CWU College of Education and Professional Studies Transfer Map

Food Science and Nutrition, Bachelor of Science (BS)

Office of the Registrar
Bouillon Hall 140
Phone: (509) 963-3001
Fax: (509) 963-1230

Program Description

The Food Science and Nutrition degree prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the food and nutrition industry including food processing companies (quality assurance and product development positions), food distributors, food brokerage companies, restaurant and institutional food service, pharmaceutical sales, and positions requiring the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) credential. Students majoring in Food Science and Nutrition receive a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition with a specialization in either Dietetics or Foods and Nutrition.

Likely Career Paths

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Dietetic Technician Registered, Food Scientist, Food Service Management

Key Considerations

Course Planning

1st and 2nd Year Courses or Areas of Study
CWU Course # CWU Course Name Transfer Course #
NUTR 101 Introduction to Human Nutrition NUTR& 101
CHEM 111 + CHEM 111 Lab Introduction to Chemistry & Introductory Chemistry Laboratory CHEM& 121 or TES
CHEM 112 & CHEM 112 Lab Introduction to Organic Chemistry & Introduction to Organic Chemistry Laboratory CHEM& 122 or TES
CHEM 113 & CHEM 113 Lab Introduction to Biochemistry & Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory CHEM& 123 or TES (Some community colleges have biochemistry courses, but not that many)
*MATH 211 Statistical Concepts and Methods MATH& 146
**BIOL 355 Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL& 241
**BIOL 356 Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIOL& 242
***PSY 101 General Psychology PSYC& 100
***BIOL 220 Introductory Cell Biology BIOL& 211
***BIOL 322 Introductory Microbiology BIOL& 260

*MATH& 146 will transfer in as Math 211, FSN major will substitute in place of statistics major requirement.

**Completion of the Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) series can substitute for BIOL 201 (Human Physiology), for Food & Nutrition specializations. Dietetics requires the full A&P Series.

***Dietetics Specialization ONLY

The Transfer Equivalency Site (TES) provides CWU equivalencies for courses at other colleges and universities.

Advising Notes

  • Prospective students must complete NUTR 101, Introduction to Human Nutrition, NUTR 240, Introduction to Foods and NUTR 240LAB, Introduction to Foods Laboratory with a B (3.0) or higher, and CHEM 111, Introduction to Chemistry and CHEM 111LAB, Introductory Chemistry Laboratory with a C (2.0) or higher before being admitted into the major. 
  • Transfer students should apply to be a pre-major in the BS Food Science and Nutrition program prior to completing NUTR 240L.  The pre-major status would allow assignment of a faculty major advisor. 
  • Students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher in all other major courses.
  • All students should also meet with the department’s professional academic advisor Pat Coffey (
  • Any Washington state DTA (Direct Transfer Agreement) degree will satisfy all general education requirements.
  • Major requirements may change over time; students will be expected to meet the catalog requirements in place at the time they are admitted to the major.  Current catalog:

Other Resources

Admissions: 509-963-1211 | 

Financial Aid: 509-963-1611 | 

Scholarship Information: 509-963-1611 | |

Transfer Center: 509-963-1390 | 

Veterans: 509-963-3028 |

International: +1-509-963-3612 |