Nutrition & Dietetics (AA) Health Sciences Total Units: 41.0

Term Effective: Spring 2008

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2016

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Previous Versions:

Nutrition & Dietetics - effective Spring 2004


The Nutrition & Dietetics major provides education in nutrition science and the relationship of the human diet to health and lifestyle-related diseases. The purpose of the Nutrition & Dietetics major is to provide students with education and training in the area of nutritional sciences or dietetics, and to prepare for transfer. This major provides the opportunity for students to begin their career path in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of nutrients and healthy food preparations for optimal health and well-being;
  2. select appropriate foods for a healthy diet and disease risk reduction;
  3. clearly communicate nutrition concepts in oral and written formats;
  4. use critical thinking to analyze and interpret information from various media sources and draw scientifically-based conclusions; and
  5. transfer to a four-year program in Nutrition, Dietetics, and/or Food Science.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Nutrition & Dietetics program are:

  • Complete 41.0 units from
    • Nutrition & Dietetics Major Core Requirements

Nutrition & Dietetics Major Core Requirements - complete 41.00 units
CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry5.00
CHEM 1BGeneral Chemistry5.00
CHEM 8Introductory Organic Chemistry5.00
FDNT 10Elementary Nutrition3.00
FDNT 61Nutrition Issues1.00
FDNT 70Introduction to Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Service1.00
FDNT 75Principles of Quantity Food Production3.00
LIR 30Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00
MATH 15Elementary Statistics4.00
PHYSIO 1Human Physiology5.00
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 5.00 units from the following:
BIO 2.1Fundamentals of Biology (Cell and Molecular)5.00
BIO 2.2Fundamentals of Biology (Evolution, Genetics, and Zoology)5.00
MICRO 5General Microbiology5.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


Math, Chemistry, Physiology, Biology and Microbiology courses require placement exams or successful completion of pre-requisite courses prior to enrollment; check individual courses for specific requirements and timelines for placement exams. Completion of pre-reqs for the required science and math courses for this major are CRITICAL during the FIRST semester of enrollment if a student wants to complete within 4 semesters.

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