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Undergraduate Coordinated Program (4 + 1) Admissions

(Undergraduate + Master's Degree and Supervised Practice)

The undergraduate Dietetics Coordinated Program is a competitive program open to students in their junior and senior years who have met the general admission (or guaranteed admission) requirements. Students typically apply during the spring semester of their sophomore year for program entry the following fall. Applications are accepted annually beginning in November with a February 1 deadline.

I’m coming in as a freshman and plan to apply to the Dietetics Coordinated Program. What major should I declare?

Students who enter UConn as freshmen with the intention of applying to the Dietetics Coordinated Program may declare any related major. However, we highly recommend declaring the Allied Health Sciences major to allow for advising within the Department. You'll spend your freshman and sophomore years completing prerequisite courses before applying for the Coordinated Program to begin your junior year.

I’m an undergraduate student and plan to transfer to UConn. How will my application be reviewed?

Because of limited space in the program, preference is given to current UConn students. Transfer applicants will be reviewed on a space-available basis according to general admission requirements. Transfer students must meet all pre-requisite program requirements.

Do you accept international students?

Yes! If you're an international student interested in majoring in Dietetics, you'll follow UConn's international admissions procedures and work with International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) to coordinate your admission and any necessary visas. Once admitted to the University, you'll follow the same procedures for applying into the Coordinated Program as domestic students.

Are there any requirements for Dietetics experience prior to admission?

No. However, it is highly recommended that you visit a variety of work settings where dietitians practice (e.g. acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, school food service programs, etc.) and/or talk to individuals working in the field. This will give you a better idea of what to expect as you proceed through the program and determine whether Dietetics is the right program for you.

General Admission Requirements

Note: If you're a current UConn student who came into the University as a freshman, please check the guaranteed admission requirements below to see if you qualify.

The admissions committee will be looking for the following when evaluating your application:

  1. Completion of all prerequisite coursework by the beginning of fall semester of your junior year
    • General Chemistry (CHEM 1127Q & CHEM 1128Q - or - CHEM 1124Q & CHEM 1125Q)
    • Organic Chemistry (CHEM 2241 - or - CHEM 2443 & CHEM 2444)
    • Biochemistry (MCB 2000)
    • Principles of Biology (BIO 1107)
    • Statistics (STAT 1000Q - or - STAT 1100Q)
    • Fundamentals of Nutrition (NUSC 1165)
    • Food, Culture, and Society (NUSC 1167)
    • Human Physiology and Anatomy (PNB 2264 & PNB 2265)
    • One course in Psychology or Sociology
    • Nutrition and Human Development (NUSC 2200)
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is considered competitive
  3. Clarity of written communication
  4. Quality of References
  5. Completed all general education requirements
  6. Completed one W course and one E course

In addition to these prerequisites, specific graduation requirements for all University students may be found in the University’s catalog.

Guaranteed Admission Criteria

Applicants who meet all criteria below are guaranteed admission to the undergraduate Dietetics Coordinated Program. Applicants who do not meet all of these criteria will be reviewed according to the general admission criteria above.

  1. Enter UConn as a freshman
  2. Apply to Dietetics Coordinated Program within two years of freshman admission
  3. Complete three successive semesters of full-time study of required UConn coursework
  4. Maintain overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  5. Meet all General Admission Requirements (above) and submit program application by the deadline