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Concurrent Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science

What's special about the McGill Concurrent Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences (B.Sc. (F.Sc.) & B.Sc. (Nutr.Sc.))?

McGill University has taken the innovative lead in combining both majors. Unique in North America, the new concurrent degree program in Food Science and Nutritional Science offers the best education in these complementary fields and opens the door to a multitude of career paths.

The Food Science component of the program focuses on the chemistry of food and the scientific principles underlying food preservation, processing and packaging to provide consumers with quality foods. The Nutritional Science component deals with the science of the nutritional aspects of food and metabolism. The program has been carefully structured to ensure that students receive the training that Industry demands.

How is the B.Sc. (F.Sc.) & B.Sc. (Nutr.Sc.) structured?

This is a general outline. Consult the eCalendar for detailed program outlines.

Over the course of four years (U1, U2 and U3), students will complete a 122-credit degree. For students from high schools outside Quebec, a 30-credit freshman year (called U0) will be added at the start of your studies (making this a four-year, 152-credit degree). 

If you will be completing advanced level course work (such as International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced Levels, and/or university courses) you may receive advanced standing credit for all or part of the U0 year.

When do I declare my program?

At the time of application, you will be required to apply directly to the Concurrent B.Sc. (F.Sc.) & B.Sc. (Nutr.Sc.) in the Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences.

Enhance your (B.Sc. (F.Sc.) & B.Sc. (Nutr.Sc.)) degree!

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers undergraduate students every opportunity to expand their learning experience through participation in research projects. An excellent way is to find a professor whose research interests match your own. Professors occasionally need assistance, either during the summers and/or during the academic year. Always have an updated curriculum vitae available, so that, when an opportunity presents itself, you are ready to apply.
The University also participates in several government programs, including the NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award program, that encourage students to actively participate in ongoing or new research projects.