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2013 - 2014

BS in Nutritional Science
(61 hours*)



This degree provides excellent preparation for those individuals in preprofessional programs (e.g., premedicine, predentistry, prelaw) or for an advanced degree (MS, PhD) in nutrition or biological sciences.

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  1. Complete the following core requirements:
  2. After consulting with a faculty advisor, complete 8 hours from the following:
  3. Complete the following:
      CHEM 105 : General College Chemistry. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 105 : General College Chemistry. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Math 110 (or equivalent) or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Atomic and molecular structure including bonding and periodic properties of the elements; reaction energetics, electrochemistry, acids and bases, inorganic and organic chemistry.
      NOTE: Primarily for students in engineering and biological sciences. Three lectures and two recitation sections per week.

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      CHEM 106 : General College Chemistry. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 106 : General College Chemistry. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: CHEM 105; or CHEM 111
      DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Chem 105 but covering most of the topics in a more quantitative way. Detailed treatment of thermodynamics and equilibria.
      NOTE: Three lectures and one recitation section per week.

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      CHEM 107 : General College Chemistry Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 107 : General College Chemistry Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Chem 106 or Chem 112 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Chemical properties, chemical reactions, collection and interpretation of data, preparation of reports.
      NOTE: Required for most students needing one year of general chemistry.

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      CHEM 351 : Organic Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 351 : Organic Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: CHEM 105; or CHEM 111
      DESCRIPTION: Chemical bonds and molecular structure, conformation and configuration, functional classes, reactions and mechanisms, syntheses.
      NOTE: Primarily for majors in chemical engineering and the biological sciences.

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      CHEM 352 : Organic Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 352 : Organic Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: CHEM 351; or CHEM 351M
      DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Chem 351.

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      CHEM 353 : Organic Chemistry Laboratory--Nonmajors. (1-2:0:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 353 : Organic Chemistry Laboratory--Nonmajors. (1-2:0:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Chem 352 or concurrent enrollment (preferred).
      DESCRIPTION: Physical and chemical properties, isolation and purification, characterization, syntheses.
      NOTE: For predentistry, premedicine, and other majors who do not intend to take Chem 455.

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        (1 hour required)
      CHEM 481 : Biochemistry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: CHEM 352M & PDBIO 120; or CHEM 352 & PDBIO 120
      DESCRIPTION: First-semester biochemistry. Molecular components of cells, chemical structure and function, enzymes, metabolic transformations, photosynthesis.
      NOTE: For chemistry majors and students in biological sciences who contemplate pursuing advanced degrees, including medicine. (For prerequisite, Bio 130 may be used in place of PDBio 120.)

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      MMBIO 240 : Molecular Biology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MMBIO 240 : Molecular Biology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: PDBio 120 or MMBio 151 or Bio 130; Chem 105 or Chem 111.
      DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of protein and nucleic acid structure and their function in the context of the classical experiments that have informed our current models of biology at the molecular level.

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      PDBIO 120 : Science of Biology. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PDBIO 120 : Science of Biology. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: General biology course designed for biological science majors, emphasizing the scientific method, cell theory, biochemical unity, the central dogma, bioenergetics, reproduction, and evolutionary theory.

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      PDBIO 305 : Human Physiology (with lab). (4:4:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PDBIO 305 : Human Physiology (with lab). (4:4:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Chem 101 or equivalent.
      RECOMMENDED: A general biology course.
      DESCRIPTION: Function of body organ systems.
      NOTE: Not acceptable for physiology and developmental biology, biophysics, or neuroscience majors. Designed for students with basic chemistry / no molecular biology. Students with chemistry/molecular biology should take PDBio 362.

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      PHSCS 105 : General Physics 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PHSCS 105 : General Physics 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: High school algebra and trigonometry.
      RECOMMENDED: Concurrent enrollment in Phscs 107.
      DESCRIPTION: Applied physics course not requiring calculus. Mechanics, heat, wave motion, and sound.

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      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also; Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      RECOMMENDED: MATH 110 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION:  Stemplots, boxplots, histograms, scatterplots; central tendency, variability; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing involving one and two means and proportions; contingency tables, simple linear regression.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Principles of Statistics.
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Recommended Courses

    CHEM 223 : Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. (4:2:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CHEM 223 : Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. (4:2:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: CHEM 107; or CHEM 113
    DESCRIPTION: Principles of chemical equilibrium, quantitative chemical measurements, and qualitative detection of selected chemical species.
    NOTE: Primarily for majors in molecular biology and the life sciences.

    Course Outcomes


    HLTH 345 : Principles of Epidemiology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    HLTH 345 : Principles of Epidemiology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    RECOMMENDED: Stat 121.
    DESCRIPTION: Applying analytical tools to study acute and chronic disease to facilitate investigation and control of epidemics.

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    MMBIO 221 : General Microbiology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MMBIO 221 : General Microbiology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Any biology course.
    RECOMMENDED: Any chemistry course.
    DESCRIPTION: Microbial world, emphasizing communicable diseases, their causes and control.
    NOTE: Recommended for students seeking a liberal education in microbiology who do not have the prerequisites to take the more advanced courses.

    Course Outcomes


    PHSCS 106 : General Physics 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PHSCS 106 : General Physics 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Phscs 105 or equivalent.
    RECOMMENDED: Concurrent enrollment in Phscs 108.
    DESCRIPTION:  Continuation of Phscs 105. Electricity and magnetism, modern physics, and optics

    Course Outcomes


    PHSCS 107 : General Physics Lab 1. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PHSCS 107 : General Physics Lab 1. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: Phscs 105 or concurrent enrollment.
    DESCRIPTION: Lab experiments in mechanics and thermodynamics. Measuring and analyzing data.

    Course Outcomes


    PHSCS 108 : General Physics Lab 2. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PHSCS 108 : General Physics Lab 2. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Phscs 106 or concurrent enrollment
    DESCRIPTION: Lab experiments in electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Measuring and analyzing data.

    Course Outcomes



    Note: Professional schools and graduate programs may require additional courses not required for the major, such as Phscs 106, 107, 108, or Math 119 or 112. Students should contact the program to which they may apply to determine the specific courses required.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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