Food, Nutrition and Health Major

FNH students at work in Vij's KitchenThis major offers you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests in food, nutrition and health without specializing in any one major. Restricted electives can focus on your areas of interest such as the physical or biological sciences, economics and marketing, ecology, or international development. Career options include food service management, family life educator,  lab technician, nutrition educator, and sales representative. Career options depend on the courses that you choose in this flexible program.

Completing the appropriate prerequisite courses within this major can prepare you to enter the Faculty of Education with a subject specialization in Home Economics.

  B.Sc., Food, Nutrition and Health
 Grade 12 courses and requirements  Grade 11 courses and requirements
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
  • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12
  • One other approved Grade 12 course [3]
  • English 11 plus a language 11
  • Mathematics 11 [1]
  • Two of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11 [2]
  • An approved Social Studies course
[1] Principles of Mathematics 11, Pre-Calculus 11, or Foundations of Mathematics 12.  [2] The Faculty of Land and Food Systems recommends Physics 11 as it is required for some majors for the Applied Biology degree and the Food, Nutrition, and Health degree.  [3] Information on “Approved Grade 12 courses” can be found on the UBC Admissions Website.

 

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Please note that the student is responsible for ensuring that she/he has the required prerequisites for each course. In addition to these courses, other courses may be accepted for restricted elective credit. You must obtain permission from the program Undergraduate Advisor for restricted electives that do not appear in this list.

Suggested Restricted Electives for Nutritional Science Major and Suggested Health Electives for Food, Nutrition and Health Major

Restricted electives for the Nutritional Science major must be selected from courses numbered 300 or above. Students interested in focusing their electives on the areas of Human Nutrition, International Nutrition and Population and Public Health, are recommended to select electives as noted; however, students can use any combination of electives listed below to fulfill their degree requirement.

Health Electives for the Food, Nutrition and Health Major include FNH 370, FNH 371, FNH 402, FNH 477 and courses listed below that are marked with an asterisk (*).

Permission to use courses that are not on this list as a Restricted elective or a Health elective must be obtained from a program advisor.

Human Nutrition

  • Upper level BIOC, BIOL, CAPS, CHEM, MICB, MEDG, PCTH, STAT
  • FNH 402*, FNH 474, FNH 497*, FNH 499*

International Nutrition

  • ANTH, 407, 429
  • ECON 317, 335
  • FNH 301, 302, 309, 313, 355, 402, 413, 473, 497, 499
  • FRE 306, 340, 374
  • GRSJ 305
  • POLI 352, 363, 366, 367, 369
  • PSYC 314*
  • SOCI 301A, 302A, 360B, 361A, 484A
  • SPPH 400

Population and Public Health

  • Upper level PSYC, SPPH, STAT
  • FMST 312, 314, 316, 436
  • FNH 355, 490, 497, 499
  • PSYC 302, 304, 304, 307, 314, 315, 360, 361, 365
  • SOCI 301A, 324, 342, 415A, 420A, 425A, 440A, 444, 479A*

Other courses approved as restricted electives for the Nutritional Science major include:

  • ANTH 425 Nutritional Archaeology
  • ANTH 428 Medicine, Society, and Culture
  • ANTH 429 Global Health in Cross-Cultural Contexts
  • FMST 312 Parent-child Relationships
  • FMST 314 Relationship development
  • FMST 316 Human Sexuality
  • FMST 436 Family Life Education
  • FNH 342 Consumer Aspects of Food
  • FNH 355 International Nutrition
  • FNH 405 Microbiology of Food and Beverage Fermentation
  • FNH 413 Food Safety
  • FNH 471 Human Nutrition Over the Life Span
  • FNH 473 Nutrition Education in the Community
  • GRSJ 310* Issues in Gender and Health
  • HESO 400* Sociocultural Determinants of Health
  • KIN 425* Aging, Health and the Body
  • KIN 464* Health Promotion and Physical Activity
  • KIN 465* Interculturalism, Health and Physical Activity
  • KIN 469* Chronic Health Issues, Physical Activity, and Community Practice
  • LFS 302A/B International Field Studies
  • LFS 340 First Nations Health and the Traditional Role of Plants
  • LFS 400 Digital Communication Topics in Agriculture
  • LFS 450 Land, Food, and Community III
  • LFS 496A/B Career Development Internship
  • PHIL 433 Bio-Medical Ethics
  • POLI 350 Public Policy
  • POLI 364A International Organizations
  • PSYC 314* Health Psychology
  • PSYC 322 Adulthood and Aging
  • SOCI 301A Sociology of Development and Underdevelopment
  • SOCI 324 Sociology of the Life Course
  • SOCI 342 Consumers and Consumption
  • SOCI 415A Theories of Family and Kinship
  • SOCI 420A Sociology of the Environment
  • SOCI 423 Sociology of Food
  • SOCI 425A Urban Sociology
  • SOCI 440A Economic Sociology
  • SOCI 444 Sociology of Aging
  • SOCI 473 Sociology of Mental Illness
  • SOCI 479* Social Determinants of Health
  • SOCI 484* Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SPPH 300* Working in International Health
  • SPPH 400* Health Care Team Development
  • SPPH 401* Health Care Ethics
  • SPPH 402 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • SPPH 404* First Nations Health: Historical and Contemporary Issues
  • SPPH 406 Aging from an Interdisciplinary Perspective
  • SPPH 407 Disability and Justice
  • SPPH 408* Topics in Aboriginal Health: Community-based Learning Experience
  • SPPH 409 International Indigenous Experiences of Colonization
  • SPPH 410* Improving Public Health
  • SPPH 411 Violence Across the Lifespan