Dietetics, B.S.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
SOC 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Sociology (CT) ((W))3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 130College Algebra3
BSC 228 Bison image Human Physiology4
Core II Humanities (WI)3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive (Core II Humanities)3
SOC 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Sociology (CT) (Writing Intensive Section)3
SOC 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Sociology (CT) (Multicultural/International)3
DTS 476 Bison image Senior Seminar in DTS (Capstone)3
Major-Specific
ACC 310 Cap graduation image Acct for Entrepreneurs3
or ACC 215 Bison image Accounting Principles (CT)
BSC 227Human Anatomy4
BSC 250 Bison image  Cap graduation image Microbiol & Human Disease4
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 217 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chem Lab I2
CHM 212 Bison image Principles Chemistry II3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II2
CHM 327Intro Organic Chemistry3
CLS 105 Bison image Medical-Lab Terminology (CT)3
CLS 200 Cap graduation image Clinical Biochemistry4
DTS 210 Cap graduation image Nutrition3
DTS 202Introductory Foods4
DTS 215 Cap graduation image Assess and Ed Strat in DTS3
DTS 301FS Safety & Systems Mgt I4
DTS 302FS Safety & Sys Mgt II4
DTS 310Life Span Nutrition3
DTS 320 Cap graduation image Intermediate Nutrition3
DTS 403Advanced Nutrition3
DTS 409Nutrition in Community3
DTS 410Cross Cultural Foods3
DTS 460 Cap graduation image Research in Dietetics3
DTS 468Chemistry of Food3
DTS 469Medical Nutr Therapy I3
DTS 470Medical Nutrition Therapy3
DTS 476 Bison image Senior Seminar in DTS (Capstone)3
ESS 345Exercise Physiology3
STA 225 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Statistics (CT)3
Free Elective3

Major Information

  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change each semester. Please consult each semester’s schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • Students may need to take extra courses to satisfy prerequisites.
  • Some DTS courses are only offered on an every-other-year basis. Please meet with your advisor every semester to ensure proper course enrollment.
  • Students will not be permitted to enroll in 400-level DTS courses if their GPA is below 2.5.
  • All 400-level DTS courses must be completed at Marshall University.

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Four Year Plan

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and prepares students for work in clinical nutrition, community health, and food-service management positions. The DPD is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The DPD meets the academic standards to qualify students for a dietetics internship (DI). Eligibility to sit for the registration examination, which is necessary to become a Registered Dietitian, requires students to complete both the undergraduate DPD as well as a post-baccalaureate supervised practice experience in a DI.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 217 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chem Lab I 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
MTH 130 College Algebra 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
BSC 227 Human Anatomy 4
CHM 212 Bison image Principles Chemistry II 3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II 2
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
SOC 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Sociology (CT) (MC, WI) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
BSC 250 Bison image  Cap graduation image Microbiol & Human Disease 4
CLS 105 Bison image Medical-Lab Terminology (CT) 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT) 3
DTS 210 Cap graduation image Nutrition 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
BSC 228 Bison image Human Physiology 4
CLS 200 Cap graduation image Clinical Biochemistry 4
DTS 202 Introductory Foods 4
DTS 310 Life Span Nutrition 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
CHM 327 Intro Organic Chemistry 3
DTS 320 Cap graduation image Intermediate Nutrition 3
DTS 409 Nutrition in Community 3
STA 225 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Statistics (CT) 3
Core II Humanities (WI) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ACC 310 Cap graduation image
or ACC 215 Bison image
Acct for Entrepreneurs
or Accounting Principles (CT)
3
DTS 215 Cap graduation image Assess and Ed Strat in DTS 3
DTS 403 Advanced Nutrition 3
DTS 460 Cap graduation image Research in Dietetics 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
DTS 301 FS Safety & Systems Mgt I 4
DTS 468 Chemistry of Food 3
DTS 469 Medical Nutr Therapy I 3
DTS 476 Bison image Senior Seminar in DTS (Capstone) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
DTS 302 FS Safety & Sys Mgt II 4
DTS 470 Medical Nutrition Therapy 3
ESS 345 Exercise Physiology 3
DTS 410 Cross Cultural Foods 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours120