The concentration in Food Management under the Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science provides students with the education and background needed to gain employment in foodservice administration. The course plan emphasizes providing a scientific foundation in introductory chemistry, bacteriology and human physiology. Support courses in psychology, statistics and economics also provide a strong background. Business courses in human resource management, accounting, and labor relations are needed to provide business skills utilized in foodservice management. Numerous courses in culinary skills, foodservice production management and procurement, catering, sanitation and food science, and cultural aspects of food, as well as nutrition, provide the industry focused education needed to function in the foodservice industry in management.
All students majoring in the Food Management concentration complete both a foodservice internship for 200 hours as well as a field experience course planned for a higher level of work responsibilities with enrollment as a senior for 90 hours. Both experiences provide the students majoring in the Food Management Concentration with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to interview for foodservice management positions. A carefully prepared multi-year program of study will ensure an appropriate sequencing of required courses and students should seek early and frequent advice from departmental advisors.
There are no minimum grade requirements for the major other than an overall 2.5 average across the courses in the major. The Concentration course plan meets the Program Learning Outcomes established for the Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging . The BS degree in Nutritional Science with a Concentration in Food Management is a regimented degree plan for students who wish to develop a focused set of skills to be successful in the foodservice industry so they can apply these skills in a practical setting.
Summary of Degree Units
|University Graduation Requirements
The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.
Students must satisfy all of the major and Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements , which includes unit, GPA, and residency requirements as well as the below identified General Education , American Institutions, Graduation Writing Assessment and Physical Education requirements. Courses that meet Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements are noted with an area designation (see Course Abbreviations ).
Core Lower Division General Education (21 units)
Of the 39 units required by the university, 18 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all lower division GE requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or Specific questions.
Upper Division General Education (3 units)
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions (6 units)
Complete one 6 unit sequence of American Institutions (US123) courses, which also satisfies GE Area D. Students may also satisfy the American Institutions Requirement with other courses, but these may not satisfy other GE areas.
The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ; 12 units) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B /HUM 2A /HUM 2B ; 24 units) sequences satisfy the American Institutions Requirement and additional GE Areas (see the course description for details).
Consult with a major advisor to select the appropriate sequence.
African American Studies (6 units)
Asian American Studies (6 units)
Chicana and Chicano Studies (6 units)
U.S. History and Government (6 units)
Physical Education (2 units)
All SJSU undergraduate students, regardless of major, have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in physical activities. To accommodate students’ needs and interests, the university offers a diverse selection of activity courses .
Major Preparation (25 units)
Major Requirements (63 units)
Food Management Concentration (26 units)
Major Electives (5 units)
Complete five units from (or by advisement):
College International Experience (0-3 units)
(SJSU Studies Area R or Area V Recommended - see the Upper Division General Education Requirement section)
In consultation with an advisor, select an International Experience course 0-3 unit(s).
Total Units Required (120 units)