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Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science with Specialization in Food Science and Technology

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Why get a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science with Specialization in Food Science and Technology degree?

Why take the Food Science and Technology Specialization program?

This specialization builds on the BSc in Nutrition and Food Science degree to focus on the technologies and systems used in food safety, quality, production, preservation, and distribution. You’ll learn about the chemistry, microbiology, and engineering principles underpinning these concepts, and you’ll gain practical skills in food product development, sensory analysis, nutritional content analysis, and food storage and safety. This degree meets the guidelines of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

See also the BSc Honors (Food Science major) program.

Why study Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Alberta?

The BSc in Nutrition and Food Science degree in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences will give you a diverse education covering the fundamentals of nutritional science as well as food manufacturing, preservation, storage, and distribution. You’ll learn how biology, behaviour, physiology, and other applied sciences play a role in nutrition and food science. This degree prepares you for a range of careers in the public and private sectors, from nutrition-lifestyle management to food quality assurance.

Possible Careers

  • Food Biochemist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Food Safety Inspector
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Sensory Evaluation

Carley-Jane recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, with a major in Agricultural and Resource Economics. As a UAlberta student, Carley-Jane received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, at Oxford University, where she plans to pursue an MSc in Environmental Change and Management.

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

Preprofessional Study Time:  Students may prepare for the BSc Nutrition and Food Science, Food Science and Technology Specialization by completing their first year in the BSc Nutrition and Food Science, General Program. This program path is a recommendation but is not required, as admission requirements can be met through other post-secondary programs.

Required: A minimum of 24 (★=units of course weight) transferable to the program

Recommended courses:

  BIOL 107 (3)
  CHEM 101, 102, (164 OR 261) (★9)
  ENGL (or equivalent) (★6)
  MATH 113 or 114 (★3)
  NU FS 100 (★3)
  STAT 151 (★3)
  Free elective (★3)

Admission Selection: Competitive; a minimum GPA of 2.7 in the last 24 transferable to the program.

 

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Why UAlberta?

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