Student kneading dough in food lab

The B.S. in Dietetics is an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and meets the Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutritional Education of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The program prepares students for careers in clinical dietetics, foodservice systems management, and nutrition education in hospitals, industry, or government agencies. Most positions require an R.D. (Registered Dietitian) certification. The following link will take you to the DFM course requirements:

Miele Foods Lab

Pre-DFM designation

The Pre-DFM designation is available for freshmen and sophomores who are interested in the DFM major. This designation does not guarantee acceptance to the major, but shows a student's interest in applying for it. Department faculty will hold group advising session each year in November for Pre-majors to discuss requirements, criteria used to evaluate applications, and how and when to apply for the major. An email will be sent to Pre-majors prior to the advising sessions with time and location details.

Students may change their major or unclassified designation to a Pre-major by completing a Change of Major form and submitting it to the Department Chair in BH 329.

DFM is impacted

DFM is an impacted program which means there are more applications than capacity. Transfer student applications for admission to the DFM major are accepted by the University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions ( only during the application filing periord of October 1 to November 30 (for admission the following Fall semester). No late applications are considered by Admissions. We do not accept students into the impacted programs for Spring semesters. Both new transfer and on-campus students wishing to change majors are required to submit an additional departmental application which is evaluated by faculty for admission to the program. The following link will take you to the DFM Supplemental application.


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