May 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition, B.S.

Requirements for the major in nutrition, B.S. program

Students completing a degree Nutrition must complete a minimum of 120 credits. They must also meet the University general education requirements and the University diversity requirements. All nutrition majors must complete the core nutrition courses.

Number of required elective credits varies based on core courses completed and are selected with assistance from your academic adviser, based on your career goals, from an approved list of courses.  Students must achieve a minimum of 120 total course credits with a minimum of 32 upper level (3000-4000) course credits and satisfy all University degree requirements to graduate.

Communication and ethics requirements

Students are required to take communication and ethic courses related to health and nutrition.  Dietetics specialization students are required to take the NTR 4200 - Communication and Counseling in Nutrition Practice  and NTR 4500 - Professional Practice & Ethics in Nutrition 

Other requirements

Students are required to take 12 credit hours of electives OR Dietetics Specialization. 

Electives for the Nutrition major

Specialization in Dietetics

Dietetics Specialization provides specialized coursework and experiential learning for students interested in pursuing a career in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Students in the dietetics specialization take the same core coursework as the Nutrition Major with the additional classes:

Applications for entry into the dietetics specialization:

  • B- or higher in NTR 2500  
  • Grade point average for science courses (recommended minimum 2.0)
  • Overall GPA (recommended minimum 2.8)
  • Personal statement
  • Application

To apply, students must complete (or be enrolled in):

Graduation requirements

Students must complete all Nutrition courses with a C or higher and achieve a B- or higher in Community Nutrition Practicum and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA to graduate with a specialization Dietetics. They must also have documented 20 hours of nutrition-focused community service or volunteer work.