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Study Food

Most food-related careers don’t include a white chef hat. Instead, they use texture analyzers, international trade agreements and genetic selection. The best part about studying food at the University of Guelph is that you can combine your love of food with nearly any interest: science, business, trade, product development, food security or production. 

Why study food at U of G?

We’re ranked #1 in Canada for Food Science and Technology* and have a resume filled with accolades, accomplishments and alumni that goes back 150 years. Your future profs are world-renowned food experts and truly care about ensuring people have access to safe, affordable and delicious food.

If you’re interested in creating a career in the global food system, look no farther than the University of Guelph.

in Canada for Food Science and Agricultural Science *
available for all majors
4 programs
focused on food
in Canada for best university food **

Choose Your Program:

Food + Economics + Policy | Deal with emerging issues in our food system using economic theory, law and trade. Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics is a major of the Bachelor of Arts.

Food + Business | Become a business leader who understands food supply chains and global markets. Food and Agricultural Business is a major of the Bachelor of Commerce.

Food + Business + Science | Combine food business with food science to expand your career options. Food Industry Management is a major of the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management.

Food + ScienceUse chemistry, physics and microbiology to create healthy, interesting and safe food. Food Science is a major of the Bachelor of Science.

+ more options

Students interested in studying food can also check out Animal Biology | Animal ScienceApplied Human Nutrition | Crop Science | Hospitality and Tourism Management | Honours Agriculture | HorticultureInternational Development | Marketing Management | Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences | One Health | Plant Science

Graduate programs focused on food at the University of Guelph include Applied Nutrition | Capacity Development and Extension | Food Agricultural and Resource Economics | Food and Agribusiness | Food Safety and Quality Assurance | Food Science | Human Health and Nutritional Sciences | Plant Agriculture | Tourism and Hospitality

Choosing Co-op

Improve your job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and explore careers while making money. The co-op option is a 5-year program with a minimum of four semesters of full-time work.

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I found that the support for international students at the University of Guelph was unlike any other school I applied to. The Office of Intercultural Affairs made the admissions process smooth and enjoyable for me and my family. 

E'layna Baker, Undergraduate Student
Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
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I knew I wanted a program that combined my passion for business as well as international development, and specifically international agriculture. The Food and Agriculture Business (FAB) program at the University of Guelph seemed like the perfect fit for these two interests.

Tim Shuh, Undergraduate Student
Food and Agricultural Business
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I chose my program because I wanted to influence policy and trade in the food and agricultural sector on my island [The Bahamas].

E’layna Baker
B.A. Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Alumni

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* U.S. News and World Report

** Maclean's survey, 2019

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