Admission Requirements for Texas A&M
Students wishing to enter the DPD program are considered transfer applicants, and must meet eligibility requirements according to their classification. The following are the requirements to be considered for possible transfer as a Nutrition major, in addition to the Texas A&M University and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences requirements:
- Have completed at least 24 graded, transferrable hours with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5.
- Must have successfully completed both CHEM 119 and CHEM 120 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 Nutrition degree?
- How will a Nutrition 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 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.
DPD Eligibility Requirements
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 for All Students
All students must 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 and departmental listserv.*
All students must also read through the DPD Student Handbook. Sign and email the signature page at the end of the handbook to Dr. Karen Beathard at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Additional Requirements for All Students
- 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
Additional Requirements for Undergraduate Students
• 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.
Additional Requirements for Post-Graduate Students
- 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
*Email Ms. Monique Glover at email@example.com and request she add you to the listserv.
DPD Transfer Course and Experiential Learning Equivalency Policies
Individuals interested in transferring into Texas A&M University and the Department of Nutrition should refer to the university’s admissions information for Transfer Students for information on transfer programs and initiatives, scholarships and financial aid, and resources including course substitutions.
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.
Transfer Coursework Verification
The Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCN) is used to determine what course numbers will transfer from Texas Community Colleges into the Texas A&M University DPD Program. The Texas A&M University Undergraduate Catalog maintains an updated list of TCCN equivalent courses.
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.
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.
DPD Option Force List
In order to be enrolled in NUTR 211 (which will remain closed throughout registration), eligible students must complete the Force List Request.
The link will close on April 17, 2023. Contact Poppy Capehart, (979) 845-1527 or firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.