Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science

Nutritional Science aims at understanding the relationships between nutrition, health and disease. The Nutritional Science program provides students with a solid understanding of the key role that a healthy nutrition plays in the prevention, development and treatment of most major diseases. The program also emphasizes the basic sciences and human nutrition for students planning further studies in health-related professions such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, or physical therapy.

Program Objectives

  • To provide knowledge, skills and professional values for a successful career in nutrition and potential entry into graduate education
  • To prepare graduates who demonstrate commitment to community service, leadership, communication, research skills, knowledge as well as ethical values.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain scientific basis of human nutrition, nutritional requirements, nutritional epidemiology and research methods.
  • Implement nutritional assessment, nutrient analysis of foods and dietary planning for individuals and group.
  • Describe the food chain and its impact on food choices and practices in social and behavioral contexts.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and values of professional conduct, according to good clinical practices.
  • Formulate ideas and opinions concerning food and diet.
  • Evaluate appropriate theories and methods (dietary, research, statistical) for health promotion, education and nutrition-related investigations.
  • Effectively perform and interpret statistical analyses for decision-making purposes in the field of nutrition.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work efficiently and effectively in group.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written forms with diverse audiences.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 120 hours

General Education (Req. CH:39)

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM100Islamic Culture3.000

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHI121Fundamentals of Environmental Ethics3.000
PHI122International Ethics3.000
PHI226Human Rights Theory3.000
PHIL120Principles of Professional Ethics3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ESPU106Introduction to Academic English For Food & Agriculture3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEIL101Information Literacy3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Thinking Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS110Scientific Research Skills3.000
CSBP119Algorithms and Problem Solving3.000
PHI180Critical Thinking  13.000
PSY105Creative & Innovative Thinking Skills3.000
1 : IBLC - Inquiry based learning courses must be taken within first 30 credit hours

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS105Emirates Studies3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Humanities/Fine Arts (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARCH340History and Theory of Architecture3.000
HIS133Introduction to Art History3.000
HSR120Introduction to Heritage & Culture3.000
HSR130Introduction to Language & Communication3.000
LIT150Introduction to Literature3.000
LNG100Introduction to Linguistics3.000
LNG110Language, Society & Culture3.000
MSC200Introduction to Mass Media3.000
MSC240World and Arab Media3.000
PHI101Introduction to Philosophy3.000
PHI270Philosophy of Education3.000
PHI271History and Philosophy of Science3.000
TRS200Introduction to Translation3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB210Introduction to Agribusiness3.000
ECON110Principles of Economics3.000
HSR140Introduction to Society & Behavior3.000
HSR150Introduction to Government Policy & Urban Structures3.000
PSY100Introduction to Psychology3.000
SWK200Introduction to Social Welfare3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB360Global Agri-food Trade3.000
ARCH346Contemporary World Architecture3.000
BIOE240Principles of Environmental Science3.000
GEO200World Regional Geography3.000
HIS120Arab & Islamic Civilization3.000
HIS121World History: Origins to 15003.000
HIS125Contemporary Civilization3.000
PSG250Principles of International Relations 3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH105Calculus I  23.000
2 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
BIOC100Basic Biology I3.000
PHYS105General Physics I  33.000
3 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
NUTR480Senior Research Project (NS Program)  43.000
4 : Also counts towards the Major


Nutritional Science

Required Courses (60.00 hours)

Credit Hours
BIOC275Genetics Laboratory1.000
BIOC230General Microbiology3.000
BIOL270General Genetics2.000
BIOM229Cell Biology I2.000
CHEM111General Chemistry I3.000
CHEM112General Chemistry II2.000
CHEM115General Chemistry Lab1.000
CHEM282Organic Chemistry for Non-Majors3.000
CHEM283Biochemistry for Non-Majors3.000
FDSC250Contemporary Food Science & Nutrition3.000
PHYL101Introductory Physiology3.000
PHYS135General Physics Lab I1.000
STAT235Statistics for Biology3.000
FDSC330Fundamentals of Food Science3.000
NUTR320Nutrition I3.000
NUTR330Nutrition II3.000
NUTR355Nutrition Seminar1.000
NUTR352Human Nutrition in Various Ages Stages3.000
NUTR360Immunology and Nutrition 2.000
NUTR375Medical Nutrition Therapy I (NS Program)3.000
NUTR401Nutrition Education and Communication (NS Program)3.000
NUTR443Meal Planning3.000
NUTR482Community Nutrition (NS Program)3.000

Elective Courses (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
BIOM399Molecular Biology2.000
BIOM466Genetic Engineering2.000
BIOM482Cell Biology II2.000
FDSC309Sensory evaluation3.000
NUTR396Sports Nutrition3.000
PHYS110General Physics II3.000
NUTR379Functional Food and Health3.000
AGRB360Global Agri-food Trade3.000
AGRB395Contemporary Food Sustainability and Nutrition3.000

Free Electives (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours