The Honours Bachelor of Science in Food Sciences program aims to educate future food and nutrition scientists and focuses on the acquisition of knowledge in chemistry, microbiology and physical properties of food. The program prepares graduates for careers in the agri-food sector such as agri-food industries, food businesses, food science research centres and government departments.

As the only food science training program offered in a faculty of health sciences in Canada, this program places greater emphasis on the impact of food on health.

Course topics

  • Food product development
  • Food and nutrition research
  • Food psychology

Career options

  • Food product development manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Food science researcher
  • Food inspector
  • Quality assurance specialist
  • Food safety technologist

Graduate studies

  • Nutrition and food biosciences
  • Food chemistry, food microbiology
  • Food policy and regulatory affairs
  • Health sciences

Language requirements

This program is offered in French or English. A French immersion option is also available.

Program details

Why choose Nutrition Sciences at uOttawa

  • Food and nutrition science is one of the 10 fastest growing areas of health, with an impressive growth rate of 21% projected by 2022 in North America.
  • Our program leads to our new Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Biosciences program.
  • The School of Nutrition Sciences offers events related to nutrition and food sciences.
  • The Nutrition Sciences Students Association (NSSA) is very dynamic and stimulates interaction between students of all years.
  • Students have many opportunities to learn about research in food and nutrition sciences, thanks to research scholarships.
  • The Faculty of Health Sciences is located close to industry leaders, major government agencies and an extensive hospital network.
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