Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Foods
This is a nationally accredited four-year curriculum that meets the academic requirements for membership in the American Dietetic Association and leads to a bachelor of science degree.
After completion of the curriculum in dietetics, seniors are eligible to apply for a highly competitive dietetic internship. Acceptance into an internship is not guaranteed. The dietetic internship involves an additional one to two years, depending on the site and whether graduate study is included. Upon completion of the internship, the graduate is eligible to take the examination to become a registered dietitian (RD). This program of study is a good pre-professional option for students who wish to pursue the professional school programs of human medicine and the allied health professions. Students are required to complete General Education Foundation courses as well as courses in food science, nutrition, food service management, sociology, psychology, economics, chemistry, biology, physiology, and microbiology. Students are encouraged to select electives in areas that support anticipated career preferences, e.g., business, food science, nutritional biochemistry, advertising, writing, and exercise physiology.