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Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging Department

BS - Packaging

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 Requirements35
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 Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 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. History D2+US13
POLS 015. Essentials of U.S. & California Government D3+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 http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major30
CHEM 030A. Introductory ChemistryB1+B33
CHEM 030B. Introductory Chemistry3
May substitute CHEM 001A for CHEM 030A. Students can also substitute CHEM 008 for CHEM 030B.
HS 100W. Writing WorkshopZ3
MATH 070. Finite MathematicsB43
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
MICR 020. General BacteriologyB2+B35
PSYC 001. Introduction to PsychologyD13
PHYS 002A. Fundamentals of PhysicsB1+B34
Complete one course from:
STAT 095. Elementary StatisticsB43
HS 067. Introductory Health StatisticsB43
Requirements of the Major47
Core Courses11
NUFS 008. Nutrition for the Health Professions3
NUFS 031. Professionalism in Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging1
NUFS 192. Field Experience in Nutrition and Food Science and Packaging Technology1-6
PKG 107. Principles of Packaging3
Packaging Requirements36
NUFS 103. Food Processing and Packaging I2
NUFS 103L. Food Processing Laboratory1
NUFS 139. Hunger and Environmental NutritionR3
PKG 120. Artios CAD For Packaging3
PKG 121. Solidworks For Packaging3
PKG 141A. Packaging Materials I, Paper, Metal, and Wood Based3
PKG 141B. Packaging Materials II, Plastics, Composites, and Glass3
PKG 146. Packaging for Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals3
PKG 156. Packaging Machinery Systems3
PKG 158. Protective Package Design and Testing3
PKG 159. Packaging Material Handling and Distribution3
PKG 169. Food Packaging and Preservation3
PKG 170. Packaging Development and Management3
University Electives8

Total Units:120