Pre-Nutrition

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition offers a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with two concentrations for students in the nutrition programs at UIC. One track is to pursue a career path as a registered dietitian nutritionist. The other is to pursue an undergraduate degree in nutrition as a foundation for a professional health degree or for careers in research, industry, and community settings. 

The prerequisite course work listed below prepares the student to apply for either concentration in the Nutrition program offered in the College of Applied Health Sciences. Completion of the Pre-Nutrition course work does not guarantee admission to the College of Applied Health Sciences or to the registered dietitian nutritionist track. Students admitted to the Nutrition Science program complete the final two years of course work within the College of Applied Health Sciences. 

Please see the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition section of the catalog for more information about each concentration or visit the department website

Sixty-five semester hours, exclusive of basic military science, distributed as follows:

Note: Students who do not place into certain courses or do not carefully plan sequential course work should expect to take summer session courses or take longer than two years to complete pre-nutrition course work. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Required Courses
KN 100Kinesiology and Nutrition: First Year Seminar2
ENGL 160Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts3
ENGL 161Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research3
COMM 100Fundamentals of Human Communication a3
Understanding the Creative Arts course b3
Understanding the Past course b3
PSCH 100Introduction to Psychology a4
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology a,c3
BIOS 110Biology of Cells and Organisms d4
Select one of the following general chemistry sequences:10
General Chemistry I Lecture d
General Chemistry Laboratory I d
General Chemistry II Lecture d
General Chemistry Laboratory II d
OR
Honors and Majors General and Analytical Chemistry I d
Honors and Majors General and Analytical Chemistry II d
CHEM 232Organic Chemistry I4
BIOS 352Introductory Biochemistry3
KN 251Human Physiological Anatomy I5
KN 252Human Physiological Anatomy II5
MATH 110College Algebra e4
HN 110Foods3
HN 196Nutrition3
Total Hours65

The minimum GPA for application to the BS in Nutrition is 2.50/4.00.  Students should contact the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition for admission deadlines.