Nutrition and Food Science B.S.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
ACCT   2030Survey of Accounting3
CHEM   1146Principles of Chemistry II4
NTFS   2534Introductory Food Science3
Restricted electives (If not taken in area D or E) 14-8
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Statistics I
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
Orientation
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Nutrition and Food Science Core
BIOL   2240Microbiology4
CHEM   3341Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM   3342Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM   3530Principles of Biochemistry3
HLTH   2510Medical Terminology1
NTFS   2514Professional Practice Strategies1
NTFS   3534Human Nutrition3
NTFS   3535Life Cycle Nutrition3
NTFS   3536Meal Management3
NTFS   4536Metabolic Nutrition3
Areas of Emphasis
Select one of the following areas:25
Dietetics Emphasis:
Pathophsiology
Advanced Food Science
Quantity Food Systems Administration
Quantity Food Practicum
Medical Nutrition Therapy I
Community Nutrition
Experimental Food Science
Medical Nutrition Therapy II
Dietetics Senior Seminar
Restricted Electives 1
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Statistics I
Community Nutrition Emphasis:
Applied Nutrition Therapy
Community Nutrition
Nutrition and Food Science Senior Seminar
Cultural Foods
Intro to Comm and Public Hlth
Research Methods and Evaluation in Health Education and Promotion
Select 9 credit hours from the following Guided Electives:
Sports Nutrition
International Studies Abroad in Health and Kinesiology
Sustainable Foods
Directed Individual Study
Chronic Diseases: A Modern Epidemic
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Modifying Health Behaviors
Global Maternal and Child Health
Health Aspects of Aging
Promotional Strategies for Health Programs
Food Science/Food Systems Administration:
Principles of Marketing
Advanced Food Science
Quantity Food Systems Administration
Quantity Food Practicum
Applied Nutrition Therapy
Experimental Food Science
Nutrition and Food Science Senior Seminar
Select 6 credit hours from the following Guided Electives:
International Studies Abroad in Health and Kinesiology
Business Statistics
Applied Statistics and Optimization
Accounting for Management
Advanced Business Applications
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Information Systems
Sustainable Foods
Community Nutrition
Issues and Trends in Food Science
Cultural Foods
Directed Individual Study
Elective
Select 3 credit hours of Electives3
Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course
Select one Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course3
Total Credit Hours126
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Any of these courses not taken in the Core or in Area F should be taken in the Non-Major Requirements area.  Any available credit hours beyond these may be taken as Free Electives. 

Program Admission Criteria

  • 2.0 GPA for Community Nutrition and Food Science/Food Service Administration Emphases.
  • See below for admission criteria for the Dietetics Emphasis.

Program Progression Requirements

  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses in Area F and within the major including non-major requirements.
  • Students must also earn a minimum grade of “C” in a prerequisite course prior to registering for an advanced course.
  • See below for additional program progression requirements for the Dietetics Emphasis.

Note: Nutrition and food science students who transfer courses in with less than a "C" grade may be required to repeat those courses to meet prerequisite and major requirements.

Initially accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AN&D).

120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: (800) 877-1600
Web: http://www.eatright.org

Dietetics Emphasis (Didactic Program in Dietetics) Admission Criteria

  • Attain admission to Georgia Southern University.
  • Have a minimum of second semester sophomore status (45 credit hours completed) upon applying for the program.
  • Achieve a minimum overall institution GPA of 3.0 or better on all course work attempted (transfer course work and work completed at Georgia Southern University are considered).
  • Complete a minimum of the following courses with a minimum grade of "C":
    Credit Hours
    ACCT   2030Survey of Accounting3
    CHEM   1145Principles of Chemistry I4
    KINS   2531
    KINS   2511
    Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
    4
    NTFS   2514Professional Practice Strategies1
    NTFS   2534Introductory Food Science3
    NTFS   3534Human Nutrition3
    STAT   2231Introduction to Statistics I3
  • Students transferring in from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics from another school are required to have their transcript(s) evaluated by the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Director who is responsible for determining which dietetics courses remain to be taken and which dietetics courses receive transfer credit hour. Adequate time must be allowed for scheduling, review and notification. Students from other institutions are bound by admission and progression requirements of the Dietetics program at Georgia Southern University.

Application Process for Admission to the Dietetics Emphasis (Didactic Program in Dietetics)

Admission to the program is made for the Fall semester. The following completed Admission Package must be turned in to the DPD Director in order for the candidate to be considered:

  1. Official Application
  2. Letter of Intent
  3. Verification of grades with official transcripts of all schools attended including this university (WINGS accepted); mid-term verification of grades for all required courses in process. (Students in the process of taking any of the prerequisite courses for the emphasis will be required to submit a mid-term grade from the professor. Final acceptance into the program is contingent upon the final grade received in the courses.)
  4. Completion of an interview with Didactic Program in Dietetics faculty, basic nutritional math skills examination, and nutrition-related language skills writing assessment.

**MEETING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM.

Application deadline: February 15th (If this date falls on a weekend or holiday then the application is due on the next working day.)

Program Progression Requirements

  1. Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in all courses within the major requirements including remaining Area F courses.
  2. Students must maintain a 2.8 overall GPA.An admitted student whose total institution GPA falls below 2.8 will be on probation for one semester. If the student's GPA remains below 2.8 after the probation semester, the student will be dropped from the program. The student may be re-admitted to the program only by the application process outlined above.
  3. Students must complete the courses in sequence and complete all prerequisites. If a course is dropped or failed, then the student will be out of sequence and graduation will be delayed. These students may have to reapply to the dietetics emphasis depending on circumstances, availability of space, and time elapsed between classes.
  4. Majors that drop from the program due to personal reasons and wish to reapply at a later date must have courses and skills reevaluated to determine eligibility for the current curriculum and program.

Note: Students transferring into the Nutrition and Food Science: Dietetics Emphasis from other majors or NTFS emphases may not be able to graduate necessarily within the traditional four-year period. In addition, students who transfer in with less than a "C" grade will be required to repeat courses to meet prerequisite and major requirements.

Advisement

Contact the College of Health and Human Sciences Student Services Center, Room 0101, Hollis Building, (912) 478-1931, for information regarding admission and advisement.