Dec 07, 2023  
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin

Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, BS

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This major prepares students for a career in food, nutrition and dietetics or in a health professional (pre-professional) field. Pre-professional programs and schools do not require a particular major but allow students to select a major that interests them while fulfilling the course requirements.


University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

Three hours from:

C. Life and Physical Science

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

E. Creative Arts

F. American History

G. Government/Political Science

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences

I. Component Area Option

Support/Pre-Major Area

School of Human Sciences Core Requirements

Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences Major


Complete one of the following areas of concentration.

Pre-Professional Registered Dietitian Concentration

Registered Dietitian Concentration

General Electives

The student may be required to complete additional elective hours to complete the degree requirements.

Total hours: 120


* The dietetics and pre-professional concentration areas are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL, 60606-6955, (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400.

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each first-year English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP). Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

In-Residence Requirement

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.

Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.

Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.

View HOP policy 02-214.

Texas Success Initiative Program

All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See the TSI information  bulletin page.

Degree Map Pre-professional Concentration

The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Degree Map Registered Dietetian Concentration

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year


Junior Year

Senior Year


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