Program Information

School: Carleton University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Food Science
Nutrition Sciences
Description: Knowledge of food and nutritional science is required in order to make decisions on such issues as the irradiation of foods, genetically modified foods, contamination of foods by micro-organisms and toxic compounds, and food preservation.

Carleton’s new program in Food Science and Nutrition is unique in that it combines a solid science base with the study of the assessment, management, and communication of risk in food safety. No other food or nutritional science program in Canada offers this depth in science as well as in the economics, risk assessment, policy, and regulation areas. In first year, students will take courses in biology, chemistry, math, economics, and food science. The Food Science and Nutrition program is offered as a Bachelor of Science (Honours) program.

URL: Food Science and Nutrition at Carleton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $25,740
Careers: Nutritionists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 78 to 82

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

  • 2 of Grade12 Biology or Grade12 Physics or Grade12 Chemistry or Grade12 Earth and Space Science

Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]