Are you planning to transfer to Tech after 1-2 years in a local or community college?
If you are transferring into the dietetics program from a community college or another university, our goal is to facilitate your transfer and help you complete the BS program in a timely manner. If you take the right classes during your first two years and if you earn acceptable grades, you can be on track to complete the BS degree in two years.
Courses that might be completed at the community/local college include:
• English Composition I and II (6 hours)
• College Algebra (3 hours)
• Statistics (3 hours)
• Speech Communications – public speaking (3 hours)
• Anatomy and Physiology I, with lab (4 hours)
• Anatomy and Physiology II (3 hours)
• Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours)
• Organic/Biochemistry, with lab (4 hours)
• Microbiology, with lab (4 hours)
• Psychology (3 hours)
• Sociology (3 hours)
• Fine Arts – music, theater, dance or art appreciation (3 hours)
• Humanities elective (3 hours)
• Introductory Accounting (3 hours)
• Medical Terminology (3 hours)
• Basic Human Nutrition (3 hours)
• Nutrition Elective (3 hours)
Note: In order to be ready for upper division nutrition and dietetics courses at Louisiana Tech University, you must complete 54 hours of required course work, including the basic nutrition and science requirements in advance, with no grade lower than a "C", and you must have a curriculum GPA of 2.85 or higher for the RD concentration or 2.3 for the non-RD concentration.
If you are taking courses at a university or community college in the state of Louisiana, you and/or your current advisor can check the most recent edition of the Board of Regents Master Course Articulation Matrix, available on the Board of Regents website at http://www.regents.la.gov/page/master-course-articulation-matrix, to determine the equivalency of general education courses at your college/university to those at Louisiana Tech. Be sure to use the transfer matrix for the current year.
If you are uncertain as to whether a specific course will count toward the BS degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Louisiana Tech University, please contact us prior to enrolling in the course: