Option: Dietitian Education Program with Gerontology Concentration (DEP)
Option: Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
Degree Type: B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses number 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institituion.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU residence credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Residence credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
A grade of "C" or better is required in all HNES prefix courses.
|Dietetics Core Requirements|
|BIOC 260||Elements of Biochemistry||4|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
|CHEM 117||Chemical Concepts and Applications (May satisfy general education category S)||3|
|HNES 141||Food Sanitation||1|
|HNES 250||Nutrition Science (May satisfy general education category W)||3|
|HNES 251||Nutrition, Growth and Development||3|
|Food Selection and Preparation Principles|
and Food Selection and Preparation Principles Laboratory
|HNES 351||Metabolic Basis of Nutrition||4|
|HNES 354||Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy||4|
|Foodservice Systems Management I|
and Foodservice Systems Management I Laboratory
|Community Health and Nutrition Education|
and Community Health and Nutrition Laboratory
|HNES 458||Advanced Medical Nutrtion Therapy *||4|
|HNES 460||Foodservice Systems Management II *||3|
and Introductory Microbiology Lab (May satisfy general education category S)
|PSYC 111||Introduction to Psychology (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|PSYC 211||Introduction To Behavior Modification||3|
|STAT 330||Introductory Statistics (May satisfy general education category R)||3|
|VETS 115||Medical Terminology for the Paraprofessional||1|
|Select one of the following Dietetics Options listed below to complete the major:||5-23|
Dietitian Education Program (DEP) - 23 credits
Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) - 4 credits
|Dietitian Education Program (DEP)|
|HNES 354L||Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy Laboratory||2|
|HNES 458L||Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy Laboratory||3|
|HNES 480||Dietetics Practicum (Capstone Experience)||12|
|HNES 460L||Foodservice Systems Management II Laboratory||3|
|HNES 400||Interprofessional Health Care Practice||3|
|Didatic Program in Dietetics (DPD)|
|HNES 481||Dietetics: Capstone Course for DPD||1|
|HNES 400||Interprofessional Health Care Practice||3|
|Accelerate BS/MS in Dietetics and Nutrition|
|HNES 658||Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy *||3-4|
|HNES 660||Foodservice Systems Management II *||3|
Students approved to participate in the accelerated program (bachelors to masters program) will complete HNES 658 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy and HNES 660 Foodservice Systems Management II in place of these 400 level courses.
Degree Requirements and Notes
- A grade of ‘C’ or better is required for transfer courses in dietetics and food and nutrition.
- Minimum GPA requirements must be met (3.0 overall and 2.75 in sciences including BIOC 260, BIOL 220/L, BIOL 221/L, CHEM 117, HNES 250, and MICR 202/L)
- A grade of 'C' or better is required for all required science courses (BIOC 260, BIOL 220/L, BIOL 221/L, CHEM 117, MICR 202/L)
- A grade of 'B' or better is required for HNES 250 - Nutrition Science
Accelerate BS/MS in Dietetics and Nutrition Degree Requirements and Notes
- If a student is interested in this option, they should speak with the Undergraduate Advisor for Dietetics in the College of Human Development & Education Academic Advising Center located in EML 270.
- Students intending to pursue the Accelerated option will need a 3.5 overall GPA and a 2.75 science GPA by the end of their 4th and 5th semesters to be eligible for the program.
- Students will also be required to complete a Combined/Accelerated Degree Program Declaration Form during the summer after semester 4 and then apply to the Graduate School during semester 5.
- GRE is not required.