Dietetics

Dietetics
BS
Hours80 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 80 Students.
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Program Requirements

Requirement 1 Complete 1 Option
Note 1: Students who have had an equivalent general chemistry course from high school or junior college may not need to take Chem 101.
Note 2: Instead of Chem 285, the Chem 105, 106, 107, 351, 352, 481 sequence is recommended for students interested in medical or dental school or graduate programs in nutrition.
Note 3: Chem 107 may be substituted for MMBio 222.
Recommended Minors: The following minors are very complementary to a dietetics major, but any area of interest could be considered: Business, Gerontology (see School of Family Life), International Development, Spanish.
Requirement 3
Dietetic Internship:
To become a Registered Dietitian, students must complete an accredited Dietetic Internship (DI) following graduation. Application to internships is made during the final semester of study. Following successful completion of an internship, graduates are eligible to take the Registration Examination.
Admission to internships is highly competitive. To increase the likelihood of obtaining a position in a DI, students should prepare by:
maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA,
having 1000 hours of work and/or volunteer experience in institutional foodservice and/or nutrition care (i.e., foodservice: hospital, nursing homes, university dining services, school, etc.; volunteer: WIC, Cancer Society, Heart Association, March of Dimes, hospital, etc.)
participating in meaningful volunteer activity,
demonstrating leadership ability, and
taking the GRE (recommended).
Meeting these criteria does not guarantee placement in a dietetic internship, but failure to meet them will almost surely preclude placement.
Program Outcomes

Please contact the individual department for outcome information.