Undergraduate Degrees Offered
The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers the Bachelor of Science degree with emphases in Community Nutrition, Dietetics, and Pre-medicine/Pre-dentistry.
The curricula allow students to complete the general education and basic science courses in the first two years. During the last two years, students, along with their advisers, select courses which prepare them for the three emphases. Many students use this foundation at the baccalaureate level to prepare for further graduate or professional study in nutrition, medicine or dentistry.
The Community Nutrition emphasis prepares students for employment with federal, state, local and private agencies. At these levels, graduates work as program managers, nutrition educators, providers of nutritional care, and advocates for community nutrition activities.
The Dietetics emphasis prepares students to successfully complete the registration examination, and function as entry-level practitioners. Graduates find employment at hospitals, extended care facilities, food service establishments, community nutrition programs, private industry, and research settings. Learn more about the Dietetics program.
The Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry emphasis prepares graduates for entry into medical and dental schools.
The Department also offers a three-semester verification program for individuals to complete the practicum requirement for dietetics registration. More than three semesters may be needed to complete the verification program if the student needs to take additional courses.