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Degree requirements for each plan can vary greatly by catalog year. Degree requirements on older catalogs may include courses that are no longer offered, due to the changes in the Human Ecology curriculum. For students on older degree plans, consult your advisor and your degree audit to confirm your degree requirements. 

Also see the official CNS Degree Checklists for a list format of all requirements.  The sample plans below are only provided as an example of what a semester layout could look like.  Consult with an academic advisor to confirm your progress towards degree requirements.

We encourage all students to track their progress and confirm remaining requirements using the Interactive Degree Audit system.  See instructions here on how to use this system.


Also see the Nutrition 'Departmental Information' page regularly for more details about course prerequistes and other registration updates each semester. 

Option I - Dietetics: Didactic Program (DPD)

Degree Plans:

Students pursuing Dietetics to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will start off on the Option I Dietetics: Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).  This option includes all required courses to be eligible to apply for a supervised practice/dietetic internship program to complete after graduating from UT.

Students may apply to the Intergrated Coordinated Program in Dietetics (ICPD) which includes the BS Nutrition (almost identical coursework as the Didactic Program in Dietetics above) + the supervised practice/dietietic internship + MS in Nutritional Sciences from UT Austin.  This program has a competitive application process, and students typically apply at the beginning of fall of Junior year at the earlist, or fall of Senior year at the latest.  UT graduates who already have a BSA or BS degree in Nutrition are not eligible to apply for the ICPD.  More details will be updated soon on the ICPD program website here. See sample degree plan below.

Option I - Dietetics: Integrated Coordinated Program (ICPD)

Degree Plans:

  • 2020-2022 (edited June 2021; reflects the updated Integrated Coordinated Program in Dietetics; students applying in the fall 2021 cycle and later must follow this new program format)
  • 2018-2020 (edited April 2021; this degree plan may only be followed by students who have already been accepted to the CPD during the fall 2020 application cycle and earlier.  All students applying fall 2021 and later must follow the updated 2020-2022 ICPD sample plan linked above)
  • 2016-2018
  • 2014-2016


Option II - Nutritional Sciences

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Option III - Nutrition in Public Health

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Option VI - International Nutrition

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