Declaring the Nutrition Major

Virginia A. Beal Undergraduate Scholarship Award recipients

Want to Declare the Nutrition Major or Learn More About It?

The first step is to talk with one of our peer advisors or, during the pre-registration advising period, attend one of our info and advising group sessions. The Nutrition Peer Advisors hold drop-in office hours throughout the week. See their schedule under Peer Advising Center. For a pre-registration advising group session, see sign-up below.  

Email the Nutrition Peer Advisors for link and instructions to meet with them: nutritionpeers@umass.edu  

After meeting with a peer advisor, you should contact Nicole Goldstein or Claire Norton to officially declare the nutrition major. See their contact information below.

During the Spring 2022 pre-registration advising period, we will be holding an info and advising session for students interested in switching into the Nutrition major on Wednesday, April 6th 5:30-6:30pm in Chenoweth 210A.

Please sign up here.

Undergraduate Admissions

Admission to the undergraduate major as a first-year student requires admission to the University – there are no additional requirements for entry into the nutrition major.  However, admission to the Dietetics track has additional requirements and an application. See below for more information.

Sophomore and junior transfer students must have pre-requisites completed for admission into the nutrition major. See below for more information.

Please refer to the Admissions Office website for University requirements and application deadlines. 

Transfer students

Transfer students entering as juniors are required to have completed at least two semesters of general chemistry equivalent to Chem 111 and 112, and one semester of biology equivalent to Bio 151, and to be prepared to take organic chemistry. 

Transfer students entering as sophomores are required to meet the pre-requisites for taking Chem 111.  This means they must receive credit for Math 104 or earn a sufficient score on the Math Placement Test.

Dietetics Track Application

To qualify for entry into the Dietetics track, students must earn at least a B in Nutrition 230 and have a cum GPA of 2.5 or higher

Dietetics Track Application