XI. Special Study Opportunities

Certificates and Diplomas

Certificate in Food Science

The Certificate in Food Science program is offered by the Department of Food Science to University of Guelph undergraduate students or online to Open Learning program students. It concentrates on the chemistry, analysis, microbiology and processing of foods, and on the maintenance of food safety and quality throughout. The Food Science certificate program provides recognition for food science education for University of Guelph students not in the B.Sc. Food Science Major and for individuals outside of the University of Guelph interested in the field of Food Science. Post-secondary courses in microbiology and chemistry are prerequisites for entrance into the program.

In-course students can select courses and when completed apply for the certificate through the Open Learning and Educational Support office (note the double-counting rule under XI. Special Study Opportunities, Certificates and Diplomas). Individuals from outside the University of Guelph should register for courses through the Open Learning and Educational Support office.

The DE courses of the program cannot be used as substitutes for core courses or restricted electives in the B.Sc. Food Science Major.

Required Courses

FOOD*2010*DE or FOOD*2150

FOOD*2410*DE or FOOD*3160

1 of:
FOOD*3430*DE [0.50] Introduction to Food Analysis
FOOD*4190 [0.50] Advanced Food Analysis
FOOD*4310*DE [0.50] Food Safety Management Systems
1 of:
FOOD*2400*DE [0.50] Introduction to Food Chemistry
FOOD*3030 [0.50] Food Chemistry I
FOOD*3050 [0.50] Food Chemistry I
1 of:
FOOD*2420*DE [0.50] Introduction to Food Microbiology
FOOD*3230 [0.75] Food Microbiology
FOOD*3240 [0.50] Food Microbiology

For more information, please visit the website at: http://www.foodsciencecertificate.com.

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