Pre-pharmacy? Check out Nutrition!

Flexible Nutrition Option & Dietetics Option

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I AM PRE-PHARMACY AND INTERESTED IN NUTRITION, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

Option 1- Dietetics: This option is often chosen by students who plan to pursue a career in the field of dietetics, mostly likely as a Registered Dietitian.


Option 2 - Nutrition: This option has many of the same science foundation courses and core nutrition course requirements as the Dietetics option, but it offers flexibility in the course requirements and allows students to make choices to incorporate a specific emphasis into the degree.


Note: This is a chemistry intensive major

INCORPORATE PHARMACY PREREQUISITES INTO YOUR 18 UNIT CUSTOM BUILT EMPHASIS!

18 units minimum are required in the emphasis.

A minimum of 42 units of upper-division credit is required for this degree. NSC coursework provides 25 upper division units, therefore leaving 17 units to be obtained through Tier II gen-eds and/or appropriate upper division emphasis/minor/second major/dual degree coursework.


Ex: 17 upper division units in emphasis OR 9 units of Tier II gen-eds and 8 units of upper division emphasis coursework.

PRE-PHARMACY EMPHASIS EXAMPLE

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WHAT CAN I DO WITH A NUTRITION DEGREE?

Dietetics option: The Dietetics option has been accredited by ACEND, the agency responsible for credentialing all undergraduate dietetic programs and dietetic internships in the U.S. with the intention of graduating students who are RD/DTR eligible. Students who pursue this option and begin an internship after graduation have opportunities to work in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition counseling, and food service management.


Nutrition option: The nutrition option can open the pathways to professional schools such as pharmacy, medical, dental, physician assistant and physical therapy programs. This option also allows students to go into the fields of food and nutrition management, public health nutrition, education and research, consultant/private practice, business and industry, international food organizations, and public policy/government.


The possibilities are endless with your nutrition degree!

CHANGE OF MAJOR SESSION INFORMATION

In order to declare Nutritional Sciences as your major you will first be required to attend an information session. Information sessions are offered at various days and times throughout the semester and the schedule can be viewed on the Nutritional Sciences webpage: http://nutrition.cals.arizona.edu/nutritional-sciences-major. After attending an information session, your major in Nutritional Sciences will be declared if you meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.0.



  1. Information sessions are approximately 1 hour long.
  2. Major requirements and explanation of options (Nutrition and Dietetics options) will be reviewed.
  3. Time will be allotted for questions.
  4. More sessions will be added to the website before and throughout the spring semester.


Please let us know if you have any questions, and otherwise, please familiarize yourself with the information on the website above and plan to attend an orientation session as soon as you can.