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Academic Program Guide

Food & Nutrition Science

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The undergraduate student majoring in Food and Nutrition Science is usually preparing for an advanced degree with specialization in Food Science or Nutrition and a career in university teaching and/or research, medicine, the good industry, or government. With proper advising, this program can also serve as a pre-medical curriculum.

Mapping Coordinator: Amy Sanderson

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra 3
HUN1201 Science of Nutrition3
GE History3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab4
ECO2013 Macroeconomics3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CHM1045 and Lab (≥ C minus in each)
Complete HUN1201 (≥ B minus)
Complete MAC1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Summer hrs
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046 Lab4
MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
CHM3120 Analytical Chemistry and CHM3120 Lab4
BSC2010 Biological Science I and BSC2010 Lab4
PSY2012 General Psychology3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete MAC1114 (≥ C minus)
Complete CHM1046 and Lab (≥ C minus)
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I3
MAC2311 Calculus I w/Analytic Geometry4
PHY2053C College Physics A with Lab4
GE Ethics3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete CHM3120 (≥ C minus)
Complete MAC 2311 (≥ C minus)
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
PET3322 Functional Anatomy & Physiology I 3
PET3322L Functional Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
FOS3026 Foods and FOS3026 Lab4
STA2122 Applied Statistics1
Oral Communication Competency3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete CHM2210 (≥ C minus)
Complete STA2122 (≥ C minus)
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
HUN3224 Intermediary Metabolism I3
MCB2004 General Microbiology3
MCB2004L General Microbiology Lab1
CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II3
CHM2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete FOS3026 and FOS3026L (≥ C minus in each)
Complete HUN3224 (≥ C minus)
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
BCH 3023C Introduction to Biochemistry or BCH4053 Human Biochemistry4
HUN3226 Intermediary Metabolism II 3
HUN2125 Food and Society3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete HUN3226 (≥ C minus)
Complete a pre-graduation check
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
FOS4114C Food Science4
FOS4209 Food Safety and Quality3
Electives (at least 5 hours at 3/4000 level)5
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks
Complete a total of at least 8 hours of electives at 3000/4000 level
FSU GPA ≥ 2.0

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Food Scientist, Nutritionist, Food Editor, Product Development, Quality Control Analyst, Researcher

Representative Employers:Hospitals, Hotels and Restaurants, Colleges and Universities, State and Federal Food Laboratories, Social Service Agencies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Trade Associations, Food Companies.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University

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