2019-2020 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of prerequisite courses and currently enrolled or eligible for enrollment at UND.
  2. Students must have a grade of "C" or better in undergraduate courses in nutrition and science courses. Recency of courses will be evaluated.
  3. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 for all undergraduate work (based on A=4.0).
  4. Completion of 50 hours of service learning.
  5. Submission of the online application materials including three letters of recommendation, a statement of goals, résumé, and service learning hours form.
  6. Professional interview.
  7. Student applying to the accelerated BSD/MSND program must meet minimum requirements for admission set by the School of Graduate Studies, including English proficiency.

Degree Requirements

Required 120 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 30 of which must be UND institutional credit) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. The following curriculum:

Pre-professional requirements:

Pre-Dietetics students complete required prerequisite courses during their first two years of enrollment at the University of North Dakota. Applications to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics are accepted annually with a due date of February 15th.  Students typically apply during the spring semester of their sophomore year.   

N&D 100Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics1
N&D 220Foodservice Safety and Sanitation *1
N&D 240Fundamentals of Nutrition3
N&D 250Consumer Food Issues3
N&D 260Principles of Foods and Food Science3
N&D 335World Food Patterns3
MATH 103College Algebra3
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 130Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences3
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology3
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
CHEM 121General Chemistry I3
CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 122General Chemistry II3
CHEM 122LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHEM 340Survey of Organic Chemistry4
CHEM 340LSurvey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
MGMT 300Principles of Management3
ANAT 204Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel3
ANAT 204LAnatomy for Paramedical Personnel Laboratory2
PPT 301Human Physiology4
Essential Studies Courses12
Total Credits66

Professional Dietetics Requirements:

Students must maintain cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a "C" grade or higher in all nutrition, science, and statistics courses.  Students enrolled in the accelerated BS/MS program are required to take 24 credit hours of N&D 498.

MED 205Medical Terminology1
SOC 326Sociological Statistics3
or PSYC 241 Introduction to Statistics
PPT 315Human Pharmacology3
N&D 325Nutrition Through the Life Cycle3
N&D 344Nutrition Education and Counseling3
N&D 345Community Nutrition3
N&D 350Medical Nutrition Therapy I3
N&D 380Food Service Production and Management3
N&D 441Nutritional Biochemistry4
N&D 450Medical Nutrition Therapy II3
N&D 480Interprofessional Health Care1
N&D 488Foundations of Dietetic Practice3
N&D 494Research in Nutrition and Dietetics1
N&D 498Supervised Practice in Dietetics Students enrolled in the five-year Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Coordinated Program are required to complete 24 credit hours, and students enrolled in the Bachelor’s Coordinated Program only are required to complete 28 credit hours. 24-28
Total Credits58-62

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264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382