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Curriculum (Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration)

BS, Nutrition and Food Studies

Please note that the curriculum for the BS, Nutrition and Food Studies with a concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics includes the accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) courses needed to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Learn more about the NYU DPD.

Credit Requirements

The Nutrition and Dietetics curriculum requires the completion of 128 credits. These are divided into five categories:

 Courses  Required Credits
 College Core Curriculum (CORE)  46
 Liberal Arts Electives  14
 Nutrition and Dietetics Core  16
 Specialization Courses  33
 Electives (Selected with Advisor)  7
 Unrestricted Electives  12
Additional Requirements*  0

New Student Seminar

*Students must enroll in New Student Seminar SAHS-UE 1 (0 credits) during the first semester in residence, to review basic college-level skills and to obtain an introduction to NYU's academic and personal resources and services.

Academic Standards

Students must earn a final grade of C or higher in the following concentration courses: Nutritional Biochemistry, Diet Assessment and Planning, Nutrition & the Life Cycle, Community Nutrition, and Clinical Nutrition Assessment and Intervention. If a student receives a grade lower than a C, that student must re-take the course to improve the grade. Students may only retake a course once.

Nutrition and Dietetics majors matriculating at NYU in Fall 2014 or later are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in order to make satisfactory academic progress

Total Credits Required: 128

Liberal Arts Requirement

College Core Curriculum (CORE): 46 Credits 
Foreign Language 8

Expository Writing

  • EXPOS-UA 1: Writing the Essay (4)
  • ACE-UE 110: The Advanced College Essay (4)
8

Quantitative Reasoning (choose one)

  • APSTA-UE 1085: Basic Statistics I (4) or
  • Other statistics course by advisement
4

Natural Sciences

  • CHEM-UA 120: Introduction to Modern Chemistry (5)
  • CHEM-UA 210: Principles of Organic & Biological Chemistry (5)
10
Texts and Ideas
  • CORE-UA 4xx/ ST-CORE-UE*

4

Cultures and Contexts

  • CORE-UA 5xx/ST-CORE-UE

4

Societies and the Social Sciences (choose one)

  • PSYCH-UA 1: Introduction to Psychology (4) or
  • APSY-UE 2: Introduction to Psychology and its Principles (4)

4

Expressive Culture

  • CORE-UA 7xx/ST-CORE-UE

4

 
Liberal Arts Electives: 14 Credits (selected with advisor) 14
 
Total Liberal Arts Requirement 60

*Steinhardt Liberal Arts Courses

Specialization Requirements

Required Core Courses

  • FOOD-UE 1051: Food & Identity (4)
  • NUTR-UE 85: Introduction to Foods & Food Science (3)
  • NUTR-UE 91: Food Management Theory (3)
  • NUTR-UE 119: Nutrition & Health (3)
  • NUTR-UE 1052: Food Production & Management (3)
    • Prerequisites: NUTR-UE 85 and NUTR-UE 91
16

Specialization Courses

  • NUTR-UE 120: Theories and Techniques of Nutrition Education and Counseling (2)
    • Prerequisite: NUTR-UE 119
  • NUTR-UE 1023: Food Microbiology and Sanitation (3)
  • NUTR-UE 1064: Nutrition Biochemistry (3)
    • Prerequisites: NUTR-UE 119, CHEM-UA 210, and NUTR-UE 1068
  • NUTR-UE 1068: Introduction to Human Physiology (4)
  • NUTR-UE 1117: Current Research in Nutrition (2)
    • Prerequisite: NUTR-UE 1260
  • NUTR-UE 1184: Food Science and Technology (3)
    • Prerequisites: NUTR-UE 85 and CHEM-UA 120
  • NUTR-UE 1185: Clinical Nutrition Assessment and Intervention (3)
    • Prerequisites: NUTR-UE 1064 and NUTR-UE 1260
  • NUTR-UE 1198: Fieldwork in Nutrition (4)
    • Prerequisite: NUTR-UE 1260
  • NUTR-UE 1209: Community Nutrition (3)
    • Prerequisite: NUTR-UE 120
    • Co-requisites: NUTR-UE 1260 and NUTR-UE 1269
  • NUTR-UE 1260: Diet Assessment and Planning (3)
    • Prerequisites: NUTR-UE 119 and NUTR-UE 1068
  • NUTR-UE 1269: Nutrition and the Life Cycle (3)
    • Co-requisite: NUTR-UE 1260

33

Electives (selected with advisement)

  • APSY-UE 1012: Counseling Interview (4)
  • FOOD-UE 1000: Independent Study (1-6)
  • FOOD-UE 1180: Food and Nutrition in a Global Society (4)
  • FOOD-UE 1217: Advanced Foods (3)
  • FOOD-UE 71: Food Issues of Contemporary Society (4)
  • MGMT-UB 1: Management and Organization Analysis (4)
  • NURSE-UE 239: Health Assessments (3)
  • NUTR-UE 1187: Intro to Global Issues in Nutrition (4)
  • UGPH-GU 10: Health and Society in a Global Context (4)
  • UGPH-GU 30: Epidemiology for Global Health (4)
  • FOOD-UE/NUTR-UE and other electives by advisement

7

Unrestricted Electives

12

Additional Requirements

  • SAHS-UE 1: New Student Seminar (0)
  • Writing Proficiency Examination

0

 

Total Specialization Requirements

68

Total Credits

Liberal Arts Requirement

60

Specialization Requirements

68

Total

128

How to Become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

This curriculum fully prepares students to meet the educational knowledge and skills specified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as part of the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

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