The didactic program of dietetics at Missouri State University can be completed in four years or eight semesters. This does not take into account transfer credit from a university or completion of summer courses which may alter the sample schedule provided below. You are encouraged to apply to the dietetics program as soon as program requirements are met, but you may declare the dietetics major at any time. Prerequisite courses are required for several of the required dietetics courses. Following the four-year schedule and regular consultation with your advisor is critical.
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The sample schedule below is based on a four-year graduation plan and does not take in account dual enrollment courses.
A list of course offerings is listed on the course rotation page.
NOTE: *CHM 161, 170, and 171 must be taken if the student has taken CHM 160.
If you have completed CHM 160 and 170 you may schedule CHM 353 to complete a minor in chemistry.
Students who are planning to do professional graduate programs are encouraged to take CHM 160/161 General Chemistry I + lab and CHM 170/171 General Chemistry II + lab. These TWO classes would meet/exceed the dietetics chemistry requirement and students could opt for physics or another GEC 108 or GEC 109 course in consultation with their advisor, such as physics. CHM I and II are required for chemistry minors, which many of our students obtain.
Students who are planning a chemistry minor will need to take CHM 202, which is the organic chemistry lab. This class is offered all semesters. The additional chemistry classes are best taken in the summer or, during the regular semester with other courses taken in the summer.