The Nutrition Department offers a major in nutrition, a minor in nutrition and an area of concentration in dietetics through the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The DPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. All nutrition majors complete a set of required foundation courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics and nutrition. Additional course work is selected based on the student’s concentration or pre-requisite guidelines for post-graduate education. The department has developed Advising Tracks as an aid to guide students into appropriate courses based on their future goals.