Applied Science in Nutrition Science - BA, BS

Applied Science in Nutrition Science/Master of Public Health

St. Kate's offers the opportunity to apply a student's liberal arts education in the field of public health through a unique 3+2 dual-degree program in applied science in nutrition science /master of public health, global health focus (MPH). The dual-degree program allows students to complete their bachelor's degree while pursuing the MPH degree.

Applied science in nutrition science students will complete the applied science in nutrition science pre-public health sequence of courses and supporting work for the MPH program. This includes courses in global health, statistics, and biology or chemistry, while providing a special emphasis in applied science in nutrition studies.

As an applied science in nutrition science major, students focus on the workings of the human body, of which nutrition is a key element. This major prepares you for graduate school, medical school, dental school and physician assistant programs. St. Kate's curriculum combines courses in nutrition and food science with an exceptionally strong science base, including classes in chemistry, biochemistry, and physics. If students choose to complete the fourth-year course work prior to applying for the MPH program they will be prepared to work in a variety of areas of nutrition.

To enroll in this program, students apply to the MPH program during their junior year. If they are admitted to the MPH program, they receive a B.A. or B.S. (the student's choice) in applied science in nutrition science upon completion of the first year of the MPH program. The curriculum for the applied science in nutrition studies major is listed in the Pre-Professional Programs, Pre-Public health section of this catalog.