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Food Science and Technology Admissions Information

Undergraduate Admissions
For general admissions information, refer to the Office of Admissions and University Outreach.

Requirements for the Food Science and Technology Option

 

University Required Courses (HHS 101/301, ENGL 102):

  6 units

Lower Division GE Course Requirements for the Major: 

61 units

Upper Division GE Courses:

12 units

FST Lower Division Required Core Courses:

29 units

FST Upper Division Core Course: 

44 units

Food Safety Emphasis Courses: 

24 units

Directed Elective  

4 units

Total:

180 units

 UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS (6 UNITS)

ENGL 102

Composition II (4)

HHS 101

Introduction to Higher Education in Health & Human Services (2) or

HHS 301

Transition to CSULA for Health and Human Services Majors (2)

UNIV 400

Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE) (0)

GENERAL EDUCATION (G.E.) LOWER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MAJORS (61 UNITS)

The following GE program is required for students majoring in Food Science

                  Block A – Basic Subjects (16 Units)
      A1 Written Communication
      ENGL 101 Composition   (4)
      A2 Oral Communication
      COMM 150*        Oral Communication   (4)
      A3 Critical Thinking
      Select a critical thinking course (4)
      A4 Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning
      MATH 102*         College Algebra   (4)

      American Institutions (8 Units)
      See the University Catalog for required G.E. courses
     
      Block B:  Natural Sciences (9 Units)
      B1 Biological
      MICR 151*           Biology of Microorganisms  (4)
      B2 Physical
      CHEM 151*         Fundamentals of Chemistry I  (5)
     
      BLOCK C:  Humanities (12 Units)
      Select 12 units from three different areas listed in Block C

      Block D:  Social Sciences (12 Units)
      PSY 150*              Introductory Psychology  (4)
      Select 8 additional units from two different disciplines listed in Block D

      Block E: Lifelong Understanding (4 Units)
      Select a Lifelong Understanding course listed in Block E

* = Required for major program and Lower Division GE
     

GENERAL EDUCATION (G.E.) COURSEWORK UPPER DIVISION

(12 UNITS )

     
      Block F: Upper Division Theme (12 Units)

REQUIRED CORE (73) UNITS)

LOWER DIVISION REQUIRED CORE COURSES (29 UNITS)

 

These courses must be completed prior to enrollment in upper division major courses:

BIOL 165 

Humans and the Biological Environment (4)

CHEM 152 

Fundamentals of Chemistry II (5)

MATH/ECON 109

Quantitative Reasoning with Statistics (4)

MATH 242  

Mathematics for Business and Economics (4)

PHYS 150

Principles of Physics (4)

NTRS 210

Foundations of Food (4)

NTRS 250

Human Nutrition (4)

UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED CORE COURSES (44 UNITS)

 

CHEM 353

Nutritional Aspects of Biochemistry (5)

FST 320

Food Chemistry (4)

FST 323

Food Analysis (2)

FST 327  

Principles of Food Engineering (4)

FST 332

Food Law (3)

FST 421

Sensory Evaluation of Food Products (4)

FST 425

Food Preservation Technologies ; (4)

FST 429

Food Packaging (4)

FST 431 

Quality Assurance of Food Products (4)

FST 446

Food Product Development(4)

FST 454 

Special Topics in Food Science (2)

FST/NTRS 479

Professional Interactions and Writing Skills      (4)

FOOD SAFETY EMPHASIS COURSES (24 units)

 

FST 325 

Food Microbiology (5)

NTRS/HS 438  

Foodborne Illnesses: Etiology, Prevention and Control (4)

FST 444

Food Safety Programs (3)

FST 447 

Water for Food Processing (4)

FST 475

Special Topics in Food Safety (4)

FST 495 

Field Work in Food Safety (4)

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Last Update: 7/18/2008