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Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging Video

Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging

Office: Central Class Building 200

Telephone: 408-924-3100

Email: nufs-info-group@sjsu.edu

Website: www.sjsu.edu/nufspkg


Kasuen Mauldin
Ashwini R. Wagle, Chair
Fritz Yambrach

Associate Professors

Adrianne Widaman
Giselle Pignotti

Assistant Professors

Jacqueline Bergman
Susan Chen
Xi Feng
John Gieng
Edmund Tang
Mi Zhou


Nutritionists, food scientists, dietitians, foodservice and packaging professionals. The Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging trains graduates for rewarding careers in settings as diverse as community organizations, educational institutions, hospitals, nutrition and research laboratories, corporations and government agencies. The first nutrition department in the CSU system, our department traces its roots to 1911. We currently offer a master’s degree in nutritional science and two undergraduate degrees in the field: a general BS degree and a BS degree with the option of concentrations in dietetics and packaging. Our dietetics program is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) qualifying our students to apply for ACEND accredited internships and to work toward becoming registered dietitians.


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    Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars

    Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Programs  programs are combined bachelor’s and master’s programs at SJSU (per University Policy F19-1). Sometimes they may also satisfy the requirements for a credential. Students in these programs pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. These program allow students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.