Jan 26, 2023  
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Nutritional Science, Food Management 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

  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 (14 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


Year 2


Fall Semester (17 units)


Spring Semester (14 units)


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5


Fall Semester (9 units)


BS/BA degree posted.

Spring Semester (9 units)


Roadmap Notes


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

NUFS 106A  requires passage of WST Exam and co-enrollment or completion of NUFS 100W NUFS 31 .

** NUFS 139  and NUFS 144  meet 6 units of SJSU Studies requirements; can be double counted in the major and for SJSU Studies Areas S and V; requires passage of WST.

The standalone BS Nutritional Science, Food Management Concentration program requires the completion of NUFS 113, 114A, and 190. The Nutritional Science MS program requires 9 units of courses in a Specialization Area. Students satisfy these courses in this SAGE Scholars Program by completing NUFS 113, 114A, and 190. 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.