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Nutrition and Food Science

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.S.-T. in Nutrition and Dietetics

The Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer (AS-T) degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Sacramento City College allows students interested in pursuing a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics to complete their first two years of requirements at the community college before transferring to a California State University, which offers a Bachelor of Science degree.

Each California State University may have slightly different requirements for transfer so it is critical for students interested in this major to work with their counselor to develop an individual academic plan.

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) student completion requirements (as stated in SB1440 law):

(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

A ”P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Catalog Date: August 1, 2022

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BIOL 440 General Microbiology 4
CHEM 400 General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 401 General Chemistry II 5
NUTRI 300 Nutrition (3) 3
   or NUTRI 480 Nutrition Honors (3)
PSYC 300 General Principles (3) 3
   or PSYC 480 Honors General Principles (3)
A minimum of 4 units from the following: 4
BIOL 431 Anatomy and Physiology (5)
and BIOL 430 Anatomy and Physiology (5)
CHEM 420 Organic Chemistry I (5)
STAT 480 Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors (4)
   or STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
KINES 300 Introduction to Kinesiology (3)
NUTRI 302 Nutrition for Physical Performance (3)
   or KINES 418 Nutrition for Physical Performance (3)
NUTRI 310 Cultural Foods of the World (3)
NUTRI 330 Food Theory and Preparation (4)
SOC 300 Introductory Sociology (3)
Total Units: 27

The Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer (AS-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • explain the principles of nutrition and their effects on health.
  • assess the various sources of nutrition information and demonstrate where to find reliable nutrition information.
  • analyze a diet for adequacy, balance, and moderation.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between chemistry, biology, and nutrition.

Associate Degrees

A.S. in Nutrition

Sacramento City College's Family and Consumer Science Department offers a rigorous nutrition degree program that is broad enough to prepare the student for further study in a variety of nutrition areas including: nutrition science research, food science and technology, dietetics, industry, and many other evolving nutrition-related fields.

All students must complete the Required Program plus either the CSU Path or the UC Path.

It is important to note that each four-year college or university has slightly different requirements for transfer so it is critical for students interested in this major to map out their academic plan with a counselor.

Catalog Date: August 1, 2022

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CHEM 400 General Chemistry I (5) 5
   or CHEM 305 Introduction to Chemistry (5)
   or CHEM 309 Integrated General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (5)
NUTRI 300 Nutrition (3) 3
   or NUTRI 480 Nutrition Honors (3)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4) 4
   or STAT 480 Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors (4)
Subtotal Units: 12
CSU Path
Course Code Course Title Units
BIOL 440 General Microbiology 4
PSYC 300 General Principles (3) 3
   or PSYC 480 Honors General Principles (3)
CSU Path Units: 7
Total Units: 19
UC Path
Course Code Course Title Units
BIOL 402 Cell and Molecular Biology 5
CHEM 420 Organic Chemistry I 5
UC Path Units: 10
Total Units: 22

The Nutrition Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • explain the principles of nutrition and their effects on health.
  • assess the various sources of nutrition information and demonstrate where to find reliable nutrition information.
  • analyze a diet for adequacy, balance, and moderation.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between chemistry, biology, and nutrition.

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