Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    
    Jun 12, 2024  
Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutritional Sciences


In the College of Human Ecology .

A major in Nutritional Sciences focuses on the complex interrelationships of food patterns, nutritional status, and health. This field draws upon chemistry, biology, and the social sciences to understand questions such as: How are nutrients used by the body? What factors influence human food choice? What nutrients and dietary patterns are recommended to promote growth, maintain health, or reduce the risk of chronic disease? Students in this program may also fulfill the courses required for didactic training in dietetics toward becoming a Registered Dietitian, which will enable them to be employed as nutrition counselors, clinical nutritionists, sports nutritionists, or administrators of food and nutrition services. Students also may prepare for medical school and other types of advanced degree programs through this major. This major is offered by the Division of Nutritional Sciences . More information about this major can be found on the Division’s  webpage, which includes descriptions of all of the majors that are offered. 

NS Major in Human Ecology


NS Major in Human Ecology

The requirements listed below pertain to all students matriculating in August 2022 and January 2023.

In addition to college requirements , students in the NS Major must complete specific requirements listed here.

Advanced Electives in Nutrition


Advanced Electives in Nutrition (9+ credits)

At least 9 credits of NS courses at the 3000 level or above (see below for NS courses at the 3000/4000 level organized by area of interest).

Notes:

Economic Influences on Human Nutrition

NS 3060 - [Nutrition and Global Health]  (3 cr)
NS 4450 /AEM 4450 - Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries  (3 cr)
NS 4480 - Economics of Food and Malnutrition  (3 cr)
NS 4570 - Health, Poverty, and Inequality: A Global Perspective  (3 cr)

Nutrition and Public Health

NS 3600 - Epidemiology  (3 cr)
NS 3610 - Hot and Hidden Topics in Global and Public Health  (2 cr)
NS 4300 - Proteins, Transcripts, and Metabolism: Big Data in Molecular Nutrition  (3 cr)
NS 4500 - Public Health Nutrition  (3 cr)
NS 4600 - Explorations in Global and Public Health  (3 cr)

Food Quality and Food Service Management

NS 4880 - Applied Dietetics in Food Service Systems  (4 cr)

Human Health and Nutrition

NS 3030 - Nutrition, Health and Vegetarian Diets  (3 cr)
NS 3150 /PSYCH 3150 - Obesity and the Regulation of Body Weight  (3 cr)
NS 3420 - Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory  (2 cr)
NS 4200 - Diet and the Microbiome  (3 cr)
NS 4410 - Nutrition and Disease  (4 cr )
NS 4420 - Implementation of Nutrition Care  (3 cr; enrollment restricted – priority to Dietetics students)
NS 6140 - Topics in Maternal and Child Nutrition  (3 cr)

Nutritional Biochemistry

NS 4300 - Proteins, Transcripts, and Metabolism: Big Data in Molecular Nutrition  (3 cr)
NS 6310 - Micronutrients: Function, Homeostasis, and Assessment  (2-4 cr)
NS 6320 - Regulation of Macronutrient Metabolism  (4 cr)

Psychological and Social Influences on Human Nutrition

NS 4250 - Nutrition Communications and Counseling  (3 cr)

Introductory Chemistry


Introductory Chemistry (8 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution natural sciences requirement.

Choose one of the following options:
(a)    CHEM 2070 - General Chemistry I  (4 cr) and CHEM 2080 - General Chemistry II  (4 cr)1
(b)    (AP Chemistry score of 5 or IB Chemistry score of 6 or 7) and CHEM 2080 - General Chemistry II  (4 cr)2
(c)    (AP Chemistry score of 5 or IB Chemistry score of 6 or 7) and CHEM 2150 - Honors General and Inorganic Chemistry  (4 cr)3

1Recommended for nearly all students, especially those on or considering a pre-health (e.g. pre-med) track.
2Students may use an AP Chemistry score of 5 or an IB Chemistry score of 6 or 7 to place out of CHEM 2070. Pre-health (e.g. pre-med) students should not use AP scores to fulfill chemistry requirements. Students who take CHEM 2070 forfeit AP or IB credit.
3Students should only select option (c) if they are very strong in chemistry and are not considering a pre-health (e.g. pre-med) track.

Introductory Biology


Introductory Biology (8 credits)

Choose one of the following labs:
(a)    BIOG 1500 - Investigative Biology Laboratory  (2 cr) OR
(b)    BIOSM 1500 - Investigative Marine Biology Laboratory  (3 cr)

AND choose two out of the three lecture options1:
(a)    BIOMG 1350 - Introductory Biology: Cell and Developmental Biology  (3 cr)
(b)    BIOG 1440 - Introductory Biology: Comparative Physiology  (3 cr) OR2
BIOG 1445 - Introduction to Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Individualized Instruction  (autotutorial) (4cr)
(c)    BIOEE 1610 - Introductory Biology: Ecology and the Environment  (3cr) OR2
BIOEE 1780 - An Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Diversity  (3cr)

1 Students may use use AP Biology score of 5 or IB HL Biology score of 7 to place out of one introductory biology lecture. Pre-health (e.g. pre-med) students should not use AP scores to fulfill biology requirements.

