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

Units required for Major: 80
Total units required for BS: 120

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 Concepts 13
CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry I 15
CHEM 1BGeneral Chemistry II 15
FACS 93
FACS 10 13
FACS 113
FACS 113 13
STAT 1Introduction to Statistics 13
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 (38 Units)
BIO 131Systemic Physiology4
CHEM 161General Biochemistry3
FACS 100Research: Methods and Application in Family and Consumer Sciences3
FACS 1073
FACS 1104
FACS 1143
FACS 1153
FACS 1163
FACS 1173
FACS 118A3
FACS 118B3
FACS 1193
FACS 121
FACS 199D
Total Units76

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