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B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition


The program in dietetics and nutrition provides an academic path for students to enter careers or advanced programs in dietetics and nutrition.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124

Goals/Mission Statement

The mission of the dietetics and nutrition and program is to prepare a diverse community of students who will be prepared academically and professionally to achieve success in postgraduate studies such as dietetic internships, graduate school and/or dietetic-related careers. Students will be able to analyze current academic and research literature, value lifelong learning, participate in community-based service learning activities, and demonstrate professional ethics.

General Education Requirements

See the General Education/Core Curriculum for the School of Applied Sciences. Students in this major, however, must take BISC 102/103 or 160/161 to fulfill the "Human Biology w/Lab" requirement and BISC 206 for the "Additional Science w/Lab" requirement in the core curriculum.

An additional 35 hours is required in the following courses: CSCI 191, CHEM 105/115, CHEM 106/116, BISC 207, BISC 210, CHEM 221/225, CHEM 271, MGMT 371, MGMT 383 or NHM 466, and Speech 102, 105 or BUS 271.

Note: Higher level science courses may substitute for the courses listed above. Students in this program should consult the academic advisor or dean's office if they wish to take or have already taken a more advanced science course.

Course Requirements

The B.S.D.N. degree requires 46 semester hours of NHM courses: NHM 111, 211, 213, 214, 311, 323, 363, 373, 410, 411, 412, 415, 417, 461, 462, 472 and 483.

Other Academic Requirements

A verification statement documenting successful completion of all undergraduate course requirements is required for graduates to gain acceptance into accredited dietetic internship programs.

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