Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

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To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Food Science program page.

B.Sc. Bachelor of Science—Food Science

First Year Courses Credit Hours
AGRI 1500 Natural Resources and Primary Agricultural Production 3
AGRI 1510 Production, Distribution and Utilization of Agricultural Products 3
BIOL 1020 Biology 1: Principles and Themes 3
BIOL 1030 Biology 2: Biological Diversity, Function and Interactions 3
CHEM 1300 Structure and Modelling in Chemistry 3
CHEM 1310 Introduction to Physical Chemistry or
CHEM 1320 Introduction to Organic Chemistry
3
ECON 1010 Introduction to Microeconomic Principles 3
ECON 1020 Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles 3
MATH 1300 (M) Vector Geometry and Linear Algebra 3
MATH 1500 (M) Introduction to Calculus or
MATH 1520 (M) Introductory Calculus for Management and Social Science
3
Total Credit Hours 30

TIPS FOR CHOOSING COURSES:

  • If balancing admission to Food Science with another program, note that any 24 credit hours of courses are accepted for admission.
  • BIOL 1020, BIOL 1030, CHEM 1300, and CHEM 1310 (or CHEM 1320) are prerequisites for required second year courses in the program. It is recommended to complete these in the first year, prior to admission.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit may be used to reduce the first year course load and as a prerequisite to 2000 level courses, where applicable.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FROM UNIVERSITY 1:

Minimum Credit Hours: Any 24 credit hours of coursework.
Minimum Course Load:

University 1 may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Summer Session may be used to complete admission requirements. See the Applicant Information Bulletin for more details.

W Requirement: Not required for admission. Will be met by AGRI 2030 (W) in Year 2 of the program.
M Requirement: Not required for admission. Will be met by MATH 1300 (M), and MATH (M), (or equivalent), when completed.
Minimum GPA: 2.00 with a minimum grade of 'C' in required courses. Admission may be competitive—higher than minimum GPA may be required and varies each year depending on the number of applications.
Additional Requirements: None.
Selection Criteria: Grades only.

HIGH SCHOOL PREREQUISITES FOR UNIVERSITY-LEVEL COURSES:

  • Biology 40S minimum 50% required.
  • Chemistry 40S minimum 50% required.
  • Math 40S (Pre-Calculus) minimum 60% required.

MINIMUM TIME TO GRADUATION:

  • 4 years (120 credit hours).
  •  Co-op may extend your studies by an additional terms(s).

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April 2017
First Year Planning Guide