirements
- Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences Core Courses
Please review the complete Nutritional Sciences Suggested Degree Pathway.
The Nutritional Sciences Undergraduate Program is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and does not meet the requirement for students to apply to the Registered Dietitian (RD) internship or examination after graduation. However, the Undergraduate Program does satisfy all prerequisite courses for the Master of Public Health Coordinated Program in Dietetics. The Master Program is accredited by ACEND for both coursework and internship requirements permitting students to take the RD exam upon successful completion.