2 Cannot take both courses within one category to fulfill this requirement.

Organic Chemistry Lecture


Organic Chemistry Lecture (3+ credits)

Choose one of the following:
(a)    CHEM 1570 - Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry  (3 cr, not for pre-health) OR
(b)    CHEM 3530 - Principles of Organic Chemistry  (4 cr) OR
(c)    CHEM 3570 - Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences  (3 cr) AND CHEM 3580 - Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences  (3 cr) OR1
(d)    CHEM 3590 - Honors Organic Chemistry I  (4 cr) AND CHEM 3600 - Honors Organic Chemistry II  (4 cr)2

1 Students interested in pre-health tracks should take a two-course sequence of organic chemistry lectures (option c or d above).

2 Students who select options c or d above must take both courses in sequence; one course alone will not fulfill requirement.

Organic Chemistry Lab


Organic Chemistry Lab (2-4 credits)

(a)    CHEM 2510 - Introduction to Experimental Organic Chemistry  (2 cr) OR
(b)    CHEM 3010 - Honors Experimental Chemistry I  (4 cr)

Physiology


Physiology (3-4 credits)1

Choose one of the following:
(a)    NS 3410 - Human Anatomy and Physiology   (4 cr) OR
(b)    BIOAP 3110 - Principles of Animal Physiology   (3 cr)

1 Pre-health students might also consider taking NS 3420 - Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory   (2 cr), which also counts toward advance biology elective requirement.

Biochemistry


Biochemistry (4-6 credits)

Choose one of the following:
(a)    NS 3200 - Introduction to Human Biochemistry  (4 cr) OR    
(b)    BIOMG 3300 - Principles of Biochemistry, Individualized Instruction  (4 cr) OR    
(c)    BIOMG 3310 - Principles of Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism  (3 cr) AND BIOMG 3320 - Principles of Biochemistry: Molecular Biology  (2 cr) OR
(d)    BIOMG 3310 - Principles of Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism  (3 cr) AND BIOMI 2900 - General Microbiology Lectures  (3 cr) OR    
(e)    BIOMG 3330 - Principles of Biochemistry: Proteins, Metabolism, and Molecular Biology  (4 cr) OR
(f)    BIOMG 3350 - Principles of Biochemistry: Proteins, Metabolism, and Molecular Biology  (4 cr)

Social Sciences


Social Sciences (6 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution social sciences requirement.

Choose one course in any two of the following four areas:

Anthropology

ANTHR 1400 - Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology  (3 cr)

Economics

ECON 1110 - Introductory Microeconomics  (3 cr)   
ECON 1120 - Introductory Macroeconomics  (3 cr)  

Psychology

HD 1120 - People in Perspective: Brain, Mind, and Society  (3 cr)
HD 1150 - Human Development: Infancy and Childhood  (3 cr)
HD 1170 - Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood  (3 cr)     
PSYCH 1101 - Introduction to Psychology  (3 cr)

Sociology

SOC 1101 - Introduction to Sociology  (3 cr)

Calculus/Advanced Math


Calculus/Advanced Math (3-4 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution quantitative and analytical courses requirement.

Choose one of the following Calculus/Advanced Math courses:
(a)    MATH 1105 - Finite Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences  (3 cr)
(b)    MATH 1106 - Modeling with Calculus for the Life Sciences  (3 cr)
(c)    MATH 1110 - Calculus I  (4 cr)
(d)    MATH 1120 - Calculus II  (4 cr)
(e)    A score of 4 or 5 on the AB or BC Calculus AP Exam1

1 See below under Statistics.

Statistics


Statistics (3-4 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution quantitative and analytical course requirement.

Choose one of the following:
(a)    STSCI 2150 - Introductory Statistics for Biology  (4 cr) (recommended) OR
(b)    PAM 2100 - Introduction to Statistics  (4 cr) OR
(c)    AEM 2100 - Introductory Statistics  (4 cr) OR
(d)    BTRY 3010 - Biological Statistics I  (4 cr) OR
(e)    ILRST 2100 /STSCI 2100 - Introductory Statistics  (4 cr) OR
(f)    MATH 1710 - Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World  (4 cr) OR
(g)    PSYCH 2500 - Statistics and Research Design  (3-4 cr) OR
(h)    SOC 3010 - Statistics for Sociological Research  (4 cr)
(i)    A score of 4 or 5 on the Statistics AP Exam*

1 DNS students must take either Calculus/Advanced Math or Statistics at Cornell unless they have earned a score of 4 or 5 on the BC Calculus AP Exam. Students in this case may use AP credit for both Calculus/Advanced Math and Statistics.

Electives


Electives

Any courses that are not taken in areas above, count as Electives.

Students interested in pre-health tracks or graduate study in biological/medical/exercise sciences should take:
PHYS 1101 - General Physics I  and PHYS 1102 - General Physics II  (auto-tutorial)  OR
PHYS 2207 - Fundamentals of Physics I  and PHYS 2208 - Fundamentals of Physics II