Kay Stearns Bruening, Undergraduate Program Director
557 White Hall
The 124-credit B.S. degree program in nutrition includes coursework in the 1) sciences: chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry; and 2) food: safety, science, systems, and meal management. Students also study nutrition in the health and life span, medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition, nutrition education and counseling. Students can study aboard and have many opportunities for fieldwork and hands-on experiences.
All students who complete degree requirements will be eligible for the B.S. in Nutrition. Additional requirements must be met to receive a dietetics verification statement. Dietetic verification statement requirements are posted on the departmental website in the program handbook.
The nutrition program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) (120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606; 800-877-1600; ext. 5400). Graduates of this program must then complete an accredited Dietetic Internship to gain eligibility for the registration exam. To obtain an internship, a student must usually have a minimum GPA of 3.4 and related work experience. Effective January 1, 2024, a master’s degree is required for eligibility for the registration examination for dietitians.
Admission to the Major
Minimum overall GPA must be 3.0 or higher to transfer into major from within the University. Refer to DPD Policy, if applicable to student. Transfer applicants must schedule an interview with Dr. Kay Stearns Bruening, Undergraduate Program Director, to review admission requirements.