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									     PROPOSED CHANGES TO BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, NUTRITION DEGREE PROGRAM IN THE
     COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

Type of Change               X Academic Change

1.    NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM: B.S. NUTRITION

2.    IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS YES, THE COLLEGE MUST
      CONSULT NEAL ARMSTRONG WHO WILL DETERMINE WHETHER SACS-COC APPROVAL IS
      NEEDED.
       Is this a new degree program? Yes or no?                                  No
       Does the program offer courses that will be taught off campus? Yes or no? No
       Will courses in this program be delivered electronically? Yes or no?      No

3.    EXPLAIN CHANGE TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
      1. Add wording to each option under Bachelor of Science in Nutrition to clarify eligibility for dietetic
          internships or to practice as a registered dietetic technician.
      2. Delete foreign language deficiency statement.
      3. Option I, #4: reduce social science requirement to three semester hours.
      4. Options I-III and VI: add SSC 302 and 306 to the list of courses that will satisfy the statistics requirements.
      5. Options I-III and VI: add SSC 325H as an alternative course option.
      6. Options I-III and VI: add HDF 313H.
      7. Options I-III, V, and VI: change organic sequences to approved upper-division course numbers.
      8. Options I and III: add honors biology sequence as an alternative sequence option (BIO 315H and 325H).
      9. Options I and III: change to BIO 325 and 365S.
      10. Options I-III, V, and VI: add NTR 312H, 312R, and 338H.
      11. Options I and III: add NTR 353.
      12. Options I-III and V: add NTR 355H.
      13. Options II and VI: students will have a choice of NTR 307 and 107L, or CH 455 or BIO 126L and either
          BIO 326M or 326R.
      14. Option II, #10: correct number of core hours.
      15. Option III, #9: offer NTR 338H as an alternative course option.
      16. Option III, #9a: remove NTR 360.
      17. Option IV: drop the nutrition teaching option
      18. Add Option IV: Honors in Advanced Nutritional Sciences.
      19. Option V:
          a. #8: delete NTR 312, 112L, 326, 126L, and 366L.
          b. #9: replace NSC 301C with UGS 302 or 303 approved by departmental honors adviser.
          c. #11: delete the phrase “and a three-semester-hour upper-division research course approved by the
               departmental honors adviser.”
      20. Option VI: International Nutrition
          a. Language requirement will be reduced from fourth-semester proficiency or the equivalent in Spanish
               or in the language of the student’s proposed area of study to second-semester proficiency in a single
               foreign language.
          b. BIO 325 and BIO 365S will be required.
          c. BIO 325 will be deleted from the list of course options in the health professions area.
          d. Add HDF 304H and 313H. Delete PSY 304.

