BS in Nutrition and Food

Units required for Major: 54
Total units required for BS: 120

Program Description

The major prepares students for careers in the field of nutrition, food management, and food product development and sales. The major emphasizes the role of nutrition and food in individual and family health, cultural and behavioral influences on food selection, and the management of commercial and noncommercial food systems.

Minimum Grade Requirement

A minimum grade of "C-" is required for all prerequisite courses within and outside the Department.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (29 Units)
BIO 10Basic Biological Concepts 13
CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry I 15
or CHEM 6A Introduction to General Chemistry
or CHEM 5 Chemistry for Nurses
FACS 9Food Safety and Sanitation3
FACS 10Nutrition And Wellness 13
FACS 11Principles of Food Preparation3
FACS 100Research: Methods and Application in Family and Consumer Sciences3
FACS 168Senior Seminar3
PSYC 2Introductory Psychology 13
STAT 1Introduction to Statistics 13
Required Upper Division Courses (25 Units)
FACS 107Nutrition Education, Communication, and Counseling3
FACS 110Food Production and Sustainability4
FACS 113Nutrition And Metabolism 13
FACS 114Cultural and Social Aspects of Food3
FACS 115Nutrition: Pre-conception Through Childhood3
FACS 119Nutrition: Adolescence Through Older Adulthood3
Select two of the following:6
Food Service Management
Community Nutrition
Medical Nutrition Therapy I
Practical Application in Sports Nutrition
Nutrition Assessment, Methods and Support
Total Units54

Note: CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B, and CHEM 20 are recommended for students who plan to complete the dietetics concentration or graduate studies in nutrition.

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms
B1 - Physical Science 20
B2 - Life Forms 20
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5) 20
B4 - Math Concepts 20
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 20
Area C: Arts and Humanities (12 Units)
C1 - Arts3
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area C Course3
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area D: The Individual and Society (9 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course 20
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development
Area E Course 20
Total Units30

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI)3
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (12 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE)3
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 26