This four-year, science-intensive program will help you better understand the relationships among food, nutrients, eating behavior, wellness and human health. In addition to sharpening the scientific and technical knowledge and skills essential to nutritional sciences, you’ll develop critical thinking and professional communication skills through courses in public speaking, nutrition education, wellness training, program development, and business and professional writing. You’ll graduate with a sound base in nutrition education, health promotion and disease prevention, whether you join the work force or continue on to graduate school.

Why choose us?

  • Our Nutritional Sciences Program combines a well-rounded curriculum in nutrition with many opportunities for experiential learning in the Milwaukee community.
  • Our partnership with Sendik’s Food Markets — in which our faculty and students provide nutritional analysis of certain products — affords unique opportunities and program support.
  • You’ll benefit from small class sizes and personal attention from our dedicated faculty.
  • You will gain hands-on experience developing and teaching food demos, nutrition classes, and nutrition programs to community, staff, and students in the HUB wellness center on campus.
  • You will have a wide range of opportunities to gain valuable experience in the Milwaukee community (Feeding America, Silver Springs Neighborhood Center, YMCA, and others).
  • Cooperative endeavors with UWM’s University Recreation, Athletics and academic programs enhance your experience.

The program will not grant students the professional credential of “Registered Dietitian” or “Dietitian.”

Admission to UWM

Admission to UWM

New College Students

On your application for admission to UW-Milwaukee, select “Nutritional Sciences” as your intended area of study. You will be classified as “Nutritional Sciences-Intended” upon admission to the University.

After you have completed the prerequisite courses during your first two years of study, you will be eligible to apply for admission to the major and professional core courses.

Transfer Students

If you are transferring to UWM from another post-secondary institution, you are subject to the program requirements at the time of admission to UWM.

While the University Registrar will review academic transcripts and perform pre-approved department course-for-course transfers, the Department of Kinesiology reserves the right to modify transfer requests.

Course transfers may not be approved if grades achieved are below required levels or if courses were taken beyond a reasonable time period.

You may also appeal for course substitution consideration if the content of a course taken is significantly similar to a program requirement. You should submit syllabi for such appeals to your academic advisor, who will forward them to the faculty for consideration.

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Submit a UW System application and all appropriate transcripts to the UWM Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If you meet UWM standard admission requirements, you will be admitted directly into the College of Health Sciences as “Nutritional Sciences-Intended.”

Application Submission Priority Dates

  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: December 1

General Education Requirements for CHS

General Education Requirements for CHS
The following courses are required if you wish to receive your associate or bachelor’s degree.
UW-Colleges
Associate Degree
GER DesignationUW-Milwaukee Bachelor Degree
3-6Humanities6
3-6Fine Arts/Arts3
11Natural Science/
Laboratory Science/
Math Science
6
9Social Science6
3Application and PerformanceN/A
N/AForeign Language**
3*Ethnic Studies/Cultural Diversity3
3*Interdisciplinary StudiesN/A
*You may take a 3 credit course in Humanities, Fine Arts, Natural Science, or Social Science that will satisfy the Ethnic Studies/Cultural Diversity and/or the Interdisciplinary Studies requirement.

**For an explanation of the Foreign Language graduation requirement, refer to the General Education Requirement Policy.

Some courses required for the Nutritional Sciences major also satisfy General Education Requirements. Contact your UWM College of Health Sciences advisor for additional information.

Transfer from UW Colleges

Transfer from UW Colleges
Course Requirements for Entry into the Major

UW-CollegesUWMUWM Course Title
ANT 100 OR
PSY 201 OR
SOC 101
ANTHRO 102 OR
PSYCH 101 OR
SOCIOL 101
Introduction to Anthropology OR
Psychology OR
Sociology
BIO 171BIO SCI 150Foundations of Biological Sciences
CHEM 145 &
CHEM 155
CHEM 102 &
CHEM 104
General Chemistry
ENG 102ENGLISH 102College Writing and Research
MATH 110MATH 105Intermediate Algebra
MATH 117MTHSTAT 215*Elementary Statistics
BIO 285 &
BIO 286
BIOL SCI 202 &
BIOL SCI 203
Anatomy and Physiology I & II
*Will serve as a substitute for KIN 270 in the UWM Nutritional Sciences curriculum.

