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As interest grows in the relationship of nutrition to overall health, we have seen significant growth in our undergraduate programs. Successful students are ready to tackle a range of science courses and use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to apply their knowledge to the field of nutrition. Understanding human behavior is also instrumental as they prepare to work with the public. The majority of departmental courses and upper division courses are completed in classrooms and laboratories in Stillwater.

Once admitted to OSU, new students may choose one of four options: Allied Health, Community Nutrition, Dietetics, and Human Nutrition/Pre-medical Sciences.

Visit our Undergraduate Academic Programs page to navigate to degree sheets, plans of study, fact sheets, and TCC 2+2 articulation agreements for all of the options. The Undergraduate Students page contains a variety of resources for navigating the undergraduate academic experience.

Allied Health
Allied Health students complete the prerequisite courses needed for admittance to professional programs in preparation to become Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Dental Hygienists, and Radiology Techs along with their general bachelor’s degree education requirements. 

Community Nutrition
Community Nutrition students intend to enter the workforce after graduation or to pursue graduate studies in an area other than nutrition. By combining a solid knowledge base in science and nutrition with courses from other disciplines which are chosen as electives, the community nutrition student will chart a career course with help from an adviser.

Dietetics
Dietetics students prepare to become Registered Dietitians (RD) who will be able to practice in a broad list of areas, including healthcare, community nutrition programs, foodservice, schools, industry, education, and more. The Dietetics degree sheet meets the curricular requirements that are needed in a Didactic Program in Dietetics so that students may apply through a competitive process for a postgraduate ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship (DI) .

Human Nutrition/Pre-medical Sciences
Human Nutrition/Premedical Sciences students plan to pursue medical, dental, optometric, or pharmacist professional school or to pursue a career in nutrition research. The most rigorous of the options, each student needs to research professional schools and prerequisites early in the college career in order to satisfy all prerequisites. Real-life experiences in the healthcare arena will strengthen the students’ applications and professional education.