Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)
Note: The word "and" between VCCS course numbers indicates JMU credit will be awarded only for completion of the VCCS sequence.
CHEM 131, 131L, 132, 132L
CHM 111, 112
Chemistry 101, 102
GPSYC 101 or GPSYC 160
PSY 200 or PSY 201 and 202 or PSY 230 or PSY 231 and 232
Psychology 201 and 202 or Psychology 250
PLS 130 or PLS 135 or PLS 211
BIO 270 and 290
BIO 141 and 142 or BIO 231 and 232
Biology 205 and 206
Please Note: Effective Fall 2013 students must take both semesters of A&P at the same institution in order to receive credit for BIO 270 and 290 at JMU.
MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241 and 242
GCOM 121, 122, or 123
CST 100, 105, 110, or 115
Speech 101 or 201
DIT 121, HLT 138 or HLT 230
BIO 150 or BIO 205 or NAS 185
HIM 111*, 112*, 113, or 114 or HLT 143 or 144
*HIM 111 or 112 will only transfer as HTH 300 if taken as a 3 credit course.
CHEM 241, 241L
CHM 241 and 242 and 243 and 244
Chemistry 230 and 231
Students who complete a full year, including labs, of organic chemistry at the community college will receive credit for the first semester and lab at JMU.
In order to apply to the dietetics major, students must: 1. Have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above in the following prerequisite courses, with no grade lower than a "C": CHEM 131, 131L and CHEM 132, 132L, General Chemistry I & II with labs BIO 270, Human Physiology GCOM 121, 122, or 123, Fundamental Human Communication GPOSC 225, U.S. Government GPSYC 101, General Psychology, or GPSYC 160, Life Span Human Development GWRTC 103, Critical Reading and Writing MATH 220, Elementary Statistics NUTR 280, Nutrition for Wellness NUTR 295, Foundations of Nutrition Practice 2. Complete an application packet. The application deadline is February 15th of each year. New transfer students with junior status or higher who have earned JMU transfer credit for the prerequisite courses will be allowed to apply to the major at orientation or during their first semester of enrollment. 3. Students who complete the application and meet the grade requirements in the prerequisite courses will be invited to take a placement test and be interviewed by dietetic program representatives. A minimum score of 60% is required on the placement test for students to be considered for admission. Scores on the placement test and skills demonstrated during the interview will be considered in the application process.
Because of course prerequisites and sequencing, students are strongly encouraged to take chemistry, statistics, and anatomy and physiology at the community college. Students who transfer without these courses may need more than two years to complete their degree.