Nutrition, BA

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Major: Nutrition


Program Overview

The undergraduate degree in nutrition is appropriate for students who wish to:

  1. pursue graduate programs in nutritional biochemistry, dietetics, public health and community nutrition or other biomedical sciences
  2. enter professional schools of dentistry, medicine, physical therapy, or pharmacy 
  3. apply to dietetic internships or approved experience programs in order to prepare for the professional practice of dietetics
  4. pursue careers with the government or in the food or pharmaceutical industry

This major offers flexibility in course selection within a framework of general program requirements. The selection of courses depends on the student’s choice of emphasis. Students wishing to qualify for admission to professional or graduate programs need to include specific courses considered prerequisites for admission.

The BA in Nutrition differs from the BS in Nutrition in 1 aspect: it does not require Principles of Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 113) or Statistics.

This degree program offers the opportunity to study the Science of Nutrition in a more flexible way than the BS program. It is particularly well-suited for students who wish to complete a double major, or who are interested in a dual-degree program.

Didactic Program in Dietetics

Students interested in applying to dietetic internships must meet specific course requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics) as required by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. These requirements are met in the courses that comprise the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). A department advisor should be consulted in the first year to plan the dietetics coursework.

The DPD at Case Western Reserve University is currently granted Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800.877.1600. 

Undergraduate Policies

For undergraduate policies and procedures, please review the Office of Undergraduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.

Accelerated Master's Programs

Undergraduate students may participate in accelerated programs toward graduate or professional degrees. For more information and details of the policies and procedures related to accelerated studies, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.