Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

BS - Nutritional Science

Concentration in Packaging

San José State University -to- Santa Monica 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 2 Critical Analysis and Intermediate Composition
HIST 47 The Practice of History
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL 2 Critical Analysis and Intermediate Composition

Preparation for the Major:

Chemistry requirement - Complete CHEM 30A + 30B or CHEM 1A + 1B (May substitute CHEM 1A for CHEM 30A. Students can also substitute CHEM 1B or CHEM 8 for CHEM 30B):
CHEM 030A Introductory ChemistryCHEM 19 Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
CHEM 001A General ChemistryChem 11 General Chemistry I
CHEM 030B Introductory ChemistryNo Current Equivalent
CHEM 008 Organic ChemistryNo Current Equivalent
Or complete both:
CHEM 001A General ChemistryChem 11 General Chemistry I
CHEM 001B General ChemistryChem 12 General Chemistry II

Additional preparation courses for the major:

MATH 070 Finite MathematicsMath 21 Finite Mathematics
MATH 071 Calculus for Business and AviationMath 29 Claculus 2 for Business and Social Science
MICR 020 General BacteriologyNo Current Equivalent
PSYC 001 Introduction to PsychologyPsych 1 General Psychology
PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPhyscs 8 Calculus-Based Physics 1 with Lab
PHYSCS 6 General Physics 1 with Lab
STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsMath 54 Elementary Statistics
HS 067 Introductory Health StatisticsMath 54 Elementary Statistics

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

NUFS 008 Nutrition for the Health ProfessionsNUTR 1 Introduction to Nutrition Science
NUFS 031 Professionalism in Nutrition, Food Science and PackagingNo Current Equivalent

Approved Elective:

NUFS 021 Culinary Principles and PracticeNo 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.