Pre-Nutrition - Associate in Science

Nutrition is a desirable science elective for the Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, and Associate of General Studies degree at Kansas City Kansas Community College. It is a practical and valuable subject useful throughout life whether at work, at home, or traveling. Students study how nutrients are used by the body and their relation to the new pyramid food groups and food labels. Proper nutrition for each stage of the human life cycle will be examined, as well as good nutrition in exercise, considerations of diet related health problems, and individual diet assessments.

The following suggested sequence of courses is designed for a transfer program to the College of Human Ecology Listed for transfer to the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University. The requirements are for the Bachelor of Science Foods and Nutrition and the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at Kansas State. Students should contact a pre-nutrition academic advisor at Kansas State to stay up to date with the very latest information on course transferability.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.


Curtis Smith, Ph.D.  - Interim Dean of Division of Math, Science, Business & Technology Division  

Dr. Curtis Smith - Academic Advisor

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

Course Number
Course Title
HUDV Requirement
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
Basic Skill Requirements
ENGL0101 Composition I 3
ENGL0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0201 Interpersonal Communication 3
Total 9

Humanities Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)

PHIL0206 Ethics 3
Humanities Core Elective 3
Total 6
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines)
PSYC0101 Psychology 3
PSYC0203 Human Development* 3
Total 6
Mathematics & Natural and Physical Science Requirements
BIOL0121 General Biology 5
CHEM0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* and/or*** 5
MATH0105 College Algebra or
MATH0108 Pre-Calculus 3-5
Total 13-15
Total General Education Requirements 35-38
Pre-Nutrition Requirements
BIOL0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory 4
BIOL0261 Microbiology* 3
BIOL0262 Microbiology Laboratory* 2
BIOL0271 Physiology* 3
BIOL0272 Physiology Laboratory* 1
EXSC0105 Personal School Community Health 3
CHEM0203 General Organic Chemistry* 5
CHEM0112 College Chemistry II and Lab* 5
MATH0115 Statistics* 3
Total 29
Total for an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Pre-Nutrition Degree 64-67

*See course description for prerequisite.
**Mathematics sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an adviser to determine correct placement.

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