Information on the admission process is available on the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. Applications may be submitted via the Common Application.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The George Washington University
800 21st Street NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions: or 202-994-6040

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 120 credits, including 26 credits in courses counting toward the University General Education Requirement, 34 credits in nutrition core courses, 30 credits in concentration-specific courses, 5 credits in approved guided elective courses, and 18 credits in general elective courses. 

University General Education Requirement
UW 1020University Writing
or HONR 1015 Honors Seminar: UW 1020: Origins and Evolution of Modern Thought
6 credits taken in at least two writing in the disciplines (WID) courses in two or more separate semesters.
One critical analysis in the humanities course.
One quantitative reasoning course. For exercise science and nutrition majors, must be satisfied with one of the following: STAT 1051, STAT 1053, STAT 1127, or PUBH 2142. Except for PUBH 2142, these courses count toward the General Education Requirement.
One scientific reasoning course with laboratory experience. For exercise science and nutrition majors, must be satisfied with BISC 1111.
Two critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, or scientific reasoning in the social sciences courses. For exercise science and nutrition majors, must be satisfied with one of the following: ANTH 1002, ANTH 1003, or ANTH 1004; and one of the following: COMM 1040 or COMM 1041.

Information about approved courses can be found under University General Education Requirement.

Required core nutrition courses
34 credits in core nutrition courses. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the nutrition core requirements with a minimum grade of C- in each core course.
PUBH 1010First-Year Experience in Public Health
EXNS 1109Professional Foundations in Nutrition
EXNS 1110Applied Anatomy and Physiology I
EXNS 1111Applied Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 1110Fundamentals of Chemistry
EXNS 2119Introduction to Nutrition Science
EXNS 2120Assessment of Nutritional Status
EXNS 2123Nutrition and Chronic Disease
EXNS 2124Lifecycle Nutrition
EXNS 3111WExercise and Nutrition Sciences Research Methods
EXNS 4112Nutrition Senior Capstone Seminar
PUBH 1101Introduction to Public Health and Health Services
PSYC 1001General Psychology
ANTH 1002Sociocultural Anthropology *
or ANTH 1003 Archaeology
or ANTH 1004 Language in Culture and Society
BISC 1111Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules *
COMM 1040Public Communication *
or COMM 1041 Interpersonal Communication
STAT 1051Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics *
or STAT 1053 Introduction to Statistics in Social Science
or STAT 1127 Statistics for the Biological Sciences
or PUBH 2142 Introduction to Biostatistics for Public Health
*The ANTH, BISC, COMM, and STAT courses count toward the General Education Requirement; however, while required, they do not count toward the 34 credits in nutrition core courses. PUBH 2142 does not count toward the General Education Requirement, but it does count as a nutrition core course.
Concentration requirement
37 credits in concentration-specific courses
BISC 1112Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II
CHEM 2151Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2153Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
MATH 1220Calculus with Precalculus I (or higher-level MATH)
CHEM 2152Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 2154Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
BISC 3165Biochemistry I
or CHEM 3165 Biochemistry I
PHYS 1011General Physics I
PHYS 1012General Physics II
EXNS 1113Medical Terminology
23 credits in elective courses, including 5 credits in nutrition guided elective courses, selected in consultation with the advisor, and 18 credits in general elective courses. See the list of pre-approved guided electives for the BS in nutrition program requirements page. **
No more than 3 credits in Lifestyle, Sport, and Physical Activity (LSPA) courses may be counted toward the 120 credits required for the bachelor's degree. LSPA courses count as general electives.

**See list of pre-approved guided electives.