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Food Science

University of Guelph
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Guelph
English
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Program description

Food Science

Explore the processing and product development of safe and healthy foods, and fill the gap between the production of farm goods and the year round delivery of food products to the global consumer. Apply your skills learned in chemistry, processing, microbiology, quality assurance and sensory evaluation to the development of a food product from idea generation right through to product marketing.

Food is a multi-billion dollar industry that is influenced by changing socio-economic conditions and evolving agricultural and industrial technologies. As a Food Science student, in the Bachelor of Science degree program, you will apply chemistry, microbiology and physics to study the processing and development of food products and processes. The program also covers aspects of law, health, nutrition, and security as they relate to food safety and quality.

You will obtain hands-on experience in the industrial processes such as pasteurization, sterilization, fermentation, and packaging and apply these to commodity groups such as dairy, meats, cereals and beverages. In addition, you will gain experience in sensory evaluation and in the development of new food products and effective food safety and quality assurance programs. Communication skills are also emphasized to help ensure success in your future career.

Admission requirements

Admission to semester one of a degree program and General Studies is available in the Fall semester only. A semester one degree applicant is defined as one who will receive fewer than 2.00 transfer credits upon admission.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1 - Fall

  • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • General Chemistry I
  • Elements of Calculus I
  • Physics for Life Sciences

Semester 2 - Winter

  • Biological Concepts of Health
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry II
  • Physics for Life Sciences II

Semester 3 - Fall

  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Introduction to Nutritional and Food Science
  • Introduction to Microbiology

Semester 4 - Winter

  • Communication in Food Science
  • Food Engineering Principles
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Statistics I

Semester 5 - Fall

  • Food Chemistry I
  • Food Processing I
  • Food Microbiology

Semester 6 - Winter

  • Food Chemistry II
  • Food Processing II
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Sensory Evaluation of Foods

Semester 7 - Fall

  • Advanced Food Analysis
  • Food Product Development I

Semester 8 - Winter

  • Food Product Development II

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for Canadian Students/Permanent Residents - $6,091 per year and for International Students - $24,300 - 33,551 per year

Scholarships & funding

We offer several scholarships, for more information please visit our website.

Career opportunities

  • Food inspector
  • Food safety research analyst
  • Food product developer/research scientist
  • Technical sales and food business entrepreneur
  • Food scientist or technologist
  • Sensory evaluations specialist

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About this institute

University of Guelph

University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities, with top marks in student experience. No matter where you're from, once you enrol at U of G, you’re part of a community – a network of...


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Why study at University of Guelph

The city of Guelph was ranked in 2019 as one of the top 50 places to live in Canada.

The university campus boats a gorgeous walking campus, stunning greenery and beautiful building and facilities.

With over 200 student clubs, 7 dining halls, 19 intramural sports and a 25,000 sq. foot fitness centre, you can see why we are recognized as a Canadian leader in student experience.

There are so many ways for prospective international students to reach out to the university. Check out all our social media handles, as well as our university website and admission pages for up to date news. We also offer international students the ability to chat with current international students through our UniBuddy platform. Go onto our international admission webpages to find more details on how to get in touch with a student or staff UniBuddy and start chatting!

Contact info

University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East
N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario
Canada

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www.uoguelph.ca

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