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Biomedical Nutrition Science Concentration PhD Program

Doctoral study in the BNS concentration prepares the student for research and/or teaching positions in institutions of higher education, government, or industry.



Course Requirements

  • NUTR 511 Advances in Carbohydrate, Lipid & Protein Metabolism
  • NUTR 512 Advances in Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism
  • NUTR 543 Research Methods
  • NUTR 626 Life Course Nutrition
  • NUTR 645 Advanced Research Methods
  • BCMB 440 General Physiology
  • LFSC 520 Genome Science/Technology
  • A minimum of 24 credit hours of dissertation (NUTR 600)

A minimum of 24 hours of graduate coursework, beyond the master’s degree, is required. A minimum of 12 of these 24 hours must be graded A-F. Exceptionally well-prepared students with demonstrated superior achievement may enter upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, in which case a minimum of 48 hours of graduate coursework beyond the baccalaureate degree is required. A minimum of 30 of these 48 hours must be graded A-F. In either case, an original nutrition research project with 24 hours of dissertation work is required.