2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Nutrition & Food Science, A.S.

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Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with Emphasis in Nutrition and Food Science (A. S.)

Program and Career Description:

This degree allows students to complete requirements for the first two years of a traditional 4-year didactic program at traditional 4-year universities in Tennessee. Four year programs in dietetics do have small differences among the various Tennessee universities, so there may be some additional requirements when transferring to a particular Tennessee dietetic program. Students should check with their advisor for details. A few examples of careers and salary estimates are listed below.

Career Entry-Level Education Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experienced Pay
Dietitian/Nutritionist Bachelor's degree $37,420 $54,310 $64,100
Food Scientist Bachelor's degree $35,990 $55,860 $71,720
Food Science Technician High School Diploma $26,650 $29,670 $33,700

Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV. Check out this website for additional information about job descriptions, education requirements and abilities, and supply and demand for these careers. For additional information from a national perspective, go to Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov. Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Transfer Options

This program is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) major. A student who completes the associates degree in this major is guaranteed that all required community college courses will be accepted in this major at the transfer institution. To see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major and guarantees a seamless transfer, visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathway website at www.tntransferpathway.org.

Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements

Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Natural Sciences Requirement

Mathematics Requirement

Requirements for Graduation Include:

  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • taking the Exit Exam.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

Nutrition & Food Science, A.S. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 60

First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 17

First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 13

Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 14


*Students who intend to transfer to UT Martin should take CHEM 1010 & 1020; if CHEM 1110  & CHEM 1120  are taken, then CHEM 2010 - Organic Chemistry I  must also be taken.

**Students who plan to transfer to UT Knoxville should complete MATH 2050 Calculus-based Probability and Statistics (TN eCampus Course).

***Refer to transfer institution's program and concentration for recommended Social/ Behavioral Science elective.

****An elective can be any college-level course. Refer to transfer institution's program and concentration for recommended additional science and/or mathematics electives to meet entry requirements.

At some universities, foreign language may be required in certain programs that lead to the Bachelor of Science Degree. Complete information regarding foreign language requirements at each university may be found on the transfer and articulation web sites of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee System. Community college students are encouraged to be familiar with foreign language requirements at the universities and, if applicable, complete the requirements before transferring.

For more information contact:
Peri Krichbaum at
pkrichbaum@columbiastate.edu or 931.540.2584
Humanities & Social Sciences Division office at 931.540.2780

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution. CoSCC- NutFS-02-14-18

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