Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.F.C.S.) Major in Nutrition and Foods

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. In addition to general education core curriculum requirements, this major is required to take courses in biology, and specialized courses in food systems, food science, nutritional assessment, physiology and nutrition, wellness and fitness, life span nutrition, and food service management. Course options include medical nutrition therapy, advanced food science, and nutrition and genetics.
  3. A Texas State GPA of a 2.0 or higher and major GPA of 2.25 or higher is required to graduate.
  4. Students participate in an externship.
  5. A minor is required, and those in biology, Business Administration, and Chemistry are recommended.
  6. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  7. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  8. If two years of the same modern language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of modern language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirement will be added to the student's degree audit.

Course Requirements

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
US 11001Communication Component Code 0103
Communication Component Code 0103CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1311])3
BIO 1330 (TCCN BIOL 1306)3CHEM 1141 (TCCN CHEM 1111)1
BIO 1130 (TCCN BIOL 1106)1NUTR 13623
MATH 1315 or 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 1315 or 1324])3NUTR 11621
Component Area Option Codes 090, 091, 092, 093 and 0943Government/Political Science Component Code 0703
 14 14
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 1342 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1312])3NUTR 23613
CHEM 1142 (TCCN CHEM 1112)1NUTR 23623
NUTR 2360 (BIOL 1322)3NUTR 21621
PSY 1300 or SOCI 1310 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN PSYC 2310 or SOCI 1301])3BIO 2430 (TCCN BIOL 2404)4
Government/Political Science Component Code 0703American History Component Code 0603
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403 
 16 14
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
American History Component Code 0603NUTR 33633
NUTR 33673NUTR 33033
FCS 33033Minor (Advanced)6
Minor6Component Area Option Codes 090, 091, 092, 093 and 0943
 15 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Creative Arts Component Code 0503NUTR 43623
NUTR 43673NUTR 43633
NUTR 41671NUTR 43663
NUTR 43653Minor (Advanced)6
NUTR 43013 
Elective4 
 17 15
Total Hours: 120