Curricula for the BSc (FSc) in Food Chemistry

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This program is intended for those students interested in the chemistry of foods. The courses are integrated to acquaint the student with various aspects of food chemistry. The program prepares one for employment as a scientist in industry or government in regulatory, research, quality control, or product development capacities. Graduates have the academic qualifications for membership in the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology amd the Institute of Food Technologists. Graduates may also qualify for admission to the Ordre des chimistes du Québec which confers the right of practice as an accredited professional chemist in Quebec per se as well in the rest of Canada.

Academic advisors

U-0 - freshmanadvisor.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca (Professor Alice Cherestes)
U-1 - varoujan.yaylayan [at] mcgill.ca (Professor Varoujan Yaylayan)
U-2 - jennifer.ronholm [at] mcgill.ca (Professor Jennifer Ronholm)
U-3 - saji.george [at] mcgill.ca (Professor Saji George)


Food Chemistry Option – Fall  2020 Entry

 

Credit Total 90/91

Term 1 (Fall 2020)

FDSC 200 Introduction to Food Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 213 Analytical Chemistry 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required; offered in both Fall and Winter terms
FDSC 230 Organic Chemistry 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required (if it not already taken at CEGEP or in the McGill Freshman program)
OR choose an Elective

000 Elective Required

Term 2 (Winter 2021)

FDSC 233 Physical Chemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 251 Food Chemistry 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
LSCI 230 Introductory Microbiology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 334 Anal of Food Toxins&Toxicants 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required

Term 3 (Fall 2021)

FDSC 300 Principles of Food Analysis 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 305 Food Chemistry 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 310 Post Harvest Fruit&Veg Technol 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 520 Biophysical Chemistry of Food 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required

Term 4 (Winter 2022)

FDSC 315 Separation Tech in Food Anal 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 319 Food Commodities 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 330 Food Processing 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 515 Enzymology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 490 Research Project 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required

Term 5 (Fall 2022)

FDSC 405 Food Product Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 442 Food Microbiology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
BREE 324 Elements of Food Engineering 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 495 Course not available
Required
FDSC 540 Sensory Evaluation of Foods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 491 Research Project 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required

Term 6 (Winter 2023)

FDSC 400 Food Packaging 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 516 Flavour Chemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 525 Food Quality Assurance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
FDSC 495 Course not available
Required
AGRI 510 Professional Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required
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