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Sample Degree Plan Courses

The following is a list of courses based on sample degree plan. Other requirements may be necessary to complete this degree.

Dietetics and Nutrition (BS) Requirements

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Degree Options

1 courses required.

Coordinated Program

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Lower Division Preparation

FIU undergraduates must have met all lower division requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester hours, and have a GPA of 2.3 or higher to declare Dietetics and Nutrition as the declared major. Basic computer literacy is expected.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

MCB Introductory Microbiology
3.0
MCB Intro Microbio Lab
1.0
BSC General Biology I
3.0
CHM General Chemistry I
4.0
CHM General Chemistry Lab I
1.0
CHM General Chemistry II
3.0
CHM General Chemistry Lab II
1.0
ECO Principles of Macroeconomics
3.0
HUN Principles of Nutrition
3.0
MAC College Algebra
3.0

Organic Chemistry

1 courses required.

Organic Chemistry I & II

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

CHM Organic Chemistry I
4.0
CHM Organic Chemistry Lab I
1.0
CHM Organic Chemistry II
3.0
CHM Organic Chemistry Lab II
1.0

Upper Division Program

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Senior Year

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Summer Semester

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

DIE Supervised Dietetics Practice I
6.0

2nd Fall Semester

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

DIE Supervised Dietetics Practice II
6.0

University Core Curriculum

Please note the University Core Curriculum has been modified to reflect requirements not already covered in this degree plan's Program Prerequisites or Upper Division Programs.  Consult an advisor for more information.Undergraduate education seeks to develop productive, creative, and responsible citizens who both shape society and lay the foundation for tomorrow. In addition to exploring areas of specialization, the university experience must provide a venue for investigating the origins and natures of cultures, ideas, and the physical universe and endow graduates with the ability to analyze critically, think sustainably, learn creatively, and express themselves clearly and cogently. Diversity and breadth of experience are essential characteristics of both education and success in our global community.The University Core Curriculum (UCC) provides the broad, well-defined curriculum that enables graduates to think critically, analytically, and creatively, with a passion to learn and with the skills and ability to assemble, assess, incorporate, and synthesize new knowledge and information; organize and clearly express their knowledge and ideas; and determine the importance and relevance of new ideas through a synthesis of both broad and narrow contexts and the integration of seemingly disparate pieces into a meaningful whole.The UCC rests upon the belief that a foundational curriculum, shared by students, fosters intellectual development and enhances personal, social, intellectual, and academic relations. Together with concentration in major fields of study, the UCC builds the base that makes future academic and professional excellence possible.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

First Year Experience

The transition to a university environment is a unique one for first-time university students.  FIU's orientation course is designed to facilitate this transition.  The First-Year Experience course provides a forum for integrating the FIU experience and for discussing issues promoting intellectual, personal, academic, social growth and success as a member of the University community.  The course introduces students to University policies, procedures, and services; addresses academic and career choices; and enhances study and time-management skills. All students entering the University with fewer than 30 semester hours are required to take this one-credit course,  SLS 1501 First-Year Experience.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

SLS First Year Experience
1.0

English Composition

A foundation in the critical analysis of issues and texts, both discursive and creative, and in argumentation and persuasion is essential in all university courses. English Composition provides this foundation by encouraging the mastery of written and oral communication models, including the essay and research paper. For students entering FIU with 30 or fewer credits and for all first-time-in-college students, ENC 1101, Writing and Rhetoric I and ENC 1102, Writing and Rhetoric II are required. For students entering FIU with more than 30 credits (who are not first-time-in-college students), ENC 2304, College Writing for Transfer Students, and one of the following: ENC 3314, Writing Across the Curriculum; or ENC 3311, Advanced Writing and Research; or ENC 3213, Professional and Technical Writing are acceptable.

1 courses required.

Option I

For students entering FIU with 30 or fewer credits and for all first-term-in-college students.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

ENC Writing And Rhetoric I
3.0
ENC Writing And Rhetoric II
3.0

Humanities With Writing

Two, three-credit courses required, one of which must be a historically-oriented courseIn these courses students strengthen the critical reading and writing skills needed to succeed within the University and beyond. Students interact analytically with, and respond critically to, primary and secondary texts in the humanities and learn to integrate the ideas and words of others into their own writing. By writing informed essays, students develop the ability to present ideas logically and sequentially and to provide balanced exposition and critical examination of complex events, positions, arguments, or texts.In these courses students learn to use writing as a form of inquiry in reflecting critically upon central topics in the humanities, such as individual, moral, and social values; historical perspectives and events; culture and the arts; philosophy; and religious beliefs and practices. Students address themes centered on the traditions; shared values and myths; literary, artistic, historical, and philosophical traditions; and cultural standards and common values which underlie contemporary societies and their historical ntecedents.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Other Course Options

Select a course not already taken for the historically oriented requirement.

1 courses required.

ENG Approaches to Literature
3.0

Natural Science

Please note that the Physical Sciences requirement (with lab) is already covered in the Program Prerequisites.  Consult an advisor for more information.Our technologically dependent world requires an understanding of the processes that led us here. Learning the basic concepts and ideas of scientific fields provides contact with not just those fields but with how science is done. In these courses students study the scientific method through examination of the foundational theories of modern scientific thought. Students apply scientific principles and theories to problem solving, evaluate scientific statements, and incorporate new information within the context of what is already known.Emphasizing the essential connection between theory and experiment, the hands-on laboratory experience rovides the context for testing scientific theories.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Life Sciences

Please note students must also take a corresponding lab.

1 courses required.

BOT Introductory Botany
3.0

Life Sciences Labs

One corresponding one-credit lab.  Consult an advisor and/or course descriptions for more information.

2.0 Hrs. required.

Arts Requirement

Art embodies human dreams, visions, and imagination and renders the human experience creatively in sound, movement, performance, design, language, color, shape, and space. Art responds critically to current events, changes in society, and the drama of human life.In fulfilling this requirement, students will become acquainted with the fundamental aspects of the arts while developing a capacity to understand, appreciate, or experience particular forms. Students address universal themes central to the cultural traditions of the past and resent as expressed through the perspectives of the arts.

1 courses required.

ARH Art History Survey I
3.0

Free Electives

132 units are required for completion of this degree.  Consult an advisor for more information on course options/requirements.

1.0 Hrs. required.

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