Required Courses for Entry into the Major That Are NOT Available in the UW Colleges’ Curriculum

UWM Course NumberUWM Course Title
KIN 241Why We Eat What We Eat: An Ecological Approach
NUTR 101Introduction to the Nutrition Profession
NUTR 110Introduction to Food Principles and Preparation
NUTR 210Food Science
NUTR 235Introduction to Nutrition for the Health Professions
NUTR 240Nutrition for Exercise and Wellness
NUTR 245Life Cycle Nutrition

Suggested Courses in UW Colleges’ Curriculum NOT Required for Admission to Major

UW CollegesUWMUWM Course Title
BIO 251BIO SCI 101General Survey of Microbiology
CHEM 343CHEM 343Introduction to Organic Chemistry
CHEM 352CHEM 344Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 362CHEM 345Organic Chemistry II
COMM 103COMMUN 103Public Speaking

Balance of General Education Requirements Not Met by Above Courses
  • Humanities – 3 credits
  • Fine Arts – 3 credits
  • Foreign Language Requirement – One year college level foreign language OR two years in high school

For an approved list of GER courses and an explanation of the Foreign Language requirement, refer to the UWM Schedule of Classes or go to www4.uwm.edu/academics/ger.cfm.

Recommended Course Plan

If you are interested in obtaining a degree in Nutritional Sciences from UW-Milwaukee, the following recommendations have been established to help you plan your UWC course work. Students are encouraged to consult a UWC advisor to plan curriculum that transfers to UWM fulfilling prerequisites, General Education Requirement credit, and other program requirements.

Semester I

UW CollegesUWC Course TitleUWM Equivalent
ENG 102English Composition IIENGLISH 102
BIO 280* OR
BIO 285
Human Anatomy OR
Anatomy & Physiology
BIO SCI 202
PSY 202Introductory PsychologyPSYCH 101
MATH 110College AlgebraMATH 105
Semester II

UW CollegesUWC Course TitleUWM Equivalent
BIO 281* OR
BIO 286
Human Physiology OR
Anatomy & Physiology
BIO SCI 203
MATH 117Elementary StatisticsMTHSTAT 215
COM 103Intro to Public SpeakingCOMMUN 103
ENG 210 OR
BUS 210
Business CommunicationENGLISH 205

*The combination of BIO 280 (formerly PHS 235) and BIO 281 (formerly ZOO 234) at any UW College is equivalent to the combination of Bio Sci 202 (4 credits, GE:NS+) and Bio Sci 203 (4 credits, GE:NS+) at UW-Milwaukee.

NOTE: Due to lack of Nutritional Science coursework, students completing two full years at UW-Colleges would risk graduating in four years.

Special Notes

There are very few electives for this program. As a result, students are encouraged to transfer to UWM after two semesters at a UWC campus. It is possible to be concurrently enrolled at a UWC and at UWM. Concurrent enrollment would allow a student to take the required courses for the Nutritional Sciences major at UWM while finishing up other course work at a UWC. Please contact an advisor at the UWC Student Services Office to discuss your options.

Please note that there are 13 UW Colleges and not all of the UW Colleges offer all of the courses listed. Be sure to work with an academic advisor at the UW College. You can be guaranteed admission to UW-Milwaukee by participating in the UW Colleges Guaranteed Transfer Program. After fulfilling certain credit and grade point average requirements, you will transfer with the same rights and privileges as those who begin their education at UWM. Please contact an advisor at your UWC for more information. For more detailed information on transferring to UWM, please view the UWM Transfer Student webpage.

