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 Human Nutritional Sciences program page.

B.Sc. Bachelor of Science—Human Nutritional Sciences

First Year Courses Credit Hours
HNSC 1200 Food: Facts and Fallacies 3
HNSC 1210 Nutrition for Health and Changing Lifestyles 3
BIOL 1410 Anatomy of the Human Body 3
BIOL 1412 Physiology of the Human Body 3
CHEM 1300 Structure and Modelling in Chemistry 3
CHEM 1320 Introduction to Organic Chemistry or
CHEM 1310 Introduction to Physical Chemistry
3
PSYC 1200 Introduction to Psychology or
SOC 1200 Introduction to Sociology
6
Electives 6
Total Credit Hours 30

TIPS FOR CHOOSING COURSES:

  • If balancing admission to Human Nutritional Sciences with other programs, note that any 24 credit hours, including 6 credit hours from the Faculty of Arts and 6 credit hours from the Faculty of Science is required.
  • HNSC 1200, HNSC 1210, CHEM 1300, and CHEM 1320 (or CHEM 1310), and 6 credit hours of BIOL are prerequisites for required second year courses in the program.  It is recommended to complete these in  first year, prior to admission.
  • BIOL 1020 and BIOL 1030 (minimum grade of 'C') may be used in lieu of BIOL 1410.  In this case, BIOL 1412 will be taken in Year 2. 
  • STAT 1000 (M) is typically taken in Year 2, but may be taken in Year 1. .
  • Choose electives from the Recommended Introductory Courses list.
  • 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: 24 credit hours of specific coursework.  See the Applicant Information Bulletin.
Minimum Course Load:

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

Students completing requirements in the Summer Session will be given second priority.  See the 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 HMEC 2000 (W) in Year 2 of the program.
M Requirement: Not required for admission.  Will be met by STAT 1000 (M) in Year 2 of the program.
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:

  • Chemistry 40S minimum 50% required.
  • Math 40S (Pre-Calculus or Applied) minimum 50% required.
  • Biology 40S minimum 50% recommended; if taking BIOL 1020, Biology 40S minimum 50% required.

MINIMUM TIME TO GRADUATION:

  • 4 years (120 credit hours). 

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April 2017
First Year Planning Guide