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2024-2025 University Catalog

Food Science and Technology, B.S. - Science and Technology 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

This option is approved by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and it stresses learning scientific concepts with the application of theoretical principles. It provides the opportunity to expand beyond the background provided by the required courses of the major. The elective courses under this option provide additional background to prepare students to become food chemists, food microbiologists, or food-processing technologists. This option is also a good fit for students who are interested in pursuing a master’s and/or a doctoral degree in a science or technology field in the future.  

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: 2 units


  • 3000 or 4000-level course in Science fields (2)

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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