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BSc Honors in Food Science; BSc Honors in Nutrition; BSc in Nutrition and Food Science, General Program; BSc in Nutrition and Food Science, Dietetics Specialization; and BSc in Nutrition and Food Science, Food Science and Technology Specialization


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General Information


The Faculty offers courses leading to the degree of BSc Honors in Food Science, BSc Honors in Nutrition, BSc in Nutrition and Food Science, BSc in Nutrition and Food Science (Dietetics Specialization), and BSc in Nutrition and Food Science (Food Science and Technology Specialization). A minimum of ★120 is required to complete the program for the degree programs. The programs incorporate experiential learning into coursework to enable students to develop skills in nutrition and food science.

Honors programs are directed to highly-motivated students with exceptional ability. Two honors programs are available in the Faculty: BSc Honors in Food Science (see General Information) and BSc Honors in Nutrition (see Food Science, BSc Honors ). Honors is the preferred program for students who aim for research-oriented careers or who plan to pursue graduate studies. Entrance to these programs takes place after at least one year of university (or equivalent) studies. The Honors in Food Science program meets the guidelines of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Students normally complete their first year in the BSc Nutrition and Food Science General Program

The Nutrition and Food Science General Program (see Nutrition and Food Science, General Program, BSc ) provides students with a diverse education in nutrition and food science. The General Program is the preferred program for students planning to complement a science-based education related to nutrition and food with an interdisciplinary education related to health education, human ecology, food marketing, food quality and safety, or physical activity. Students in the General Program must complete one of the eight available minors (Food Marketing, Food Policy, Food Quality and Safety, Food Service Management, Human Ecology, Nutrition Communication and Education, Global Health, Physical Activity). Students normally select minors by the second year of their program to facilitate appropriate course selection. By completing a minor in Human Ecology, students can meet the educational requirements for registration as Professional Human Ecologists.

The Dietetics Specialization (see Nutrition and Food Science, Dietetics Specialization, BSc ) is the program required for students pursuing a career as a Registered Dietitians. Students graduating with this Specialization meet the academic competencies and the internship requirements necessary to be eligible for registration with the College of Dietitians of Alberta. Entrance to this specialization takes place after at least one year of university preprofessional (or equivalent) studies. Students normally complete their preprofessional year in the BSc Nutrition and Food Science General Program.

The Food Science and Technology Specialization (see Nutrition and Food Science, Food Science and Technology Specialization, BSc ) is the preferred program for students planning a career in the Food Industry and related government sectors. The Specialization meets the guidelines of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Entrance to this specialization takes place after at least one year of university (or equivalent) studies. Students normally complete their first year in the BSc Nutrition and Food Science General Program.

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