BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Nutrition and Dietetics

This degree plan does not include transfer or dual credit you may have.

Several of the nutrition and dietetics courses have prerequisites – courses you must pass before you take the higher-level courses.

The following degree plan, last reviewed 03-08-2022, is based on the 2021-22 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

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Humanities - General Education 3
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Total hours 16

Second semester (spring)

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Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
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Total hours 16

Third semester (fall)

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The Arts - General Education 3
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Total hours 16

Fourth semester (spring)

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Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
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Total hours 16

Fifth semester (fall)

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Total hours 15

Sixth semester (spring)

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Total hours 12

Seventh semester (fall)

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Total hours 15

Eighth semester (spring)

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Total hours 15

Tips for success

  • If you take CHM 160, then CHM 161, CHM 170 and CHM 171 must be taken. Consult with an advisor as this will affect your schedule.
  • If you're planning a chemistry minor, you must also take CHM 202: Organic Chemistry Lab. This class is offered all semesters. Additional chemistry classes are taken in the summer or during the regular semester, with other courses taken in the summer.
  • Program admission requirements include: minimum 2.9 GPA and completion of DTN 240, DTN 305, BMS 308 and chemistry sequence with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Take BMS 195 if you're undecided about a major and would like to explore health care.
  • Fall-only classes: DTN 340 (Jr), DTN 430 (Sr), DTN 536 (Sr), DTN 538 (Sr), DTN 539 (Sr), DTN 595 (Jr/Sr).
  • Spring-only classes: DTN 331 (Jr/Sr), DTN 335 (Jr), DTN 445 (Sr), DTN 532 (Jr), DTN 445 (Sr), DTN 546 (Sr), DTN 550 (Sr).