Transfer from Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)

Transfer from Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
Course Requirements for Entry into the Major

MATCUWMUWM Course Title
SOC SCI 206 OR
SOC SCI 231 OR
SOC SCI 196
ANTHRO 102 OR
PSYCH 101OR
SOCIOL 101
Intro to Anthropology OR
Psychology OR
Sociology
NAT SCI 211 &
NAT SCI 212
CHEM 102 &
CHEM 104
General Chemistry
ENG 201ENGLISH 102College Writing and Research
MATH 200MATH 105Intermediate Algebra
MATH 260MTHSTAT 215*Basic Statistics
NAT SCI 201 &
NAT SCI 202
BIO SCI 202 &
BIO SCI 203
Anatomy and Physiology I & II
*Will serve as a substitute for KIN 270 in the UWM Nutritional Sciences curriculum.

Required Courses for Entry into the Major That Are NOT Available in the MATC Curriculum

UWM Course NumberUWM Course Title
BIO SCI 150 Foundations of Biological Sciences
KIN 241 Why We Eat What We Eat: An Ecological Approach
NUTR 101 Introduction to the Nutrition Profession
NUTR 110 Introduction to Food Principles and Preparation
NUTR 210 Food Science
NUTR 235 Introduction to Nutrition for the Health Professions
NUTR 240 Nutrition for Exercise and Wellness
NUTR 245 Life Cycle Nutrition

Suggested Courses in MATC Curriculum NOT Required for Admission to Major

While the following courses are not required for admission to the Nutritional Sciences major at UWM, they are required prior to graduation. A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

MATCUWMUWM Course Title
NAT SCI 197BIO SCI 101General Survey of Microbiology
NAT SCI 217CHEM 343Introduction to Organic Chemistry
NAT SCI 219CHEM 344 Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lab
NAT SCI 218CHEM 345 Organic Chemistry II
ENG 198 OR
SPEECH 201
COMMUN 103Public Speaking

Balance of General Education Requirements Not Met by Above Courses
  • Humanities – 3 credits
  • Fine Arts – 3 credits
  • Foreign Language Requirement – One year college level foreign language OR two years in high school

For an approved list of GER courses and an explanation of the Foreign Language requirement, refer to the UWM Schedule of Classes or go to www4.uwm.edu/academics/ger.cfm.

Recommended Course Plan

Students can complete the vast majority of general education requirements and foundations coursework for this major at MATC before transferring to UWM. It is possible to be concurrently enrolled at MATC and at UWM. Concurrent enrollment allows a student to take the required courses for the Nutritional Sciences major at UWM while finishing up other coursework at MATC. Please contact an advisor at the MATC Student Services Office to discuss your options.

If you are interested in obtaining a degree in Nutritional Sciences from UW-Milwaukee, the following recommendations have been established to help you plan your MATC course work. Students are encouraged to consult an MATC advisor to plan curriculum that transfers to UWM fulfilling prerequisites, General Education Requirement credit, and other program requirements.

Semester I

MATCUW-Milwaukee
NAT SCI 201BIO SCI 202
NAT SCI 211CHEM 102
ENG 201ENGLISH 101
MATH 200MATH 105
ENG 198 OR SPEECH 201 COMMUN 103
Semester II

MATCUW-Milwaukee
NAT SCI 202BIO SCI 203
NAT SCI 212CHEM 104
ENG 202ENGLISH 102
HumanitiesHumanities
SOC SCI 206 OR 231 OR 196ANTHRO/PSYCH/SOCIOL 101
Semester III

MATCUW-Milwaukee
NAT SCI 217CHEM 343
BIO 171BIO SCI 150
ENG 197 OR 208ENGLISH 206
MATH 260MTHSTAT 215
Semester IV

MATCUW-Milwaukee
NAT SCI 219CHEM 344
NAT SCI 218CHEM 345
NAT SCI 197BIO SCI 101
Arts

NOTE: Due to lack of Nutritional Science coursework, students completing two full years at MATC would risk graduating in four years.

Contact

Contact

Torry Rufer, MS
Recruitment Coordinator, Academic Advisor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
College of Health Sciences
(414) 229-2758
tjrufer@uwm.edu

For admissions related questions contact the UWM Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (414) 229-2222.

