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Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Food Science

If you have a passion for the food that we eat or assisting others in living their healthiest lives, this program will provide you with the foundation you need to launch your career. 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.

Available Programs:
  • Nutrition & Food Science General Program
    • Learn the fundamentals of nutritional science coupled with knowledge in applied chemistry and microbiology related to food products.
  • Food Science and Technology Specialization
    • Apply chemistry, microbiology, and engineering to the technological processes used in the development, manufacturing, preservation, storage and distribution of food products.
  • Dietetics Specialization
    • Gain both the knowledge and practical skills needed to practice as a Registered Dietitian
  • Honors in Food Science
    • A specialized, research-based program examining topics such as Food Microbiology, Clinical Nutrition, and Foodborne Pathogens.
  • Honors in Nutrition
    • A specialized, research-based program focusing on nutritional science and the related physical, health and social sciences.

Careers in Nutrition & Food Science

  • Biotechnologist
  • Food Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Public Health Inspector
  • Food Science Technologist
  • Biochemist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Food and Nutrition Manager

Feature Careers

Registered Dietitian
Dietitians are health care professionals who assess, develop, deliver and evaluate strategies and programs related to food and nutrition. They develop and study food and food products. They manage food service systems. They do research and promote food safety. The College of Dietitians of Alberta is the regulatory body for the profession of dietetics in Alberta.
Average Salary:  $76,537

Food Scientist
Food scientists investigate the chemical, microbiological, physical, and sensory nature of food. They apply their knowledge to developing, processing, preserving, packaging, distributing, and storing of foodstuffs. 
Average Salary:  $92,613
Source: Government of Alberta, Occupations in Alberta