In the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition program, you’ll gain a comprehensive education that merges the science of nutrition with a broad view of wellness, community and the environment. Bastyr's experienced faculty guides you through the physiological, biochemical, socioeconomic, political and psychological dimensions of human nutrition.
The University's curriculum emphasizes that good nutrition involves understanding and meeting the greater needs of the planet. This includes using food as affordable medicine and learning how growing and processing food impacts the environment.
Learn about career opportunities and see examples of how graduates use their nutrition degrees.
Entering undergraduates must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 with a grade of C or higher in all basic proficiency and science requirement courses. Exceptional applicants who do not meet these requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Before enrolling, students must have completed 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits), including a minimum number of credits in the basic proficiency, science and general education categories. Surplus credits not used to satisfy basic proficiency or science requirements may be applied to the appropriate general education requirements.
Note: You may apply to the program while completing prerequisite coursework.
Want to know which classes fulfill these prerequisites? Check these lists:
This table lists the tentative schedule of courses for each quarter. Also included: the number of credits per course (Credits), lecture hours each week (Lec.) and lab/clinic hours each week (L/C). Course descriptions are available in the Course Catalog.
The Department of Nutrition & Exercise Science has established the following expected learning outcomes for all its Bachelor of Science programs:
The attached PDF is the proposed curriculum for students starting in Fall 2017. Please note that changes to the curriculum may still occur before the start of the Fall 2017 academic year. For the 2017-2018 course catalog, click here.
Kenmore, Washington campus
2 years, full-time
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