Nutrition Studies Degrees

Associate of Science for Transfer in Nutrition and Dietetics

The Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer degree (AS-T in Nutrition and Science) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Nutrition And Dietetics for the goal of a career path in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students who complete the Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer degree (AS-T in Nutrition and Dietetics) will be able to demonstrate knowledge in the relationship of the human diet to health and lifestyle-related diseases. The purpose of the Nutrition and Dietetics major is to provide students with education and training in the area of nutritional sciences or dietetics, and to prepare for transfer. This major provides the opportunity for students to begin their career path in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Students must complete the following requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • earn a grade of C or better in al courses required for the major or area of emphasis

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

After completing an A.S.-T in Nutrition and Dietetics, a student will be able to:

  • Identify the role of nutrients and healthy food preparations for optimal health and well-being
  • Select appropriate foods for a healthy diet and disease risk reduction
  • Clearly communicate nutrition concepts in oral and written formats
  • Use critical thinking to analyze and interpret information from various media sources and draw scientifically-based conclusions

Required Core Courses (21 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
NUTR 15 Human Nutrition 3 units
PSYC 1 General Psychology 3 units
CHEM 1A General Chemistry 5 units
CHEM 1B General Chemistry 5 units
BIOL 45 Microbiology 5 units

List A: Select a minimum of one course (4-5 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
CHEM 12A Organic Chemistry 5 units
BIOL 47 Human Anatomy 5 units
OR
BIOL 48 Human Physiology 5 units
MATH 10/H Elementary Statistics or Honors 4 units

List B: Select one from below (3-6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
BIOL 11/H Human Biology or Honors 4 units
BIOl 41 Principles of Animal Biology 5 units
BIOL 42 Principles of Plant Biology 5 units
BIOL 43 Principles of Cell Biology 5 units
ECON 1A/H Principles of Macroeconomics or Honors 3 units
ECON 1B/H Principles of Microeconomics or Honors 3 units
MATH 1 Pre-Calculus Algebra 4 units
MATH 2 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry 6 units
PHYS 2A General Physics - Mechanics 5 units
OR
PHYS 2B General Physics – Electricity / Magnetism 5 units
SOCI 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 units

Major Requirements: 28-32 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 37 – 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

Fall, Year 1 (11 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
NUTR 15 Human Nutrition 3 units
CHEM 1A General Chemistry 5 units
PSYC 1 General Chemistry 5 units

Spring, Year 1 (10 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BIOL 45 Microbiology 5 units
CHEM 1B General Chemistry 5 units

List A: Suggested Courses

Fall, Year 2 (5 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
CHEM 12A Organic Chemistry 5 units

Spring, Year 2 (9 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 4 units
BIOL 48 Human Physiology 5 units

List B: Suggested Course

Fall, Year 2 (4 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BIOL 11 Human Biology 4 units

Required Core: 28-32 units

Last Updated 12/9/19