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BSc Nutrition and Food Science, General Program [ALES]


The General Program in Nutrition and Food Science provides students with a diverse education in human nutrition and food science. Graduates have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of nutritional science coupled with basic knowledge in applied chemistry and microbiology as it pertains to food manufacturing, preservation, storage and distribution. This degree integrates a sound scientific education with course work related to applied economics, sociology and education, and applied science.

Students in the BSc Nutrition and Food Science, General Program must select one of the minors available in the program. Students are encouraged to discuss their course selection with their academic advisor.

Graduates may find employment opportunities in a variety of public or private enterprises including health education, the health industry, community and non-government/charitable organizations or international aid. Careers can be further directed by the selection of a minor in Food Marketing, Food Policy, Food Safety and Quality, Food Service Management, Human Ecology, Nutrition Communication and Education, Global Health, or Physical Activity. Minors help position graduates for careers in lifestyle management, the community-based human ecology sector, policy-making bodies in government or non-government institutions, or the food industry and food service management. Students normally select minors by the second year of their program to facilitate appropriate course selection.

Students in the General Program may transfer to the Honors in Food Science or Honors in Nutrition programs, the Dietetics Specialization, or the Food Science and Technology Specialization if they meet the admission requirements. This transfer is normally done after the first year (see BSc Honors in Food Science  to BSc in Nutrition and Food Science, Food Science and Technology Specialization ). Students who transfer after their first year often require more than four years to complete the entire program.

Residence Requirement


A student registered in the BSc Nutrition and Food Science, General Program must complete at least ★60 (normally the last ★60) while registered in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental  Sciences at the University of Alberta.

Course Requirements (★120)


Listed below are courses that fulfill the program requirements, and a recommended sequence for the courses.

Year 3


Year 4


(see Note 3)

Notes


  1. Students should refer to the requirements of their chosen Minor or to the requirements of their intended Specialization area (i.e., Dietetics or Food Science and Technology), to ensure that they select the appropriate courses required for that area of study.
  2. A course can only be counted once in the Program
  3. The Capstone course for the BSc Nutrition and Food Science General Program is normally (NU FS 425  or NU FS 458 ). Students in some minors may select an alternative capstone course.

Minors in the BSc Nutrition and Food Science General Program


Students in the BSc Nutrition and Food Science General Program are required to choose a minor that incorporates applicable course work into their program. Minors should be selected by the end of the first year of study.

Minor in Food Marketing


A minor in Food Marketing provides the opportunity to apply a nutrition and food science background to consumer behavior and food marketing.

Requirements for the Minor (★27) include some courses selected within the General Program Core

Minor in Food Policy


A minor in Food Policy provides the opportunity to apply a nutrition and food science background to issues related to health and food from a health, fiscal and agricultural policy perspective

Requirements for the Minor (★27) include some courses selected within the General Program Core.

Note:


AREC 423  is an alternative capstone course for this minor

Minor in Food Safety and Quality


A minor in Food Safety and Quality provides the opportunity to apply a nutrition and food science background to aspects related to food safety, food quality assurance, and food product development

Requirements for the Minor (★30) include some courses selected within the General Program Core.

Minor in Food Service Management


A minor in Food Service Management combines a nutrition and food science background to issues related to business management, human resources, and quality assurance as appropriate for a career in the food service industry.

Requirements for the Minor (★24) include some courses selected within the General Program Core.

Note:


Students should select AREC 323  within the BSc Nutrition and Food Science, General Program

Minor in Human Ecology


A minor in Human Ecology provides the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills for developing, delivering and evaluating programs and services that enhance the well-being of individuals and families. Students who complete this minor may be eligible to apply for the registered designation of Professional Human Ecologist (information available from 3-02 HEB). This minor also provides access to the Human Ecology Practicum Program (HECOL 408  and HECOL 409 ) and through careful selection of courses and use of free electives, as well as approval of the Department of Human Ecology, a student can complete a practicum in a community agency that links with their career goals

Requirements for the Minor (★27) include some courses selected within the General Program Core.

Notes


  1. Students choosing to participate in the Human Ecology Practicum Program are required to take HECOL 408  as part of the minor requirements, and ★6 HECOL 409  as free elective. HECOL 408  and HECOL 409  must be taken in sequence in the final year of study and an application is required. Please contact the Human Ecology practicum coordinator regarding application and registration in HECOL 408  and HECOL 409 .
  2. There are potential course scheduling conflicts between HECOL and NU FS courses. Students should discuss course selections with their academic advisor early in their program and on an annual basis to avoid these conflicts.

Minor in Nutrition Communication and Education


A minor in Nutrition Communication and Education provides the opportunity to apply knowledge in nutrition communication and education to the planning and delivery of a broader range of educational programs.

Requirements for the Minor (★21) include some courses selected within the General Program Core.

Minor in Global Health


A minor in Global Health provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge in human nutritional science to issues that are relevant to food availability and accessibility, dietary intake, nutritional status, food security, and food policy across the global community.

Requirements for the Minor (★24) include some courses selected within the General Program Core.

Minor in Physical Activity


A minor in Physical Activity provides the opportunity to integrate nutrition and food sciences with health, health education, and physical activity.

Requirements for the Minor (★18) include some courses selected within the General Program Core.