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Nutrition - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 251

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

Graduates transfer to the UMD Nutrition and Food Science: Dietetics program where they are trained as Registered Dietitians (R.D.’s). R.D.’s – nutrition experts who focus on the treatment and prevention of disease – work in a variety of settings, including clinical and community nutrition, nutrition counseling, nutrition education and research, wellness, government, public health, and food service management.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. Students who complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC-101General Psychology

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4

CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-141College Algebra

3

-OR

MATH-143Precalculus I

3

-or higher core course

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Any General Education Core Courses

5

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4

-OR

BIOL-200Microbiology

4

BIOL-201Genetics

3

BIOL-202Genetics Lab

1

BIOL-205Cell Biology

4

CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM-202Organic Chemistry II

4

NUTR-211Nutrition

3

NUTR-212Food: Science and Technology

3

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic sciences related to nutrition, including chemistry, microbiology, biology, and genetics.

2. Explain the principles and concepts of nutrition, including digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients in the human body.

3. Explain the relationship between nutrition and disease prevention and treatment.

4. Evaluate current and/or controversial issues relevant to nutrition.

5. Identify basic chemical, physical, and microbiological aspects of food and the integration of basic sciences in the food industry.

6. Illustrate an understanding of ethical principles which guide the practice of nutrition and dietetics.