X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences (NANS)

College of Biological Science, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences

The Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences major is concerned with understanding the contribution of food, beverage and nutritional supplement consumption to growth, development of optimal biological function, maintenance of health, and treatment of disease.

If lacking the fundamentals of word processing, spread sheet use and data management, the student should select CIS*1200 as early in the program as possible.

Major (Honours Program)

Students may enter this major in Semester 1 or any semester thereafter. A student wishing to declare the major may wish to consult the Faculty Advisor. A total of 20.00 credits is required.

Semester 1
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
0.50 Liberal Education electives

Students lacking Grade 12 or 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics should follow the revised schedule of study for this major found at https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/revised_SS

Semester 2
BIOL*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences II
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Semester 3
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introduction to Biochemistry
MBG*2040 [0.50] Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 electives or restricted electives
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Semester 4
BIOC*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
HK*2810 [0.50] Human Physiology I - Concepts and Principles
MCB*2050 [0.50] Molecular Biology of the Cell
NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Semester 5
HK*3810 [0.75] Human Physiology II - Integrated Systems
NUTR*3330 [0.50] Micronutrients, Phytochemicals and Health
NUTR*3360 [0.50] Lifestyle Genomics
NUTR*3390 [0.75] Applied Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences I
Semester 6
BIOM*3090 [0.50] Principles of Pharmacology
NUTR*4090 [0.50] Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
NUTR*4320 [0.50] Nutrition and Metabolic Control of Disease
NUTR*4330 [0.75] Applied Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences II
Electives or restricted electives to a maximum of 2.75 total credits in this semester.
Semester 7
NUTR*4210 [0.50] Nutrition, Exercise and Energy Metabolism
NUTR*4510 [0.50] Toxicology, Nutrition and Food
1.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 8
2.50 electives or restricted electives
Restricted Electives
  1. A minimum of 2.00 credits of Liberal Education electives is required. The list of Liberal Education electives for B.Sc. students can be found at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/

  2. 1.00 credits from the following:

HK*4230 [0.50] Advanced Study in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
HK*4340 [0.50] Genomics: Exercise and Disease
HK*4360 [1.00] Research in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
HK*4371/2 [1.00] Research in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences II
HK*4510 [1.00] Teaching, Learning & Knowledge Transfer
HK*4511/2 [1.00] Teaching, Learning & Knowledge Transfer II
HK*4460 [0.50] Regulation of Human Metabolism
NUTR*4360 [0.50] Current Issues in Nutrigenomics
PATH*3610 [0.50] Principles of Disease
Credit Summary (20.00 Total Credits)

4.00 - First year science core

9.25 - Required science courses semesters 3 - 8

1.00 - Restricted electives (#2 in restricted electives list)

1.75 - Approved science electives

2.00 - Liberal Education electives (#1 in restricted electives list)

2.00 - Free electives - any approved electives for B.Sc. students.

Of the total credits required, students are required to complete 16.00 credits in science of which a minimum of 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level and an additional 4.00 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Minor (Honours Program)

A minor in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences (NANS) requires 5.00 credits as follows:

BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introduction to Biochemistry
NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
NUTR*3330 [0.50] Micronutrients, Phytochemicals and Health
NUTR*4090 [0.50] Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
At least 0.50 credits from:
ANSC*3080 [0.50] Agricultural Animal Physiology (restricted to ABIO majors)
BIOM*3200 [1.00] Biomedical Physiology
HK*2810 [0.50] Human Physiology I - Concepts and Principles
ZOO*3600 [0.50] Comparative Animal Physiology I
and 2.00 credits from:
ANSC*3170 [0.50] Nutrition of Fish and Crustacea
ANSC*3180 [0.50] Wildlife Nutrition
ANSC*4260 [0.50] Beef Cattle Nutrition
ANSC*4270 [0.50] Dairy Cattle Nutrition
ANSC*4280 [0.50] Poultry Nutrition
ANSC*4290 [0.50] Swine Nutrition
ANSC*4560 [0.50] Pet Nutrition
EQN*4020 [0.50] Advanced Equine Nutrition
FOOD*2010 [0.50] Principles of Food Science
HK*3810 [0.75] Human Physiology II - Integrated Systems
HK*4230 [0.50] Advanced Study in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
HK*4340 [0.50] Genomics: Exercise and Disease
HK*4360 [1.00] Research in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
HK*4371/2 [1.00] Research in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences II
HK*4510 [1.00] Teaching, Learning & Knowledge Transfer
HK*4511/2 [1.00] Teaching, Learning & Knowledge Transfer II
NUTR*2150 [0.50] Introduction to Nutritional and Food Sciences
NUTR*3360 [0.50] Lifestyle Genomics
NUTR*3390 [0.75] Applied Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences I
NUTR*4210 [0.50] Nutrition, Exercise and Energy Metabolism
NUTR*4320 [0.50] Nutrition and Metabolic Control of Disease
NUTR*4330 [0.75] Applied Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences II
NUTR*4360 [0.50] Current Issues in Nutrigenomics
NUTR*4510 [0.50] Toxicology, Nutrition and Food
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