The School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences
Penn’s nutrition minor was designed to cross academic disciplines and break traditional academic boundaries, because nutrition plays an integral role in so many aspects of human existence. Jointly sponsored by the School of Nursing (SON) and the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), the Nutrition Minor presents a broad view of nutrition, and illustrates the pervasiveness of nutrition-related issues in such diverse fields as anthropology, economics, folklore, history, physiology, psychology, health care and public policy.
The Nutrition Minor is designed to give students flexibility in course selection, and provides an advising program to assist them in selecting courses that most complement their interests and career goals. The SON/SAS joint Minor in Nutrition is administered by a committee comprised of faculty members representing the School of Nursing and School of Arts and Sciences, all of whom have a special interest in the field of nutrition.