Courses, Calendar, and Resources

The Dietetics degree planning requires students to meet many course requirements, to complete mandatory advising, and to adhere to policies. Various forms and procedures as well as peer mentoring services are available to help students and faculty advisors to meet students academic needs and satisfactory progress toward their degree objectives. Below you will find information related to:


To complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics, students follow a recommended sequence which corresponds to the Dietetics Program 4 year plan or Major RequirementsSome courses are offered in Fall or Spring only. Students are responsible for meeting prerequisites for all courses. More information can be found on Testudo or in the UMD Student Registration Guides Handbook.


The Dietetics program follows all UMD Academic Calendars. For deadlines, holidays, and other important dates, visit the Office of the Provost online. Each semester, students meet with assigned faculty advisors to review their academic goals and plans. Every advising period, reminders with specific instructions are emailed to students from AGNR Assistant Director Sara Kao and DPD Director Dr. Margaret Udahogora, RD. To be added to the email list, please contact

Resources: Advising, Policies and Forms

For additional support services and other resources, we invite students to utilize the Student Success Office Resources. Here students will find tutoring services, disability services, access to health and wellness programs, financial resources, career planning, campus life, academic support services, academic advising, academic probation, study spaces and tools, undocumented student resources and other academic success resources.

Advising:  The Dietetics Program assigns faculty advisors to our students. Prior to the advising period, an email is sent to all students to provide instructions on how to contact the advisor, prepare for advising, and schedule a meeting time.  The list of faculty advisors can be found here and it is based on the students last name initials. You are welcome to use our College AGNR Academic Advising FAQs that apply to our students as well.  This is a living document and for any questions or concerns you are welcome to contact Dr. Sarah Anne Balcom (, the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs & Director of Retention, Diversity and Special Initiatives. 

Policies:  Below are all the University of Maryland policies in one list and that apply to our Dietetics Program. The Academic Records and Regulations from the Office of the Registrar are also provided. 

Forms & Requests: essentials forms and requests are provided below, and students must meet the requirements for any of the request to be granted.

Peer Mentoring Services

AGNR offers Peer Mentoring services. Mentors are students who have achieved good academic success while gaining work experience and pursue extracurricular activities. As fellow students, mentors interact with peers to discuss everyday campus issues, advising, scheduling classes, registration, and more.


The Peer Mentor for Dietetics Program is available to assist you with your four year plan. In case he or she is not available, feel free to meet with any of the peer mentors as they are all trained to assist students from any AGNR major.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit AGNR Peer Mentors