College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences
Departmental Admission Requirements
Admission requirements for the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences are the same as those described for the University. Students in good standing may apply for admission to the department. Students planning to major in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences should take algebra, chemistry, and biology in high school.
Students must complete the General Education requirements
- will fulfill the Life Sciences requirement and
- , or will fulfill the Physical Sciences requirement for students in the Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences major
Students must also complete the University Studies requirements
- Two courses having CI designation (such as , , , , , , NDFS 5210 , NDFS 5410 and ) will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
- One course having QI designation (such as , , , , , , , and will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
- Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two catagories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS)
All graduates from the department must have completed one of the four emphasis areas in the department and must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Grade point average (GPA) must be 2.5 or higher in all courses required for the major. Students in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics emphasis or the Didactic Program in Dietetics emphasis, must attain an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
- A grade of C or better must be received in every required course offered through the department (i.e., courses having an NDFS prefix).
- Courses required for the major may be repeated only once to improve a grade, unless approved by the department head or program director.
- Courses required for the major may not be taken as Pass-D-Fail credits.