Jan 16, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Dietetics, B.S.

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         Dietetics, B.S.: 4-year sequence


The Dietetics program prepares graduates for careers in clinical and administrative dietetics, community and public health nutrition, corporate wellness, and nutrition education as well as for opportunities in the food services, business and industry.

The Dietetics program is currently granted approval status by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, of the American Dietetic Association. Completion of the Didactic Program in dietetics and the baccalaureate degree meet minimum academic requirements for ADA membership, registration eligibility and application to a dietetic internship or preprofessional practice program. The B.S. degree in Dietetics is the first of three steps toward becoming a registered dietitian (RD).

The dietetic student receives an education with an emphasis on the following sciences: physical and biological; behavioral and social; communication and professional. With this background, the student can move toward the community and business management of nutritional health, food service and dietetic practices that include nutrition counseling and medical nutritional therapy.

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 42 credits  
Major Studies 78 credits  

Supervised work experience must be obtained through participation in the Field Experience program.

Students must attain a grade point of 2.0 or better in each of the General Education and Major Studies courses. (All transferred credits will meet this program requirement.) A 2.75 or greater grade point average is required for graduation. A minimum grade of B (3.0) is required in FN-212 Nutrition . Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are repeatable only once, and require a cumulative grade point average of 2.50.

Program Requirements

Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)

Three credits must be selected from RES-A.

Global Perspective (6 credits*)

Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad, or 6 credits of global perspective approved courses.

General Education (42 credits)

Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (15-16 credits)

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including art history, creative arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, music appreciation, performing arts and philosophy.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Additional Courses:

Choose 3 additional credits from one or more areas including anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.

Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Major Studies (78 credits)

Physical and Biological Sciences (15 Credits)

Nutrition Education/Counseling, Communication and Community Nutrition (9 credits)

Nutrition Selective (3 credits)