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Food Science and Technology, B.S. - General Subplan/Option: 120 units


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Offered by: College of Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Science Department

The curriculum matrix for the degree program may be found here. The curriculum matrix is the alignment of courses (curriculum) with the desired goals and student learning outcomes of the program. It shows what is taught and how these outcomes are achieved through the completion of the degree program.

www.cpp.edu/~foodsci

The General Subplan/Option is created to provide students with a more flexible pathway for graduation, while still completing the core requirements of a Food Science and Technology major program. In this option students have more flexibility in choosing elective courses that could meet the requirements of a pre-professional degree or several minors such as plant-based foods and nutrition, business, nutrition and some other minors.

Major Required: 83 units


Major Required courses include food chemistry, food analysis, food microbiology, unit operations in food processing, food engineering, and food laws and regulations.

Note(s):


* Any General Education A2: Writing Communication credit is an acceptable substitution for ENG 1103 .

ENG 1103  may be satisfied with the following stretch sequence, which may increase overall units to degree:

For more information on choosing the best course for you, please visit: https://www.cpp.edu/studentsuccess/new-students/category-placement.shtml.

** Any General Education A3: Critical Thinking credit is an acceptable substitution for ENG 2105 .

*** STA 1200  may be satisfied with one of the following stretch sequence, which may increase overall units to degree:

For more information on choosing the best course for you, please visit: https://www.cpp.edu/studentsuccess/new-students/category-placement.shtml.

Subplan/Option Electives: 13 units


Any combination of courses listed below will satisfy the required 13 units. Emphases are listed to provide guidance for helping students to choose courses of interest that best fit your career goals, but there is no requirement for choosing a specific emphasis for fulfilling these units.

Environmental Health Specialist Emphasis


Emphasis may lead to a minor in Environmental Health Specialist (35 units) if counting in other FST major required courses fulfilling 16 out of 25 minor-required units and all 10 minor-elective units.

Nutrition Emphasis


Emphasis may lead to a minor in Nutrition, if counting in other FST major core courses fulfilling 16 out of 26 minor-required units and all 6 minor-elective units.

Unrestricted Electives: 0-3 units


Select a sufficient number of courses so that the total from “Major Required”, “Subplan/Option Electives”, “GE”, and “Unrestricted Electives” is at least 120 units.

General Education Requirements: 48 units


Students should view their Degree Progress Report (DPR) for information regarding their General Education requirements. Unless specific GE courses are required for their major, please refer to the list of approved courses in the General Education Program in the University Catalog, https://catalog.cpp.edu. When viewing the catalog, students should select the catalog year associated with the GE requirements listed in their Degree Progress Report.

Area A. English Language Communication and Critical Thinking (9 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Oral Communication
2. Written Communication
3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (12 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Physical Sciences
2. Life Sciences
3. Laboratory Activity
4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Arts and Humanities (12 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area and 3 additional units from sub-areas 1 and/or 2
1. Visual and Performing Arts
2. Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Civilization
3. Arts and Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (9 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. U.S. History and American Ideals
2. U.S. Constitution and California Government
4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (3 units)


Area F. Ethnic Studies (3 units)


American Institutions: 6 units


Courses that satisfy this requirement may also satisfy GE Areas D1 and D2.

Graduation Writing Test


The Graduation Writing Test (GWT) is suspended until Fall 2025. Students entering Cal Poly Pomona before Fall 2025 are not required to take the Graduation Writing Test.

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