General Information | The Program |
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.
Courses in Maternal and Child Nutrition. See courses under Nutrition.
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