3a. Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made. Pages 557-562

4.    GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE. INDIVIDUAL CHANGES SHOULD BE LISTED
      SEPARATELY.
      1. To clarify for students in other options that additional coursework is needed to be eligible to apply to a
         dietetic internship or practice as a registered dietetic technician.
      2. General Information states that admitted students must complete coursework required to remove a
         deficiency before they enroll at the University.
3.    The curriculum for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics eliminates all elective courses to accommodate
      the credit hours required for 1200 contact hours of supervised practice. The addition of the first-year
      signature course was only partially offset by two hours gained with the change from BIO 416K and 416L to
      BIO 325 and 365S. To reduce the degree to 126 hours, the social science requirement will be reduced from
      six to three hours.
4.    Adding SSC 302 and 306 allows all possible statistics course options for majors.
5.    SSC 325H offers students an additional compatible statistics honors course.
6.    Add honors option for HDF 313.
7.    Changing of organic sequences to upper-division. Majority of the students enrolled each semester are upper
      classmen.
8.    BIO 315H and 325H offer students additional compatible biology honors courses.
9.    In 2010, BIO 416K and L were phased out. Some degree options in nutrition already stated: “or BIO 365R
      and 365S.” Because Option I and III majors are not required in the 2010 catalog to take BIO 325, the
      prerequisite for BIO 365R and 365S, these options will be revised in the 2012 catalog to reflect the change
      to BIO 325 and 365S.
10.   Nutritional sciences honors courses, NTR 312H, 312R, and 338H
      a. Options I-III and VI: offer students additional options for proposed nutritional sciences courses.
      b. Option V: Honors Option
             i. NTR 312H will present nutritional sciences information with a focus on primary research
                 literature and will coordinate with the undergraduate research experience. Chemistry and biology
                 honors prerequisites have been added, and the list of calculus courses has been expanded.
            ii. NTR 312R: a freshman research course will jumpstart individual inquiry and will provide
                 supervised wet bench or epidemiologic research experience.
           iii. NTR 338H: creation of an honors section of NTR 338W, as a preparation for the senior honors
                 thesis in NTR 379H.
11.   NTR 353 is a study abroad course that offers students additional options for research/field work.
12.   NTR 355H offers students additional options for proposed nutritional sciences honors courses.
13.   Some aspects of food safety are taught in NTR 307 and 107L. Students may benefit from a more detailed
      study of microbiology. This will also allow students to more readily obtain a seat in the microbiology
      courses, which are frequently oversubscribed.
14.   Correction to the number of core hours to match what is required in core nutritional courses.
15.   NTR 338H offers students additional options for proposed nutritional sciences honors courses.
16.   NTR 360 is a “special topics in Nutrition” course. The Division of Nutritional Sciences has not offered the
      course in the past few years. Leaving the course in as an option is misleading to students. Therefore, the
      division is removing that requirement.
17.   The demand for certifications to teach nutrition at the senior grades has not materialized as anticipated.
      Instead, students seeking certifications from the College of Natural Sciences are focused on academic
      disciplines that broaden their hiring possibilities, such as mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, and
      computer science. Given these circumstances, it is appropriate to delete the degree option.
18.   Add Honors in Advanced Nutritional Sciences, option IV, to offer new opportunities for talented students
      who seek a more individualized and challenging curriculum in nutritional research. The option is designed
      to attract talented students who may not be strong candidates for the Dean’s Scholars program into research
      early in their college careers.
19.   Option V:
      a. Delete NTR 112L because honors students will be engaged in a three-hour research experience in
            proposed added course NTR 312R. Delete NTR 326, 126L, and 366L because students will be taking
            accelerated biology courses 315H and 325H, which are redundant to material in NTR 326/126L, and
            students will have supervised wet bench experience in both NTR 312R and 355H.
      b. NSC 301C is no longer taught. Dean’s Scholars take a section of UGS 303 designed specifically for
            their needs. Degree requirement language was approved in advance by the School of Undergraduate
            Studies.
      c. Delete the undesignated three-semester hour upper-division research course approved by the
            departmental honors advisor with addition of NTR 355H.
20.   Option VI: International Nutrition
      a. Changes in language courses to six credit hours prompted the change to the requirements from fourth-
            semester proficiency to second-semester proficiency. The language will no longer be restricted to the
              language of study abroad experience as corresponding courses of the language may not be available at
              the University.
         b.   BIO 416K and 416L previously required for the degree are no longer available. These courses will be
              replaced by BIO 365S and its prerequisite, BIO 325.
         c.   Because BIO 325 has been added as a degree requirement, the course will be deleted from the menu of
              courses listed for a concentration in health professions.
         d.   Adding honors options and deleting redundant content course, PSY 304.

5.   SCOPE OF PROPOSED CHANGE
     5a. Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?                 Yes
         Person communicated with:          Larry Abraham
         Date of communication:             May 31, 2011
         Response:                          Approved
     5b. Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-
         hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, explain:                              No
     5c. Will this proposal change the number of hours required for degree completion?       No

6. COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS
Department approval date: (8) 5/3/10; (4, 11, 17) 3/22/11; (3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12-16, & 18) 4/18/11; (1-2) 8/4/11
College approval date:    (8) 10/14/10; (4, 11, 17) 3/24/11; (3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12-16, & 18) 5/5/11; (1-2) 8/25/11
Dean approval date:       9/26/11

