Nutritional Science/Dietetics - Graduation & DP Completion Requirements
What are the requirements for Graduation and DP program completion?
To earn a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Biology with a Nutritional Science/Dietetics Emphasis, students must fulfill UW-Green Bay's requirements. For more information about the university's graduation requirements.
University Graduation Requirements for a Human Biology major- Nutritional Science/Dietetics emphasis degree consist of:
- University of Wisconsin - Green Bay requires that students complete 120 credits which includes meeting the University's General Education requirements (link to GE requirements http://www.uwgb.edu/catalog/undrgrad/gened.htm) and be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.00 or greater) in order to graduate.
- Students are recognized at commencement for honors if they meet a. and b.
- GPA meets the standards for honors
- Cum Laude 3.5-3.749
- Magna Cum Laude 3.75-3.849
- Summa Cum Laude 3.85 or higher OR GPA of 3.75-3.849 and eligible for completion of honors in the major
- Graded credits in residence; including those in progress total a minimum of 60 credits
- GPA meets the standards for honors
What is a DP verification statement and why do I need one?
The DP verification statement is required for a student who plans to apply for a position in an accredited Dietetic Internship or to apply to take the DTR exam. A student wishing to become a registered dietitian must successfully complete a dietetic internship. Following are the requirements for obtaining the verification statement:
- For students enrolled in the DP, the requirements for receipt of a Verification Statement in addition to the degree diploma are as follows:
- Earned grade of a C or better in all required DP courses
- Therefore it is possible to complete all of the required DP courses, graduate with a degree in Human Biology and emphasis in Nutritional Science/Dietetics and NOT earn the Verification Statement at that time
- Students are advised throughout the program of the academic requirements and encouraged to retake a class while still enrolled at the University as a degree-seeking student.
- It is possible to return to the University after receiving the initial degree and repeat the necessary courses; meeting the C or better requirement and receive the Verification Statement at a later time.
How do I obtain a DP Verification statement?
All students who successfully complete the DP program requirements and meet the eligibility requirements of a Verification Statement should take the following steps to ensure that they receive a DP Verification Statement in a timely manner.
- During the last semester prior to graduation and completion of the program; each student completes a contact form in which a preferred mailing address is provided to the Program Director (PD).
- Within approximately two weeks following degree conferral (January and May) the PD accesses each student record on SIS to verify that the student has
- Met the requirements for graduation
- Met the academic requirements for the Verification statement as defined in Policy 22.214.171.124
- The PD also maintains a record of those students who participate in commencement in May annually but do not officially obtain their degree until completion of summer courses
- The August graduates do not receive their verification statements until approximately two weeks after those courses have been completed
- An original signed verification statement is maintained in both the students advising record and a folder for each graduation/completion date
- Original Verification statements are mailed to each student in the amount recommended
- Unsigned E-records of past statements are also maintained in the event additional statements are required at a later date.