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 Food Science
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SchoolCarleton University
LocationOttawa, ON, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 22,000
Full-time Graduate: 4,200
DegreeBachelor
Honours
Co-op
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*78% to 82%
Prerequisites
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science 
Prerequisites NotesCalculus and Vectors is strongly recommended.
Cost
National: $7,272
International: $29,023
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DescriptionThe field of food science integrates knowledge from the disciplines of chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, nutrition, law, and economics. It includes areas such as food manufacturing, food composition, and food safety. All aspects of food development, production and distribution are regulated to ensure safety and quality of food. Food scientists work within this regulatory framework to develop, preserve, process, package, and distribute foods that are safe, desirable, affordable, and nutritious. Canada is a major contributor to the global food industry. Agriculture and agri-food systems account for 1 in 8 jobs in Canada (AAFC, 2016). Professionals with knowledge of the entire food production continuum are needed in all levels of government, the food industry, and research.
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