University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa

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Food and Nutrition Sciences - Nutrition Sciences

University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Food Science
Nutrition Sciences
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,088
International: $36,161
Careers:Agricultural and Fish Products InspectorsNutritionists


Students in the Honours Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences will have an in-depth knowledge of the sciences underlying the production, consumption and metabolism of food, as well as their effects on health, disease prevention and management.

This program focuses on the acquisition of knowledge in microbiology, physico-chemical and sensory properties of food, preparing graduates for careers in the agri-food sector such as agri-food industries, businesses, food science research centres and government departments. As the only food science training offered in the context of a faculty of health sciences in Canada, this option places greater emphasis on the health impact of food.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73 to 76
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Français 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
A minimum average of 65% is required in the chemistry prerequisite course. Offered in French only to bilingual students. Past experience indicates that students with a strong background in biology, chemistry and physics have an increased rate of success.
Application Notes : Applicants to the Nutrition Sicences Option of the Honours Bahcelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences program must be able to express themselves in both English and French. In order to assess these language skills, French and/or English tests may be required. The cost for the online language test is $100 per language evaluated. Applicants who need to take a language proficiency test will be contacted by the Admissions office.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 22, 2021