Two options are available for students who wish to major in the food and nutrition area: Option A, an 82‑credit major in dietetics; and Option B, a 59‑credit major in food service management. Each of these options includes the same food and nutrition base of 21 credits.
(FCS) Core Curriculum:
A 7-credit core of courses is required for all majors and some minors in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. The core courses promote the understanding of the integrative nature of the family and consumer sciences profession with its focus on the interrelationships among individuals, families, consumers, and communities. Students apply this understanding to the study of their areas of specialization.
Note: For several departmental curricular patterns, general education requirements in the biological and physical sciences, the social sciences, or art are specified. These courses present theoretical concepts that are developed further in courses in the Department of Family and Consumar Sciences.
Coordinated Program in Dietetics (82 credits):
Admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics:
Early advisement is required to ensure completion of courses necessary for admission to the program. Students may apply for admission during spring of the sophomore year. The program is limited to 12 students per class. Complete entrance requirements and applications may be obtained from the director of the program. Included within the food and nutrition courses are 900 clock hours of preprofessional practice experience.
Minimum Requirements for Admission:
A minimum grade point average of 2.7 or a 3.0 grade point average on the last 32 hours of work completed. Completion of 62 credit hours is required for admission. Completion of the following courses with a C+ or better are also required for admission: