BSc in Food Science/BSc in Nutritional Sciences

Two Complementary Fields, One Program

Earn two concurrent BSc degrees: one in Food Science and one in Nutritional Sciences

About

Can’t decide between Food Science and Nutrition? Why not do both! This 4-year, dual degree program allows you to study both complementary disciplines at the same time, earning two degrees upon graduation. It is unique in North America and opens the door to a multitude of career paths.

In the Food Science part of the program, you will focus on the chemistry of food, and the scientific principles of food preservation, processing and packaging. You will also work on discovering new ingredients and how they can be incorporated into foods. The goal? To provide consumers with food that looks better, tastes better, lasts longer and, above all, is safe to eat.

The Nutritional Sciences part of the program will teach you all about the nutritional aspects of food and metabolism, and the role of nutrition in health and disease.

In this dual program, you will be able to combine what you have learned in both disciplines, creating better-tasting, longer-lasting, safer food, that also meets our nutritional requirements. You will have the chance to start applying what you have learned by doing a work placement (a stage) in your final year, either an Industrial Stage or a Nutrition Stage.

Stages

Industrial Stage:  Students will be trained to carry out specific functions within a company that may involve: new product development, quality control, sensory analysis, food analysis, food processing and other related tasks

Nutrition Stage:  Completed in a professional working environment; Could include international placements in non-governmental agencies involved in nutrition promotion in
developing countries; Some placements will be doing research in clinical settings working with medical practitioners; Other activities you could take part in include: food product development, nutritional labeling, developing promotional nutritional literature, website editing, writing nutrition articles for consumer education or consulting services

Note: If you are an international student, check if you need to apply for a “Co-op/internship” Work Permit. If that is the case, you can download this letter to include with your application.

Courses

Required Courses: 80 credits
Complementary Courses: 30credits
Elective Courses: 12 credits
(Total 122 Credits)

Concurrent Bachelor of Science in Food Science (B.Sc.(F.Sc.)) and Bachelor of Science Nutritional Sciences (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Food Science/Nutritional Science Major (Concurrent) (122 Credits)

 

Careers

■ Pharmaceutical industries
■ Food product research and development
■ Public health services
■ Food labeling and packaging
■ Food inspection
■ Food chemistry
■ Agri-food companies

For more career options: mcgill.ca/caps/discipline