For transfer credit evaluation questions contact the UWM Registrar’s Office at (414) 229-3800 or fill out this form.

Admission to Major

Admission to Major

Declaring Your Intent

If you are currently a UWM student and wish to change your major to “Nutritional Sciences-Intended,” you must meet with an academic advisor to do so. Your Nutritional Sciences advisor will guide you through the declaration process and application to the major.

Admission Eligibility

All students are eligible to pursue general education requirements and foundations courses associated with the curriculum, so long as they meet the necessary prerequisites for each course.

If you are interested in this degree path, you should declare Nutritional Sciences as your intended major as early as possible. This ensures timely progress to full admission for the major and graduation. Students are considered “Nutritional Sciences-Intended” until they submit an application and are officially admitted to the major.

To be eligible for admission to the major, you must:

  1. Submit an application
  2. Have a UWM cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher
  3. Complete UWM’s General Education Requirements (GERs)
  4. Complete the following “Foundations” courses, or their equivalent, with a grade of “C” or better or be in progress at the time of application submission
    • BIO SCI 150: Foundations of Biological Sciences I
    • BIO SCI 202: Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIO SCI 203: Anatomy & Physiology II
    • CHEM 102: General Chemistry
    • CHEM 104: General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
    • PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology or
      SOCIOL 101: Introduction to Sociology or
      ANTHRO 102: Introduction to Anthropology
    • KIN 270: Statistics in the Health Professions
  5. Complete the following “Core” nutrition courses with a grade of “C” or better or be in progress at the time of application submission:
    • KIN 241: Why We Eat What We Eat: An Ecological Approach
    • NUTR 101: Introduction to the Nutrition Profession
    • NUTR 110: Introduction to Food Principles & Preparation
    • NUTR 210: Food Science
    • NUTR 235: Introduction to Nutrition for the Health Professions
    • NUTR 240: Nutrition for Exercise and Wellness
    • NUTR 245: Life Cycle Nutrition
  6. Not repeat more than three courses listed under the eligibility requirements 4 and 5

Application Submission

The application for admission to the Nutritional Sciences program is available during the months of February and September. Click here to access the application for admission to the major. Partner with your academic advisor every semester to identify the best time for you to apply.

  • Applications for spring admission:
    Due by October 1st in the preceding Fall semester.
  • Application for summer/fall admission:
    Due by March 1st in the preceding Spring semester.

Applicants are notified of admission status via email from the program within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

Meet With Your Advisor

Meet With Your Advisor

To schedule an advising appointment, call (414) 229-2758 or visit Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425.

I’m a new student.  How do I start?

You are assigned an academic advisor upon admission to UWM. New Student Orientation (NSO) helps those who are new to campus to learn and understand the enrollment process and enroll in classes for their first semester at UWM!

Who is my advisor?

Torry Rufer, MS
Recruitment Coordinator, Academic Advisor
(414) 229-2758 • tjrufer@uwm.edu

You can also see the name of your advisor and contact them directly by accessing your student center in PAWS.

When should I meet with my advisor?

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor at least once per semester to ensure timely progress to graduation.

  • Enrolling for spring semester?
    Schedule an appointment with your advisor in October or November.
  • Enrolling for fall semester?
    Schedule an appointment with your advisor in March or April.

Students are also welcome to schedule an appointment with their advisor at any time to discuss academic challenges, career opportunities, or any other questions.

How can my advisor help me?

CHS boasts professional academic advisors who understand the challenges of balancing academics, work, family, and the social aspects of college life. Advisors partner with you to:

  • Explore your academic and career interests
  • Plan the sequence of your courses
  • Prepare for course enrollment
  • Access tutoring and other academic support
  • Identify opportunities for campus involvement
  • Connect you to campus resources
  • Plan for graduation

Curriculum

Curriculum

The undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Nutritional Sciences. The program consists of pre-professional study (years 1, 2, and 3) and professional study (year 4), leading to the completion of a minimum of 123 credits.

