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Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging Department

BS - Nutritional Science, Concentration in Dietetics

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Transfer Degrees (ADT) pathway roadmaps can be found here.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements32
Core Lower Division General Education21
Of the 39 units required by the university, 18 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education3
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IID3+US1233
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015. Essentials of U.S. HistoryD2+US13
POLS 015. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentD3+US233
Chicana and Chicano Studies6
CCS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
CCS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major32
BIOL 066. Human PhysiologyB2+B35
CHEM 001A. General ChemistryB1+B35
CHEM 030B. Introductory Chemistry3
CHEM 132. Introductory Biochemistry4
CHEM 132L. Introductory Biochemistry Lab1
HS 100W. Writing WorkshopZ3
MICR 020. General BacteriologyB2+B35
PSYC 001. Introduction to PsychologyD13
Complete one course from:
STAT 095. Elementary StatisticsB43
HS 067. Introductory Health StatisticsB43
Note: UNVS 015F and UNVS 015S may be used in lieu of the statistics course required by this major.
Requirements of the Major56
Major Core32
HS 135. Health Issues in a Multicultural SocietyS3
NUFS 008. Nutrition for the Health Professions3
NUFS 020. Sanitation and Environmental Issues in the Hospitality Industry2
NUFS 031. Professionalism in Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging1
NUFS 101A. Food Science4
NUFS 103. Food Processing and Packaging I2
NUFS 106A. Human Nutrition in the Life Span3
NUFS 106B. Research Methodology in Nutrition and Food Science3
NUFS 111. Foodservice Production Management3
NUFS 192. Field Experience in Nutrition and Food Science and Packaging Technology1-6
PKG 107. Principles of Packaging3
Complete one course from:
NUFS 139. Hunger and Environmental NutritionR3
NUFS 144. Food Culture: Consuming PassionsV3
Concentration Requirements24
NUFS 108A. Nutrition and Metabolism3
NUFS 108L. Nutrition Laboratory1
NUFS 109. Advanced Nutrition3
NUFS 110A. Medical Nutrition Therapy3
NUFS 110B. Medical Nutrition Therapy3
NUFS 113. Foodservice Systems: Mgmt & Proc3
NUFS 114A. Community Nutrition for Majors3
NUFS 190. Nutrition Education and Counseling3
Complete Two units from (or by Advisement):
NUFS 021. Culinary Principles and Practice3
NUFS 022. Catering and Beverage Management2
NUFS 103L. Food Processing Laboratory1
NUFS 104A. Cultural Aspects of Food3
NUFS 105. Current Issues in Nutrition3
NUFS 116. Aging and Nutrition3
NUFS 123. Nutrition for Sport3
NUFS 124. Disordered Eating and Nutrition Therapy3
NUFS 134. Complementary and Alternative Health Practices3
NUFS 180. Individual Studies1-6
NUFS 194. Entrepreneurial Nutrition1
SPAN 004A. Basic Spanish I4
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Total Units:120