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B ACH E LO R O F S CI E NC E IN N U TR I T IO N
Nutrition is an integrative science with the overall objective of improving the health and well-being of individuals
and groups. Nutritional inquiry encompasses not only the roles of electrons, atoms, molecules, genes, cells, organs,
and complex organisms in biological life processes but also the links between life science and health, behavior,
education, population, culture, and economics. The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree program includes six
options, described below.
   For students pursuing careers in dietetics, courses in behavioral and clinical nutrition and food systems
management provide the academic preparation required for dietetics practice. The Didactic Program in Dietetics
(DPD) meets the coursework requirements that qualify graduates to apply to a dietetic internship, which leads to the
registered dietitian credential. Completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics requirements qualifies a graduate to
apply for the exam to become a dietetic technician, registered. To be eligible to apply for a dietetic internship or to
practice as a registered dietetic technician, additional coursework would be required for students earning a degree in
options II-VI. The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) includes both the coursework and the supervised
practice necessary to be eligible to write the examination to become a registered dietitian. The DPD and CPD are
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association (ADA),
120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago IL 60606, (800) 877-1600.
   The nutritional sciences option requires courses in science and research in order to prepare students for graduate
study or professional school. Graduates may seek employment in private or publicly funded research programs or,
upon completion of graduate study, may engage in college or university teaching or nutrition research. This option
also allows students to fulfill requirements for postgraduate study in medicine, dentistry, and other health
professions. Additional coursework is needed to be eligible to apply for dietetic internship or to practice as a dietetic
technician, registered.
   Students who select the nutrition in business option may earn a Business Foundations Certificate and seek
employment in areas such as sales and customer support in the food industry.
   The teaching option allows students to meet the state certification requirements to teach composite science in
secondary and/or middle grades. There is no certification for teaching nutrition or health in Texas public schools.
   Students who plan to follow option IV must be admitted into the Honors in Advanced Nutritional Sciences
Program as described on pages 513-514. Students in this option take honors courses in nutrition, research
methodology, and writing. In addition, students are encouraged to take honors courses in disciplines outside of
nutrition, such as math, chemistry, and biology. Students consult with the departmental honors adviser to develop an
individualized and challenging program of study that meets their goals and interests.
   The honors option is intended to prepare students for academic or research careers. Students who plan to follow
the honors option option V must be admitted to the Dean’s Scholars Honors Program as described on page 513. In
addition to taking a core of research, writing, and seminar courses in the College of Natural Sciences, students in
this option consult with the nutritional sciences departmental honors adviser to develop a coherent individual
program of rigorous and challenging courses from across the University.
   Students in the international nutrition option gain firsthand knowledge of nutrition issues in other countries
through a study abroad experience. Students combine the study of nutrition with a broad range of courses to prepare
for experience studying and practicing nutrition in another culture.
P RESCRIBED W ORK COMM ON TO ALL OPTIONS
All students pursuing an undergraduate degree must complete the University’s core curriculum, described in chapter
2. The core includes courses in language, literature, social sciences, natural sciences, and fine arts.
   In addition, students seeking the BS NTR must complete the following degree-level requirements. In some cases,
courses that fulfill degree-level requirements also meet the requirements of the core.
  1. Two courses with a writing flag or a substantial writing component. One of these courses must be upper-
     division. Courses with a writing flag or a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.
     They may be used simultaneously to fulfill other requirements, unless otherwise specified.
  2. Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take
     the first two semesters in a language, or the equivalent, without degree credit to remove their language
     deficiency.
 32. At least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least twenty-four must be in
     nutrition. Eighteen hours of upper-division coursework in nutrition must be completed in residence at the
     University. The amount of upper-division coursework in nutrition required for option IV may differ because of
     teacher certification requirements.

