Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences
The Department of Nutritional Sciences has three undergraduate programs resulting in the BS degree in Nutritional Sciences:
- Coordinated Program in Dietetics: offers a combination of didactic and experiential education which allows graduates to write the Registration Examination for Dietitians following graduation. The program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, allows for the mastery of the foundational knowledge and skills competencies for entry-level dietitians. Classroom learning is combined with 1200 hours of supervised practice.
- To learn more about the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP), please go to the CP Webpage .
The Department also offers a verification program (minimum of three semesters) for individuals holding at least a BS degree, desirous of completing the requirements for dietetics registration. Learn more from the Program Director.
- Community Nutrition: prepares students for positions as community nutritionists with private and government agencies.
- Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry: focuses on preparing students for entry into medical and dental schools. With increasing recognition of the association between diet and disease and the importance of diet in health promotion, nutritionists and dietitians are needed to participate in research, to educate the public on ways to promote health through diet, and to educate individuals suffering from chronic diseases on ways to incorporate dietary modifications into their lifestyles.