Biology + Nutrition and Health Promotion (4+1)

Our accelerated five-year biology and nutrition BS/MS program will help you prepare for a rewarding career in less time. 

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Are you passionate about helping others achieve a healthy lifestyle?

You'll begin your studies by focusing on the fundamentals of biology — emphasizing hands-on research. In your junior year you'll apply to the master's program in nutrition and begin taking courses in that program during your senior year. 

Our graduates find opportunities and careers in a variety of fields promoting health, including research, government programs, weight loss centers and exercise facilities.

Learn more about the biology and nutrition programs.

Year One

BIOL 113 General Biology 4
 
CHEM 111 Introduction to Chemistry: Inorganic 4
OR
CHEM 113 Principles of Chemistry 4
 
SOCI 241 Health, Illness & Society 4
Modern Language (101)
 
BIOL 218 Principles of Zoology 4
OR
BIOL 221 Microbiology 4
 

Year Two

CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 225 Organic Chemistry II 4
MATH 120 Calculus I 4
NUTR 112 Introduction to Nutrition Science 4
BIOL 225 Cell Biology 4

Year Three

BIOL 231 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 232 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM 345 Biochemistry 4
NUTR 237 The Practice of Community Nutrition 4
MATH 118 Introductory Statistics 4

Year Four

SNHS 410 Research Methods 3
 
BIOL 350 Independent Laboratory Research 4
OR
BIOL 370 Internship 0
 
BIOL 336 Genetics 4
SNHS 450 Health Care Sys: Interdis Pers 3
Elective

BIOL 370: 8 credits

***SNHS 410, SNHS 450: Working with their advisor, a student will take SHS 410 Research Methods and SHS 450 The Health Care System: Interdisciplinary Perspectives during the fall and spring of senior year. Students need to maintain a 3 .0 GPA overall, and earn a B or better in their two graduate courses to continue in the program. Please visit the Simmons College website to view the Nutrition Catalog for graduate requirements.

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a visit...now you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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