Dietetics and Nutrition

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences


What is Dietetics and Nutrition?

Dietetics and Nutrition is the science of applying food to nutrition and health. It is a vital, growing field that addresses today’s complex nutrition and health issues. Your classes will cover many topics, including:

  • Food production and sanitation
  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • The human body

These topics will give you a solid foundation to build from and provide plans for high-quality food and nutrition. Our program will allow you to enter dietetic internships and graduate programs to become a registered dietitian.

Career Options

  • Catering
  • Community & public health
  • Consulting
  • Dietetics
  • Education
  • Food & nutrition business
  • Food service
  • Health care
  • Management
  • Research
  • Sports & wellness nutrition

Post-Graduation Success1

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Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Strong science and math coursework and performance
  • Calculus and Chemistry preferred (if available at high school)
  • Experiences related to the major

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Transfer Criteria

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Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $15,298
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $38,448


  • Tuition: $34,418
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $57,908


  • Tuition: $35,366
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $58,856