The Dietetics major provides students with training in normal and therapeutic nutrition, Biological and social sciences, Food sciences and management. Career opportunities include clinical dietitian, consultant, community nutritionist, food service manger in hospitals, airlines, restaurants, government inspector in food industry and research/development. Below are some examples of the lower division courses required for the major.

CSU Los Angeles
Nutritional Sciences
ENGL 104 - University Requirement
ANTHR 102 or  SOC 101
BIOL 120 and 121, 112
CHEM 120, 121
ECON 105
PSYCH 101
CULIN 111

CSU Northridge
Family Consumer Science-Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science
BIOL 112, 121, 122
CHEM 105 and 106, 120, 121

Select one of the following patterns
Pattern A: Nutrition and Dietetics pattern
ENGL 101
SPCH 101
POL S 101 and 106 or 105 and 106
PSYCH 101
SOC 101
Pattern B:Food Science and Administration pattern
NUTR 125
MATH 136
Electives: 6 units from
BUSAD 120
CS/IS 101 or 115 or CABOT 260
JOURN 102 or  104
MCOMM 101

CSU Long Beach
Impacted major
Nutrition and Food Dietetics

BIOL 121, 112
CHEM 101
PSYCH 101
SOC 101
CULIN 113
NUTR 125

San Francisco State University
ENGL 102 or 104
MATH 136
PSYCH 101
CHEM 101
NUTR 125
ACCT 101

UC Davis
Nutritional Science
BIOL 101, 102
CHEM 101 and  102
CHEM 121 or 105 and 106
NUTR 125
Select one of the following options:
Nutritional Biology Option
MATH 112 or 103
Select one of the following:
ANTHRO 102
PSYCH 101
SOC 101, 102

Public Health Option
ECON 101, 102
PSYCH 101
Select one of the following:
ANTHRO 102
SOC 101, 102

UC Berkeley
Nutritional Sciences
Physiology & Metabolism focuses on the
biochemical andphysiological study of nutrient
utilization as well as the study of food prosperities
and processing of food materials
Dietetics prepares students for a career as a
Registered Dietitian (RD).  RD's translate the science
of nutrition into practical applications for individuals
and groups in clinical, food service, or community 
settings.  Graduates of this program must also
complete Dietetic Internship and pass a national
examination in order to become a RD.  See the
American Dietetic Association website for more
information on the RD profession (http://www.eatright.org).

ENGL 101, 102
CHEM 101, 105, 106
MATH 103, 136
BIOL 101 and 102, 120 or 121
Additional course required for Physiology and Metabolism:
PHYS 101
Additional courses required for Dietetics:
ACCT 101
ECON 101 and 102
PSYCH 101 or SOC 101 or ANTHR 102

Cal Poly Pomona
Foods and Nutrition Dietetics
BIOL 101 or 102, 121, 112
CHEM 101, 102, 105 or 121
ANTHRO 102 or SOC 101
PSYCH 101 or 110
CULIN 111
SPCH 104
ENGL 101, 102 or 104
MATH 136

Foods and Nutrition: Nutrition Science
ENGL 101, 102 or 104
MATH 136, 103
BIOL 101 or 102, 112, 121
PSYCH 101 or 110
CHEM 101, 102, 105 or 121
PHYS 105
CULIN 111
Select one of the following
Nutritional Health
HLTH 104 or 128
Pre-Professional
BIOL 101 and 102
CHEM 103
PHYS 105 and 106
Animal Nutrition
BIOL 101 and 102

Food Science & Technology
BIOL 101 or 102, 112
CHEM 101, 102, 105 or 121
ENGL 101, 102 or 104
PSYCH 101 or 110
MATH 103, 136
PHYS 105
additional classes for Culinology option
CULIN 113, 111
additional classes for Pre-professional option
PHYS  105 and 106
BIOL 101 and 102

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Nutrition B.S.
NUTR 125
BIOL 112
CHEM 101 and 102
CHEM 121 or 105
MATH 100 or 110
MATH 136
BIOL 101
Select one of the following concentrations
Applied Nutrition
PHYCH 101
BIOL 120 and 121
JOURN 102
Nutrition Science
BIOL 120 and 121
Electives 20 units from the following
BIOL 102
BUSAD 120
CHEM 106
MATH 112 or 103 or 104
PSYCH 101, 106


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