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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Major Curriculum

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/fcs/nutrition/major.html

Check the Undergraduate Bulletin to view the latest requirements.

The Family Consumer Science Foods and Nutrition degree is a broad major and does not require a minor. However, it is strongly recommended that F&N majors do select a minor such as Corporate and Community Fitness, Marketing, Management, or Community Health.

Required General Education (15 Credits)

  • CHEM 106 – Chemistry of Life Processes I (3)
  • CHEM 111 – Chemistry of Life Processes II (5)*
  • ENG 271W – Technical Communication (4)
  • FCS 140 – Introduction to Nutrition (3)

Major Common Core (3 Credits)

  • FCS 101 – Introduction to Family Consumer Science (3)

Prerequisites to the Major (11 Credits)

  • BIOL 220 – Human Anatomy (4)
  • BIOL 330 – Human Physiology (4)*
  • HLTH 475 – Biostatistics (3)

Major Emphasis:  Foods and Nutrition (39 Credits)

  • FCS 150 – Food, Culture, and You (3)
  • FCS 242 – Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals (3)
  • FCS 252 – Food Service Systems I (3)
  • FCS 340 – Food Science (4)
  • FCS 342 – Food Production Management (3)
  • FCS 350 – Food Service Systems II (3)
  • FCS 420 – Nutrition Assessment (3)
  • FCS 440 – Nutrition II (3)*
  • FCS 444 – Experimental Food Science (3)
  • FCS 446 – Lifespan Nutrition (3)
  • FCS 447 – Food Policy (3)
  • FCS 483 – Adult and Technical Education in Family Consumer Science (3)
  • FCS 497 – Internship (2)

Unrestricted Electives (Choose 8 credits; at least 3 credits must be from three 400 level courses)

  • BIOL 270 – Microbiology (4)
  • BIOL 478 – Food Microbiology and Sanitation (4)
  • FCS 100 – Personal and Family Living (3)
  • FCS 275 – Consumers in the Economy (3)
  • FCS 400 – Culturally Diverse Family Systems (3)
  • FCS 417 – Principles of Wellness Coaching (3)
  • FCS 439 – Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport (3)
  • FCS 473 – Consumer Protection (3)
  • HLTH 210 – First Aid and CPR (3)
  • HLTH 212 – Consumer Health (3)
  • HLTH 260 – Introduction to Health Education (4)
  • HLTH 315 – Holistic Health and Wellness (3)
  • HLTH 321 – Medical Terminology (3)
  • HLTH 361 – Health Communication and Advocacy (4)
  • HLTH 380W – Health Education Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating 1 (3)
  • HLTH 400 – Women's Health (3)
  • HLTH 410W – Current Health Issues (3)
  • HLTH 450 – Environmental Health (3)
  • HLTH 451 – Emotional Health & Stress (3)
  • HLTH 454 – Chronic and Infectious Diseases (3)
  • HLTH 455 – Health and Aging (3)
  • HLTH 460 – Introduction to Epidemiology (3)
  • HLTH 465 – Health Care Delivery in the United States (3)
  • HLTH 467 – Public Health Law (3)
  • HLTH 480 – Health Education Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating 2 (3)
  • HLTH 481 – Community Organizing for Health  (3)
  • HLTH 488 – Worksite Health Promotion  (3)
  • HP 348 – Structural Kinesiology and Biomechanics (3)
  • HP 414 – Physiology of Exercise (3)
  • HP 465 – Legal Aspects of Physical Education and Sport (3)
  • HP 466 – Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription (3)

GPA Policy - All courses required for the major option must be completed at least a "C" level or higher. 

*CHEM 111 and BIOL 330 must both be completed at a "C" level or higher in order to receive permission to register for FCS 440.

Required Minor

None