Nutritional Sciences: Dietetics, BSHS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 122

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A)3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1215Chemical Principles I (LN)4
or CHEM 1314 Chemistry I (LN)
CHEM 1225Chemical Principles II (LN)5
or CHEM 1515 Chemistry II (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
PSYC 1113Introductory Psychology (S)3
Additional General Education
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
SPCH 2713Introduction to Speech Communication (S)3
or SPCH 3723 Business and Professional Communication
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A)3
or STAT 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
Hours Subtotal43
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
At least one Diversity (D) course
At least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Human Sciences
HS 1112Human Sciences First-Year Seminar2
or HS 3112 Human Sciences First-Year Seminar for Transfer Students
HDFS 2113Lifespan Human Development (S)3
Nutritional Sciences
NSCI 3011Nutrition and Evidence-based Practice I1
NSCI 3021Nutrition and Evidence-based Practice II1
NSCI 4021Nutrition and Evidence-based Practice III1
Hours Subtotal8
Major Requirements
2.50 GPA is required for Major Requirements
NSCI 2211Professional Careers in Dietetics1
NSCI 2114Principles of Human Nutrition (N)4
NSCI 3133Science of Food Preparation3
NSCI 3223Nutrition Across the Life Span3
NSCI 3440Nutritional Sciences Pre-Professional Experience (1 hour)1
NSCI 3543Food and the Human Environment (IS)3
NSCI 3813Nutrition Assessment and Counseling Skills3
NSCI 4111Professional Preparation for Careers in Dietetics1
NSCI 4123Human Nutrition and Metabolism I3
NSCI 4143Human Nutrition and Metabolism II3
NSCI 4331Quantity Food Production Practicum1
NSCI 4573Management in Dietetics3
NSCI 4632Community Nutrition I2
NSCI 4633Community Nutrition II3
NSCI 4854Medical Nutrition Therapy I4
NSCI 4864Medical Nutrition Therapy II4
ACCT 2103Financial Accounting3
or ACCT 2003 Survey of Accounting
BIOC 3653Survey of Biochemistry3
BIOL 3204Physiology4
CHEM 30155
HHP 2802Medical Terminology for the Health Professions2
HTM 1113Fundamentals of Culinary Production3
HTM 2021Food Safety and Sanitation1
HTM 3213Hospitality and Tourism Management and Organizations3
MICR 2123Introduction to Microbiology3
MICR 2132Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory2
Hours Subtotal71
Total Hours122

This degree program meets the Didactic Program in Dietetics requirements for the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-0040, Ext. 5400.

Other Requirements

  • 40 upper-division hours required.
  • A 2.50 Major GPA is required. This includes all courses in College/Departmental and Major Requirements.

  • A grade of “C” or better is required in all NSCI 3000- and 4000-level courses.

  • Transfer Admission Requirement: 2.50 GPA.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.