Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (BScN) degree program is specially designed for third-year students seeking to develop an in-depth understanding of nutrition. Our pre-med/pre-health designed curriculum features three core threads: nutrition, natural sciences and social sciences. The nutrition thread is a unique blend of contemporary science and evidence-based medicine focusing on individual and community nutrition, human nutritional requirements, the link between diet and disease, food systems, food security, nutritional epidemiology and more.

Our natural sciences thread includes anatomy and physiology, organic chemistry, biochemistry and genetics. These courses provide a solid scientific understanding of the human body and the basic principles of health and disease, and provide fundamentals in research, and scientific and professional communication. The social sciences thread highlights the interpersonal and professional growth of the student with a strong focus on the development of cultural competency skills, ethical decision-making, expository writing, self-reflection and self-management.

Your studies culminate with a final capstone project, a stimulating research paper or an exciting internship, the stepping stone to the next phase of your career or continued graduate study.

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We are now accepting applications to the program for the Fall 2017 term.

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  • BScN

    Estimated Program Cost

    First Year Tuition & Fees for BScN
    Credits 43
    Cost/Credit $195.00
    Tuition $8,385.00
    Fees $200.00
    Total $8,585.00

    * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on NUNM's 2016-2017 academic year of fall/winter/spring (9-months). Tuition is subject to change.

    Total BScN Degree Credits

    • Core program credits


    • Elective credits


    • Total required credits


    Admissions Requirements for BScN

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the BScN Program

    • Resume

      A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • Personal Statement

      Share with NUNM a little about yourself and background. (800 words, typed, double spaced)

    • Undergraduate #1

      What interests you most about receiving a degree in Integrative Health Sciences or Nutrition from NUNM? (500 words, typed, double spaced)