University of Maryland

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Nutrition & Food Science


Thank you for your interest in the Dietetics program at the University of Maryland. The Dietetics program prepares students to apply their knowledge of nutrition to promote healthy eating patterns in the population. Registered Dietitians (RDs) work in many areas including clinical and community nutrition, nutrition counseling, nutrition education and research, wellness, government, public health, food service management and others. The dynamic field of Dietetics is ever growing and dietitians continue to find new and different ways to communicate nutrition information to the public. This major also prepares students for medical and dental school, as well as graduate study in a variety of fields.

Our accomplished and diverse faculty contribute years of expertise to the Dietetics program. We are quite proud of our program and hope you will find that Dietetics is the career for you.

Approximately 158 students are enrolled in the Dietetics major.

For more information on the Dietetics major and the process of becoming a Registered Dietitian, please visit read our FAQs.

It is not necessary to complete an additional application form in order to be accepted into the Dietetics program. On their application to the University of Maryland, both freshman and transfer students should simply declare their major as Dietetics. The Dietetics program code for your application is 1307D. Students who are enrolled in other majors at the University of Maryland should contact the department for information about changing their major to Dietetics.

For information on admission to the University of Maryland, go to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. You may also want to visit the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to find out more information about our college.

The undergraduate catalog contains information on admission, as well as withdrawal and refund of tuition and fees, academic calendars, protection of privacy of information, access to personal files, access to student support services, grievance procedures, and disciplinary/termination procedures.

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