Jan 26, 2023  
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Nutritional Science, Applied Nutrition and Food Sciences Concentration, BS + Nutritional Science, MS


The Nutritional Science Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars Programs  is designed to meet the needs of the student who is working towards a baccalaureate degree and seeks advanced preparation in nutrition science, nutrition education, geriatric nutrition, and foodservice/restaurant management. The program is intended to prepare candidates to assume leadership roles in their profession and communities and to provide the opportunity to acquire a foundation for doctoral study.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Be enrolled in or have completed the undergraduate Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (100W (WID) /GWAR prior to admission into the SAGE Scholars program);
  2. Successfully completed a minimum of 60 Nutritional Science BS applicable units and not more than 120 undergraduate degree applicable units at the time of admission in the program;
  3. Completed NUFS 106A  and NUFS 100W  with grades of “C” or better;
  4. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at time of admission. GPA is calculated by the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) units taken or a student’s cumulative GPA, whichever is higher; and, 
  5. Completed all lower-division work (designated 1-99, including lower-division general education courses and American Institutions courses).

Academic Standing

Requirements for program continuation and advancement to candidacy in the graduate program, include:

  1. Students may apply for the master’s program at that point like any other non-SAGE Scholars applicant, which would require achieving the department minimum for the general GRE.

Advising Roadmap

The following roadmap is a sample advising map to complete the SAGE Scholars program in 5 years. Please consult your MyPlanner and major advisor as you develop your individualized academic plan. Students must have completed 60+ units in order to enroll in SJSU Studies courses.

Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5

Year 1


Fall Semester (16 units)


Spring Semester (16 units)


Year 2


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


Year 3


Year 4


Fall Semester (17 units)


Student admitted to BS + MS program.

Spring Semester (17 units)


Year 5


Roadmap Notes


This major requires an International Experience, please consult your major advisor regarding course requirement.

NUFS 106A  requires passage of WST and co-requisite or prerequisite NUFS 100W NUFS 31 .
** NUFS 139  and NUFS 144  requires passage of WST.
*** The standalone BS Nutritional Science, Applied Nutrition and Food Sciences Concentration requires 29 units of Concentration Electives. The MS Nutritional Science program requires 9 units of courses in a Specialization Area. Students satisfy these courses in this SAGE Scholars Program by completing 9 units of Specialization Area courses as Concentration Electives. These 9 credits are considered to count toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees, thus allowing SAGE students to meet the minimum unit requirements for both degrees.