ADDITIONAL P RESCRIBE D WORK FOR EACH OPTION

OPTION I: DIETETICS
Students in dietetics may select either the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or the Coordinated Program in
Dietetics (CPD). Students who complete the DPD with at least four upper-division nutrition courses completed in
residence will receive a Verification Statement that qualifies them to apply for an accredited dietetic internship.
DPD graduates who complete a dietetic internship may become active members of the American Dietetic
Association (ADA) and are eligible to write the examination to become a registered dietitian.
   Students interested in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics must apply for admission after completing sixty
semester hours of prerequisite coursework. Information about admission is given on pages 517–518. Upon
completing the CPD, which includes approximately one thousand twelve hundred hours of supervised practice,
graduates immediately qualify for active membership in the ADA and to write the examination to become a
registered dietitian.
   Students who are admitted to the CPD should consult the faculty adviser each semester regarding order and
choice of work. During the fourth year, the following courses must be taken in the indicated term: fall semester:
Nutrition 245C; spring semester: Nutrition 372C, 372F, 373S; summer session: Nutrition 374C and 374P. Because
these courses are taught only once a year, a student who does not take them at the indicated time may be unable to
complete the program.
 43. At least six three semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics
     304K, 304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L.
 54. One of the following calculus courses: Mathematics 408C, 408N, or the equivalent.
 65. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, and 305,
     306, and 325H.
 76. Chemistry 301 or 301H, 302 or 302H, 204, 310M 320M, and either 369 or both 339K and 339L.
 87. Biology 311C or 315H, 325 or 325H, 365R, and 365S.
 98. Accounting 310F or 311.
109. Twenty-one semester hours of The following core nutrition coursework:
     a. Nutrition 312 or 312H, 112L or 312R, 326, and 126L. Students who complete Biology 315H and 325H are
        exempt from Nutrition 326 and 126L. The student must complete each course with a grade of at least C-
        before progressing to other upper-division nutrition courses.
     b. Nutrition 307, 107L, 338W or 338H, 342, and 365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals; Topic 2: Nutrition and
        Genes; or Topic 3: Epidemiological and Statistical Methods in Nutrition). Students in the CPD must complete
        Nutrition 371 instead of 365.
1110. At least twenty-eight additional semester hours Coursework in nutrition, consisting of the following:
    a. Behavioral and clinical nutrition:
        i. CPD: Nutrition 315, 218, 118L, 330, 332, and 370.
       ii. DPD: Nutrition 315, 218, 118L, 332, 370, 371, and either Nutrition 330 or 365 (Topic 2: Nutrition and
           Genes).
    b. Food systems management: Nutrition 334, 234L, and 355M.
    c. Research:
        i. CPD: Nutrition 373S.
       ii. DPD: One of the following: Nutrition 324 and 124L, 353, 355 or 355H, 366L, 379H, Statistics and
           Scientific Computation 318, 318M, 321, 325H, or 352. With the approval of the faculty undergraduate
           adviser, DPD students may count Nutrition 352 toward this requirement. Statistics and Scientific
           Computation 325H may not be counted both toward requirement 5 and toward requirement 10cii.
    d. Professional development:
        i. CPD: Nutrition 245C.
       ii. DPD: Nutrition 162.
 1211. Students in the CPD must complete an additional fifteen semester hours of supervised practice: Nutrition
       345M, 372C, 372F, 374C, and 374P.
 1312. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

OPTION II: NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES
43. At least six semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics 304K,
     304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 or 313H, and 113L.
54. One of the following calculus courses: Mathematics 408C, 408N, or the equivalent.
65. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, and 305,
     306, 325H.
76. Chemistry 301 or 301H, 302 or 302H, 204, 210C 220C, 310M 320M, 310N 320N, and either 369 or both 339K
     and 339L.
87. Either Biology 311C, 311D, and 325 or Biology 315H and 325H; and Biology 365R or and 365S.
98. One of the following four-semester-hour sequences: Physics 301 and 101L, 302K and 102M, 303K and 103M,
     or 317K and 117M.
109. Twenty-one semester hours of The following core nutrition coursework:
     a. Nutrition 312 or 312H, 112L or 312R, 326, and 126L. Students who complete Biology 315H and 325H are
        exempt from Nutrition 326 and 126L.The student must complete each course with a grade of at least C-
        before progressing to other upper-division nutrition courses.
     b. Nutrition 307, 107L, 338W, 342, and 365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals; Topic 2: Nutrition and Genes;
        or Topic 3: Epidemiological and Statistical Methods in Nutrition). Students may substitute either Chemistry
        455 or Biology 126L and 326R for Nutrition 307 and 107L.
     b. One of the following four semester hour sequences: Nutrition 307 and 107L; Biology 326M and 126L;
        Biology 326R and 126L; Chemistry 455.
     c. Nutrition 338W or 338H, 342, and 365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals; Topic 2: Nutrition and Genes; or
         Topic 3: Epidemiological and Statistical Methods in Nutrition).
1110. Twelve additional semester hours of nutrition, including the following:
     a. Nutritional sciences: Nutrition 365 or 371. The same topic of Nutrition 365 may not be counted both toward
        this requirement and toward requirement 10b9c.
     b. Behavioral and clinical nutrition: Nutrition 315, 218 and 118L, 330, 332, 360, or 370.
     c. Research: Three semester hours of coursework chosen from Nutrition 355H, 366L, Biology 325L, 331L, and
        Chemistry 369L.
1211. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

