Food Science

Food Science

Why study this program?

The Food Science Honors program is a specialized, research-based program examining topics such as Food Microbiology, Food Chemistry, Food Processing and Engineering, Sensory Evaluation, and Product Development. This program prepares you for graduate-level studies, or for a career in the food industry, scientific research, applied research, and product development in the private and public sectors.

Why take the BSc Honors program?

The BSc Honors program in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences is a more specialized and research-intensive degree, and is a good choice to prepare for graduate-level study in either Nutrition or Food Science. It requires a higher standard of academic achievement for both admission and ongoing performance.

See also the Food Science and Technology Specialization and the Dietetics Specialization in the Nutrition and Food Science Program.


Why take the BSc Honors program?

The BSc Honors program in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences is a more specialized and research-intensive degree, and is a good choice to prepare for graduate-level study in either Nutrition or Food Science. It requires a higher standard of academic achievement for both admission and ongoing performance.

See also the Food Science and Technology Specialization and the Dietetics Specialization in the Nutrition and Food Science Program.


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POSSIBLE CAREERS
  • Food Processing Plant Supervisor
  • Product Development Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Research Scientist

Alison is a Nutrition and Food Science student and Lister resident from Calgary. She also does highland dancing, hiking, and yoga (not all at the same time, though).

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Admissions Requirements for 2024 - 2025

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Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2024

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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