Program Information

School: University of Saskatchewan
Faculty: College of Arts and Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Food Science
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Description: When you major in Food Science at the University of Saskatchewan, you open a world of opportunities in a rapidly-expanding field. Investigate traditional and innovative methods of food processing, preservation and packaging. Examine what’s happening to meet consumer demand for nutrition in our fast-paced world. Debate the issues of food additives versus natural foods. Learn about natural toxicants. Research new methods of detecting food alteration. Help decrease world hunger by contributing to scientific progress in distribution and nutritional issues related to the world’s food supply. A B.Sc. in Food Science at the University of Saskatchewan gives students unique insight into the food industry and rewarding career options in a critically important field that is growing daily.

Food Science is a multidisciplinary science-based field that incorporates chemistry, biochemistry, biology, engineering, microbiology and nutrition to solve real world issues associated with the many facets of food manufacturing. Specific topics relating to the Food Science program include, but are not limit to, studies in chemical and physical natures of foods, the cause of food deterioration, and principles of food processing and preservation. The foundation of food science lies in the scientific understanding of food components such as water, carbohydrates, lipids and proteins, and the reactions that occur in foods during processing and storage. The discipline is expanding by incorporating developments in advanced technologies, such as genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and synchrotron radiation analyses.

URL: Food Science at University of Saskatchewan
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,327
Careers: Nutritionists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 

Required Courses: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (or equivalents) In addition to the Required Courses for admission, some university courses have a high school pre-requisite. Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program, or who are undecided about which program they are interested in, are encouraged to take Foundations of Mathematics 30. Students interested in the Bachelor of Science program are encouraged to take Pre-Calculus 30. Students can be admitted into this college with a mathematics deficiency but are encouraged to consult the college upon admission to plan how to clear the deficiency.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]