Minor in Nutrition

The Minor in Nutrition is open to majors from other units and colleges, including those in the BS in Kinesiology program, but not those students enrolled in the BS in Nutrition program. Students are eligible to complete the minor area of study within Nutrition if they meet the transfer-eligibility criteria at the time of application (minimum GPA of 2.50/4.00). Students must submit an application. Students must also consult their home colleges about the acceptability and applicability of Nutrition course credit toward their degree. Registration for most HN courses is restricted to students in the department; therefore, students must register through a departmental academic advisor. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50/4.00 is required for the minor field.

Students must take the following courses for a minimum of 13 semester hours.

Requirements for the Minor

Required Courses
HN 110Foods3
HN 196Nutrition3
HN 202Culture and Food a2
HN 307Human Nutrition and Metabolism b3
Select ONE of the following courses as a selective:2-3
Essentials of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health Assessment b
Culture and Food Lab
Nutrition and Physical Activity b
Science of Foods b
Introduction to Community Nutrition
Total Hours13

HN 202 is approved for the Exploring World Cultures General Education category.


This course may require prerequisites, which are listed in the course description.

Enrollment Residence Requirement in the Minor

A student must complete at least one-half of the coursework required for the minor field in enrollment residence at the University of Illinois Chicago.