Students must meet the Southern Miss admission requirements. To major in nutrition and dietetics, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must have completed NFS 362 with a grade of “B” or better and all prerequisite courses with a “C” or better in order to enroll in a subsequent course.
  • Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on required science courses (BSC 250, BSC 250L, BSC 251, BSC 251L, BSC 381, CHE 106, CHE 106L, CHE 251, CHE 251L, CHE 420) with no grade lower than a “C” in any of those courses. No course may be repeated more than once.
  • Students must have a grade of “C” or better in all the courses in the major area of study and SOC 101 and PSY 110 to graduate.
  • No course may be repeated more than once.

Requirements for a minor
Students completing a minor in nutrition and dietetics must complete a minimum of 18 credits of courses in nutrition and food systems (NFS), to be chosen from:

  • NFS 272/272L
  • NFS 320/320L
  • NFS 330/330L
  • NFS 362
  • NFS 410
  • NFS 411
  • NFS 420
  • NFS 430/430L
  • NFS 455
  • NFS 463/463L.

All NFS courses, with the exception of NFS 272/272L and NFS 362, require prerequisites of:

  • NFS 362
  • BSC 250/250L
  • BSC 251/251L

Additional prerequisites are required for some courses.

Requirements to become a registered dietitian

  • Earn a baccalaureate degree in dietetics from an accredited program
  • Complete a minimum 1200 hours in a dietetic internship
  • Pass the national registration examination