Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics: Concentration in Foods and Community Nutrition
The Nutrition and Dietetics program prepares students for careers in clinical dietetics, foodservice systems management, and nutrition education in hospitals, communities, industry, or government agencies. Two concentrations are offered:
- Dietetics & Nutrition Science
- Foods & Community Nutrition
The Foods and Community Nutrition concentration, within the B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics supports a wider student body interested in studying within a nutrition-related major but not desiring to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).
Application Filing Period
On-campus students wishing to change majors will need to submit a change of major form to the Department of Family Interior Nutrition & Apparel (FINA) in Burk Hall 329 for the Fall 2019 term from January 1 – March 1. Transfer student applications for admission to this concentration are accepted by the University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions only during the application-fiing period of October 1 to November 30 (for admission the following fall). No late application or applications for spring will be considered.
The program offers all Nutrition & Dietetics majors the ability to work with an advisor to prepare a Graduation Plan, an outline of the course sequence. See department office (Burk Hall 329) for information to include in the advising folder. Students should consult the course description in the current Bulletin for prerequisites and corequisites. Students who wish credits earned at another institution to be accepted in lieu of courses offered for the major at SF State must obtain acceptance from their advisor and the department chair.
Good writing skills are necessary for success in the major. Second-year written composition ( ENG 214 or equivalent) with a grade of C– or better is required to take DFM 353GW which fulfills the GWAR requirement.
Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.): Concentration in Foods and Community Nutrition (47 units)
Core Requirements (38 units)
|CFS 352||Principles of Food Preparation||3|
|CFS 453||Nutrition in the Life Cycle||3|
|CHEM 115||General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry||5|
|DFM 253||Nutrition in Health and Disease||3|
|DFM 353GW||Foodservice Systems Management - GWAR||3|
|DFM 357||Experimental Food Study||3|
|DFM 451||Community Nutrition and Assessment||3|
|DFM 458||Management of Quantity Food Purchasing and Production||3|
|DFM 655||Nutrition Education and Communication||3|
|HTM 560||Hospitality Human Resource Management||3|
|MATH 124||Elementary Statistics||3|
|PSY 200||General Psychology||3|
Professional Requirement (3 units)
|CFS 600||Professional Development||3|
Recommended Electives (6 units)
& BIOL 211
|General Microbiology and Public Health|
and General Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory
& BIOL 213
|Principles of Human Physiology|
and Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory
|BIOL 220||Principles of Human Anatomy||4|
|CFS 356||Foods and World Culture||3|
|CFS 426||Family Stress, Coping and Resilience||3|
|CFS 543||Sustainability in the Textile, Housing, and Food Industries||3|
|GEOG 427||Agriculture and Food Supply||4|
|H ED 405||Introduction to Community/Public Health||3|
|H ED 410||Organization and Function of Health Services||3|
|H ED 420||Epidemiology||3|
|H ED 425||Introduction to Research and Statistics in Health||3|
|H ED 455||Community Organizing and Community Building for Health||3|
|H ED 520||Structural Oppression and Social Foundations of Health||3|
|HH 380||Holistic Health: Western Perspectives||3|
|HH 381||Holistic Health: Eastern Perspectives||3|
|HH 382||Holistic Health: Human Nature and Global Perspectives||3|
|KIN 331||Peak Performance||3|
|KIN 355||Science, Sport, and Fitness||3|
First Time Student Roadmap (4 Year)
Transfer Student Roadmap (2 Year)
For students with an AS-T in Nutrition and Dietetics. This roadmap opens in a new tab.
General Advising Information for Transfer Students
- Before transfer, complete as many lower-division requirements or electives for this major as possible.
- The following courses are not required for admission but are required for graduation. Students are strongly encouraged to complete these units before transfer; doing so will provide more flexibility in course selection after transfer.
- a course in U.S. History
- a course in U.S. & California Government
- a 2nd-semester course in written English composition
For information about satisfying the requirements described in (1) and (2) above at a California Community College (CCC), please visit http://www.assist.org. Check any geographically accessible CCCs; sometimes options include more than one college. Use ASSIST to determine:
- Which courses at a CCC satisfy any lower division major requirements for this major, including 2nd-semester composition;
- Which courses at a CCC satisfy CSU GE, US History, and US & CA Government.
Remedial courses are not transferable and do not apply to the minimum 60 units/90 quarters required for admission.
Additional units for courses that are repeated do not apply to the minimum 60 units required for upper division transfer (for example, if course was not passed on the first attempt, or was taken to earn a better grade).
Before leaving the last California Community College of attendance, obtain a summary of completion of lower division General Education units (IGETC or CSU GE Breadth). This is often referred to as a GE certification worksheet. SF State does not require delivery of this certification to Admissions, but students should retain this document for verifying degree progress after transfer.
Credit for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or College-Level Examination Program courses: AP/IB/CLEP credit is not automatically transferred from the previous institution. Units are transferred only when an official score report is delivered to SF State. Credit is based on the academic year during which exams were taken. Refer to the University Bulletin in effect during the year of AP/IB/CLEP examination(s) for details regarding the award of credit for AP/IB/CLEP.
Students pursuing majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines often defer 6-9 units of lower-division general education in areas C and D until after transfer to focus on preparation courses for the major. (This advice does not apply to students pursuing associate degree completion before transfer.)
Transferring from institutions other than CCCs or CSUs
Review SF State's lower division General Education requirements. Note that, as described below, the four basic skills courses required for admission meet A1, A2, A3, and B4 in the SF State GE pattern. Courses that fulfill the remaining areas of SF State’s lower division GE pattern are available at most two-year and four-year colleges and universities.
Of the four required basic skills courses, a course in critical thinking (GE A3) may not be widely offered outside the CCC and CSU systems. Students should attempt to identify and take an appropriate course no later than the term of application to the CSU. To review more information about the A3 requirement, please visit http://bulletin.sfsu.edu/undergraduate-education/general-education/lower-division/#AAEL.
Identify and complete a 2nd-semester written English composition course before transfer. This is usually the next course after the typical “freshman comp” course, with a focus on writing, reading and critical analytical skills for academic purposes, and developing skills in composing, revising, and the use of rhetorical strategies.
Waiting until after transfer to take a single course at SF State that meets both US and CA/local government requirements may be an appropriate option, particularly if transferring from outside of California.
All students must meet the transfer eligibility requirements outlined below for admission. For more information, visit the Undergraduate Admissions section.
- Complete 60 or more transferable semester units or 90 or more quarter units
- Earn a college grade point average of 2.00 or better in all transferable courses. Non-local area residents may be held to a higher GPA standard.
- Be in good standing at the last college or university attended
- Complete 30-semester units (45-quarter units) of general education, including four basic skills courses:
- One course in oral communication (same as CSU GE Area A1)
- One course in written composition (same as CSU GE Area A2)
- One course in critical thinking (same as CSU GE Area A3)
- One course in mathematics or quantitative reasoning (same as CSU GE Area B4)
- The four basic skills courses and a minimum of 60 transferable semester units (90-quarter units) must be completed by the spring semester prior to fall admission, or by the fall semester prior to spring admission. Earn a "C-" or better grade in each basic skills course.