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Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Food Administration - Option in Food Science (120 units)

Prerequisites

A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination.

Requirements

Take all of the following support courses:

*"C" or better required

  • BIOL 201 General Microbiology for Mental Health Professionals (4)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A or CHEM 140 with a grade of "C" or better and GE Foundation requirements.
  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination. 
    Corequisite:  MATH 109 or higher.
  • CHEM 448 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 220B or CHEM 227 either with a grade of "C" or better.

Choose one of the following:

  • CHEM 227 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better; CHEM 111B is recommended.

OR

Two (2) semester Organic Chemistry Sequence:

  • CHEM 220A: Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHEM 223A: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
    AND
  • CHEM 220B Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHEM 223B Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

Choose one of the following:

  • MATH 113 Precalculus Algebra (3)
    Prerequisites: Appropriate ELM score, ELM exemption or MAPB 11.

OR

  • MATH 119A Survey of Calculus I (3)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 113.

OR

  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and MATH 113.

Take the following support courses:

*"C" or better required

  • NUTR 132 Introductory Nutrition (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One Foundation course.
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students who score 147 or above on the English Placement Test or "C" or better in one of the following AFRS 100, ASAM 100, CHLS 104, ENGL 100S or ALI 150 or ALP 150 or equivalent.

Take one of the following courses:

*"C" or better required

  • BIOL 260 Biostatistics (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 201 or 207 or 211 or MICR 200; a "C" or better in MATH 111 or 113 or 119A or 122
  • HDEV 190 Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences (4)
    Prerequisites: Eligible to take a General Education Mathematics Course.
  • PSY 110 Introductory Statistics (4)
    Prerequisites: Eligible to take a General Education Mathematics course.
  • SOC 170 Elementary Statistics (4)
    Prerequisites: SOC 100 or SOC 142 or instructor consent.
  • STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life (3)
    Prerequisites: Appropriate ELM score, ELM exemption, or MAPB 7 or MAPB 11 or MAPB 12.
  • STAT 118 Introductory Business Statistics (3)
    Prerequisites: Appropriate ELM score, ELM exemption, or MAPB 11.

Complete all of the following major courses:

*"C" or better required

  • CAFF 321 Family and Consumer Resource Management (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper division standing.
  • FCS 299 Introduction to FCS (1)
    Prerequisite: None.
  • FCS 499 Professionalism and Leadership in FCS (1)
    Prerequisites: FCS 299, CAFF 321, 12 units of upper division course work in Family and Consumer Sciences. Must be taken in one of the last two semesters prior to graduation.
  • HFHM 176 Fundamentals of Food Preparation (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • FSCI 101 Franken Food: Fact or Science Fiction (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • FSCI 232 Food Science (3)
    Prerequisites: HFHM 176
  • FSCI 338 Introduction to Food Processing (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in BIO 201 and FSCI 232. Open to FSCI declared Majors, FSCI minors and declared NUTR majors only
  • FSCI 432 Food Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 227, FSCI 232 or equivalent.

Choose one of the following:

  • FSCI 435 Food Processing, Preservation and Packaging (3)
    Prerequisite: FSCI 232 or consent of instructor.

OR

  • FCS 490 Special Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences (1-3)
    Prerequisites: None

In addition, take the following two courses:

  • FSCI 469 Food Product Development (3)
    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in FSCI 232, and in FSCI 435 or FCS 490
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: FSCI 432
  • FSCI 492F Internship in Food Science (3)
    Prerequisites: Senior standing; a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA; approval of faculty advisor in Food Science; and FSCI 232.

Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • AMST 310 Foodways in Contemporary America (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation Courses
  • CAFF/CRJU 307 Crimes against Consumers (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • CRJU 307 Crimes against Consumers (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • CLSC 380 Ancient Eats (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements or consent of instructor.
  • COMM 434 Advanced Oral Presentation Skills (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements; one or more GE Exploration courses; and upper-division standing.
  • ENGL 317 Technical Communication (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, upper-division standing, and a previous composition course, i.e., ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1), ENGL 102, ENGL 300, or equivalents.
  • ENGR 361 Scientific Research Communication (3)
    Prerequisites: G.E. foundation courses; score of 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or successfully completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
  • FCS 497 Directed Studies (1-3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing, consent of instructor
  • MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • NUTR 336 Social and Cultural Aspects of Food and Health (3)
    Prerequisites: For Dietetics Concentration NUTR 132, NUTR 234, SOC 335; for Nutritional Sciences Concentration NUTR 132, SOC 335.

 


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