University of Alberta

Food Science and Technology

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Program Information

School:University of Alberta
Faculty:Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
Field of Study:Food Science
Description: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.

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.
URL:Food Science and Technology at University of Alberta
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 72
Additional Admission Requirements:
    This program does not allow admission directly from high school. 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.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 12, 2020

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