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Human Nutrition and Foods Major

BS in Human Nutrition and Foods
College of Education

Degree Plan

The Nutritional Science degree plan is a pre-professional degree plan designed to meet the requirements for Pre-med, dental, optometry, pharmacy and other post-graduate programs in the health care arena.  Students earning a degree in the Nutritional Science track will have an in-depth knowledge of the science of nutrition and a solid foundation in applied science. The Nutritional Science degree plan is not a pathway to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).  Students wishing to pursue the RD credential must complete the Human Nutrition and Foods program. The Human Nutrition and Foods program at The University of Houston is currently Developmentally Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of The American Dietetic Association. This program includes supervised practice programs, which include dietetic internships, which are available across the United States. Completion of one of these programs is required to become eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.


Freshman Admissions

Freshman applicants are required to meet general university freshman admission requirements.

Transfer Admissions

First, applicants are required to meet general university transfer admissions requirements .  In addition, applicants who have completed 15-29 hours of coursework need a 2.50 GPA. Applicants who have completed 30 semester hours or more must have a 2.30 GPA or higher.


UH Human Nutrition and Foods Alumni have received offers as Nutritionists, Registered Dietitians, and Hotel and Restaurant Managers as well as have gone on to pursuit medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, etc. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .

Contact Information

College of Education
Department of Health and Human Performance
3855 Holman Street, Room 104 Garrison
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: 713-743-9840

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