Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 64-65 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, depending upon the selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

NOTE: A maximum of 15 units of internship courses may be applied to a bachelor's degree at CSU, Chico.

DEGREE CORE: 41 units

13 courses required:
BIOL104Human Physiology4.0FS *
BIOL211General Microbiology4.0FS

Prerequisites: A college course in biology and in general chemistry.

CHEM107Gen Chem for Applied Sciences4.0FS *

Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.

CHEM108Organic Chem for Applied Sci4.0FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 or equivalent.

NFSC120Elementary Food3.0FS
NFSC230Intro Foodserv Adm/Sanitation3.0FA

Prerequisites: NFSC 120.

NFSC240Human Nutrition3.0FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 104, CHEM 108.

NFSC320Science of Food3.0FA

Prerequisites: BIOL 211, CHEM 108, NFSC 120.

NFSC360Nutrtn Throughout Life Cycle3.0FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 104; NFSC 100 or NFSC 240.

NFSC429Cultural Food3.0SP WP

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, NFSC 120, NFSC 320; GEOG 102 and ANTH 113 are recommended.

NFSC430Foodservice Procurement & Mgmt3.0FA

Prerequisites: BIOL 211; NFSC 230 or MGMT 303; NFSC 120.

NFSC431Foodservice Equip/Production3.0SP

Prerequisites: NFSC 430.

NFSC455Issues in Nutrition & Food Sci1.0FA

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Major Option Course Requirements: 23-24 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.


5 courses required:
ACCT201Intro to Financial Accounting3.0FS
ACCT202Intro to Managerial Accounting3.0FS

Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).

ECON103Principles of Micro Analysis3.0FS *
NFSC432Adv Foodservice Administration3.0SP

Prerequisites: NFSC 430, NFSC 431.


Students are required to take at least 3 units of internship.

3 courses selected from:
ANSC350Meat and the Consumer3.0FS
BLAW413Employment Law3.0FS

Prerequisites: At least junior standing.

MGMT300Communication in Business3.0FS WP

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

MGMT442Managing Differences3.0FS
MINS301Corporate Tech Integration3.0FS
MKTG305Survey of Marketing3.0FS
NFSC499HHonors Senior Thesis or Proj3.0FS

Prerequisites: NFSC 100 or NFSC 240; selected screening courses by content area, all with grades which place student in top five percent; interview; faculty permission.

PSSC305Introduction to Wines3.0FA

Prerequisites: At least 21 years of age.

RECR354Resort/Lodging Development3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR420Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR524Commercial Recr Operations3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 420, RECR 422, one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.


9 courses required:
CHEM350Introductory Biochemistry3.0FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 108.

CHEM350LIntroductory Biochemistry Lab1.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CHEM 350.

NFSC370Clinical Nutrition3.0SP

Prerequisites: BIOL 104, CHEM 108, NFSC 240.

NFSC370LNutrition Assessment Lab1.0SP

Prerequisites: NFSC 370 (may be taken concurrently).

NFSC440Advanced Human Nutrition3.0FA

Prerequisites: NFSC 240; CHEM 350 or CHEM 451.

NFSC460Nutrition Counseling & Educ2.0FA

Prerequisites: NFSC 370, NFSC 370L, NFSC 360.

NFSC465Community Nutrition3.0FS

Prerequisites: NFSC 370, NFSC 360, NFSC 460, NFSC 440.

NFSC470Sem in Medical Nutrtn Therapy3.0SP

Prerequisites: CHEM 350 or CHEM 451; NFSC 370L and NFSC 440.

NFSC497Portfolio Review1.0FS

Prerequisites: Senior standing, permission of Didactic Program Director.

PSYC101Principles of Psych3.0FS *

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Suggested electives:

MGMT304Human Resource Management3.0FS

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (499H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B. 2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units. 3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year. 6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.


Students preparing for advanced degrees or careers in nutrition research should complete the required units of the Option in General Dietetics and also complete the following courses, which include a Chemistry minor.

BIOL303Human Genetics3.0FS *

Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

Prerequisites: BIOL 152.

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)
BIOL416Vertebrate Physiology4.0FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 152; CHEM 108 or CHEM 270. Strongly recommended: BIOL 210.

CHEM270Organic Chemistry4.0FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 112.

CHEM320Quantitative Analysis4.0FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 112.

CHEM370Organic Chemistry3.0FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 270.

CHEM370LOrganic Chem Laboratory1.0FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 may be taken as a prerequisite or concurrently with CHEM 370L.


Prerequisites: CHEM 370.

CHEM455LBiochemistry Laboratory2.0FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 320, CHEM 451; CHEM 370L or CHEM 370M.