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 community nutrition, and food sustainability. 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. The major is offered in three modalities to meet student needs: in-person, hybrid (combination of online and in-person courses), and online. The online major courses will include asynchronous and synchronous formats.

Minimum Grade Requirement

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

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (48 Units)
BIO 10Basic Biological Concepts 13
CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry I 1,25
or CHEM 6A Introduction to General Chemistry
NUFD 9Food Safety and Sanitation3
NUFD 10Nutrition And Wellness3
NUFD 11Principles of Food Preparation3
NUFD 100Research: Methods and Application in Nutrition and Food3
NUFD 168Senior Seminar3
PSYC 2Introductory Psychology 13
STAT 1Introduction to Statistics 13
NUFD 107Nutrition Education, Communication, and Counseling3
NUFD 110Food Production and Sustainability4
NUFD 113Nutrition And Metabolism3
NUFD 114Cultural and Social Aspects of Food3
NUFD 115Nutrition: Pre-conception Through Childhood3
NUFD 119Nutrition: Adolescence Through Older Adulthood3
Required Upper Division Courses (6 Units)
Select two of the following:6
Current Topics in Nutritional Sciences 1
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 (3 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course 20
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.0
Area E: Understanding Personal Development
Area E Course 20
Area F: Ethnic Studies
Area F Course
Total Units24

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