The curricular areas include:

  • General education requirements
  • Electives
  • Foundations courses
  • Core nutrition courses
  • Advanced nutrition courses
  • A nutrition internship/project

All students are eligible to pursue general education requirements and foundations courses associated with the curriculum, so long as they meet the necessary prerequisites for each course.

General Education Requirements (GERs)

CourseGERCredits
Total Credits:12
English: Must earn "C" or better in English102
Prerequisite: placement test
OWCA3
Math: Must earn "C" or better in Math 105/108
Prerequisite: placement test
QLA3
Foreign Language
Satisfied with 2 years of a single language in high school
FL0
Arts
Select course from the approved list
GERA3
Humanities
Select course from the approved list
GERH3

Foundations: Introductory Courses

Grade of “C” or better required in each course.

CourseGERCredits
Total Credits:28
BIO SCI 150: Foundations of Biological Sciences I
Prerequisites: CHEM 100 or chem placement test score of 30+
GERN4
BIO SCI 202: Anatomy & Physiology I
Prerequisites: None
4
BIO SCI 203: Anatomy & Physiology II
Prerequisites: BIO SCI 202 ("C" or better)
GERN4
CHEM 102: General Chemistry
Prerequisites: CHEM 100 and MATH 105/108 ("C" or better in both)
GERN5
CHEM 104: General Chemistry & Qualit. Analysis
Prerequisites: CHEM 102 ("C" or better)
GERN5
KIN 270: Statistics in the Health Professions
Prerequisites: MATH 105 ("C" or better)
QLB3
PSYCH 101OR SOCIOL 101 OR ANTHRO 102
Prerequisites: None
GERS3

Additional Required Courses

CourseGERCredits
Total Credits:25
BIO SCI 101: General Survey of Microbiology
Prerequisites: CHEM 101 or 102
GERN4
BUS ADM 292: Entrepreneurship/Small Business
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
3
CHEM 341: Survey of Organic Chemistry
Prerequisites: CHEM 104 ("C" or better)
3
CHEM 501: Biochemistry
Prerequisites: Junior standing; CHEM 341 or 345 ("C" or better)
3
COMMUN 103: Public Speaking
Prerequisites: None
GERH3
ENGLISH 205 OR 207: Business/Health Sci Writing
Prerequisites: ENGLISH 102; Sophomore standing (205 only)
OWCB3
KIN 245: Client Diversity in Health Sciences
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
GECS3
KIN 400: Ethics & Values in Health Professions
Prerequisites: None
3

Core: Major Prerequisites

Grade of “C” or better required in each course.
2.75 minimum GPA required in these classes.

CourseOfferedCredits
Total Credits:19
KIN 241: Why We Eat What We Eat
Prerequisites: None
F3
NUTR 101: Intro to the Nutrition Profession
Prerequisites: None
F1
NUTR 110: Intro to Food Principles & Preparation
Prerequisites: None
S3
NUTR 210: Food Science
Prerequisites: NUTR 110 ("C" or better)
S3
NUTR 235: Intro to Nutrition for Health Professions
Prerequisites: CHEM 100 or 102 ("C" or better); BIO SCI 202 (C)
F3
NUTR 240: Nutrition for Exercise & Wellness
Prerequisites: NUTR 235 or BMS 232 ("C" or better)
S3
NUTR 245: Life Cycle Nutrition
Prerequisites: NUTR 235 or BMS 232 ("C" or better)
S3

Advanced Core: The Major

Grade of “C” or better required in each course.
2.75 minimum GPA required in these classes.

