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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food Science and Nutrition Major with Specialization, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in food science and nutrition major prepares students for employment or advanced study in one of several professions in the broad area of foods and nutrition. To complete degree requirements, students must complete the required core courses listed below. Students must also complete courses listed in their chosen specialization.

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to attain full admission to the major must meet the following requirements:
Successful completion of NUTR 245, Basic Nutrition, NUTR 140, Introduction to Foods and NUTR 140LAB, Introduction to Foods Laboratory. Students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or better in all of the major courses.

In addition to the requirements listed above, students wishing to enter the nutrition and dietetics specialization must successfully complete CHEM 111, Introduction to Chemistry, CHEM 111LAB, Chemistry Laboratory and MATH 100C, Intermediate Algebra, or equivalent, before being admitted to the major. Students must consult with a major advisor for approval of the program specialization.

Students are highly encouraged to complete at least five credits of FCSG 490, Cooperative Education.

Food Science and Nutrition Core Total Credits: 22

Select One of the Following Specializations:

Nutrition and Dietetics Specialization

The Nutrition and Dietetics specialization fulfills the requirements of the American Dietetic Association for a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The DPD is currently granted developmental accreditation status by the American Dietetic Association Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Completion of this program qualifies the student to apply for admission to a CADE Accredited Supervised Practice Experience. Following this the student is eligible to sit for the registration examination. Passing the registration exam qualifies the graduate to become a Registered Dietitian (R.D.).

Total Credits: 100

Additional Information

In addition to the above major requirements, The American Dietetic Association requires competence which may be satisfied by the following three courses: ANTH 130, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (5) OR ANTH 357, Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Health and Healing (4), and ECON 101, Economic Issues (5), and PSY 101, General Psychology (5). These courses may also meet breadth requirements at Central Washington University.

The requirement for CHEM 111, 111LAB, Introduction to Chemistry and Laboratory, may be met by satisfactorily completing CHEM 181, 181LAB and 182, 182LAB, General Chemistry and Laboratory. The requirement for CHEM 112, 112LAB, Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Laboratory, may be met by satisfactorily completing CHEM 361, 361LAB, 362, Organic Chemistry and Laboratory. The requirement for CHEM 113, 113LAB, Introduction to Biochemistry, may be met by satisfactorily completing CHEM 431, 431LAB and 432, Biochemistry and Laboratory. The requirement for BIOL 201, Human Physiology, may be met by satisfactorily completing BIOL 355, 356, Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Nutrition Science Specialization

The Nutrition Science specialization provides the training necessary to pursue advanced study in nutrition leading towards a career in nutrition research. This option also can be used for those students seeking admission to medical schools. In addition to the courses listed, a year of introductory physics is also required for admission to most medical schools. Pre-medical students should also maintain contact with the premedical advisor for current information. MATH 153, Pre-Calculus Mathematics I, or an equivalent course needs to be completed before a student is admitted to this specialization.

Total Credits: 113

Food Service Management Specialization

The Food Service Management specialization is designed for those interested in obtaining skills in managing a food service such as a University dining facility, a hospital, a public school food service, or a restaurant.

Total Credits: 77

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