A minor must contain 15 to 18 semester hours of course work, with at least 9 hours of upper division course work (numbered 3000 or above). Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V may not be counted as course work in the minor. Courses taken in Core Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor. The intent of establishing minor fields of study is to offer students the opportunity to broaden their education through the minor field. The selection of a minor field of study should be made to fulfill this goal.

The department shall make available to students the requirements for the minor--the total number of hours required, along with the enumeration of any particular courses that are mandated or excluded, residency requirements (if any) for the minor courses, and grade requirements for minor courses if those requirements differ from the general University standard for credit (a D as the minimum passing grade).

A student may select a minor in consultation with his or her advisor. The student may then consult an advisor in the minor field who can inform the student of remaining requirements for the minor. When the student has met the requirements for the minor, the advisor in the minor field will then certify that fact to the student's dean. The completed minor will be recorded on the student's permanent transcript, but not on the diploma. For students completing a minor after graduation, the statement shall appear on the transcript in chronological order following the courses taken subsequent to graduation. A student must be enrolled at the time a minor is approved by the University Council, or subsequent to that date, to receive credit for the minor. A student may have more than one minor.

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Minor - Culinary Science and Nutrition

Program Description
A Culinary Science and Nutrition minor provides a knowledge base for persons interested in foods and food ingredients as applied to food selection, preparation, home processing, storage, and serving of safe food to consumers across the lifespan. Food quality, as well as the effects of culture, lifestyle, and economics are explored.

  • Must earn at least a "C" grade (2.0) or better in each minor course.
  • A minor must contain at least 9 hours of upper division coursework.
  • Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V cannot be counted as coursework in the minor.
  • Courses taken in Core Area VI may be counted as coursework in the minor.
  • Courses taken for a minor may be counted as coursework in a major required area.
  • All prerequisites must be met for the courses.

Before declaring this minor, consult with the advisor, Beverly Hull.

Required Courses (11-14 hours):
NUTR 2100 or NUTR 2100E or NUTR 2100H 3
(NUTR 3600, NUTR 3600L) or FDST 3000 3-4
NUTR 4645/6645 or FDST 4040/6040-4040L/6040L 2-4
NUTR(FDST) 4647/6647 3

Electives (1-3 hours):
FDST 4070/6070 3
NUTR 3610 3
NUTR 3610L 1
NUTR 4600/6600 or NUTR 4600E/6600E 2
NUTR 4610/6610 1
NUTR 4620/6620 2
NUTR 4630/6630 3
NUTR 4640/6640 or NUTR 4640E/6640E 3
NUTR 4650/6650 3
NUTR 4660S/6660S 3



  1. Log into Athena. Go to the Student tab, then click on My Programs.
  2. Click the Add Minor button, select the minor you wish to add, and confirm your selection.
  3. Refer to the UGA Bulletin for minor course requirements.
For more information about minor course work, contact:
            Beverly Hull
            Academic Advisor