Sep 26, 2022  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Food and Nutrition Major, Food Service Management Specialty B.A./B.S.

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The food service management specialty courses are designed to develop problem-solving skills and creative thinking in food service. During the completion of this specialty, the students will be provided opportunities to complete food service certifications. Certifications have proven to be an important key element for developing professionalism in the food service industry and a way of recognizing employees and reducing turnover. Nationally recognized certifications will be offered.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must first seek admission to the University by completing an application, having official transcripts of high school and other universities and colleges sent to the University of Southern Indiana, and completing all other University admission requirements. Applicants with a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average may be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition program.

Food and Nutrition Degree Requirements

A candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition degree must meet the general requirements for graduation as outlined in this bulletin and successfully complete the food and nutrition courses required for the major area of study.

Summary of food and nutrition degree program requirements:

  • completion of Core 39 requirements as outlined in this bulletin. Specific requirements for Core 39 component of each option area are noted in the section following;
  • complete required nutrition core courses: 26 hours;
  • complete 33-38 hours in one of the specialty areas;
  • a minimum of 120 hours;
  • a minimum of 30 hours must be taken from the University of Southern Indiana;
  • a minimum of 39 hours of 300/400-level credit hours;
  • obtain an average of 2.0 grade point average or better on all work taken at the University of Southern Indiana; and
  • achieve a grade of C or better in all core nutrition courses.

Dietetics students also must achieve a grade of C or better in BIOL 121 , BIOL 122 , CHEM 261 , and CHEM 262 .


Many of the courses required for the Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition degree are available online to distance education students.

Sample Food and Nutrition Curriculum - Food Service Management Specialty

First Year

Second Year

Fall Semester (15 hours)

Spring Semester (16 hours)

Third Year

Spring Semester (15 hours)

Fourth Year


*Core 39 courses

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