CourseOfferedCredits
Total Credits:13
NUTR 350: Nutrition Communication & Education
Prerequisites: COMMUN 103; NUTR 240 or 245
F3
NUTR 355: Modifying Nutrition & Eating Behavior
Prerequisites: NUTR 245; PSYCH 101 or SOCIOL 101 or ANTHRO 102
F0 (WAIVE)
NUTR 430: Advanced Nutrition & Metabolism
Prerequisites: Junior standing; NUTR 235 ("C" or better); BIO SCI 203; CHEM 501
S3
NUTR 435: Nutrition & Disease I
Prerequisites: NUTR 430; CHEM 341
F3
NUTR 470: Nutrition Internship/Project
Prerequisites: Admission to major; Senior standing; NUTR 435
S4

Background Check

If you have been asked to have a background check done in preparation for placement in fieldwork or internship, you must follow these instructions:

  1. Follow the link provided by the internship coordinator to access the UW-Milwaukee Nutritional Sciences Program page at CastleBranch.com.
  2. Create an account, fill out all required fields and finish the process by paying the fee to process the background check.
  3. Once the results are in they will be reviewed by the internship coordinator and shared with the internship site supervisor upon request.

Correlates Courses

Correlate courses are intended to help students explore subject matter that is complementary to their primary academic focus: nutritional sciences. Completion of no fewer than 18 credits from this list is required, with at least 6 of the 18 credits at the 300 level or above.

Notes: The courses listed below are not necessarily offered every semester. On a case-by-case basis, the program director reserves the right to review and approve courses not listed. It is the responsibility of the student to review and satisfy prerequisites for correlate courses prior to enrolling.

CourseCredits
ANTHRO 156: Food and Culture3
BIO SCI 152: Foundations of Biological Sciences II 4
BIO SCI 310: General Ecology3
BIO SCI 315: Cell Biology3
BIO SCI 325: Genetics3
BMS 260: Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine3
BMS 301-305: Human Pathophysiology1 to 5
BUS ADM 100: Introduction to Business3
BUS ADM 360: Principles of Marketing3
CHEM 221: Elementary Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 342: Introductory to Organic Chemistry Lab2
CHEM 343: Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 344: Organic Chemistry Lab2
COMMUN 105: Business and Professional Communication3
COMMUN 350: Intercultural Communication3
COMMUN 381: Health Communication 3
COUNS 403: Overview of Counseling Skills3
COUNS 600: Introduction to Community Counseling 3
ED POL 111: Organizing for Social Action in Urban Communities3
ED POL 112: Introduction to Community Education3
ED POL 113: The Milwaukee Community 3
ED POL 114: Community Problems 3
ED POL 315: Group Process & Civic Engagement3
ED POL 501: Community Change and Engagement3
ED PSY 220: Positive Psychology Applied to Culture, Learning, and Development3
FOODBEV 101: Introduction to Food Studies3
HCA 203: Human Life Cycle3
HCA 220: Leading Healthcare Professionals3
HCA 307: Epidemiology for the Health Sciences3
HS 101: Introduction to Health & Disease 2
HS 102: Health Care Delivery in the United States3
HS 222: Language of Medicine 3
INFOST 210: Information Resources for Research3
HS 311: Law for Health Care Consumers and Professionals3
ITALIAN 256: Introduction to Italian Food Studies: A Cultural History3
ITALIAN 456: Topics in Italian Food Studies3
JAMS 101: Introduction to Mass Media3
JAMS 201: Media Writing3
JAMS 204: News Writing and Technology3
JAMS 207: Introduction to Advertising and Public Relations3
JAMS 231: Publication Design3
JAMS 306: Feature and Magazine Article Writing3
JAMS 307: Advertising and Public Relations Writing and Production3
KIN 200: Introduction to Kinesiology3
KIN 330: Health Aspects of Exercise and Nutrition3
KIN 330: Exercise Physiology4
KIN 336: Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
KIN 350: Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise 3
KIN 351: Sociological Aspects of Health and Human Movement 3
KIN 365: Health Aspects of Mind and Body Practices3
KIN 368: Study of Intervention Strategies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine3
KIN 430: Exercise Testing/Prescription for Fitness Assessment3
KIN 480: Organization and Administration in the Fitness Industry3
KIN 481: Program Development in the Fitness Industry3
KIN 556: Multilevel Approaches to Changing Physical Activity and Eating Behaviors3
KIN 573: Body Image: Influences & Health Related Implications3
KIN 574: Obesity and Weight Management3
MATH 116: College Algebra3
MATH 117: Trigonometry2
MATH 211: Survey in Calculus and Analytic Geometry4
MATH 231: Calculus and Analytic Geometry4
NURS 110: Introduction to Global Health3
NURS 475: Global Health: Ethics and Human Rights3
NUTR 550: Sports Nutrition3
NUTR 555: Public Health Nutrition and Food Politics3
PHILOS 244: Ethical Issues in Health Care3
PHYSICS 120: General Physics I4
PHYSICS 121: General Physics Laboratory I1
PHYSICS 122: General Physics II4
PHYSICS 123: General Physics Laboratory II1
PSYCH 254: Physiological Psychology3
PSYCH 407: Personality Theory3
PSYCH 412: Psychopathology3
PSYCH 502: Applied Behavior Analysis4
PSYCH 503: Perception3
PSYCH 555: Health Psychology3
PH 101: Introduction to Public Health3
PH 303: Climate Change, the Environment, and Human Health3
PH 306: Adolescent Health & Development3
SOC WRK 250: Human Behavior and the Social Environment3
SOCIOL 233: Social Inequality in the United States3
SOCIOL 325: Social Change3
SOCIOL 331: Sociology of Health Care3
SOCIOL 444: Sociology of the Body3
SPANISH 338: Spanish for Health Professionals I3
SPANISH 388: Health Issues in the Hispanic World3
URB STD 250: Exploring the Urban Environment3
UBR STD 360: Perspectives on the Urban Scene3

