Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) – B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)

Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) – B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)

Please refer to Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences – B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.) (Overview) for advising and other information regarding the Dietetics and Nutrition majors.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2022-2023 (last updated Feb. 7, 2022) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Major Dietetics (115 credits)

The B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.) Major in Dietetics is a 3.5 year program that includes 40 weeks of internship Professional Practice (Stage) integrated in each year in a planned sequence to provide the academic and practical training for a career as a dietitian-nutritionist. The program includes innovative courses to promote food and nutrition expertise, leadership,...

For more information, see Major Dietetics (115 credits).

Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Major Nutrition - Food Function and Safety (90 credits)

This Major offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan from the molecular to the organismal level. The concentration in food function and safety covers the ranges from health effects of phytochemicals and food toxicants, food chemistry and analysis, food safety, product development and influence of...

For more information, see Major Nutrition - Food Function and Safety (90 credits).

Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Major Nutrition - Global Nutrition (90 credits)

This Major covers many aspects of human nutrition and food and their impact on health and society at the community and international level. It offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan. The specialization in global nutrition emphasizes the importance of the interaction of nutrition, diet, water,...

For more information, see Major Nutrition - Global Nutrition (90 credits).

Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Major Nutrition - Health and Disease (90 credits)

This Major offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan. This concentration emphasizes the influence of diet and nutrition on human health and the pathophysiology of chronic disease. This degree does not lead to professional licensure as a dietitian/nutritionist. Graduates are qualified for careers in heath research, pharmaceutical and/or food industries, government laboratories, and the health science communications field. Graduates often continue on to graduate studies preparing for careers in research, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition.

Refer to "Faculty Information and Regulations" > "Minimum Credit Requirements", in this eCalendar for prerequisites and minimum credit requirements.

For information on academic advising, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/advising

Required Courses (60 credits)

All required courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C.

AEMA 310 (3) Statistical Methods 1
ANSC 234 (3) Biochemistry 2
ANSC 323 (3) Mammalian Physiology
ANSC 424 (3) Metabolic Endocrinology
FDSC 200 (3) Introduction to Food Science
FDSC 251 (3) Food Chemistry 1
FDSC 305 (3) Food Chemistry 2
LSCI 204 (3) Genetics
LSCI 211 (3) Biochemistry 1
LSCI 230 (3) Introductory Microbiology
NUTR 207 (3) Nutrition and Health
NUTR 214 (4) Food Fundamentals
NUTR 307 (3) Metabolism and Human Nutrition
NUTR 322 (3) Applied Sciences Communication
NUTR 337 (3) Nutrition Through Life
NUTR 344 (4) Clinical Nutrition 1
NUTR 401 (1) Emerging Issues in Nutrition
NUTR 450 (3) Research Methods: Human Nutrition
NUTR 512 (3) Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals
PARA 438 (3) Immunology

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:

Common Complementary Courses

At least 6 credits from the following:

ANSC 433 (3) Animal Nutrition and Metabolism
ANSC 551 (3) Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism
ANSC 552 (3) Protein Metabolism and Nutrition
ANSC 560 (3) Biology of Lactation
FDSC 537 (3) Nutraceutical Chemistry
FDSC 545 (3) Advances in Food Microbiology
NUTR 501 (3) Nutrition in Developing Countries
NUTR 503 (3) Nutrition and Exercise
NUTR 511 (3) Nutrition and Behaviour
NUTR 545 (4) Clinical Nutrition 2
NUTR 546 (4) Clinical Nutrition 3
NUTR 551 (3) Analysis of Nutrition Data

At least 9 credits from the following courses:

ANAT 214 (3) Systemic Human Anatomy
ANAT 261 (4) Introduction to Dynamic Histology
ANSC 312 (3) Animal Health and Disease
ANSC 560 (3) Biology of Lactation
MICR 341 (3) Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
MIMM 414 (3) Advanced Immunology
NUTR 430 (3) Directed Studies: Dietetics and Nutrition 1
NUTR 551 (3) Analysis of Nutrition Data
PARA 424 (3) Fundamental Parasitology
PATH 300 (3) Human Disease
PHAR 300 (3) Drug Action
PHAR 301 (3) Drugs and Disease
PHAR 303 (3) Principles of Toxicology
PHGY 311 (3) Channels, Synapses and Hormones
PHGY 312 (3) Respiratory, Renal, and Cardiovascular Physiology
PHGY 313 (3) Blood, Gastrointestinal, and Immune Systems Physiology

Elective Courses (15 credits)

15 credits of electives are taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree. A reciprocal agreement allows all students to take a limited number of electives at any Quebec university. With prior approval students can take electives at any Canadian or international university.

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Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2022-2023 (last updated Aug. 23, 2022) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Major Nutrition - Metabolism, Health and Disease (90 credits)

This Major offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan from the molecular to the organismal level. This concentration emphasizes the influence of diet and nutrition on human health and the pathophysiology of inherited and acquired chronic disease. The links of nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics, and...

For more information, see Major Nutrition - Metabolism, Health and Disease (90 credits).

Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Major Nutrition - Nutritional Biochemistry (90 credits)

This Major offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan from the molecular to the organismal level. This concentration in nutritional biochemistry links nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics, and biotechnology with human health, regulation of metabolism, and the pathophysiology of inherited and chronic disease....

For more information, see Major Nutrition - Nutritional Biochemistry (90 credits).

Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Major Nutrition - Sports Nutrition (90 credits)

This Major offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan from the molecular to the organismal level. The concentration in sports nutrition integrates the influence of exercise and physical activity on health and chronic disease prevention. This degree does not lead to professional licensure as a Dietitian...

For more information, see Major Nutrition - Sports Nutrition (90 credits).

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