Transfer Articulation: Food Science and Nutrition
The Department of Human Sciences at Sam Houston State University invites you to visit our department and explore the possibility of transferring to SHSU as a food science and nutrition major pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. Most students enrolled in the program are preparing for careers as registered dietitians working with patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and wellness programs. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) accredited dietetic internship. Completion of a dietetic internship program is a prerequisite for eligibility to sit for the Registration Examination in Dietetics, the credentialing examination for Registered Dietitians.
Students may transfer to SHSU at any time as long as they meet SHSU's admission requirements. Students close to completing the requirements for the associate degree are encouraged to consider the potential advantages of completing the associate degree. One way to accomplish this is to transfer courses taken at SHSU back to the community college to complete the degree requirements. Properly selected courses may be used to satisfy degree requirements at both institutions simultaneously. The applicant is encouraged to speak to an academic advisor familiar with the programs of all institutions involved to maximize the amount of transferable credit.
Department Chair: Ron Reed, M.S.
Phone: (936) 294-1250
Location: MLHB 119
Courses Transfer Students Should Take at the Community College:*
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Note: Other courses may transfer, depending upon the selected degree or program. Meet with your academic advisor to confirm whether coursework will transfer from another institution. For a complete listing of degree-specific requirements, please, review the degree plan within the Undergraduate Catalog.
Field of Study
Sam Houston State University supports the State of Texas Fields of Study.
The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University (to be used by all incoming students as of fall 2014) contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing nine component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit hour requirement and a selection of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The Core Curriculum details Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents for college transfer students which comprise SHSU’s core curriculum.
Many SHSU disciplines including the sciences, business, and education require specific courses from the SHSU core as degree specific graduation requirements. To minimize cost and time to complete degree requirements always select SHSU/transfer core courses specified as degree requirements in your intended major. If you have not decided on a major, select core courses supporting your intended area of academic concentration.
Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major. Selection of major-specified core courses reduces the total number of hours required for graduation.
If you do not see a Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to Transfer Course Equivalency Guide and select your institution from the drop-down menu. The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses from your institution to SHSU courses.