BS in Family and Consumer Sciences (Nutrition and Food-Dietetics)

Units required for Major: 80
Units that also fulfill GE: 25

Program Description

The focus of Family and Consumer Sciences is to enhance the skills and knowledge that will promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Our programs and profession focus on individuals and families in order to achieve an optimum balance between people and their environments. The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences is to empower individuals and families to function interdependently in a global society.

Note: By completing the required core courses in the Dietetics Emphasis, GE Area B (12 units) requirements are met.

Pre-Major Requirements

To declare the Dietetics Emphasis, freshman or transfer students admitted as Nutrition and Food Concentration are required to complete the following grade and core course requirements (28 units: Section A) and submit a Major Change form to the Family and Consumer Sciences Department Office along with transcript copies:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75
  2. Completion of the required core courses (28 units) with a "C" or better. Only first or second attempts will be considered.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (28 Units)
BIO 10Basic Biological Concepts3
CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry I5
CHEM 1BGeneral Chemistry II5
FACS 9Food Safety and Sanitation3
FACS 10Nutrition And Wellness3
FACS 11Principles of Food Preparation3
FACS 113Nutrition And Metabolism3
STAT 1Introduction to Statistics3
Required Lower Division Courses (10 Units)
BIO 39Microbiology for Allied Health Students4
CHEM 20Organic Chemistry Lecture--Brief Course3
PSYC 2Introductory Psychology3
Required Upper Division Courses (42 Units)
BIO 131Systemic Physiology4
CHEM 161General Biochemistry3
FACS 100Research: Methods and Application in Family and Consumer Sciences3
FACS 107Nutrition Education, Communication, and Counseling3
FACS 110Food Production and Sustainability4
FACS 114Cultural and Social Aspects of Food3
FACS 115Nutrition: Pre-conception Through Childhood3
FACS 116Foodservice Management,Food Service Management3
FACS 117Community Nutrition3
FACS 118AMedical Nutrition Therapy I3
FACS 118BMedical Nutrition Therapy II3
FACS 119Nutrition: Adolescence Through Older Adulthood3
FACS 121Nutrition Assessment, Methods and Support3
FACS 199DDietetic Pathways1
Total Units80