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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition, B.S. - Dietetics Subplan/Option: 120 units

Offered by: College of Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Science Department

The curriculum matrix for the degree program may be found here. The curriculum matrix is the alignment of courses (curriculum) with the desired goals and student learning outcomes of the program. It shows what is taught and how these outcomes are achieved through the completion of the degree program.

Dietetics Subplan

The Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Students pursuing career goals in the dietetics field qualify for post-baccalaureate supervised practice (dietetic internship), graduate programs, and to take the registration examination for Dietetic Technicians (DTR). The department offers a post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship Program which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. A minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.0 in major courses is required for application to the Cal Poly Pomona Dietetic internship. Upon completion of a dietetic internship, graduates are eligible to take the registration examination to become registered dietitians. Beginning January 1, 2024, eligibility to take the registration examination for registered dietitians will include earning a master’s degree or higher. Student can complete a combined supervised practice and advanced degree or complete the advanced degree before supervised practice. Non-CPP students requesting transcript evaluation to determine needed coursework for completion of didactic dietetic coursework verification statement will be required to pay a fee of $50. CPP students wishing to take the Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) exam will be required to pay a fee of $25 for submission of validated eligibility requirements to the Commission for Dietetic Registration. A culinary science or physiology minor may be included in this career option with a few additional courses. Dietitians are members of the professional health care team and serve as facilitators who translate scientific knowledge into practical applications so that consumers can make informed decisions about their diet.

Dietitians and DTRs are employed in hospitals, outpatient and long-term care facilities, community and government agencies, schools, the private sector, or are self-employed. Administrative dietitians supervise food service in hospitals, extended care facilities, restaurants, colleges, schools, and businesses.

Major Required: 74 units

There will be a requirement for graduation - an assessment activity.


* Any General Education A1: Oral Communication credit is an acceptable substitution for COM 2204 (A1) .

** Any General Education A2: Writing Communication credit is an acceptable substitution for ENG 1103 (A2) .

*** Any General Education A3: Critical Thinking credit is an acceptable substitution for ENG 2105 (A3) .

**** To obtain a DPD verification statement, students in the Dietetics Subplan/Option will need a grade of B- or better in NTR 2350 /NTR 2350L , BIO 2350 /BIO 2350L , and NTR 3130 .

General Education Requirements: 48 units

Students should view their Degree Progress Report (DPR) for information regarding their General Education requirements. Unless specific GE courses are required for their major, please refer to the list of approved courses in the General Education Program in the University Catalog, When viewing the catalog, students should select the catalog year associated with the GE requirements listed in their Degree Progress Report.

Area A. English Language Communication and Critical Thinking (9 units)

At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Oral Communication
2. Written Communication
3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (12 units)

At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Physical Sciences
2. Life Sciences
3. Laboratory Activity
4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Arts and Humanities (12 units)

At least 3 units from each sub-area and 3 additional units from sub-areas 1 and/or 2
1. Visual and Performing Arts
2. Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Civilization
3. Arts and Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (9 units)

At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. U.S. History and American Ideals
2. U.S. Constitution and California Government
4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (3 units)

Area F. Ethnic Studies (3 units)

American Institutions: 6 units

Courses that satisfy this requirement may also satisfy GE Areas D1 and D2.

Graduation Writing Test

The Graduation Writing Test (GWT) is suspended until Fall 2025. Students entering Cal Poly Pomona before Fall 2025 are not required to take the Graduation Writing Test.