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Graduate Study. The Nutrition Department offers the degree of M.A.S. in Maternal and Child Nutrition. This program consists of three required six-unit core courses (Nutrition During Pregnancy, Lactation and Infant Nutrition, and Child and Adolescent Nutrition), six to eight units of special topics seminars, two units of electives, and a six-unit student project (produced in consultation with a three-member guidance committee) for a total of 36 units. Each of the core courses will comprise 10 weeks of in-class instruction twice per week for two-and-a-half hours per meeting. Classes will also include online discussion of related material and readings.

Each student will be assigned a three-member guidance committee consisting of two members of the teaching faculty and an additional qualified faculty member to advise the student in identifying a student project.

Preparation. Admission to the program requires a bachelor's degree with prior course work that includes (or is comparable to): one year of general chemistry, two quarters of organic chemistry, a course in statistics, one course in general physiology, and two quarters of the biochemistry of nutrition.

Graduate Advisers. Kathryn G. Dewey, Ph.D., Professor (Nutrition), Jane Heinig, Ph.D., Academic Administrator (Nutrition)

Courses in Maternal and Child Nutrition. See courses under Nutrition.

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Updated: November 21, 2017 12:17 PM