BS Three-Year Transfer Degree Plan

The Dietetics program at Missouri State provides two transfer plans for transfer students to follow. Both require that the student has completed the Missouri State University General Education requirements, which can be done by earning an associate's 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 has not completed the following courses: BMS 240 (Intro to Nutrition) and CHM 200 (Organic Chemistry).

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

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

Third year: First semester (fall)

BMS 240 Introduction to Nutrition 3
BMS 330 Food Selection and Preparation for Health 3
CHM 201 Essentials of Organic Chemistry 3
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing 3
Statistics Course 3
Total hours15

Third year: Second semester (spring)

BMS 305 Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics 1
BMS 306 Computer Applications in Nutrition and Dietetics 1
BMS 307 Human Anatomy 4
BMS 335 Nutritional Assessment 3
BIO 210 Elements of Microbiology 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Total hours15

Third year: Third semester (intersession)

ACC 109 The Accounting Cycle 1
Total hours1

Fourth year: Fourth semester (fall)

BMS 308 Human Physiology 4
BMS 332 Food and Culture 3
BMS 333 Nutrition Throughout the Life Span 3
BMS 340 Nutrition Education and Communications 2
BMS 550 Nutrition Counseling 2
Public Affairs Course 3
Total hours17

Fourth year: Fifth semester (spring)

BMS 331 Food Science 4
BMS 532 Human Nutrition and Metabolism 3
CHM 352 Introduction to Biochemistry 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics
or SOC 150 Introduction to Society
or AGR 100 Food Security
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
Total hours16

Fifth year: Sixth semester (fall)

BMS 430 Sports Nutrition 3
BMS 438 Administrative Dietetics 4
BMS 536 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 4
BMS 539 Senior Seminar in Dietetics 1
Total hours13

Fifth year: Seventh semester (spring)

BMS 230 Human Genetics 3
BMS 338 Food Safety Certification 1
BMS 445 Community Nutrition 3
BMS 546 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 4
BMS 595 Introduction to Research in Dietetics 1
Total hours12