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Nutrition and Dietetics

Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

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. 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 "P") or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Required Core Courses (21 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BIOL045Microbiology5 units
CHEM001AGeneral Chemistry5 units
CHEM001BGeneral Chemistry5 units
NUTR015Human Nutrition3 units
Select one:
PSYC001
PSYC001H

General Psychology
Honors General Psychology

3 units
3 units

List A (4-5 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BIOL047Human Anatomy5 units
BIOL048Human Physiology5 units
CHEM012AOrganic Chemistry5 units
Only one:
MATH010
MATH010H

Elementary Statistics
Honors Elementary Statistics

4 units
4 units

List B (3-6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BIOL011Human Biology4 units
BIOL041Principles of Animal Biology5 units
BIOL042Principles of Plant Biology5 units
BIOL043Principles of Cell Biology5 units
BIOL047Human Anatomy5 units
BIOL048Human Physiology5 units
CHEM012AOrganic Chemistry5 units
Only one:
ECON001A
ECON001AH

Principles of Macroeconomics
Honors Principles of Macroeconomics

4 units
4 units
Only one:
ECON001B
ECON001BH

Principles of Microeconomics
Honors Principles of Microeconomics

4 units
4 units
MATH001Pre-Calculus Algebra4 units
MATH002Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry6 units
Only one:
MATH010
MATH010H

Elementary Statistics
Honors Elementary Statistics

4 units
4 units
PHYS002AGeneral Physics - Mechanics5 units
PHYS002BGeneral Physics - Electricity and Magnetism5 units
PSYC012Human Growth and Development3 units
SOCI001Introduction to Sociology3 units

Total Major Units: 28-32 units

CSU transferable electives courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Use critical thinking to analyze and interpret information from various media sources and draw scientifically-based conclusions.
  • Identify the role of nutrients and healthy food preparations for optimal health and well-being.
  • Clearly communicate nutrition concepts in oral and written formats.
  • Select appropriate foods for a healthy diet and disease risk reduction.
  • Utilize research outcomes and statistics to interpret a nutrition issue.
  • Apply knowledge of social, physical and biological sciences to address human nutrition issues.
  • Apply knowledge of the physical and biological sciences to the function of nutrients in metabolic processes.
Last Updated 10/14/22