Dietetics Concentration (1214)

The concentration is a didactic program and is currently granted developmental accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association, 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill., 60606-6995, 312/899-4876. Students who successfully complete the program are qualified to apply for accredited dietetic internships or approved preprofessional practice programs as means for achieving eligibility for active membership in the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and for writing the examination for registered dietitian (RD) status. Detailed information is available from the dietetics program director about special costs and requirements of students in the program. Graduates from the dietetics concentration also may seek direct employment in such areas as school food service, extended-care facilities, and commercial or industrial food services.

Degree Requirements

  1. Family and Consumer Sciences Core Component -- 17 hours
  2. General Education Component -- 61 hours
  3. Family and Consumer Sciences Component -- 29 hours
  4. Business Component -- 9 hours
  5. Professional Development Courses -- 15 hours

Total required for a B.S. degree -- 131 hours

A minimum of 48 hours is required in upper-division courses.