People are more health-conscious than ever, with the core of healthy living philosophies centering on what foods we put into our bodies and how they function to promote health. The B.Sc. in Food and Nutrition provides interdisciplinary training in both food science and nutrition. This program provides students with a comprehensive scientific understanding of food, its chemistry, how it’s processed, produced, preserved, and packaged to produce reliably consistent, stable, and safe products together with an in-depth understanding of how foods nourish the body (including metabolism), the interrelationship between food and culture, how preparation impacts nutritional content, and management of food preparation and service delivery in institutional environments.

Minimum Requirements for Degree (120 credit units)

Year 1 (30 credit units)

  • AREC 220.3 or INDG 107.3
  • BIOL 120.3
  • BIOL 121.3
  • CHEM 112.3
  • CHEM 250.3
  • ECON 111.3
  • FABS 110.3
  • NUTR 120.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3

Choose 3 credit units from the areas of Social Science, Humanities or Fine Arts:

Humanities

  • CHIN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CLAS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CREE — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ENG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • FREN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GERM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HEB — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HIST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HNDI — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • INTS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • JPNS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LATN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LIT — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PHIL — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RLST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RUSS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SNSK — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SPAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • UKR — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

  • Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the Class Search.
  • MUS 111 is acceptable toward the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences

  • ANTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARCH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ECON — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GEOG 130.3
  • INDG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • IS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LING — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PLAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • POLS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PSY — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOSC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Any senior-level social science course, provided the prerequisite is met. Please note that certain GEOG courses are considered Science courses. Refer to the Class Search.

Statistics courses in social sciences are not accepted for credit toward the Social Science Requirement (eg. ECON 204, PSY 233, PSY 234, SOC 225 and SOC 325).

Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the Class Search.

Fine Arts

  • ART — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • DRAM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • MUS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Year 2 (30 credit units)

  • BMSC 200.3
  • BMSC 230.3
  • FABS 212.3 OR BMSC 210.3
  • FABS 222.3
  • MATH 104.3 or MATH 125.3
  • NUTR 221.3
  • NUTR 298.3
  • NUTR 305.3
  • PLSC 214.3

Open Electives

  • Choose 3 credit units of Open Electives

Years 3 and 4 (60 credit units)

  • FABS 315.3 
  • FABS 325.3 
  • FABS 345.3 
  • FABS 362.3 
  • FABS 417.3 
  • FABS 452.3 
  • FABS 492.3 or FABS 494.6 Research Thesis (3 credit units of FABS 494.6 Research Thesis count as restricted electives)
  • NUTR 310.3 
  • NUTR 321.3 
  • NUTR 322.3 
  • NUTR 365.3 
  • NUTR 420.3

Choose 15 credit units of restricted electives from the following:

  • BMSC 240.3 
  • BMSC 320.3 
  • CHEM 115.3 
  • CHEM 221.3 
  • CHEM 231.3 
  • CHEM 242.3 
  • CHEM 255.3 
  • FABS 298.3 
  • FABS 360.3 
  • FABS 371.3
  • FABS 398.3 
  • FABS 401.3 
  • FABS 411.3 
  • FABS 457.3 
  • FABS 460.3
  • FABS 474.3 
  • FABS 493.3 
  • FABS 494.6 
  • FABS 498.3
  • KIN 121.3
  • KIN 122.3
  • NUTR 350.3 
  • PLSC 201.3 
  • PLSC 235.3
  • PLSC 420.3 

Open Electives

  • Choose 9 credit units of Open Electives