Jun 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 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 6 credits of global perspective (GLP) approved courses, including GLP-approved instructor-led study abroad courses, or complete a program of university-approved work or university-approved study abroad not led by UW-Stout instructors.

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/music & theater appreciation, creative/performing arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, 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)