COLLEGE OF APPLIED & NATURAL SCIENCES

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements include completion of the all courses in the Nutrition and Dietetics curriculum, with a grade of “C” or better.  The RD concentration requires a curriculum GPA of 2.85 or above to be awarded the ACEND verification statement of completion. The curriculum is 120 hours and is designed to be completed in four years. The University does not set a time limit on completion. However, students who are not continually enrolled (except summer) will be required to enter the curriculum that is in place when they return. This may mean that some of the courses already completed will not count toward graduation requirements or that the student may be required to complete additional courses not in the original curriculum. All upper division courses must be completed within five years of graduation.

Students completing the non-RD concentration are required to earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses, but will not be awarded the ACEND verification statement.  The non-RD concentration requires a GPA of 2.0 or above to be awarded the degree (note: a GPA of at least 2.3 is required for acceptance into upper division classes for non-RD concentration). 

Students completing the RD concentration are required to submit a professional portfolio as part of their graduation requirements. The portfolio assignment is introduced in FNU 210: Introduction to the Nutrition Professions and the completed portfolio is submitted in FNU 463: MNT III.