Admission Requirements for Nutrition and Dietetics: 2010 to present

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Students are admitted to the pre-nutrition and dietetics program until they have applied and been accepted to the nutrition and dietetics professional program. Applications are due by Sept. 15 of the semester prior to entry into the three-semester professional program. Students must meet the following minimum requirements at the time of application:

  • Completion of the following pre-nutrition and dietetics courses with a grade of “C” or better
    • ENGL 1050: Thought and Writing
    • BIOS 1120: Principles of Biology
    • BIOS 2400: Human Physiology
    • BIOS 2320: Microbiology of Infectious Diseases 
    • CHEM 1100/1110: General Chemistry I w/ Lab
    • CHEM 1120/1130: General Chemistry II w/ Lab
    • CHEM 3700/3710: Introduction to Organic Chemistry w/ Lab
    • FCS 2600: Nutrition
  • Achievement of a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Completion and submission of a formal application to the Office of Admissions and Advising (drop off application or send to address on application)
  • A word-processed letter of application (maximum length 1-1/2 pages in font size 12 and double-spaced) stating reasons for selecting dietetics as a career and short- and long-term professional goals
  • A non-refundable application fee of $20 (make check payable to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences)

Students will not be allowed to enroll for professional nutrition and dietetics courses at the 3000-level or above until they have been admitted to their professional program.