Bachelor of Science, Major in Food Science and Nutrition

Bachelor of Science, Major in Food Science and Nutrition
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 2401Human Anatomy 14
BIOL 2402Human Physiology 14
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 23
MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
Major Core
FACS 4362Presentation Techniques3
Major
FACS 1441Food Preparation And Selection4
FACS 2362Nutrition3
FACS 3339Community and Life Cycle Nutri3
FACS 3445Quan Food Pur Prep & Ser4
FACS 3367Food Science3
FACS 3369Family Relationships3
FACS 3370Nutritional Pathways3
FACS 4360Clinical Dietetics I3
FACS 4361Clinical Dietetics II3
FACS 4370Adv Food Sys Org & Mngt3
FACS 4371Nutrition Assessment3
FACS 4373Cultural Food Practices3
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 31
Additional Requirements
BIOL 2420Intro Applied Microbiology4
CHEM 2323
CHEM 2123
Organic Chemistry I: Lecture
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
ECON 2300Introduction To Economics 43
or ECON 2301 Principles Of Macroeconomics
or ECON 2302 Principles Of Microeconomics
ENGL 3330Intro To Technical Writing3
FACS 3380Advanced Nutrition3
MGMT 3310Principles Of Management3
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology3
PSYC 4332Learning3
FACS Elective 53
Total Hours120
1

 Satisfies 4 hours of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Sciences).

2

 Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

3

 Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for one hour of Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

4

 Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences).

5

 Program Director approval required. FACS 4068 or FACS 4395 Lifecycle Nutrition preferred.

Notes

FACS 4362 and FACS 3369 require junior standing.

Three hours of Biology or Chemistry is a prerequisite for FACS 2362.

FACS 1441 or FACS 2441 is a prerequisite for FACS 3445.

FACS 3367 requires the completion of 4 hours of Chemistry, and FACS 1441, FACS 1367, or FACS 2362.

FACS 3380 and junior standing are prerequisites for FACS 3370.

BIOL 2420 requires a "C" or higher in BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402 and in CHEM 1406 or CHEM 1411.  This course will satisfy 4 hours of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

MGMT 3310 requires 50 hours of course work completed.

PSYC 4332 requires PSYC 1301 as a prerequisite for FSN majors.

ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are prerequisites for ENGL 3330 and satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

The estimated cost of completing the DPD Program, including tuition and fees, books, lab coat, and SHSDA dues is $37,139. (Cost of tuition, fees and textbooks is subject to change without notice).

The program requires transfer and change of major students to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 prior to declaring FSN as a major and submitting a degree plan.

To be eligible to receive an ACEND Verification Statement of DPD Program Completion, students in the DPD at Sam Houston State University must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall, a DPD GPA of 3.0 or better, and a "C" or better in all FACS courses. Upper level courses must have been completed in the previous 5 years. The DPD Director will issue the Verification Statement once the FSN degree has been conferred on the student's academic transcript (usually one month after the end of the semester). An official copy of the Verification Statement is required to begin dietetic internship. Receipt of the Verification Statement does not guarantee an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship. Students who do not meet the grade point requirement for a Verification Statement but satisfy graduation requirements will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition. Sam Houston State University does not guarantee dietetic internship placement or selection.

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and  Dietetics.

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First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 240114BIOL 240214
ENGL 130123CHEM 14114
HIST 130133ENGL 130223
KINE 211541HIST 130233
MATH 131453 
 14 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 14124BIOL 24204
FACS 14414ENGL 33303
POLS 230563FACS 23623
PSYC 13013MATH 13693
Component Area IV 3POLS 230663
 17 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FACS 33803CHEM 21231
FACS 34454CHEM 23233
FACS 43623FACS 33393
FACS 4395 (Nutrition Elective: Lifecycle Nutrition)83FACS 43713
Component Area IX 3FACS 43733
 Component Area V 3
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FACS 33673FACS 33693
FACS 33703ECON 2300, 2301, or 230273
FACS 43603FACS 43613
MGMT 33103FACS 43703
PSYC 43323 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120
1

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Sciences).

2

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communication).

3

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

4

 Satisfies one hour of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

5

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

6

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

7

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences).

8

 Lifecycle Nutrition is the preferred Nutrition Elective.