Nutrition and Dietetics: Concentration in Dietetics and Nutrition Science (formerly titled Dietetics & Food Management)

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

Nutrition and Dietetics Handout (SRC pdf)

Major Department Website

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

When should I first meet with my major department? We would suggest for first year students to meet with Academic Counselors at the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) in ADM 211, whereas continuing students meet with Academic Counselors from the Student Resource Center (SRC) in HSS 254 and for transfer students to meet with a faculty advisor as soon as possible; at the beginning of each semester.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? Students declared as Nutrition and Dietetics majors are assigned alphabetically to an advisor in their area. The best method of contact is to email to request an appointment or physically sign up for an appointment outside of the faculty office. 
Where can I find information about major advising? On our department website, under the "Advising" link on the Student Resources tab.

Does your department have a major planning sheet for me to use as a guide?     

Yes, we have an internal major planning sheet.
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?

Students may register for courses without meeting with an advisor.  However, we do have an advising process and ask that all upper-division/transfer students meet with a faculty advisor to develop an advising folder which includes a semester by semester course plan.  First year students we ask to meet with Academic Counselors at the UAC in ADM 211 as they are knowledgeable regarding program prerequisites/requirements.

Does this major have GE courses that are met in major?

[These courses are deemed “met in the major” upon completion of the courses listed (even though the courses are not approved for GE). This is true whether or not the student completes the major.]

Yes. B1 (Physical Science): CHEM 130;  

B2 (Life Science): BIOL 210 and BIOL 220; and

B3 (Laboratory Science): CHEM 115 AND BIOL 211.

What should I do if my major core and/or prerequisite courses are full? If a course is full, the student should attend the first several days of the class as drops and adds will occur.
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major?

There are two concentrations with the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics:

1) Concentration in Dietetics and Nutrition Science (formerly titled Dietetics & Food Management) and is off impaction as of Fall 2019;

2) Concentration in Foods and Community Nutrition (formerly the Nutrition/Foodservice Systems Management emphasis from the Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Science major).

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?

(1) CHEM 349 General Biochemistry; and/or 

(2) NUTR 353GW Foodservice Systems Management; and/or 

(3) NUTR 357 Principles of Food Preparation (also meets GE UD-B) ; and/or 

(4) An upper division GE course (UD-C, and/or UD-D with SF State Studies).

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?

CHEM 349 Prerequisites: CHEM 215 with a grade of C or better, and CHEM 130 with a grade of C or better OR CHEM 335 with a grade of C- or better.

NUTR 353GW Prerequisites: Must be declared Nutrition & Dietetics, have upper-division standing (60+ units earned), completed GE Area A2 and NUTR 253 with a grade of C- or better.

NUTR 357 Prerequisites: Must have upper-division standing and successful completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4; or consent of the instructor.

Upper division GE courses (UD-B, UD-C, UD-D) Prerequisites: Upper division standing and/or successful completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 or consent of the instructor.

Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them?

Yes, prerequisites are enforced in the enrollment system. If prerequisites were taken at a school not listed on, students should meet with major advisor to determine course equivalency.

If prerequisite is indeed fulfilled, but a student is still having enrollment challenges, the student should contact the Professor and request an add code.  

Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? No.

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

Lower division Dietetics and Nutrition Science concentration students should enroll into: 

(1) MATH 124 (meets GE Area B4) and

(2) Any additional lower division general education (GE) courses,: Areas A1, A2, A3, C1, C2, C3 and D2, D3.

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

MATH 124 Prerequisites: Category I or II placement for QR/Math, or if Category III/IV placement for QR/Math students must also concurrently enroll into Math 123.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?

AP Statistics with a passing score of 4 or better will satisfy MATH 124.



College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center

Services provided for: Undergraduate students with College of Health and Social Sciences majors, pre-majors and minors.

Services offered: Academic planning (GE, DARs, DPR and major), freshman transitioning support, impacted major consultation, academic probation advising, general life/support counseling, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), resume and cover letter help

Phone: (415) 405-3740