McGill University

Food Science

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Food Science
Description:Food Science is a chemistry-based program which integrates many of the natural sciences such as microbiology, physics, biochemistry, and sensory analysis. The program uses the principles of engineering to help understand many of the physical processes and chemical interactions involved in new food product development, food processing, food analysis, manufacturing, and storage. Food Scientists work on the discovery of new bio-active ingredients and their incorporation into functional foods and ensure that all new products are safe and free from contamination. They also study how flavours and colours develop when food is baked, roasted or fried.

This program will give you the skills and knowledge needed in developing scientific methods used in the field so you will be able to successfully and confidently take on the many roles of a Food Scientist.
URL:Food Science at McGill University
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Français 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
Applicants must have Biology - NYA (OOUK), Chemistry - NYA, NYB (OOUL, OOUM), Mathematics - NYA, NYB (OOUN, OOUP), and Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (OOUR, OOUS, OOUT).
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90]

* 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 17, 2021