Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

Nutrition & Food Science

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Food Science

Turn your passion of health, food and nutrition into a career with this four-year degree program.

Please note that some of these programs are not a direct-entry, denoted below with the asterisks. Applicants typically complete the first year of studies in the Nutrition and Food Science General Program before transferring to Specialization or Honors programs. Please review the admission requirements for more information.

During your studies, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop tasty and nutritious food products for people to enjoy.
  • Ensure the food that people eat is safe.
  • Promote healthy living by helping people make nutritious food choices.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills while completing real-world projects and case studies that examine issues faced by the food industry and nutritional health sector.

Careers in Nutrition & Food Science

| Nutritional Consultant | Registered Dietitian | Nutrition / Food Science Research | Food Product Developer | Food Market Researcher | Food and Nutrition Policy | Food Inspector | Community Educator | Nutrition Research Coordinator | Food Quality Assurance Officer | Food Safety Specialist | 



BSc in Nutrition & Food Science Majors

Nutrition & Food Science General Program
Enhance your nutrition and food science career by completing the pre-requisites for any of our more specialized degrees, or earn the four-year degree.
  • Qualify for a career in public or private enterprises;
  • Earn a diverse education in both nutrition and food science;
  • Gain a working knowledge of the fundamentals of nutritional science, food manufacturing, preservation, storage and distribution;
  • Learn how biology, behaviour, physiology and other applied sciences play a role in nutrition and food science.
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Food Science and Technology Specialization*
In this four-year program you will develop the skills you need to succeed with technology and systems used in food manufacturing, preservation, distribution and more. These programs are designed for students that are highly motivated, have high academic achievement, and a keen interest in pursuing research.
  • Apply chemistry, microbiology, and engineering to the technological processes used in the manufacturing, preservation, storage and distribution of food products;
  • Learn about food product development, sensory analysis, and nutritional content analysis;
  • Develop expertise in ensuring the safety and quality of food during the production process;
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Dietetics Specialization*
With this degree, go on to practice as a Registered Dietitian (RD). You will gain both the knowledge and practical skills to practice as a Registered Dietitian or Registered Nutritionist.
  • Admission to this four-year program guarantees your Dietetic Internship, which is a requirement in order to become a Registered Dietitian;
  • You must complete some pre-professional study prior to admission. NU FS 100 is only available at the University of Alberta.
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Honors in Food Science* | Nutrition*
Both the Food Science and Nutrition honors programs deliver a specialized, research intensive education.
  • Prepare for graduate school;
  • Complete an undergraduate thesis with the supervision of a professor;
  • Select a major in either Nutrition or Food Science;
  • Honors programs are not direct-entry. Applicants are required to complete post-secondary pre-professional learning.
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