The Nutrition major is designed for students interested in basic and applied sciences, and students are able to pursue one of two concentrations: the Dietetics Concentration or the Basic Science Concentration. The Basic Science Concentration of the Nutrition Major prepares students for graduate study in biological and health sciences or for health professional programs, such as pharmacy and medicine. Additional coursework is necessary to meet health professional program prerequisites and integration of this coursework should be coordinated closely with the academic advisor and/or pre-health advising as these requirements will vary by program. Students completing this track are not eligible to apply to any ACEND-accredited dietetic internship programs.
uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)
Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.
Progression and Retention Requirements (for students not following uTrack requirements)
Progression in the nutrition major, regardless of concentration, requires a minimum undergraduate UT cumulative GPA of 2.8 after a minimum 45 hours of undergraduate coursework and completion of CHEM 120 *, CHEM 130 *, BCMB 230 , and NUTR 100 * with a grade of C or higher. Applications are due February 1 and are available on the departmental website. Transfer cumulative GPA will be used for new transfer students. If all courses are not yet completed, provisional admission may be offered contingent upon successfully meeting course requirements prior to start of the fall semester.
Students admitted to the Nutrition major, with a Basic Science Concentration, must enroll in NUTR 311 in the fall semester in order to remain in the program. Students admitted to the Nutrition major, regardless of concentration, must enroll in NUTR 313 and NUTR 314 in the subsequent spring semester in order to remain in the program. If a student earns a grade of less than C in a nutrition course, he/she will be dropped from the program and must reapply. In order to graduate with a major in nutrition, regardless of concentration, students must earn a grade of C or better in every required nutrition course.