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  1. I've heard that UW offers a Nutritional Sciences Minor. What can you tell me about it?
  2. How do I “get into” or officially declare the Nutritional Sciences Minor?
  3. What are the basic steps in completing the Nutritional Sciences Minor?
  4. Does UW have a Nutritional Sciences Major?
  5. Do any of my classes from community college/transfer credits count towards the minor?
  6. How do I register for NUTR 441 (Molecular Gastronomy: Chemistry and Culinology of Food)?
  7. For Public Health Majors: How does the overlap requirement affect me?
  8. What do students who minor in Nutritional Sciences usually major in?
  9. Does the Nutritional Sciences Minor fulfill all the prerequisites for the UW Nutritional Sciences graduate programs?
  10. Can I complete the Nutritional Sciences Minor if I’m currently a student at UW-Bothell or UW-Tacoma?

I've heard that UW offers a Nutritional Sciences Minor. What can you tell me about it?


Visit the Minor in Nutritional Sciences page for an overiew. Contact the minor adviser with any questions.


How do I “get into” or officially declare the Nutritional Sciences Minor?

  1. Complete at least 45 total credits.
  2. Declare a major.
  3. Meet with your major adviser to declare the minor. There are no prerequisites or admission requirements for the minor.


What are the basic steps in completing the Nutritional Sciences Minor?

  1. Visit the Minor in Nutritional Sciences Required Courses page to review the minor requirements.
  2. Visit your major adviser to discuss your academic plan and to officially declare the minor.
  3. Contact the minor adviser with any questions and to make sure that all requirements are met, including certifying that at least 15 credits in the minor do not overlap with your major.


Does UW have a Nutritional Sciences Major?


No. Only a minor in Nutritional Sciences is available to undergrads at UW; there is currently no major program. However, UW offers an MPH in Public Health Nutrition, an MS and PhD in Nutritional Sciences, and an RD Training Program. More information about graduate programs can be found at the Nutritional Sciences Program home page.


Do any of my classes from community college/transfer credits count towards the minor?


Maybe. Basic human nutrition courses completed at other schools may transfer to complete the NUTR 300 requirement. Other courses must be evaluated by the minor adviser. See the UW Equivalency Guide for information about transferring credits to UW.


How do I register for NUTR 441 (Molecular Gastronomy: Chemistry and Culinology of Food)?


NUTR 441 is offered through UW Professional and Continuing Education. Because of this, NUTR 441 is not covered by regular UW tuition costs and requires you to register and pay separately from other courses at UW.

 

For Public Health Majors: How does the overlap requirement affect me?

 

University policy requires that a minor has a certain percentage of unique classes that are not being counted toward a different degree. This means that the Nutritional Sciences Minor needs to have 15 unique credit hours that are not counted toward the requirements for your major. For students majoring in Public Health, avoiding issues with this requirement can be tricky, so it is important to meet with your major and minor advisers to assist you with schedule planning.

 

What do students who minor in Nutritional Sciences usually major in?

 

Students who minor in Nutritional Sciences come from a wide variety of majors, including Sociology, Public Health, Biology, Business, and Anthropology.

 

Does the Nutritional Sciences Minor fulfill all the prerequisites for the UW Nutritional Sciences graduate programs?

 

No. The Nutritional Sciences Minor is a great way to gain exposure to the field of Nutritional Sciences, but it does not fulfill the prerequisites required for the UW Nutritional Sciences graduate programs. For more information on graduate program prerequisites, visit the Admission Requirements page.

 

Can I complete the Nutritional Sciences Minor if I’m currently a student at UW-Bothell or UW-Tacoma?

 

Yes! Per the Cross-Campus Registration page, "A student may complete the requirements of a minor offered by another UW campus. Cross-campus minors are declared via the Change of Major/Minor form, submitted to the student's home campus (not the campus offering the minor). Students should note that UW-B and UW-T minors, unlike Seattle-campus minors, may have admission requirements. Also, most or all the courses required by a minor will be available only at the campus offering the minor."

 

Useful Links:

Nutritional Sciences Program
School of Public Health
Undergraduate Academic Advising
Food at UW
Mercer Court Food Exploration Community

Updated June 26, 2014

Questions about the minor?
Contact Kristin Elko at ugnutr@uw.edu

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