OPTION III: NUTRITION IN BUSINESS
43. At least six semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics 304K,
    304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 or 313H, and 113L.
54. One of the following calculus courses: Mathematics 408C, 408N, or the equivalent.
65. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, and 305,
    306, and 325H.
76. Chemistry 301 or 301H, 302 or 302H, 204, 310M 320M, and either 369 or both 339K and 339L.
87. Biology 311C or 315H, BIO 325 or 325H, 365R, and 365S.
98. Twenty-one semester hours of The following core nutrition coursework:
     a. Nutrition 312 or 312H, 112L or 312R, 326, and 126L. Students who complete Biology 315H and 325H are
        exempt from Nutrition 326 and 126L.The student must complete each course with a grade of at least C-
        before progressing to other upper-division nutrition courses.
     b. Nutrition 307, 107L, 338W, 342, and 365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals; Topic 2: Nutrition and Genes;
        or Topic 3: Epidemiological and Statistical Methods in Nutrition).
     b. One of the following four semester hour sequences: Nutrition 307 and 107L; Biology 326M and 126L;
        Biology 326R and 126L.
     c. Nutrition 338W or 338H, 342, and 365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals; Topic 2: Nutrition and Genes; or
        Topic 3: Epidemiological and Statistical Methods in Nutrition).
109. At least seventeen additional semester hours of nutrition, including the following:
     a. Behavioral and clinical nutrition: Six hours chosen from Nutrition 315, 218 and 118L, 330, 332, 360, 370,
        and 371.
     b. Food systems management: Nutrition 334 and 234L.
     c. Research: Nutrition 324 and 124L, 353, 355 or 355H, 366L, or 379H. With departmental approval, students in
        option III may substitute Nutrition 352.
1110. Fifteen semester hours chosen from Accounting 310F or 311, Advertising 305 or 318J, Communication
     Studies 316L, Finance 320F, Human Development and Family Sciences 322, Legal Environment of Business
     320F, Management 320F, 325, Management Information Systems 302F, Marketing 320F, and Nutrition 355M.
1211. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

