Minors for Nutrition Science Majors

Students in the Department of Nutrition Science may choose a minor from a wide variety of disciplines. There are over 100 minors at Purdue.

Most minors at Purdue require completion of 15 credits of coursework. Many students can complete a minor within four years along with a major. However, the length of time it takes to complete a minor is dependent upon the student's particular major and minor. 

What minors are popular among students in the Department of Nutrition Science?

Popular minors include, but are not limited to:

  • Psychology
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Food Science
  • Communications
  • Art and Design
  • Dance
  • Management
  • Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Purdue’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program is an additional option for students who have an interest in business and/or an interest in starting their own business someday.  Want more information? Go to:  http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/entr/.

Steps for choosing and declaring a minor

STEP 1:  What is your passion? Look at the list of minors offered at Purdue and think about your personal and career interests.

STEP 2:  Discuss your interest in a minor with your academic advisor. Your advisor can also help you determine how the minor would fit into your plan of study.

STEP 3:  Once you decide to pursue a minor, complete a "Declared Interest in a Minor" form and turn it in to your academic advisor so the minor can be added to your degree plan.

Minors for Non-Nutrition Science Majors

The Department of Nutrition Science offers two minors available to all students at Purdue.

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