Department of Nutrition
Frequently Asked Questions
Common FAQs for the Department of Nutrition's undergraduate programs can be found on this page.
The Department of Nutrition offers a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition - Dietetics and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science.
- Professional health programs (i.e. medical school, physician assistant school)
- Graduate studies in food or nutrition science,
- Food safety specialist,
- Nutrition research assistant or coordinator (i.e. academic, foundation, corporate- or government sponsored research),
- Food product development scientist, Food industry positions (i.e. food labeling specialist, brand management, marketing and advertising, recipe testing)
One of the career options for a student majoring in Human Nutrition - Dietetics (HND) is to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).
Steps to become an RDN include:
- Complete an ACEND accredited DPD program and obtain a bachelor's degree
- Apply for and complete an ACEND accredited internship program
- Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Yes, the Human Nutrition - Dietetics (HND) major includes a didactic program in dietetics (DPD) which has been granted Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, #312-899-0040 ext. 5400, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, Starting January 1, 2024 the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).
Do you offer a fast-track program that allows you to progress quickly through the undergraduate degree?
Yes! Students can apply for the Human Nutrition and Dietetics 3+2 Program which provides the opportunity to begin graduate courses alongside undergraduate study saving up to a full year of time and tuition.