OPTION IV: TEACHING
This option is designed to fulfill the course requirements for certification as a middle grades or secondary school
teacher in Texas, but completion of the course requirements does not guarantee the student’s certification. For
information about additional requirements, students should consult the UTeach-Natural Sciences academic adviser.
  4. At least six semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics 304K,
     304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L.
  5. One of the following calculus courses: Mathematics 408C, 408N, or the equivalent.
  6. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, and 305,
     and 306.
  7. Chemistry 301 or 301H, 302 or 302H, 204, 310M 320M, and either 369 or both 339K and 339L.
  8. Biology 311C, 311D, 365R, and 365S.
  9. For students with biological sciences as the primary teaching area, Biology 325 and 370; for students with
     chemistry as the primary teaching area, Chemistry 210C, 310N, and 455.
 10. History 329U or Philosophy 329U.
 11. An eight-semester-hour sequence of coursework in physics chosen from the following: Physics 301, 101L, 316,
     and 116L; 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; or 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.
 12. Six semester hours of coursework in geological sciences; courses intended for nonscience majors may not be
     counted toward this requirement.
 13. Twenty-one semester hours of core nutrition coursework:
     a. Nutrition 312, 112L, 326, and 126L. The student must complete each course with a grade of at least C-
        before progressing to other upper-division nutrition courses.
     b. Nutrition 307 and 107L, or Biology 126L and 326R. One of the following four semester hour sequences:
        Nutrition 307 and 107L; Biology 326M and 126L; Biology 326R and 126L; Chemistry 455.
     c. Nutrition 338W, or Biology 337 (Topic 2: Research Methods: UTeach), or Chemistry 368 (Topic: Research
        Methods—UTeach).
     d. Nutrition 342 or Chemistry 339L.
     e. Nutrition 365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals; Topic 2: Nutrition and Genes; or Topic 3:
        Epidemiological and Statistical Methods in
        Nutrition) or Biology 325 or 325H.
 14. Six semester hours in addition to the core nutrition coursework, consisting of one of the following research
     courses: Nutrition 366L, Biology 337 (Topic 2: Research Methods: UTeach), Chemistry 368 (Topic: Research
     Methods—UTeach), or Physics 341 (Topic: Research Methods—UTeach); and three additional hours of upper-
     division coursework in nutrition.
 15. Eighteen semester hours of professional development coursework: Curriculum and Instruction 650S, UTeach-
     Natural Sciences 101, 110, 350, 355, 360, and 170.
16. Students seeking middle grades certification must complete the following courses: Educational Psychology
    363M (Topic 3: Adolescent Development) or Psychology 301 and 304; and Curriculum and Instruction 339E.
17. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

OPTION IV: HONORS IN ADVANCED NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES
3. At least three semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics
    304K, 304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L.
4. One of the following calculus courses: Mathematics 408C, 408N, M408D-AP-H or the equivalent.
5. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306
    and 325H.
6. Chemistry 301 or 301H, 302 or 302H, 204, 320M, 320N, 220C and either 369 or both 339K and 339L.
7. Biology 311C, 311D, and 325 or Biology 315H and 325H; and Biology 365S.
8. Nutrition 312H, 312R, 338H, 342, 365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals), fourteen additional semester hours of
    nutrition or related coursework approved by the departmental honors adviser.
9. A section of Undergraduate Studies 302 or 303 that is approved by the departmental honors adviser.
10. Nutrition 355H and 379H.
11. Ten semester hours of additional coursework approved by the departmental honors adviser.
12. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 120 semester hours.

OPTION V: NUTRITION HONORS
43. Breadth requirement: A calculus course and a statistics course, one of which must be a designated honors
     course; Biology 315H and 325H; Chemistry 301H and 302H; and three additional hours of honors-designated
     or approved coursework in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, statistics and scientific
     computation, or physics. Credit earned by examination may not be counted toward this requirement.
54. At least three semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics
     304K, 304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L.
65. Chemistry 204, 310M 320M, and 310N 320N, and either 369 or both 339K and 339L.
76. Biology 365R and 365S.
87. Nutrition 312H, 312R, 338H, 312, 112L, 326, 126L, 342, and 365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals). 366L, and
     twelve additional semester hours of nutrition or related coursework approved by the departmental honors
     adviser.
98. Natural Sciences 301C. A section of Undergraduate Studies 302 or 303 that is approved by the departmental
     honors adviser.
109. A section of Rhetoric and Writing 309S that is restricted to Dean’s Scholars.
1110. Nutrition 355H and 379H and a three-semester-hour upper-division research course approved by the
     departmental honors adviser.
1211. Ten semester hours of additional coursework in nutrition or related area approved by the departmental
     honors adviser.
1312. Six semester hours of coursework in the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Fine Arts.
1413. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 120 semester hours.

