Nutrition and Dietetics

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 64 semester hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:

Program Core

  • CUL 100 Culinary Fundamentals
  • CUL 105 Culinary Fundamentals Lab
  • 2 credits of Health/Physical Education (HPE) Elective
  • NS 115 Introduction to Nutrition
  • NS 210 Nutrition in the Life Cycle
  • NS 220 Sports Nutrition
  • HCS 270 Ethical Considerations in Health Care

General Education

  • BIO 121 General Biology I
  • BIO 171 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 172 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • CHM 121 General Chemistry I
  • CSC 134 Core Word
  • CSC 135 Core Excel
  • CSC 136 PowerPoint OR CSC 139 MS Access
  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • MAT 121 Introductory Statistics I
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology OR SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Basic Communication: Oral
  • SUNY General Education approved course in The Arts OR World (Foreign) Language
  • 3 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved course from one of the following categories:
    • American History
    • Western Civilization
    • Other World Civilizations

Approved Electives

Choose 6 credits from the following:

  • ANT 110 Human Prehistory OR ANT 111 Cultural Anthropology
  • BIO 110 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIO 122 General Biology II
  • BIO 230 Microbiology
  • CHM 122 General Chemistry II
  • CUL 110 Intermediate Culinary Application AND CUL 115 Intermediate Culinary Applications Lab
  • HPE 125 Lifetime Fitness and Nutrition
  • HPE 164 Stress Reduction through Exercise
  • HPE 212 Health
  • HPE Elective
  • MAT 145 Survey of Functions I
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology OR SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology

SUNY General Education Electives

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