University of Guelph

Food Science

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Program Information

School:University of Guelph
Faculty:Department of Food Science
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Food Science
Description:Apply the discipline of chemistry, biology, and microbiology to the processing and product development of safe and healthy foods. Food scientists fill the gap between the production of farm goods and the year-round delivery of food products to the global consumer. They are employed in the technical positions by all levels of the food-processing sector, from entrepreneurial to multinational. Whether the products are fresh fruits, vegetables or meats, frozen foods, dairy or bakery products, or beer and wine, food scientists have transformed these products from raw ingredients to consumer goods. A feature of the major is the product development courses, where you will apply skills learned in chemistry, processing, microbiology, quality assurance and sensory evaluation to the development of a food product, from idea generation to prototype development, including formulation, manufacturing, sensory and safety evaluations and product marketing.
URL:Food Science at University of Guelph
Length:5 Year(s)
Scholarships:1
Careers:Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*78 to 83
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with ENG4U, Advanced Functions, 2 courses from: biology, chemistry, physics, and 2 additional courses. Two of three 4U high school science courses (i.e. Biology, Chemistry and Physics) are required for admission; completion of all three is recommended. Applicants who lack the third science course will take a replacement course in semester one.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 89] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

You will be required to present evidence of English Proficiency if: your primary or first language is not English, and you have had less than four years of full-time secondary school or post-secondary study, demonstrating satisfactory academic progress, in an English-language school system. If you are required to provide evidence of English proficiency, you must meet one of the following four proficiency requirements: IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6; TOEFL - Internet-based with a minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21; MELAB with a minimum overall score of 85 and a minimum composition score of 83 (in addition, you must present a minimum score on the oral test of three (3)); CAEL with a minimum overall band score of 70; successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10); or PTE with a minimum score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component. Francophone Canadian citizens educated in Canada will not be required to meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You will also be considered as having met the English Proficiency requirement if you completed the International Baccalaureate diploma where English was the language of instruction.

* 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 June 18, 2018

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