Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and Dietetics

Program Requirements (83 units)

Total units required for graduation: 120 units

Requirements for the B.S. in Nutritional Science and Dietetics

(Program Code: NSCD)

Note: For graduation, students must complete all upper-division courses required for the major with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

Completion of the requirements for the degree will also meet the following GE categories:  B1; B2; laboratory activity; B4; and 3 lower division units from category D.

In order to receive the Verification Statement from the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), graduates must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.8; and must receive a grade of B- (2.7) or higher in the 3000 and 4000-level DPD courses.  This Verification Statement is required for dietetic internship or supervised-practice program to become a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) as well as to take the Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Registration (NDTR) exam.

Lower-division requirements - includes 13 GE units (36)
Choose one of the following two courses:3
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
MATH 1201Introduction to Statistical Thinking3
BIOL 2200Microbiology for Allied Health Majors4
BIOL 2230Human Anatomy and Physiology I for Allied Health Majors4
BIOL 2240Human Anatomy and Physiology II for Allied Health Majors4
CHEM 2050Survey of General Chemistry3
CHEM 2050LSurvey of General Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 2060Survey of Organic and Biochemistry4
CHEM 2060LSurvey of Organic and Biochemistry Lab1
HSCI 1100Problem Solving Skills for Health Science1
HSCI 1200Health and Society: An Ecological and Societal Approach3
HSCI 1200LHealth and Society: An Ecological and Societal Approach Lab1
HSCI 2202Software Applications in the Health Sciences3
HSCI 2625Nutrition and Dietetic Professional Career Pathways1
Upper-division requirements (47)
HSCI 3601Fundamentals of Human Nutrition3
HSCI 3602Lifecycle Nutrition and Assessment3
HSCI 3605Cultural Practices and Cuisines4
HSCI 3605LCultural Practices and Cuisines Lab1
HSCI 3607Nutrition Counseling, Assessment, and Research Applications3
HSCI 3607LNutrition Counseling, Assessment, and Research Applications Lab1
HSCI 3615Food Science and Production3
HSCI 3615LFood Science and Production Lab1
HSCI 4621Foodservice Principles and Practice3
HSCI 4621LFoodservice Principles and Practice Lab1
HSCI 4622Foodservice Management3
HSCI 4625Dietetic Pathways and Processes1
HSCI 4661Human Metabolism and Nutritional Biochemistry3
HSCI 4662Advanced Nutrition and Topics3
HSCI 4680Public Health Nutrition in Dietetics3
HSCI 4681Medical Nutrition Therapy I3
HSCI 4681LMedical Nutrition Therapy I Lab1
HSCI 4682Medical Nutrition Therapy II3
HSCI 4682LMedical Nutrition Therapy II Lab1
HSCI 4690Senior Capstone Project WI3
Total Units83