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Food Science

Bachelor of Science with Honors

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Why study Food Science?

Why study Food Science? (Honors)

The Food Science Honors program is a specialized, research-based program examining topics such as Food Microbiology, Clinical Nutrition, and Foodborne Pathogens. This program prepares you for graduate-level studies, or for a career in the food industry, scientific research, applied research, and product development in the private and public sectors.

See also the Specialization in Food Science program.

Why get a Bachelor of Science with Honors degree?

Why take the BSc Honors program?

The BSc Honors program in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences is a more specialized and research-intensive degree, and is a good choice to prepare for graduate-level study in either Nutrition or Food Science. It requires a higher standard of academic achievement for both admission and ongoing performance.

See also Specialization in Food Science and Technology program and the Specialization in Dietetics program.

Possible Careers

  • Community Relations Advisor
  • Environmental / Indigenous Relations Advisor
  • Environmental Education Specialist
  • Sustainability Coordinator

Alison is a Nutrition and Food Science student and Lister resident from Calgary. She also does highland dancing, hiking, and yoga (not all at the same time, though).

Non-Direct Entry

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

Preprofessional Study Time: Normally one year in Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science, Nutrition and Food General Program.

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

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

Admission Selection: A minimum of 3.0 Admission Grade Point Average (GPA).


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