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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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Nutritional Science, Applied Nutrition and Food Sciences Concentration, BS

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The Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science with a concentration in Applied Nutrition and Food Sciences, offered by the Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging , provides students with the education and background needed to gain employment in settings as diverse as community organizations, educational institutions, hospitals, health and fitness, nutrition and research laboratories, corporations and government agencies. 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.  Numerous courses in nutrition education, health in multicultural populations, community nutrition, food science, epidemiology, food safety and sanitation, cultural aspects of food, as well as nutrition, provide the industry-focused education needed for the graduates to succeed in their careers. Students complete a field experience course planned for a higher level of work responsibilities with enrollment as a senior for 90 hours.  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.  The BS degree in Nutritional Science with a Concentration in Applied Nutrition and Food Sciences is a regimented degree plan for students who wish to develop a focused set of skills to be successful in the community environment and the food industry.

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 32
Major Preparation 24
Major Core Requirements 32
Concentration Requirements 29
University Electives   3
Total 120

Program Roadmaps

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.

University Requirements

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, B4, or F must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with a a 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 a 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 course descriptions for details).

Consult with a major advisor to select the appropriate sequence.

Asian American Studies (6 units)

U.S. History and Government (6 units)

Complete One US1: US History Course

Complete One US23: US Constitution and California Government Course

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 .

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a Writing in the Disciplines (100W) course. The Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)  is satisfied by a course in the major. A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirements.

Health and Human Sciences College International Experience (0-3 units)

To satisfy the College’s International Experience  requirement, students participate in an international experience. Alternatives to the requirement must be approved by the dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences. Specific details can be found on the college’s website.

Major Preparation (24 units)

Complete one course:

Major Requirements (61 units)

University Electives (3 units)

Total Units Required (120 units)

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