Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Sciences

Requirements (123 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.S. in Nutrition and Food Sciences (Program Code: NTFS)

Note: All upper-division courses with an HSCI prefix or any course approved for upper-division Health Science substitutions require a grade of "C" (2.0) or better. Certain required courses also apply in the university's general education program.

In order to receive the Verification Statement from the DPD, graduates must have an overall GPA of 2.8 or higher; and must receive a grade of B- or higher in the 300 and 400-level DPD courses.  This Verification Statement is required for dietary internship or supervised-practice program as well as to take the DTR exam.

Total units for graduation (180) includes 22 GE units.

Lower-division requirements - includes 18 GE units (60)
BIOL 100Topics in Biology (GE-B2 prerequisite)5
BIOL 220Principles of Microbiology5
BIOL 223Human Physiology and Anatomy I5
BIOL 224Human Physiology and Anatomy II5
CHEM 205Fundamentals of Chemistry I: General Chemistry5
CHEM 206Fundamentals of Chemistry II: Organic Chemistry5
CHEM 207Fundamentals of Chemistry III: Biochemistry5
HSCI 120Health and Society: An Ecological Approach5
HSCI 225Introduction to the Dietetic Profession1
HSCI 244Introduction to Culinary Arts (or proof of competency to be determined by faculty advisor)2
HSCI 245Introduction to Food Science5
HSCI 273Software Applications in the Health Sciences4
MATH 110College Algebra4
PSYC 100Introduction to Psychology4
or SOC 100 The Study of Society
Upper-division requirements - includes 4 GE units (63)
HSCI 315Statistics for the Health Sciences4
HSCI 345Advanced Food Science5
HSCI 350Principles of Nutritition4
HSCI 365Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle4
HSCI 384Nutrition Assessment and Research Methodology4
HSCI 441Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism4
HSCI 442Advanced Human Nutrition4
HSCI 443Medical Nutrition Therapy I4
HSCI 444Medical Nutrition Therapy II4
HSCI 445Community Nutrition4
HSCI 446Senior Seminar in Dietetic Education1
HSCI 465Foodservice Production and Procurement5
HSCI 467Foodservice Systems Management4
MGMT 302Management and Organizational Behavior4
or PSYC 302 Management and Organizational Behavior
NSCI 306Expository Writing for the Natural Sciences (or completion of challenge examination, GE-F1)4
Four units chosen from:4
International Perspectives on Nutrition
Human Disease Mechanisms
Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sports
Food and Culture: Traditions and Trends
Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sports
Upper-division courses in SOC, ANTH, PSYC, MGMT, or MKTG as approved by a faculty advisor. HSCI 342 and HSCI 399 units may not be used to meet the upper-division HSCI electives for the degree.
Total Units123