How to choose a major
What is the difference between the
nutrition major and the dietetics major?
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 55 credits in common.
That's why the degree title is the same for both programs.
So what's different? What's the same? Check the checklist.
|Years of study||3||3.5|
|More "free elective" credits||(26 cr.)||(6 cr.)|
|Professional title of "dietitian-nutritionist"||No||Yes|
|Required academic grade point for progress||2.0||3|
|Develop a specialization||Yes||Yes|
|Course selection counselling with an advisor||Yes||Yes|
|Eligible for graduate studies||Yes||Yes|
|International reciprocity of title||No||Yes|
|Nationally accredited program||No||Yes|
As students explore course and career options in the first semester, opportunities exist to change from one program to the other.