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 Food Science
SchoolUniversity of Guelph
LocationGuelph, ON, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 18,000
Full-time Graduate: 2,500
Length5 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*78% to 83%
  •  Grade12 English 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
Prerequisites NotesApplicants 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.

This cost estimate is for Year 1( 2 semesters) of the program and does not include compulsory fees.
Scholarships1 scholarship(s)
DescriptionApply 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.
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