All students complete a basic core of courses, which provide an understanding of foods and their nutritional content, the physiological and biochemical portions of nutrients in the body, and the effects of inadequate or excessive intake of nutrients. 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 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.
The Nutritional Sciences Undergraduate Program does satisfy all the prerequisite courses for the graduate degree option, the Master of Public Health Coordinated Program in Dietetics
. The graduate program is accredited by ACEND for both the coursework and internship requirements to take the RD exam upon successful completion.