The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers students a Bachelor of Science degree in two option areas of study:
• Nutrition and Dietetics
• Food Science
Specific degree and certificate information as well as option requirements are listed under each option alphabetically in this Catalog.
Requirements for the major include a minimum of 128 units for Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to general education requirements (48 units), a minimum of 40 units in Family and Consumer Sciences is required, 24 of which must be upper division. Students transferring from another college or university will receive transfer credit in required courses if the course is equivalent to the course at this University and it is accepted by the University.
Individuals choosing this option will concentrate their studies in the areas of nutritional science, medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition, food production and management of foodservice operations, chemistry, physiology, plus a variety of supporting course work in related disciplines. The Nutrition and Dietetics option with appropriate elective selection fulfills the American Dietetic Association (ADA) academic requirements for eligibility to apply for qualifying experiences required to become a Registered Dietitian. Career opportunities include: community nutrition programs, health clubs, private consulting, health and welfare agencies, program administration, health promotion, government agencies, hospitals and clinics, foodservice operations, public and private schools, research, and business and industry.
ANTH 412I or HCA 422I or H SC 420I; BIOL 207 or 342 and 342L; BIOL 260 or ED P 419 or H SC 403 or IS 310; CHEM 111A, 327, 448, 449; COMM 110; ED P 373I; ENGL 100; ENGL 101 or 317; HRM 361 or PSY 381; IS 233 or 300 or FCSE 387; MICR 200; PSY 100; SOC 100; CAFF 321I; CDFS 312I; FCSE 299, 486, 499; NUTR 132, 234, 331A, 331B, 336, 436, 436L, 438, 461, 492K or 3 units of FCSE 497; FSCI 332; HFHM 173, 235, 275. Additionally, a minimum of 6 units of electives is selected in consultation with a Nutrition and Dietetics faculty advisor. Recommended electives include: HFHM 375, 477; FCSE 497; NUTR 433, 439, 492K. If a stronger foundation in Chemistry is desired, CHEM 320A and 320B may be selected instead of CHEM 327. If a stronger foundation in Biochemistry is desired, CHEM 441A and CHEM 441B may be selected instead of CHEM 448.
Students who wish to take the Nutrition and Dietetics Option as a Pre-professional degree (e.g., medical, etc.) should check with the appropriate programs to verify specific requirements.