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

Minimum required: 122 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 agriculture, biology, and chemistry, and specialized courses in food science, food systems, food service, management, nutritional assessment, physiology and nutrition, wellness and fitness, lifespan nutrition, biochemical nutrition, functional foods and nutraceuticals, medical nutrition therapy, and nutrition and genetics.
  3. A Texas State and major GPA of 2.75 or higher is required to graduate.
  4. Majors participate in an internship.
  5. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  6. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  7. 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

FreshmanHours
FCS 13103
NUTR 13623
NUTR 11621
CHEM 1341 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3
CHEM 11411
CHEM 1342 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3
CHEM 11421
BIO 13303
BIO 11301
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
US 11001
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
MATH 1315 or 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 38
SophomoreHours
NUTR 23603
NUTR 23613
NUTR 23623
NUTR 21621
BIO 24304
BIO 24404
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
PSY 1300 or SOCI 1310 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 30
JuniorHours
NUTR 33673
NUTR 33633
NUTR 43653
NUTR 43673
NUTR 41671
CHEM 23303
CHEM 21301
CHEM 23503
CHEM 21501
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
ACC 23013
 30
SeniorHours
NUTR 43013
NUTR 43603
NUTR 43613
NUTR 43623
NUTR 43633
NUTR 43663
FCS 43033
Electives (Advanced)3
 24
Total Hours: 122