OPTION VI: INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION
Students in this option must participate for one semester or summer session in a study abroad program in nutrition
offered by the University. Students must submit a study abroad application. During the study abroad experience,
students complete Nutrition 353, Field Experience in International Nutrition. Additional coursework in nutrition or
in the language, culture, or history of the country may be available during the international study experience. All
study abroad programs in nutrition must be approved in advance by the international nutrition faculty adviser. A list
of other study abroad opportunities in nutrition is maintained in the main office of the School of Human Ecology.
 43. Economics 304K or 304L, and at least three semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, and
     Anthropology 302.
 54. Six semester hours chosen from the following: Geography 339K, 357, Mexican American Studies 307, 318,
     Sociology 335, 354K.
 65. Fourth-semester-level proficiency, or the equivalent, in Spanish or in the language of the student’s proposed
     area of study abroad. Second-semester proficiency in a single foreign language.
 76. One of the following calculus courses: Mathematics 408C, 408N, or the equivalent.
 87. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, and 305,
     306, and 325H.
98. Chemistry 301 or 301H, 302 or 302H, 204, 310M 320M, and 369.
109. Biology 311C or 315H, 325 or 325H, and 365S.
1110. Eighteen semester hours of The following core nutrition coursework:
     a. Nutrition 312 or 312H, 112L or 312R, 326, and 126L Students who complete Biology 315H and 325H are
        exempt from Nutrition 326 and 126L. The student must complete each course with a grade of at least C-
        before progressing to other upper-division nutrition courses.
     b. Nutrition 307, 107L, 338W, and 342.
     b. One of the following four semester hour sequences: Nutrition 307 and 107L; Biology 326M and 126L;
        Biology 326R and 126L; Chemistry 455.
     c. Nutrition 338W or 338H, and 342.
1211. Fifteen additional semester hours of nutrition: Nutrition 316, 218, 118L, 321, 331, and 353.
1312. At least nine semester hours, three of which must be upper-division, chosen from one of the following areas:
     a. Health professions: Chemistry 210C, 310N320N, Biology 205L or 206L, 311D, 325, 326M, 346, Nutrition
        365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals). Biology 326M may not be counted toward both requirement 10b and
        toward requirement 12a.
     b. Dietetics: Nutrition 315, 330, 332, 370, 371.
     c. Behavioral science: Human Development and Family Sciences 304 or 304H, 313 or 313H, 113L,
        Psychology 304, 308, 319K, Sociology 308D, 319, 320K, 324K.
1413. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

SPECIAL REQUI REMENT S
Students in all options must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given in chapter 1 and the college
requirements given earlier in this chapter. They must also earn a grade of at least C- in each mathematics and
science course required for the degree, and a grade point average in these courses of at least 2.00. More information
about grades and the grade point average is given in General Information.
   To graduate and be recommended for certification, students who follow the teaching option must have a
University grade point average of at least 2.50. They must earn a grade of at least C- in each of the professional
development courses listed in requirement 15 and must pass the final teaching portfolio review; those seeking
middle grades certification must also earn a grade of at least C- in each of the courses listed in requirement 16.
Information about the portfolio review and additional teacher certification requirements is available from the
UTeach-Natural Sciences academic adviser.
   To graduate under option IV, students must remain in good standing with an overall grade point average of at
least 3.3 and an overall grade point average of 3.50 in all nutritional sciences courses. In addition, student research
conducted in courses described in requirement 10 must be presented in an approved public forum, such as the
college’s annual Undergraduate Research Forum. Students who fail to maintain the required grade point average
may be subject to dismissal from the program. Under special circumstances and at the discretion of the nutrition
honors adviser, a student may be allowed to continue under academic review.
   To graduate under option V, students must remain in good standing in the Dean’s Scholars Honors Program,
must earn grades of at least A- in the departmental research and thesis courses described in requirement 1110, and
must present their research in an approved public forum, such as the college’s annual Undergraduate Research
Forum.

FOOTNOTES: (page 528, etc.)
Nutritional sciences courses with numbers ending in H are intended for students in option IV, Nutritional Sciences
Honors, and in option V, Nutrition Honors. Students outside these options may enroll in these courses with the
consent of the nutrition honors adviser.

To be eligible to apply for a dietetic internship or to practice as a registered dietetic technician, additional
coursework would be required for students earning a degree in options II-VI.

								
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