Get Involved

Get Involved

Nutritional Sciences Club

Contact

Lori A. Klos, Faculty Advisor
Associate Professor
(414) 229-6080
lklos@uwm.edu

UWM Office of Undergraduate Research

The UWM Office of Undergraduate Research is a centralized location for undergraduates seeking on-campus research opportunities and faculty seeking enthusiastic, motivated undergraduate students with whom to collaborate.

Volunteer Service

The Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research provides the UW-Milwaukee campus with different opportunities to volunteer throughout the city and beyond. Each week of the year there are opportunities to make a real difference in Milwaukee and beyond by working to improve the environment, mentoring local kids, stocking shelves at a food pantry, serving breakfast to Milwaukee’s homeless community, engaging in an alternative spring break, and helping older adults.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at uwm.edu/community/students/

Graduation

Graduation

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences, the student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 123 credits as required by the curriculum;
  2. Earn a minimum UWM cumulative GPA of 2.5; and
  3. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in advanced nutrition core courses.

Use UWM’s Graduation website to review campus-wide graduation requirements, graduation application deadlines, applying for graduation, and ordering your cap and gown.

Employment Outlook

Employment Outlook

Depending on the specific coursework completed, students with a degree in Nutritional Sciences could be employed in various career outlets, including:

  • General nutrition education programming and implementation.
  • Health promotion and/or nutrition program planning.
  • Health inspection for a regulatory body or government agency.
  • Quality control for food processing plants.
  • Nutrition for women, infants, and children (WIC).
  • Research assistance for nutrition studies in hospitals or universities.
  • Food services menu planning, purchasing and budgeting.
  • Weight loss programming.
  • Marketing and sales for food industries.
  • Food and nutrition writing (print or electronic media) for health newsletters and/or magazines, food production and promotional companies, and newspapers.
  • Food planning in camps, schools, private company cafeterias, community agencies, sports teams, and hotels.
  • Restaurant menu consultation.
  • Involvement in the Peace Corps.
  • Pharmaceutical research.
  • Catering.

According to the national occupational outlook handbook, employment opportunities are expected to increase about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job growth will result from an increasing emphasis on disease prevention through improved dietary habits. A growing and aging population will boost demand for nutrition-related programming and expertise in hospitals, residential care facilities, schools, prisons, community health programs, and home healthcare agencies. Public interest in food and nutrition, and increased emphasis on health education, also will spur demand for professionals in this field.

Please know that a degree in the Nutritional Sciences does not qualify students for the credential of a “Registered Dietitian”.

Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff