Food Science Major

Food Science

Why Food Science?

How do we build a healthier society through the foods that we consume?

Food is a multi-billion dollar industry that is influenced by changing socio-economic conditions and evolving tech. As a Food Science student, you will learn the skills and nuances of the industry to contribute to the food system and be able to work anywhere in the world.

Students in the Food Science (FOOD) program may also be interested in studying Microbiology, Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences, Biomedical Toxicology, Biochemistry, or other majors.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

The Co-op program in Food Science is a five-year program, including four work terms, and provides valuable work experience in the Food Science field to help boost your resume, gain additional skills and develop meaningful connections.

To see all courses offered in the co-op program, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Combine Your Love of Science and Food

As a Food Science student, you will apply chemistry, microbiology and physics to the processing and development of new food products and processes.

 Gain Hands-on Experience

Learn in world-class facilities from top-notch faculty and obtain hands-on experience in the industrial processes such as formulation, pasteurization, sterilization, fermentation, and packaging.

 Develop a Broad Spectrum of Food Science Skills

This program covers the aspects of food science, including nutrition, sensory evaluation, product development and marketing.

Victoria posing with her head popping up out of a giant plate
Aside from making the best friends and connections with my professors, I love how everything that I’m learning can be applied in real life. Whether it is food chemistry or sensory evaluations, I can really see myself using the knowledge that I’ve gained in the future.

Victoria Huynh, Undergraduate Student
Food Science
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