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Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

BS - Nutritional Science - BS Nutritional Science

Concentration in Food Management

San José State University -to- San Bernardino Valley College

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingEngl 102 Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking
Engl 102H Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors
PHIL 102 Introduction to Critical Thinking and Writing
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisNo Current Equivalent

Preparation for the Major:

BIOL 066 Human PhysiologyBIOL 261 Human Physiology
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 030A Introductory ChemistryCHEM 101 Introductory Chemistry
CHEM 030B Introductory ChemistryCHEM 104 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
CHEM 105 Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry
MICR 020 General BacteriologyBIOL 270 Microbiology
PSYC 001 Introduction to PsychologyPsych 100 General Psychology
Psych 100H General Psychology - Honors
STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsPSYCH 105 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Math 108 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
ECON 208 Business and Economics Statistics
PH 067 Introductory Health StatisticsPSYCH 105 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Math 108 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
ECON 208 Business and Economics Statistics
UNVS 015S Statway Part B: Statistics-Concepts & MethodsNo Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

NUFS 008 Nutrition for the Health ProfessionsFN 162 Nutrition
NUFS 020 Sanitation and Environmental Issues in the Hospitality IndustryCULART 225 Sanitation and Safety
BUS1 020N Survey of AccountingACCT 200 Financial Accounting
NUFS 021 Culinary Principles and PracticeNo Current Equivalent
NUFS 022 Catering and Beverage ManagementCULART 250 Food, Wine and Beverage Service Concepts
NUFS 025 Internship in Foodservice ManagementNo Current Equivalent
ECON 001A Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsEcon 200 Principles of Macroeconomics
Econ 200H Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors
ECON 001B Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsEcon 201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 201H Principles of Microeconomics - Honors

Major Electives:

BUS4 091L Computer Tools for BusinessCIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy
SPAN 004A Basic Spanish INo Current Equivalent


Admission to San Jose State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Because of this, SJSU is an impacted campus with impacted programs. For the most current information regarding admission impaction at SJSU please visit our website SJSU Impaction Information page.

Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility (except majors which have an approved CSU GE A3 waiver). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units, students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. The lower division major courses for this major are shown above.

2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses may be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Some SJSU majors which meet GE requirements within the majors are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Course in English Composition highly recommended:
All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2) for the greatest success in passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) at SJSU. Complete this course with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at:

4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at under the link "CSU U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.

5. Graduation Requirement - Physical Education (PE):
All undergraduate students who matriculate at SJSU are required to complete two units of physical education from Kinesiology/Dance activity courses, unless the major program has an approved PE waiver. Majors which have approved PE waivers are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog.

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