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  Feb 19, 2018
2017-2018 University Catalog

Foods and Nutrition, B.S. - Nutrition Science Subplan/Option: 180 units

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Offered by: Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture, Human Nutrition and Food Science Department

Nutrition Science Subplan

Nutritional Science is a subplan under the Foods and Nutrition Major that integrates the core nutrition science courses with additional courses in the laboratory and health sciences. The objective of the Nutrition Science subplan is to provide several preparatory emphases. The Pre-professional emphasis prepares students for a program of study necessary to enter medical, dental, veterinary, Pharm D schools, and graduate programs for the Master of Science, and PhD and or other doctorates. The Animal Nutrition emphasis prepares students for a program of study necessary to enter veterinary and graduate programs for the Master of Science, and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. The Nutrition and Health emphasis prepares students for careers in various nutrition or health fields (Nutrition and Health Emphasis). The Nutrition Science Program will promote an appreciation for the multidiscipline nature of modern nutrition research. The program prepares students with a sound scientific understanding of complex nutrition issues related to research, medicine and health.

Required Core Courses for Major: 11 units

Required of all students. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in core courses including subplan (option) courses for the major in order to receive a degree in the major.

There will be a requirement for graduation - an assessment activity.

Electives Subplan/Option Courses: 42 units

Select 42 units from only one emphasis area in consultation with your advisor:

  1. Nutrition and Health
  2. Pre-Professional
  3. Animal Nutrition

Unrestricted Electives: 0-1 unit

 Select a sufficient number of courses so that the total from "Required Support", "GE", and "Unrestricted Electives" is at least 103 units.

Medical, Veterinary, Pharmacy and Dental School Admission Requirements

This curriculum meets the requirements of many, but not all, schools.  The requirements of individual schools may vary and should be determined by the student in consultation with the department advisor within two years of beginning the application process.

General Education Requirements: 68 units

Students should consult the Academic Programs website for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are stated under Support Courses, please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.

  Course Term Taken Grade
Area A. Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)
1. Oral Communication      
2. Written Communication      
3. Critical Thinking      
Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)
1. Physical Science      
2. Biological Science      
3. Laboratory Activity      
4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning      
5. Science and Technology Synthesis      
Area C. Humanities (16 units)
1. Visual and Performing Arts      
2. Philosophy and Civilization      
3. Literature and Foreign Languages      
4. Humanities Synthesis      
Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)
1. U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
    a. United States History
    b. Introduction to American Government
2. History, Economics, and Political Science      
3. Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies      
4. Social Science Synthesis      
Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)      

For an alternative and interdisciplinary way to complete some of their GE requirements, students may choose the Interdisciplinary General Education program, see below. 

Interdisciplinary General Education: 32 units

An alternate pattern for partial fulfillment of GE Areas A, C, D, and E available for students is the Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program.  Students should see an advisor for specific GE coursework required by their major.  Students must be exempt from or score at least 147 on the EPT to qualify for IGE.  Please refer to the University Catalog General Education Program section for additional information.

How IGE fulfills General Education Requirements:

Year Completion of IGE Courses Satisfies GE Requirements
Freshman IGE 120 , IGE 121 , IGE 122   A2 as well as any 2 courses from C1-C3
Sophomore IGE 220 , IGE 221 , IGE 222   D1 (8 units) and D3
Junior IGE 223 , IGE 224   D2 and Area E

American Institutions: 8 units

Courses that satisfy this requirement may also satisfy GE Area D1.

American Cultural Perspectives Requirement: 4 units

Refer to the University Catalog General Education Program section for a list of courses that satisfy this requirement.  Course may also satisfy major, minor, GE, or unrestricted elective requirements.

Graduation Writing Test

All persons who receive undergraduate degrees from Cal Poly Pomona must pass the Graduation Writing Test (GWT).  The test must be taken by the quarter following completion of 120 units for undergraduates.

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