Areas of Specialization

This is officially defined as "a group of courses selected in consultation with the student's Academic Guidance Committee and Faculty Adviser to complement the student's Nutrition program in accord with the chosen career orientation."  Either one or two areas of specialization are required. Normally, a single area of emphasis requires 12 units of coursework beyond the core requirement and the basic upper division course in the area. Two areas of emphasis normally require 6 units of advanced coursework in each area.  Several areas of emphasis are listed below for your convenience and for illustrative purposes only. They certainly should not be considered an exhaustive listing. Your Guidance Committee, in concurrence with your Graduate Advisor, can help you identify a specific area of emphasis and courses that best suit your academic and career goals.

  • Endocrinology
  • Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Food Science
  • Immunology
  • Metabolism
  • Molecular Biology