Download the Nutrition and Health Minor Intent Form

The Minor in Nutrition and Health is available to all non-DNS Cornell undergraduates. It consists of NS 1150 - Nutrition, Health, and Society AND 9 credits of didactic NS courses from the list below. Students must choose the 9 cr. of NS courses from the list. Courses must be completed as letter grade. Please note that NO substitutions for NS 1150 will be accepted, and NO Special Studies (NS 4000, 4010, 4020, 4030, or 4990) or transfer credit courses may be used.

Courses Open to Minors in Nutrition and Health


Global Perspectives on Human Health

  • NS 3060 Nutrition and Global Health (Fall, odd years, 3 cr)
  • NS 4450 Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries (Fall, 3 cr)
  • NS 4480 Economics of Food and Malnutrition (also AEM 4485) (Spring, 3 cr)
  • NS 4570 Health, Poverty, and Inequality: A Global Perspective (also ECON 4740) (Fall, even years, 3 cr)

Public Health and Nutrition

  • NS 4500 Public Health Nutrition (Spring, 3 cr)
  • NS 3600 Epidemiology (Fall, 3 cr)

Food Quality and Food Service Management

  • NS 2470 Food for Contemporary Living (Fall and Spring, 2 cr)
  • NS 3450 Introduction to Physicochemical and Biological Aspects of Foods (also FDSC 2000) (Fall, 3 cr)

Human Health and Nutrition

  • NS 1220 Nutrition and the Life Cycle (Spring, 3 cr)
  • NS 2750 Human Biology and Evolution (also ANTHR 2750)  (Fall, 3 cr)
  • NS 3030 Nutrition, Health and Vegetarian Diets  (Spring, 3 cr)
  • NS 3150 Obesity and the Regulation of Body Weight (also PSYCH 3150) (Spring, even years, 3 cr)
  • NS 3220 Maternal and Child Nutrition (Restricted – priority given to Dietetics students) (Spring, odd years, 3 cr)
  • NS 3410 Human Anatomy and Physiology, lecture (Spring, 4 cr)
  • NS 4410 Nutrition and Disease (Fall, 4 cr)
  • NS 4420 Implementation of Nutrition Care (Restricted – priority given to Senior Dietetics students) (Fall, 4 cr)

Nutritional Biochemistry

  • NS 3200 Introduction to Human Biochemistry (Fall, 4 cr)
  • NS 3310 Nutrient Metabolism (Spring, 4 cr)
  • NS 3320 Methods in Nutritional Sciences (Restricted – priority given to Senior Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics students) (Fall, 3 cr)

Psychological and Social Influences on Human Nutrition

  • NS 2450 Social Science Perspectives on Food and Nutrition (Fall, 3 cr)
  • NS 4250 Nutrition Communications and Counseling (Spring, 3 cr; Restricted – priority given to Senior Dietetics students) 

Registration in and Completion of the Minor

Students will be personally responsible for planning their minor program of study in conjunction with their advisor in their major.

To graduate with a minor in Nutrition and Health, a student must submit the official form to the DNS Academic Affairs Office, B36A Kinzelberg Hall, as soon as the student decides to complete the minor.

When you have completed all of your courses and submitted all forms, the DNS Academic Affairs Office will then review your transcript (accessible online; students do not need to provide a copy), and (if complete) will notify the Registrar’s Office that the requirements for the minor have been completed. The College Registrar then adds the Minor to your transcript (but it will not appear on your diploma). If there are any problems regarding completion, we will contact you. If you do not see the minor on your transcript within a month after you have completed it, please contact your College Registrar’s Office to inquire.