Aug 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition and Dietetics (Community Nutrition) BS Degree Requirements (120 hours)

Degree Plan (NTRDCNBS)

General Education Curriculum

GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)

GEC 02. Natural Science (8-10 hours minimum)

Select 2 courses with labs:

GEC 03. Humanities (9 hours)

GEC 04. Aesthetic Values (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 06. Mathematics (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

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 07 - 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 in addition to DPH 101 .

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:

  • Earn a minimum grade of B in NFS 362 , and 
  • Earn a minimum grade of C in all courses and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 within the Program Curriculum (DEG 01 and DEG 02).

Hours to Degree

120 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 30 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.