Application and Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for Texas A&M

The following are the requirements to be considered for possible transfer as a Nutritional Science or Food Science major, in addition to the University and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences requirements:

  • •  Have completed at least 24 graded, transferrable hours with a cumulative GPR of at least a 2.5.
  • •  Must have successfully completed both CHEM 101/111 and CHEM 102/112 with a grade of C or better. BIOL 111 and 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 a part of the application. Please answer the following questions in your essay:

  • •  Why do you want a Nutritional Sciences or Food Science degree?
  • •  How will a Nutritional Sciences or Food Science degree help you meet your career goals?

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 a 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 Nutritional Sciences or Food Science, please feel free to contact our office for more information or to set up an appointment with an advisor at 979-845-2142 or nfscadvisor@tamu.edu.

Eligibility Requirements for the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)

Undergraduate Nutrition majors and post-graduates/graduate students who have not previously met DPD course requirements can participate in the DPD program as long as they meet the eligibility requirements for participation.

  • To be eligible for participation in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Program, all interested students must meet the following criteria for admission to the DPD program:
    • •  Attend DPD Orientation on the semester you will begin the program Texas A&M GPR 3.0
    • •  Grade of “B” or better on all nutrition (NFSC) courses listed in DPD course requirements
    • •  Grade of “C” or better on all-non nutrition courses listed in DPD course requirements
    • •  Obtain and maintain annual student membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • •  Sign an annual DPD contract of agreement for participation by the provided deadline
  • Undergraduate students must also meet these criteria:
    • •  Complete a minimum 12 credits at Texas A&M University
    • •  Complete NFSC 203 and NFSC 210 with a “B” or better
  • Graduate Students must also meet these criteria:
    • •  Complete a minimum 9 credits at Texas A&M University
    • •  Complete NFSC 203 or NFSC 202 and NUTR 641 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 Karen Beathard at kbeathard@tamu.edu for approval
    • •  Must meet with Karen Beathard to identify required courses for completion of the DPD program

For more information, refer to the DPD Handbook (pages 9-12)