FAQs

Q: HOW DO I CHANGE/DECLARE MY MAJOR AS FACS?

A: Complete the form for Change of Major available online or outside the FACS department office, 3000 Mariposa Hall. You must see a faculty advisor for approval and signatures on the form. You may meet with any available full-time tenure-track faculty adviser who specializes in your concentration of interest. Check for adviser availability at the FACS department website www.csus.edu/facs or on the posted materials at the FACS department office. Once you have met with an advisor, your paperwork will be turned over to the Department Chair for approval and the Chair’s signature. After all signatures have been obtained, your paperwork will be ready for you to pick up in the FACS Department office at 3000 Mariposa Hall. You will be responsible for filing the completed paperwork at Lassen Hall.

Q: I AM A CONTINUING SAC STATE STUDENT AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A FACULTY ADVISOR THIS SUMMER. HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO TALK TO MY REGULAR FACULTY ADVISOR?

A: All faculty have summer off unless they have chosen to teach a summer class. If they are teaching a class in the summer, you may email them to ask if they would schedule you for an appointment, otherwise, you will need to make sure you have asked for advising during their regularly scheduled office hours during either spring or fall semester. We do offer summer advising sessions for the NUFD/Dietetics concentration so check the Department website www.csus.edu/facs for dates and times.

Q: MAY I SEE ANY OF MY FACS PROFESSORS DURING THEIR OFFICE HOURS FOR ADVISING?

A: Only full time tenure track professors conduct major advising for students. Please check the listing on the FACS homepage www.csus.edu/facs for faculty advisors and choose one in the category of your concentration.

Q: I ALREADY HAVE A B.A. IN NUFD BUT WOULDLIKE TO COME BACK AND EARN A B.S. DEGREE IN DIETETICS. HOW CAN I DO THIS?

A: Thank you for your interest in our Dietetics Major. Sacramento State is not accepting second bachelor’s students at this time so you would need to take the required classes through the College of Continuing Education or CCE. You would be taking the required classes as an Open University student rather a matriculated student,  but since you graduated as a FACS major in NUFD, you would have fewer classes to complete. Please visit their website at http://www.cce.csus.edu/  for more information on how to get started. Registration into classes for Open University students is last priority status and does prove challenging but it can be done.

Q: I AM A TRANSFER STUDENT INTERESTED IN THE DIETETICS MAJOR. I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT CLASSES TO TAKE AT MY J.C. AND DO I NEED ALL THE LOWER DIVISION CLASSES COMPLETED BEFORE I TRANSFER TO SAC STATE?

A: Thank you for your interest in our Dietetics Major. You are not required to have taken any specific classes before joining our program. Please log onto www.csus.edu/facs and browse the Dietetic Emphasis for information regarding the concentration. Click on the link for (assist.org) to find the articulation agreements between Sac State and your community college first. Taking any Chemistry classes will not be sufficient and you will need to make sure they articulate to Chem 1A or Chem 6A. Listed under advising information are the dates of our monthly advising sessions which are open to anyone interested in our major. Give us a call and let us know which session you want to attend and we’ll save you a seat.

Q: I AM CURRENTLY A FACS MAJOR AND I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS REGARDING THE CLASSES I NEED TO TAKE IN THE UPCOMING SEMESTERS. WHAT INFORMATION CAN YOU OFFER REGARDING OFFICE HOURS FOR FACULTY?

A:  Please visit our website at www.csus.edu/facs and go to the information listed under faculty advisors to find walk-in office hours for faculty in each concentration. We encourage you to see a faculty advisor at least once a semester to make sure you remain on track to graduate.

Q: I AM INTERESTED IN ADDING FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES A A MINOR AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW I MAY OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO ADD IT TO MY PROGRAM.

A: Unfortunately, the FACS Department is not offering a minor at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.