Nutrition and Dietetics Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

Division: Social Sciences


The Nutrition and Dietetics Associate in Science Degree for Transfer, also referred to as the Nutrition and Dietetics AS-T degree (or ADT), prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that of fer bachelor's degrees in nutrition and dietetics. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states students earning the Nutrition and Dietetics AS-T degree will be granted priority for admission as a Nutrition and Dietetics major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree introduces students to the principles and methodologies used in the study of nutrition and dietetics and allows students to acquire the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue post-secondary degrees in nutrition and dietetics. Coursework includes instruction in nutrition, foods, psychology, chemistry, and microbiology. The Nutrition and Dietetics AS-T degree requires a total of 27-29 units of required courses as indicated below.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements (for admissions to CSU, it is necessary that the students meet the "Oral Communications" requirement when using IGETC for AA-T or AS-T).
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  3. ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A P (Pass) grade is an acceptable grade for a course in the major only if the P is defined to be equivalent to a C or better.
Required Core (16 units):
CHEM 111AFGeneral Chemistry I5
MICR 262 FGeneral Microbiology5
NUTR 210 FHuman Nutrition3
or NUTR 210HF Honors Human Nutrition
PSY 101 F General Psychology3
or PSY 101HF Honors General Psychology
List A: Select two courses (8-10 units):8-10
General Human Anatomy4
Human Physiology
General Chemistry II5
Organic Chemistry I5
Introductory Probability and Statistics4
Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics
Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
List B: Select one course (3 units):3
Introduction to Foods (formerly FOOD 101AF)3
Cultural Aspects of Food3
Total Units27-29

Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of how the scientific method is used to evaluate diet and foods.

Outcome 2: Apply nutritional concepts in the planning of meals and the preparation of food.