The following are the requirements to be considered for possible transfer as a Nutritional major, in addition to the University and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences requirements:
As a transfer applicant you are required to complete Essay A as a part of the application. Please answer the following questions in your essay:
If transferring from a Texas community college, please refer to the Texas Common Course Numbering System website to determine what course numbers will transfer. For students transferring from another four-year or out-of-state college/university, please see the Transfer Student Equivalency webpage for more information.
For more information on majoring in Nutrition, please feel free to contact our office for more information or to set up an appointment with an advisor at (979) 845-2142 or the AGLS Advising Center 5.
Undergraduate Nutrition majors and post-graduate students who have not previously met DPD course requirements can participate in the DPD program if they meet all the following eligibility requirements for participation based on their undergraduate or post-graduate status.
DPD Eligibility Requirements
All students must meet the following criteria for admission and maintenance in the DPD program:
• Attend one DPD Orientation during the semester that you are registered in the final required courses to meet eligibility requirements. For example, attend DPD orientation during the semester that you are registered in NUTR 203. Grades will be confirmed at the end of the semester, and students will be asked by the academic advisor if they still want to move into the DPD program prior to actual movement into it. DPD Orientation is offered twice in both the fall and spring semesters. Specific orientation dates will be announced on the departmental website (https://nutrition.tamu.edu) and departmental listserv.*
• Read through the handbook. Sign and email the signature page at the end of the handbook to Dr. Karen Beathard at email@example.com prior to your first semester admission into the DPD program
• Texas A&M University grade point ratio (GPR) of 3.0 minimum
• Grade of “B” or better on all nutrition (NUTR) courses listed on the
• Grade of “C” or better on all non-nutrition courses listed on the DPD program course requirements
• Obtain and maintain annual student membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (The Academy)
• Watch the Academy and Commission on Registration (CDR) Code of Ethics Virtual Presentation
(Note: All Academy members, including students, are expected, and required to honor the Academy and Code of Ethics located in Appendix of the DPD Handbook)
• Sign an annual DPD contract of agreement for participation by the provided deadline
Undergraduate Students must also meet the following criteria:
• Complete a minimum of 12 credits at Texas A&M University
• Complete both NUTR 203 and NUTR 210 with a “B” or better
• Complete both CHEM 119 and 120 with a “C” or better.
Post-Graduate Students must also meet these criteria:
• Complete a minimum of 9 credits at Texas A&M University
• Complete NUTR 203, NUTR 202, or equivalent and NUTR 689 Special Topic Modules with a “B” or better
• Must provide all official transcripts and proof of baccalaureate degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college/university or foreign equivalent to Dr. Karen Beathard for approval
• Must meet with Dr. Karen Beathard to identify required courses for completion of the DPD program
*Guidelines to add yourself to the Department of Nutrition listserv are on the website at
https://nutrition.tamu.edu. Alternatively, email Ms. Monique Glover at firstname.lastname@example.org and request she add you to the listserv.
Individuals interested in transferring into Texas A&M University and the Department of Nutrition should refer to the https://admissions.tamu.edu/resources/future-students/transfer-students website. This page includes information on the Transfer Student Program (https://maroonlink.tamu.edu/organization/TSP), scholarships and financial aid, and resources including course substitutions.
• The Texas Common Course Numbering System website (TCCN) is used to determine what course numbers will transfer from Texas Community Colleges into the Texas A&M University DPD Program.
• Coursework not found on the Transfer Student Equivalency webpage, including coursework from colleges outside of Texas, will be evaluated by the Texas A&M University Office of Admissions and/or the Department of Nutrition advisors at the time of application.
• International students completing a degree from another country should reference the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics information for international students located at https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/students-andadvancing-education/international-students.
• Post-graduate/graduate students must provide all official transcripts and proof of a Baccalaureate degree granted by a United States regionally accredited college/university or foreign equivalent to Karen Beathard, DPD Director, and meet with her for coursework evaluation prior to consideration for admission into the DPD program.
• Texas A&M University DPD Program does not offer distance instruction.
• Texas A&M University DPD Program does not accept experiential learning as substitution for DPD coursework.
Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure Statement
Notice to students interested in or completing the Texas A&M University Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) that may lead to a professional license or certification required for employment.
The following programs may lead to a professional license or certification that is required for employment. Professional licensure/certification requirements vary from state to state, which may affect a student’s ability to apply for a professional license/certification upon the completion of the program. The U.S. Department of Education regulation, 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), requires an institution to disclose whether the program will fulfill educational requirements for licensure or certification for each state. The administrative departments that offer the programs have made the following determination regarding their curriculum.
Does not meet
A determination has not been made
Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
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We recommend students contact the appropriate state licensing agency in their state or the state where they intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure/certification requirements before beginning the program.