Admission Requirements for Dietetics 2010 to present

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Students are admitted to the pre-dietetics program until they have applied and been accepted to the dietetics professional program. Applications are due by September 15 of the semester prior to entry into the three-semester professional program. Students must meet the following minimum requirements at the time of application:

  • Completion of the following pre-dietetics courses with a grade of “C” or better
    • ENGL 1050: Thought and Writing
    • BIOS 1120: Principles of Biology
    • BIOS 2400: Human Physiology
    • BIOS 2320: Microbiology of Infectious Diseases 
    • CHEM 1100/1110: General Chemistry I w/ Lab
    • CHEM 1120/1130: General Chemistry II w/ Lab
    • CHEM 3700/3710: Introduction to Organic Chemistry w/ Lab
    • FCS 2600: Nutrition
  • Achievement of a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Completion and submission of a formal application to the Office of Admissions and Advising (drop off application or send to address on application)
  • A word-processed letter of application (maximum length 1-1/2 pages in font size 12 and double-spaced) stating reasons for selecting dietetics as a career and short- and long-term professional goals
  • A non-refundable application fee of $20 (make check payable to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences)

Students will not be allowed to enroll for professional dietetics courses at the 3000-level or above until they have been admitted to their professional program.