BS in Family and Consumer Sciences (Nutrition and Food)

Program scheduled for Discontinuation, please see the BS in Nutrition and Food for Program Requirements.

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

Program Description

The concentration prepares students for careers in the field of nutrition, food management, and food product development and sales. The program emphasizes the role of nutrition and food in individual and family health, connotations of food use, 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.

Note: Students should consult a Department advisor before choosing a concentration.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (32 Units)
BIO 10Basic Biological Concepts 13
or BIO 20 Biology: A Human Perspective
CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry I 15
or CHEM 6A Introduction to General Chemistry
or CHEM 5 Chemistry for Nurses
FACS 93
FACS 10 13
FACS 113
FACS 50The Family and Social Issues 13
FACS 100Research: Methods and Application in Family and Consumer Sciences3
FACS 140Family Resource Management3
FACS 168Senior Seminar3
SOC 8Sense and Nonsense in Social Issues and Research 13
or STAT 1 Introduction to Statistics
Required Upper Division Courses (22 Units)
FACS 1073
FACS 1104
FACS 113 13
Select four of the following:12
FACS 114
FACS 115
FACS 116
FACS 117
FACS 118A
FACS 118B
FACS 119
FACS 120/BIO 170
Total Units54

Note: BIO 10, CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B, CHEM 20, and STAT 1 are recommended for students who plan to complete the dietetics emphasis or graduate studies in nutrition.

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (6-9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking 2,30 - 3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (0-3 Units)
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 2,30 - 3
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 Units27-33

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) (9 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE) 20
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 36