Human Nutritional Sciences, B.S.


Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements
Human Nutritional Sciences

1.  Major Requirements (50 units) and Additional Requirements (28 units)

Core Courses (28 units)
CULG 50, FSC 1, NUTR 53, NUTR 61, NUTR 153, NUTR 154, NUTR 160, NUTR 165, NUTR 166SE, NUTR 170

Career Specialty Emphasis (22 units)
In consultation with assigned faculty advisor, each student is required to select one area of electives to match his or her career goals. Career specialties include the following:

Select 3 units of electives from: CULG 152, FSM 60, FSM 134, FSM 193I, NUTR 147, NUTR 162T or courses approved by the Dietetics and Food Administration program coordinator.

Select 3 units of electives from: CULG 55, CULG 152; FSM 60, FSM 131, FSM 193I; NUTR 147, or courses approved by the Nutritional Science program coordinator.

Additional requirements (28 units)
CHEM 3A, CHEM 8, CHEM 150, BIOL 20, BIOL 67A, BIOL 67B, MATH 11, PSYCH 10

2.  General Education requirements (48 units)

3.  Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing. Human Nutrition Sciences majors are exempt from the MI requirement. 

4.    Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)

5.    Total units (120)*

* This total indicates that 12 units for CHEM 3A [GE Area B1], MATH 11 [GE Area B4], NUTR 53 [GE Area E1], and PSYCH 10 [GE Area D2] are used to satisfy the General Education requirements. See advisor for details.


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