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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Nutritional Science, Applied Nutrition and Food Sciences Concentration, BS

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 27
Major Core Requirements 32
Concentration Requirements 29
Total 120

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements  section of the Policies and Procedures .

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.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .

University Requirements (32 units)

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)

The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Complete One Sequence From:

Physical Education (2 units)

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Major Preparation (27 units)

Complete One Course From:

Major Requirements (61 units)

Total Units Required (120 units)