BS Four-Year Degree Plan

This degree plan does not include transfer or dual credit you may have.

Several of the nutrition and dietetics courses have prerequisites – courses you must pass before you take the higher-level courses.

The following degree plan is based on the 2021-22 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Humanities - General Education 3
CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
BMS 110 Introduction to Human Biology 3
BMS 111 Introduction to Human Biology Laboratory 1
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 134 Algebraic Reasoning and Modeling 3
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
The Arts - General Education 3
BMS 307 Human Anatomy 4
BIO 212 Elements of Microbiology 2
BIO 213 Elements of Microbiology Laboratory 1
DTN 240 Introduction to Nutrition 3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
DTN 305 Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics 1
BMS 308 Human Physiology 4
DTN 330 Food Selection and Preparation for Health 2
DTN 332 Food and Culture 3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CHM 201 Essentials of Organic Chemistry 3
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing 3
DTN 333 Nutrition Throughout the Life Span 3
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods
or MTH 340 Statistical Methods
or MTH 545 Applied Statistics
or QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics
or SOC 302 Statistics for Social Research
3
DTN 306 Computer Applications in Nutrition and Dietetics 1
DTN 340 Nutrition Education and Communications 2
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CHM 352 Introduction to Biochemistry
or BMS 320 Biomolecules and Metabolism
3
DTN 335 Nutritional Assessment 3
DTN 437 Quantity Foods in Healthcare and School Food Service 3
DTN 532 Human Nutrition and Metabolism 3
Total hours12

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
BMS 230 Human Genetics 3
DTN 430 Sports Nutrition 3
DTN 536 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 4
DTN 538 Administrative Dietetics 3
DTN 539 Senior Seminar in Dietetics 1
DTN 595 Introduction to Research in Dietetics 1
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
DTN 331 Food Science 3
DTN 445 Community Nutrition 3
DTN 546 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 4
DTN 550 Nutrition Counseling 2
DTN 345 World Hunger 3
Total hours15

Tips for success

  • If you take CHM 160, then CHM 161, CHM 170 and CHM 171 must be taken. Consult with an advisor as this will affect your schedule. 
  • If you're planning a chemistry minor, you must also take CHM 202: Organic Chemistry Lab. This class is offered all semesters. Additional chemistry classes are taken in the summer or during the regular semester, with other courses taken in the summer. 
  • Program admission requirements include: minimum 2.9 GPA and completion of DTN 240, DTN 305, BMS 308 and chemistry sequence with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Take BMS 195 if you're undecided about a major and would like to explore health care.
  • Fall-only classes: DTN 340 (Jr), DTN 430 (Sr), DTN 536 (Sr), DTN 538 (Sr), DTN 539 (Sr), DTN 595 (Jr/Sr).
  • Spring-only classes: DTN 331 (Jr/Sr), DTN 335 (Jr), DTN 445 (Sr), DTN 532 (Jr), DTN 445 (Sr), DTN 546 (Sr), DTN 550 (Sr).
Degree plan last reviewed 09-08-2021.