Dietetics BSFCS/Nutritional Sciences MS(Community Nutrition)(non-thesis)

Students can go on to complete the steps to become a registered dietitian. Beginning in 2024, anyone who wishes to take the exam to become an RDN will need to have a master's degree, so earning both degrees will be mandatory in the near future. Dietitians provide food and nutrition care services to individuals and groups. They study a variety of subjects, including food and nutrition sciences, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, food service systems management, culinary arts, statistics, psychology, and communication. In order to become Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists, students must complete a dietetic internship to become eligible to sit for the registration examination for dietitians.

Admission to Program

By the start of their junior year, students will apply to the pathway. Students will be admitted to the pathway in the spring of their junior year. We propose students will apply to the pathway via an online application along with an unofficial transcript and a signed acknowledgment that they are aware of the criteria for them to be accepted to the graduate program. We want to be sure they know that acceptance into the pathway is not a guarantee of acceptance into the graduate program and to make them aware of what will be expected of them in order to enter the graduate program.

Students must have completed CHEM 1211/L and CHEM 1212/L with grades of C or better, taken NUTR 2100, and have a 3.5 GPA for admittance to the pathway.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

All NUTR dual-level courses appropriate to the student's major. A maximum of 12 credit hours may count in the graduate program of study.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

At the start of their senior year, these students will apply to the Graduate program. At this time, we are asking them to take the GRE and meet the same requirements as other graduate program applicants (300 GRE, 3.0 GPA, and other requirements as listed on our website).

Program Advisor

  • Name: Donna Holcomb
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-9920
  • Address: 176 Dawson Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Dietetics B.S.F.C.S.
  • Department/College: Nutritional Sciences

Advising Contact

  • Name: Bev Hull
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-4847
  • Address: 109 Dawson Hall

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Emma Laing
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-7983
  • Address: 390 Dawson Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Nutritional Sciences M.S.
  • Department/College: Nutritional Sciences

Advising Contact

  • Name: Dr. Alex Anderson
  • Email:
  • Phone: -
  • Address: 100 Barrow Hall