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Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science - Dietetics

Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science - Dietetics

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    110
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Scholarships No
The nutritional science program has three curricular options, each of which provide a broad background in the biological, chemical, and nutritional sciences. Students take core courses in the sciences during the first two years of the program in addition to courses in the humanities and social sciences. The nutritional science option provides academic preparation for those students who intend to go to graduate school in any of the life sciences, pursue medical or other professional studies, or seek employment in biomedical sciences, nutrition, or public health. The nutrition and health option is for students interested in pursuing careers in areas such as nutrition and public health, communications, or business. The curriculum includes courses in basic science, nutrition, and food, along with courses in an area of focus. The dietetics option focuses on professional practice and prepares students for careers in clinical nutrition, management, public health, research, and industry. Students who graduate with this option will have completed the Boston University Didactic Program in Dietetics (BUDPD). They will be eligible to participate in the national computer matching process for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) accredited dietetic internships. Successful completion of a dietetic internship is required prior to taking the AND national registration exam. Dietetics Option The minimum requirements to enter the junior year are 68 credits and completion of the required courses specified in the freshman and sophomore curricula. A student must obtain a minimum grade of C+ (2.3) in each of four specific courses (CAS BI 107, CAS BI 108, CAS CH 171, and CAS CH 174) in order to enter the junior year in the dietetics option. (Grades in CH 101/102 will be substituted for the grade in CH 171 and grades in CH 203/204 will be substituted for the grade in CH 174, if appropriate.) If a C+ grade is not obtained, a student can only repeat a course once. An average of the two grades will be used to determine if the gateway criteria are met. If any equivalents of the four courses (CAS BI 107, CAS BI 108, CAS CH 171, and CAS CH 174) are taken outside of Boston University, they must be taken at a four-year college or university. They must also be reviewed and approved by the director of the nutrition program and CAS before they can be used to meet the criteria stated above. Students must complete all required courses specified in the junior year curriculum with a minimum GPA of 2.0. A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation. Completion of all required senior year courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0 must be achieved for graduation. The GPA must represent a record that contains no more than 12 credits of D grades. A student may repeat a course only once to meet the requirement. For students in the dietetics option, all required DPD food and nutrition courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C–. Courses can only be repeated once to meet this requirement. To be accepted for external transfer, a course must be approved by the faculty and completed with a minimum grade of C.

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