FSN Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Cathy Bartholomew

805-756-5082
bartholo@calpoly.edu
Building 74M-A110
Please email to schedule appointment and provide your available days and times.

Campus Resources

 

Undergraduate Academic Advising

Cal Poly offers many helpful academic advising resources, starting with a summer advising program (SLO Days) prior to entrance into Cal Poly, and continuing with department-based advising in Food Science and Nutrition.

FSN Peer Advising Center staffed with well-trained, experienced students to help with schedule planning and related academic questions. Peer advising is located in building 74M-A100. General advising questions can be emailed to cafesadvising@calpoly.edu.

FSN Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Cathy Bartholomew

805-756-5082
bartholo@calpoly.edu
Building 74M-A110
Please email to schedule appointment and provide your available days and times.

Curriculum Sheets

FSN Academic Advising Goals

The Food Science and Nutrition Academic Advising goals for every student are:

  • To succeed at coursework and graduate in a timely manner
  • To take responsibility for their education

To facilitate these goals, the departmental undergraduate Academic Advisor, Cathy Bartholomew helps students with:

  • Proper course selection and degree requirements
  • Using and interpreting the Degree Progress Report
  • Understanding and adhering to academic policies
  • Providing suggestions and referrals for other campus support services (study abroad, counseling, tutoring, etc.)
  • Obtaining a Food Science or Nutrition minor
  • Changing major into the department
  • Course substitutions

FSN Peer Advisors are available to assist students with:

  • How to use PASS/CPREG to search and register for classes
  • Schedule Planning (FSN 101 or other)
  • Class Planning
  • General university questions / referrals

FSN Faculty Advisors are available to assist students with:

  • In-depth questions regarding concentration
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Career/Industry issues and questions

Change of Major

Are you a Cal Poly student interested in switching from your current major to Food Science or Nutrition?

  • Review the Criteria for Transfer into Food Science (PDF) or the Criteria for Transfer into Nutrition (PDF)*Nutrition ICMA process closed until Spring 2018 Term
  • If you meet the Change of Major Criteria, please meet with our FSN Academic Advisor, Cathy Bartholomew. Please email her, bartholo@calpoly.edu to schedule an appointment. In your email, please provide a few dates and times that you are available. Her office is in 74M-A110.
  • Develop an Individualized Change of Major Agreement (ICMA) with
    Cathy Bartholomew, Academic Advisor.
  • The change of major will be approved once the student has successfully met all of the requirements of the ICMA. The ICMA will cover no more than two quarters. The ICMA may include the following components:
    • 1. Maximum of three specified courses or 12 units in the target major.
      2. Additional courses and/or units to allow the student to meet minimum progress standards and complete degree applicable units in both majors, whenever possible (e.g., GE courses or electives a student could use to meet degree requirements in both current and target majors).
      3. GPA requirements, as determined by the department (e.g., overall/term GPA, GPA in major-specified courses, GPA in past two quarters).
      4. If applicable, specific steps to be met to resume good academic standing status.

Nutrition Minor

The minor is designed for students majoring in science disciplines (Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Kinesiology) and other interested majors such as Psychology. Students can enhance career opportunities or qualification for admission into graduate programs or allied health fields. For more information on course requirements for the Nutrition Minor please follow this link: Cal Poly Catalog

The criteria for enrollment in the minor are shown in the Nutrition Minor Criteria Form (PDF). The Department has strictly enforced these enrollment criteria. If you meet these criteria and want to ask questions or enroll, please contact Dr. Aydin Nazmi.

Food Science Minor

The minor is principally designed for students majoring in related academic disciplines who desire employment in the food industry. Students acquire the fundamental technical skills necessary to understand basic issues and concepts in food science such as food processing and quality assurance. For more information on course requirements for the Food Science Minor please follow this link: Cal Poly Catalog. The criteria for enrollment in the minor are shown in the Food Science Minor Criteria Form (PDF). If you meet these criteria and want to ask questions or enroll, please contact Dr. Robert Kravets.

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