Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition

The Dietetics and Nutrition program prepares you for a career as a registered dietician, nutrition professional, or provides an excellent foundation for careers in other health-related professions.

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About this Program

The Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition trains students for careers in a dynamic profession and with endless possibilities for career advancement.

  • Students learn how to apply the principles of science and food preparation to provide safe, evidence-based dietary advice and management to inviduals (in health and disease), as well as to institutions. 

Graduates of the Ole Miss dietetics degree become registered dietitians and provide nutritional care and counseling in:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Community health programs
  • Fitness centers, AND
  • The food industry

Regardless of career choice, dietitians are recognized as the professional link between nutrition and health.

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    Program Information

    Program Type


    Area of Study

    Health and Social Services


    4 years


    B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition

    Program Location



    Dietetics ;
    Health Sciences

    Required Credit Hours


    Dietetics and Nutrition Coursework

    Students can pursue a B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition or choose to minor in Nutrition or Food Studies. For a full description of available courses, visit the online catalog.

    Students pursuing a B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition must take Bisc 102/103 OR 160/161 OR Bisc 206 to fulfill the "Human Biology w/Lab." Students must also take Bisc 210 OR Bisc 333 for the "Additional Science w/Lab" requirement.

    An additional 20 hours are required in the following courses:

    • Chem 105/115
    • Chem 106/116
    • GB 370
    • Spch 102, 105 OR IMC 585 OR Bus 271
    • Writ 250

    All B.S.D.N. students require the following 23 hours of credit:

    A minimum grade of C is required in all NHM core courses.

    The nutrition minor is designed to provide evidence-based nutrition information to a broad student audience to enhance students' knowledge of nutrition and provide a nutrition foundation to benefit their future careers.

    The minor consists of a 6-hour core and 12 hours of suggested electives based on nutrition interest areas.

    6 hours core courses:

    12 hours selected from the following courses:

    **By NHM department chair approval only (max 3 hours)

    The nutrition minor has suggested paths for electives for students interested in specific areas. Please note these interest areas will not print on the transcript or diploma. Only the title of the minor will appear.

    Suggest Electives - Clinical/Health Care:

    The courses below would benefit students who are interested in working in a health profession that provides direct patient care.

    Suggested Electives - Nutrition Policy:

    These courses would benefit students who are interested in careers related to health or health care, including (but not limited to) public health, health care administration, and health communications.

    The minor in food studies examines food from multiple perspectives. Core courses focus on an introduction to food studies, basic food principles, and cultural and economic aspects of food. Electives allow students to select courses that complement their academic and career interests, including food production and product development, food-related media and writing, food history and culture, local and global health, advocacy, and policy.

    Required Courses (6 hours)

    Elective Courses (12 hours)

    GPA of 2.0 or higher. C or better in all minor coursework.

    Nutrition & Dietetics

    Both the B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition program and the Coordinated Program (CP) in Dietetics program at the University of Mississippi are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

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    Careers in Nutrition and Dietetics

    • Dietitian
    • Food Safety Auditor
    • Nutritionist
    • Health Coach
    • Sports Nutritionist
    • Nutrition Writer
    • Dietetic Technician
    • Clinical Nutritionist

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