Please go to the Degree Checklist webpage for each option's degree plan. 


Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

Option I: Dietetics: Didactic or Coordinated Program:

The dietetics option is designed for students who want to work in healthcare or careers providing nutrition services and counseling to individuals and groups. The degree combines basic coursework in nutritional science with additional courses in applied nutrition and food systems management to provide the academic preparation required for the Registered Dietitian credential. Students in dietetics may select either the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP).

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)meets the coursework requirements that qualify graduates to apply to a postbaccalaureate dietetic internship. This program is available to all nutrition majors. Dr. Sara Sweitzer is the director of this program.

 The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD)includes both the coursework and the required supervised practice.  Graduates of this program are eligible to take the dietetic registration examination without additional training. Students interested in this program must apply for admission. Dr. Monica Meadows is the director of this program.

Option II: Nutritional Sciences 

The Nutritional Sciences option includes courses in science and research in order to prepare students for graduate study or professional school. Graduates may seek employment in private or publicly funded research programs or, upon completion of graduate study, may engage in college or university teaching or nutrition research. This option also allows students to fulfill requirements for postgraduate study in medicine, dentistry, and related fields.

Option III: Nutrition in Public Health


The nutrition and public health option III is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in public health and nutrition at state and other health departments, in research, and in industry. It will equip them for entry into graduate programs in nutrition or other public health disciplines at schools of public health, at graduate schools in the biomedical sciences, and for entry into medical or other health professional schools as well as for those who pursue health and research careers.

Option IV: Honors in Advanced Nutritional Studies

Honors in Advanced Nutritional Studies (HANS) affords talented, ambitious, and highly motivated students the opportunity to perform cutting edge research to optimize human health and disease prevention. HANS students have the opportunity to participate in active exchanges with faculty and experts in the field.  The community of HANS scholars will form bonds with one another and with their professors that will last a lifetime.

Students in HANS will take challenging classes in small special honors sections of introductory nutritional sciences courses taught by our distinguished faculty.

Option V: Nutrition Honors (Dean’s Scholars)

The honors option is a selective program; admission into the option and continuation in it require the approval of the departmental honors adviser. In addition to a core of research, writing, and seminar courses in the College of Natural Sciences, students in the honors option consult with the departmental honors adviser to develop a coherent individual program of rigorous and challenging courses from across the University. Students who complete this option are well qualified for graduate study.

Option VI: International Nutrition

Students in the international nutrition option gain first-hand knowledge of nutrition issues in another country through a study abroad experience. Students combine the study of nutrition with a broad range of courses to better understand the influences on nutrition and health in other cultures.


Bachelor of Science and Arts in Nutrition

BSA in Nutrition

The requirements for the bachelor of science and arts degree are designed to give each student an opportunity to combine a core mathematics or science experience with an interdisciplinary curriculum which complements his or her major. Students pursuing the bachelor of science and arts will major in a discipline within the College of Natural Sciences as well as minor in a field of study which allows students to explore applications of their major in the broader society, allows the student to see the impacts of the sciences in other fields of study, and develops a complementary expertise, which supports multidisciplinary study. 

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