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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition and Dietetics (Community Nutrition), B.S. Degree Requirements

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Degree Plan (NTRDCNBS)

General Education Curriculum

GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)

GEC 02. Natural Science and Mathematics (11 hours minimum)

Science Requirement (8 hours minimum)

Select 2 courses with labs:

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 03. Humanities (9 hours)

GEC 04. Aesthetic Values (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 06. Computer Competency Requirement (Major Area)

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)


*This course satisfies both the GEC requirement and a program requirement for this major.

**This particular GEC course is recommended by this major.

***This course does not satisfy prerequisites for any other math course.

◊ GEC restrictions apply; see here .

GEC 06 - GEC 09 courses are specific to this major.

For full description of the GEC, see here .

Program Curriculum

Choose 18 additional hours for DPH minor

18 hours of DPH electives required for a Public Health minor

DEG 03. Electives

Choose electives as needed with adviser's approval.


Students majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics (Community Nutrition) emphasis 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 subsequent course.
  • Students must have a degree GPA of 2.5 or higher to enroll each semester.
  • Students must have a grade of "C" or beter in all courses in DEG 01, DEG 02 and DEG 03.

Hours to Degree

121 hours are needed to graduate with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics with an emphasis in Community Nutrition. At least 50 percent of the hours applied to a degree at The University of Southern Mississippi must be earned from a senior college, and 45 of these hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above. The student must earn at least 21 of the last 30 hours of course work and at least 12 hours in the major area of study from Southern Miss. See Residence Hour Requirements  for more information.

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