BS Three-Year Transfer Graduation Plan

The dietetics program at Missouri State provides two transfer plans for transfer students to follow. Both require the student have completed the Missouri State University General Education requirements, which can be done by earning an Associates degree or completing a 43-hour block. If you do not meet the necessary requirements for the two transfer plans you can work with an advisor to create a plan of study based on the courses that you  have completed. Sample schedules do not take the place of a consultation with your advisor or an advisor from the dietetics program. 

Sample schedule

The sample schedule below is for the transfer student who has an associate’s degree but had not completed the courses BMS 240 Intro to Nutrition and CHM 200 Organic Chemistry.

A list of course offerings is listed on the course rotation page.

Third year: First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
CHM 201 Essentials of Organic Chemistry3
CHM 202 Essentials of Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
BMS 330 Food Selection and Preparation for Health3
BMS 240 Introduction to Nutrition3
Statistics Course3
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing3
Total hours17

Third year: Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
BMS 307 Human Anatomy4
BMS 335 Nutritional Assessment3
BMS 305 Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics1
BIO 210 Elements of Microbiology3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
Total hours14

Third year: Third semester (intersession)

Third semester courses Credit hours
ACC 109 The Accounting Cycle1
Total hours1

Fourth year: Fourth semester (fall)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
BMS 333 Nutrition Throughout the Life Span3
BMS 308 Human Physiology4
BMS 340 Nutrition Education and Communications2
BMS 550 Nutrition Counseling2
Public Affairs Course3
BMS 332 Food and Culture3
Total hours17

Fourth year: Fifth semester (spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
BMS 331 Food Science4
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management3
BMS 532 Human Nutrition and Metabolism (Prereq BMS 240, BMS 308; CHM 200/201 or concurrent enrollment)3
CHM 352 Introduction to Biochemistry3
Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 155/SOC150/AGR 100 (If not already completed) 3
Total hours16

Fifth year: Sixth semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
BMS 536 Medical Nutrition Therapy I4
BMS 438 Administrative Dietetics5
BMS 430 Sports Nutrition3
BMS 539 Senior Seminar in Dietetics1
Total hours13

Fifth year: Seventh semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
BMS 546 Medical Nutrition Therapy II4
BMS 595 Introduction to Research in Dietetics1
BMS 445 Community Nutrition3
BMS 230 Human Genetics3
BMS 338 Food Safety Certification1
Total hours12