Nutrition Minor

To earn a minor in Public Health, students must apply in writing to the chair of the Food and Nutrition Department. To complete the minor, no more than two (2) required courses from major requirements may count towards minor. Courses in the minor may be used to fulfill general education requirements. To complete the course residency requirement for a minor, a minimum of three (3) course-credits (12 semester hours) in the minor must be taken at Framingham State University.

The minor requires five (5) courses as follows:

A. Two (2) required courses:

  • HLTH 110 Wellness for Life
  • HLTH 222 Public Health and Epidemiology

B. Choose three (3) additional courses from the list below, at least two of which must be at the 200-level or above, representing three (3) of the following four categories:

Category 1: Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

  • HLTH 206 Wellness Behavior
  • HLTH 326 Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior
  • NUTR 333 Nutrition and Chronic Disease
  • NUTR 478 Community Nutrition
  • PSYC 245 Health Psychology
  • SOCI 325 Health and Illness
  • SOCI 333 Mental Health and the Individual

Category 2: Global and Environmental Health

  • ANTH 207 Global issues in Anthropology
  • BIOL 103 Biological Perspectives on Environmental Issues
  • BIOL 248 Principles of Ecology with Lab
  • CHEM 101 The Chemistry of Life
  • CHEM 131 Science - Environment and Health with Lab
  • EASC 408 Climatology and the Future of Human Society
  • FDSC 151 Principles of Food Science
  • FDSC 161 Introduction to Food Science and Technology with Lab
  • GEOG 208 Medical Geography
  • GEOG 211 Cultural Geography
  • GEOL 233 Environmental Geology
  • GLST 222 The World on the Move: Migration in a Global Era or
  • SOCI 222 The World on the Move: Migration in a Global Era
  • NUTR 208 Food System Sustainability
  • SOCI 204 Environmental Sociology

Category 3: Public Policy, Law & Ethics

  • ECON 200 The Economics of Globalization
  • ECON 220 Health Economics
  • ECON 333 Environmental Economics
  • ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy
  • GEOG 235 Environmental Law and Policy
  • PHIL 222 Bioethics
  • PHIL 234 Environmental Ethics
  • POSC 229 Public Policy Analysis
  • POSC 270 Race, Politics, and the Law
  • POSC 325 Public Management
  • SOCI 245 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOCI 263 Social Inequality

Category 4: Research and Communication

  • COMM 215 Science Communication
  • COMM 322 Persuasion and Social Influence
  • COMM 328 Argumentation and Advocacy
  • ENGL 280 Persuasive Writing
  • ENGL 311 Writing About Science
  • ENGL 338 Grant Writing
  • ENGL 377 Writing for Online and Social Media
  • ENVS 202 Data Analysis for Scientists
  • GLST 201 Research Methods: Case Studies in Globalization
  • STAT 107 Business Statistics
  • STAT 117 Introduction to Statistics
  • STAT 157 Probability and Statistics
  • STAT 208 Biostatistics