Food and Nutrition Major

The Department of Health and Human Development offers a major in the study of food and nutrition. Students who choose the nutrition science option generally intend to pursue a health profession or research-related career such as medicine, dentistry, industry, academia, etc. The dietetics option is designed for students wishing to become a registered dietitian. A post-baccalaureate non-degree graduate- or graduate degree-level dietetic internship is required in order to be eligible to take the exam for dietetic registration.  Montana State University currently offers a non-degree graduate dietetic internship.  Admission to the internship is on a competitive basis. Information about degree requirements can be obtained from the Health and Human Development advising office located in the Hosaeus PE Complex.  The nutrition science option is designed to prepare a student for admission to medical (allopathic or osteopathic), dental, or graduate school with an emphasis on nutrition and biochemistry.

Standards of Work

Students must receive a grade of C or higher in all required courses as outlined in the major.