University Catalog 2023-2024

Nutrition (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The Minor in Nutrition will provide knowledge of the principles of nutrition that are needed to formulate balanced diets and to evaluate information and policies concerning foods and dietary practices. Students may select courses to emphasize human or animal nutrition or a combination of these.

The objectives for students pursuing the Nutrition Minor are to:

  1. acquire an understanding of the functions of the nutrients in the health of humans and/or animals,
  2. to learn to formulate nutritionally balanced diets for humans and/or animals, and
  3. to learn to apply nutritional principles in the evaluation of information and policies concerning foods and dietary practices.


Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal.  Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review.  To apply to Add a Minor, go to:


Dr. Cooke will certify the completion of the student’s minor program. Certification must be submitted no later than the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.

Contact Person

Dr. Natalie Cooke
218A Schaub Hall

SIS Code: 11NTM

Plan Requirements

Must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours from the list provided below and a grade of ‘C-‘ or better in each course.

Required Course3
Introduction to Human Nutrition
Animal Nutrition
Principles of Animal Nutrition
Elective Courses 112
Eating through American History
Introduction to Community Food Security
Food and Culture
Introduction to Human Nutrition
Nutrition Education
Public Health Nutrition
Maternal and Infant Nutrition
Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism
Comparative Nutrition
Human Nutrition and Chronic Disease
Applied Nutrition Education
Life Cycle Nutrition
Professional Internship Experience in Nutrition Science 2
Research Experience in Nutrition Science 2
Lactation, Milk and Nutrition
Exercise Nutrition
Principles of Animal Nutrition
Animal Nutrition
Animal Nutrition Lab
Applied Ruminant Nutrition
Feed Manufacturing Technology
Total Hours15