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. Résumé.
  5. Completion of 50 hours of service learning.
  6. Minimum requirements for admission set by the School of Graduate Studies.
  7. Submission of the online application to the School of Graduate Studies including three recommendations, a Statement of Goals, résumé, and service learning hours form. Address the following elements in your Statement of Goals: describe educational goals and interest in becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist, include characteristics, skills, and experiences that uniquely qualify you to be successful as a student dietitian. The résumé and service learning hours form are uploaded as one document under the "Optional Document Upload" section of the application.
  8. Professional interview.

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 1.  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 240LFundamentals of Nutrition Laboratory1
N&D 250Current Trends in Nutrition3
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 115Introductory Chemistry3
CHEM 115LIntroductory Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 116Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry3
CHEM 116LIntroduction to Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory1
BIMD 220Human Anatomy Physiology I3
BIMD 220LHuman Anatomy Physiology I Lab1
BIMD 221Human Anatomy Physiology II3
BIMD 221LHuman Anatomy Physiology II Lab1
MGMT 300Principles of Management3
SOC 326Sociological Statistics3
or PSYC 241 Introduction to Statistics
Essential Studies/Elective Courses10
Total Credits62

Footnotes *CHEM 121 General Chemistry I, CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Laboratory, CHEM 122 General Chemistry II, CHEM 122L General Chemistry II Laboratory, CHEM 340 Survey of Organic Chemistry, and CHEM 340L Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory may be substituted for CHEM 115 Introductory Chemistry, CHEM 115L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory, and CHEM 116 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry, CHEM 116L Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory.

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 20 credit hours of N&D 498.

MED 205Medical Terminology1
N&D 310Nutrition Assessment3
N&D 325Nutrition Through the Life Cycle3
N&D 344Nutrition Education and Counseling3
N&D 345Community Nutrition3
N&D 348Sports Nutrition3
PPT 315Human Pharmacology3
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 Dietetics21
Total Credits58