Food and Nutritional Sciences Double Major

fnh_studentsThe Food & Nutritional Sciences double major allows you to combine an interest in nutrition and food science – giving you the best of both worlds. Students will focus on the core requirements of Food Science and Nutritional Sciences. In this major, students are eligible to apply for IFT, or Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) scholarships.

This degree can prepare you for any number of careers in the food and nutrition sectors including: Food Product Development Technician, Food Analysis Technician, Quality Assurance Technician or Manager, HACCP Coordinator, Microbiology Technician, Food Processing Specialist Inspector, Food Laboratory Manager, or Consumer Product Officer. You can also further your studies by pursuing a Masters or Ph.D in Human Nutrition or Food Science.

Note to current LFS Students: To view your degree progress, please log in to Student Service Centre and click on Degree Navigator.

To apply for admission into the Food & Nutrition double major after first year, the student should have completed at least 24 credits of the listed first year courses (or their equivalent) by April 30 of the application year, with a minimum academic standing of at least 70%, calculated based on the best 21 credits* of post-secondary courses required in this program.  The Language Proficiency Index (LPI) must also be successfully completed (Level 5), unless the student has been given exemption by the registrar.

The application deadline is March 31.

To apply for admission into the Food & Nutrition double major after second year, the student should have completed at least 48 credits of listed first and second year courses (or their equivalent) by April 30 of the application year, with a minimum academic standing of at least 70%, calculated based on the best 21 credits per year* of post-secondary courses required in this program. In addition, the student must have completed Engl 112 or equivalent.

Admission after a subsequent year will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

* The 21 credits may NOT include LFS100, LFS250, LFS350, or LFS450

Along with the application form, the student must submit a short Letter of Intent (500 words maximum) as described below.  This statement must be signed by the applicant.

The application to the Food & Nutrition double major requires you to submit a letter of intent with your application.  Your letter of intent, in 500 words or less, should address the following points:

  1. Why do you want to enroll in the the Food and Nutritional Science major?
  2. What are your career aspirations?
  3. Please describe any personal, volunteer, or work experiences that demonstrate your interest in food and/or nutrition.
  4. If you have taken less than 24 credits per year, please include a brief explanation of why (please note that information of a confidential nature is not required).
  5. Your signature and date must be on the letter.

This information will be kept confidential, and used only for evaluation of the application.  The letter of intent is to be submitted, along with the completed application form (and transcripts if necessary) to:

The Undergraduate Advisor
Food, Nutrition, and Health Building
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
2205 East Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4