Nutrition Science Majors

Associate in Arts Pathway for Nutrition Sciences

This is a typical course schedule for a student planning to complete the AA degree within two years, then transfer and major in Nutrition. See your ECC Academic Advisor and obtain specific requirements as course requirements vary by transfer institution.

Fall Semester 1 (15 or 16 Credit Hours)

  • *1BIO 110, Principles of Biology, or BIO 113 Molecular & Cellular Biology (4)
  • *1BIO 110, Principles of Biology, or BIO 113 Molecular & Cellular Biology (4)
  • *1MTH 102, General Education Statistics, or MTH 120, Statistics I (3 or 4)
  • ENG 101, English Composition I (3)
  • *1CHM 112, Elements of Chemistry (5)

Spring Semester 2 (15 Credit Hours)

  • BIO 245, Human Anatomy & Physiology (4)
  • *1CHM 170, Elementary Organic Chemistry or CHM 142 General Chemistry I (5)
  • ENG 102, English Composition II (3)
  • Humanities, Gen Ed (3)

Fall Semester 3 (13 Credit Hours)

  • BIO 246, Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
  • CMS 101, Fundamentals of Speech (3)
  • Social Science Gen Ed (3) consider ECN 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • Fine Arts Gen Ed (3)

Spring Semester 4 (16 Credit Hours)

  • BIO 265, Microbiology (4)
  • BIO 201, Principles of Nutrition (3)
  • PSY 100, Intro to Psychology (3)
  • Social or Behavioral Science Gen Ed (3)
  • Fine Arts or Humanities Gen Ed (3)

1Visit Academic Advising in B120 to plan as many courses, specifically Math, Biology & Chemistry requirements, vary depending on your chosen transfer institution. Schools requiring Calculus may align better with the Associate in Science degree.

Communications, Fine Arts, Social Science, and Behavioral Science are ideal courses to enroll in during the Summer semester to lighten credit course load during Spring and Fall semesters.

  • ECC and many transfer institutions require a Diversity and/or a Multicultural course as a graduation requirement. Courses that fulfill this requirement at ECC include options in Humanities, Fine Arts, Behavioral Science, and Social Science. See your academic advisor or view Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Engineering Science details in the ECC catalog to view options.
  • The Associate in Science & Associate in Engineering Science degrees does not include the entire IAI General Education Common Core (GECC) package. The AS & AES degrees allow for more math & science courses to be completed prior to transferring and better align with transfer institution 4-year plans.
  • Both the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees at ECC can be planned to satisfy the Bachelor of Science requirements at 4-year institutions.
  • This plan is a sample pathway, the only way to secure an accurate education plan to the school of your preference is to meet with an academic advisor in B120.

Majoring in Nutrition?

What specific majors are related to Nutrition?

  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Biochemist
  • Biological Technician
  • Clinical Lab Tech
  • Dietitian & Nutritionist
  • Food Scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Nurse
  • Toxicologist & Medical Scientist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician & Surgeon
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Teacher & Professor
  • Veterinarian

What careers are similar to Nutrition?

Transfer students wanting a B.S., M.S., and/or Ph.D./M.D. would likely pursue the Associate in Science at ECC. Discuss with your academic advisor.

Students interested in Nutrition and related careers requiring an AAS degree or VS/BVS certificate at ECC can pursue:

Information from FOCUS 2 Career Planning and