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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Food Science

Undergraduate Programs

Option in Food Science (120 units)

The Food Science curriculum has an interdisciplinary focus which includes food science, food processing, sensory evaluation, nutrition, chemistry, and microbiology, plus a variety of supporting course work in related disciplines. All courses are designed to develop an understanding of the physical and chemical nature of foods and how it relates to the food industry and consumer safety. The food industry careers awaiting graduates offer diverse opportunities as the world supply expands with technological developments.

Prerequisites

Take the following course or a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination:

  • CHEM 101 Introduction to General Chemistry (4)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: MATH 113 or 117 or 119A or 122.

Requirements

Take all of the following courses:

  • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination (credit in CHEM 101 does not substitute for a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination), and a "C" or better in MATH 113 or 117 or 119A or 122. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended.
  • CHEM 327 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better; CHEM 111B is recommended.
  • CHEM 448 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 327 or 322B either with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MATH 113 Precalculus Algebra (3)
    Prerequisites: Appropriate ELM score, ELM exemption or MAPB 11.
  • MICR 200 General Microbiology (4)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A or 140 with a grade of "C" or better and GE Foundation requirements.
  • MICR 429 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 260; MICR 320, 322; all of a grade of "C" or better. (Undergraduates enroll in MICR 429; graduates enroll in MICR 529.)
  • CAFF 321I Family and Consumer Resource Management (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper division standing.
  • FCSE 299 Introduction to FCS (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • FCSE 486 Instructional Strategies for Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals (3)
    Prerequisites: Senior standing.
  • FCSE 499 Professionalism and Leadership in FCS (2)
    Prerequisites: FCSE 299, CAFF 321I, 12 units of upper division course work in Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • FSCI 332 Food Science (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 327; HFHM 235; MICR 200 or equivalent.
  • FSCI 338 Introduction to Food Processing (3)
    Prerequisites: FSCI 332.
  • FSCI 432 Food Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 327, FSCI 332 or equivalent.
  • FSCI 435 Food Processing, Preservation and Packaging (3)
    Prerequisites: FSCI 332 or consent of instructor.
  • FSCI 492F Internship in Food Science (3)
    Prerequisites: Senior standing; a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA; approval of faculty advisor in Food Science; and FSCI 332.
  • HFHM 235 Principles of Food Preparation (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • NUTR 132 Introductory Nutrition (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: One Foundation course.
  • NUTR 234 Orientation Dietetics and Food Administration (2)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • NUTR 331A Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (3)
    Prerequisites: NUTR 132, BIOL 207, CHEM 302 or 327 or equivalent.
  • NUTR 336 Cultural Aspects of Food and Nutrition (3)
    Prerequisites: PSY 100 or SOC 100 or ANTH 120 or equivalent; NUTR 132.

Take one of the following courses:

  • ED P 419 Educational Statistics (3)
    Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate mathematics course suitable for general education math credit and, if required by the major, a lower-division statistics course.
  • H SC 403 Community Health Statistics (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Math and SOC 250 or PSY 210 or equivalent.

Take one of the following courses:

  • ENGL 101 Composition (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100.
  • ENGL 317 Technical Communication (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, upper-division standing, and a previous composition course, i.e., ENGL 100, 101, 102, 300, or equivalents.

Take one of the following courses:

  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: GE A1 requirement.
  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A GE Foundation course.

Take 9 units from the following courses: CHEM 111B; FCSE 497; NUTR 331B; HFHM 275, 477; IS 233.

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