B.S. in Nutrition

Program Information

The Didactic program in Dietetics (DPD) is a Bachelor’s degree program that provides the student with the appropriate course work to apply for a dietetic internship. Graduates of the DPD are eligible for any dietetic internship accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association (CADE), which is required to take the national examination to become a registered dietitian. The nutrition program requires a second application and the completion of the following prerequisites: all the courses in Area A, BIOL 1110k and BIOL 1120k; CHEM 1151k and CHEM 1152k or BIOL 1103k and BIOL 1104k; BIOL 2300 and BIOL 2310.

The application deadline for the nutrition program is May 1st for fall admission. Students must be admitted to the nutrition program by the beginning of the fall semester of their junior year. The application packets are available from the Office of Academic Assistance. Students must have a minimum 2.5 program GPA and a letter grade of C or higher in all science and nutrition courses.

Once admitted to the DPD program a student must maintain a 2.5 GPA and receive a letter grade of C or higher in all science and major courses.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses for students interested in Physical or Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry with ACS Certification based on degree requirements in the current catalog for a student applying for fall admission to the professional program. This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from.

The nutrition major requires a second application once prerequisite courses have been completed. Admission to Georgia State University as a nutrition major does not guarantee advancement/admission to the upper-division Nutrition Program.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1101

3

CHEM 1151K

4

GSU 1010

3

Area B Course

2
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

CHEM 1152K

4

POLS 1101

3

HIST 2110

3

Area B Course

2
Total Hours 15

Milestones


Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

BIOL 1110K

4

MATH 1070

3

BIOL 2300

3

BIOL 2310

1

Area C Course

3

NUTR 2100

3
Total Hours 17

Term 2

Course Hours

BIOL 1120K

4

Area E Social Science

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

Area C Course

3

Area F Elective

3
Total Hours 16

Milestones


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

NUTR 3000

2

NUTR 3600

3

NUTR 3700

3

NUTR 3010

3

HADM 3401

2

HADM 3402

1

NUTR 4980

1
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

NUTR 3500

3

NUTR 4600

3

NUTR 4300

3

NUTR 4955

3

NUTR Elective

3

NUTR 4980

1
Total Hours 16

Milestones

  • Attend department orientation
  • Meet with Program Coordinator

Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

NUTR 3150

6

NUTR 4200

3

NUTR 4000

3

NUTR 4400

3

NUTR Elective

3

NUTR 4980

1
Total Hours 19

Term 2

Course Hours

NUTR 3160

4

NUTR 4250

3

NUTR 4990

3

NUTR 4950

2

NUTR 4980

1
Total Hours 13