Food Sciences - Food Technology Option, B.S.


Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements
Food Sciences - Food Technology Option 

1. Major requirements (44 units) and Additional requirements (31 units)
FSC 1, FSC 41, FSC 100, FSC 112, FSC 115, FSC 120, FSC 125, FSC 141, FSC 142, FSC 144, FSC 178, FSC 199, NUTR 53 [GE E1] (41 units)
Select 3 units of electives from the following list: ASCI 172, CULG 65, CULG 151, ENOL 163, FSC 190, FSC 193i, FSM 60, IT 105 or courses approved by the food science program coordinator.

Additional requirements (31 units)*
CHEM 1A, CHEM 1AL [GE B1], CHEM 1B, CHEM 1BL, CHEM 8, CHEM 150, MATH 11, MATH 75 [GE B4]; BIOL 20; PHYS 2A

2. General Education requirements (48 units)

3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)

5. Total units (120)

* This total indicates that 9 units of required courses may be used to satisfy General Education: MATH 11 or MATH 75 (3 units B4), CHEM 1A/CHEM 1AL or PHYS 2A (3 units B1), and NUTR 53 (3 units E). See advisor for details.

Advising Notes

  1. Students should contact the program coordinator to schedule an academic advising appointment each semester. Since many courses are sequential in nature, it is important for new, transfer, or returning students to contact the program coordinator one semester prior to intended enrollment. Note: A minimum 2.3 GPA is required for on campus entry of the department options.
  2. CR/NC grading is not permitted for courses included in the major and additional requirements, except work experience (FSC 193; FSM 193; and NUTR 193).
  3. Grade Policy - all courses listed under major and additional requirements require a grade of C or better.
  4. General Education courses designated as required by the department are prerequisite to many courses in the program of
  5. For further information related to the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Career Specialty, see the Food Science and Nutrition Department Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Student Handbook:


The faculty members continue to be recognized for quality hands-on education as well as scholarly contributions to their academic disciplines. Each student is assigned to a faculty adviser to maximize the student's educational experience at California State University, Fresno. The faculty are noted for cooperation and activity within each industry to prepare and place graduates in their chosen career.

For faculty phone numbers and e-mail, see the campus directory.

For more on the faculty, see the faculty pages.
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