The Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in nutrition, dietetics, or food service. The curriculum also provides the foundation for students to continue their education at the graduate level.
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science is 180. The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) which prepares students to enter dietetics internships is part of the bachelor of science degree and is approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Requirements for the Major (127 units)
The Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science requires a total of 180 units. The major requires 41 units in preparatory courses plus 86 units, 62 in the core and 24 for the didactic program. All courses in the program may only be repeated once.
A minimum C grade is required in all courses used to meet major requirements.
Preparatory Courses (41 units)
*Can also be double counted as General Education courses.
This program in Nutrition leads to careers in businesses and agencies involved in nutrition-related products and services and enables students to complete the academic requirements needed to qualify for a dietetic internship or supervised practice needed to qualify to take the examination to become a Registered Dietitian (R.D.). The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 899-0040, ext. 5400.