Feb 22, 2024  
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Nutritional Science, Dietetics Concentration, BS + Nutritional Science, MS (2023-2024)

Admissions Requirements | Graduate Standing Requirements | Advising Roadmap

The Nutritional Science Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars Program  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 SJSU GPA at time of admission. GPA is calculated by the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) units taken or a student’s SJSU 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).

Graduate Standing Requirements

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

  1. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students in the first four years of the program who do not maintain these standards will be removed from the SAGE Scholars program and returned to the non-SAGE BS in Nutritional Science program. In that event, students in the dietetics concentration will be eligible for the Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Registered (NDTR) credential.

  2. Students may apply for the master’s program at that point like any other non-SAGE Scholars applicant.

  3. Students are converted to graduate status when they have completed 120 SAGE program-applicable units. The following University Requirements are satisfied with required courses in the major: GE Area B and SJSU Studies Area S. Alternate courses that may satisfy these requirements are not counted in the calculation of the 120 SAGE program-applicable units.

Advising Roadmap

The following roadmap is a sample advising map to complete the SAGE Scholars program in 5 years. Please consult your 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 (15 units)

Spring Semester (15 units)

Year 2

Fall Semester (15 units)

Spring Semester (15 units)

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Fall Semester (9 units)

BS degree posted.

Spring Semester (9 units)

Roadmap Notes

Accreditation by the Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

STAT 95  meets General Education Area B4 - Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. (UNVS 15 may be used in lieu of the statistics course required by this major.)
** BIOL 65  is a recommended prerequisite for BIOL 66 , but is not required in the major.
*** 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 Nutritional Science, MS program requires 9 units of courses in a Specialization Area. Students satisfy this requirement in this SAGE Scholars Program by completing 9 units from NUFS 108A, NUFS 109, NUFS 110A, and NUFS 110B in the Nutritional Science, Dietetics Concentration BS program. 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.


NUFS 220A Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy course is required for SAGE students who will be planning for the SJSU Dietetic Internship.