Nutrition Minor

Creating healthy lifestyles

The minor in nutrition is especially helpful for those who are in a program of study related to the medical, health and human services field. If you are considering a career in the food industry, you might also consider a minor in nutrition. Completion of a nutrition minor does not satisfy the requirements to become a registered dietitian.

Minor requirements

You must have a total of 20 hours of required courses combined with nutrition electives to receive a minor in nutrition:


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  1. Required Courses: BMS 240(3), 333(3)

  2. Choose electives from the following to bring total hours in the minor to at least 20 hours: BMS 300(1), 330(3), 331(4), 332(3), 334(3), 335(3), 338(1), 340(2), 390(1-2), 391(1-4), 392(1), 395(1), 396(1), 397(1-3), 400(2), 430(3), 497(1-3), 532(3). No more than 3 hours of BMS 497 credit may be applied to the minor. See Dietetics Program Director for additional courses that may be approved.

Some courses may require prerequisites. It is important to meet with your advisor often when taking classes toward a minor in nutrition.