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  1. I have heard that UW will be offering a Nutritional Sciences Minor starting Spring 2013. What are the requirements for the minor?
  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: The Science 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 degrees?
  10. Can I complete the Nutritional Sciences Minor if I’m currently a student at UW-Bothell or UW-Tacoma?

I have heard that UW will be offering a Nutritional Sciences Minor starting Spring 2013. What are the requirements for the minor?


Requirements can be found at the Nutrition Minor page. Questions about the minor can be emailed to ugnutr@uw.edu.


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


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

  1. Visit the Nutrition Minor page to look over the minor requirements
  2. Visit your major adviser to discuss your academic plan and to officially declare the minor
  3. Contact the Nutritional Sciences Minor 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 graduate programs in Nutritional Sciences so you may want to consider working toward a MS, MPH or PhD in Nutritional Sciences. More information about grad programs can be found at Nutritional Sciences.


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: The Science 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 in any other degree including other majors or minors. This is especially tricky for students majoring in Public Health. It is important to meet with your PH major/NUTR minor advisers to make sure that you are avoiding issues with the 15 credit overlap requirement.

 

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

 

Students who minor in Nutritional Sciences come from a 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 degrees?

 

No. The Nutritional Sciences Minor is a great way to gain exposure to the field of Nutritional Sciences but the minor does not fulfill the prerequisites required for the UW Nutritional Sciences Graduate program. For more information on graduate program prerequisites visit: http://depts.washington.edu/nutr/GPAdmissions.html

 

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

 

Yes! “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.” http://www.washington.edu/uaa/advising/registration/ccregi.php

 

Useful Links:

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

Updated May 13, 2013

For questions about the minor:

Please contact Kristin Elko, ugnutr@uw.edu


Spring 2014 Drop-In Advising is available on Mondays (except 4/14),10:00am - 12:00pm and Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm in Raitt Hall, Room 311.

 

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