How to choose a major
What are the differences between the nutrition major, the dietetics major and the concurrent degree?
First, look at what's the same: students in both majors meet the same university entrance requirements and, once enrolled in the BSc (Nutritional Sciences) have the core credits in common.
So what's different? What's the same? Check the checklist.
|Comparison checklist||Nutrition||Dietetics||Concurrent |
|Years of study||3||3.5||4|
|"Free elective" credits||16||6||12|
|Integrated internship or stage placements||No||Yes||Yes|
|Integrated stage placement in industry||No||No||Yes|
|Professional title of "dietitian-nutritionist"||No||Yes||No|
|Required academic grade point for progress||2.0||3.0||2.0|
|Ease of adding a minor||Yes||No||Yes|
|Develop a specialization||Yes||No||No|
|Course selection counselling with an advisor||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Eligible for graduate studies||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Potential for summer research experience||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Potential for a term of field study experience||Yes||No||No|
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