Admissions and Aid
Why choose the Department of Nutrition? Not only do we strive for excellence in teaching, research, Extension and service, but—we’re also a family. From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll experience a supportive environment that promotes networking, professional growth, and the pursuit of greatness. Our friendly faculty and staff are committed to your success as you prepare for your career. We’ll be by your side every step of the way.
In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences we have aligned our academic advising to better support students during their time at Texas A&M University. We have assembled a diverse and knowledgeable advisor community dedicated to providing our students with high-quality academic advising services. If you are a current student and have questions about your coursework, degree program or progress toward graduation, we encourage you to reach out to one of the advisors in AGLS Advising Center 5.
Undergraduate Student Admissions
Interested students must submit their application, along with required materials through ApplyTexas or The Coalition. Students interested in applying to the Higher Education Center at McAllen should submit through The Coalition for admission consideration. A full list of program requirements can be found on each degree program page. Interested in applying? Reach out to one of our friendly and helpful undergraduate recruiting coordinators to set up an appointment.
Aaron LemonsRecruiting Coordinator
Aaron works with prospective students in Dallas-Fort Worth areas and surrounding counties.
Elisa Jones-MartinezRecruiting Coordinator
Elisa works with prospective students in the San Antonio area and surrounding counties.
Staci FrerichRecruiting Coordinator
Staci works with prospective transfer and out-of-state students.
Transfer Student Admissions
If you’re looking to transfer into one of our competitive programs from another university or community college, please refer to the following requirements and visit admissions.tamu.edu/apply/transfer for information on how to apply. In order to qualify for transfer, you must have:
- Completed at least 24 graded transferable hours with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5.
- Must have successfully completed both CHEM 101/111 (CHEM 119 beginning Fall 2019) and CHEM 102/112 (CHEM 120 beginning Fall 2019) with a grade of C or better. BIOL 111 and MATH 140 or MATH 141 and 142 (with a C or better) are preferred.
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with an Academic Advisor prior to submitting their application.
As a transfer applicant, you are required to complete Essay A as part of the application. Please address the following questions in your essay:
- Why do you want a nutritional sciences degree?
- How will a nutritional sciences degree help you meet your career goals?
With the cost of higher education on the rise, we continues to provide students with affordable and accessible pathways to a college degree. To help us meet our land-grant mission, we are excited to announce new transfer partnerships with Blinn College and South Texas College. After completing an approved Associate of Science degree at one of these institutions, eligible students can seamlessly transfer into our bachelor of science in agricultural economics. More information about these transfer partnerships can be found on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences website.
Change of Major
Current Texas A&M University students looking to transfer into our department through a change of major, must make a request to the major you want to transfer into by submitting a change of major request form. It is essential to review the requirements before submitting a change of major request. Those requirements can be found on the Change of Major form specific to your degree. You can find application deadlines and Change of Major Forms for our College on the Texas A&M Undergraduate Studies website.
Graduate Student Admissions
Interested graduate students must submit their application, along with required materials through the Texas A&M University GraduateCAS. A full list of program requirements can be found on each degree program page. We also encourage you to reach out to the program coordinators for more information.
Master of Science and Doctoral Programs
Official TOEFL scores are required for international applicants. Official scores must be sent by ETS directly to Texas A&M University using the school code: 6003. Visit the Graduate and Professional School website for a list of requirements, exemptions and other useful information regarding the TOEFL/IELTS Exams.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Students at Texas A&M get a world-class education at a reasonable cost—and graduate with far less college-related debt than their peers at other universities. We award over $50,000 in scholarships annually to undergraduate students in the Department of Nutrition and support graduate students through assistantships and fellowships, travel and research grants. This funding is made possible by donors and supporters of the department including former students, family and friends, former faculty and industry sponsors.
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