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Nutrition and Food Sciences

  Departmental Honors Advisor:


Eligibility for Acceptance:
Qualified students will have cumulative GPAs of at least 3.30, 3.50 in NFS courses, and will have declared a major in the department.

Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for Honors in Nutrition & Food Sciences or Dietetics is met by successfully completing contracts in the following courses:

  • 12 upper-division credits in the department
  • Senior Thesis (3 credits), which includes:
  • 2 credits of NFS 4420 (Research)
  • 1 credit of NFS 4990 (Seminar)

*Nothing lower than a B grade is acceptable in courses in which an Honors contract is being completed.
**Students who fail to complete a contract, once entered into with a faculty member, will be placed on academic probation for one semester.

Requirements for Completion of Degree:
The successful candidate will graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and a GPA of 3.5 in upper-division coursework taken in the department and in Honors coursework and will complete and present in a public forum an Honors thesis/project. Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.