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.

Food, Nutrition and Health Major

  • ADHE 327 Teaching Adults
  • ADHE 329 Developing Short Courses, Workshops and Seminars
  • APBI 235 Biotechnology in Agricultural Food Production
  • APBI 260 Food and Environment I
  • APBI 311 Animal Physiology I
  • APBI 312 Animal Physiology II
  • APBI 314 Animals and Society
  • APBI 315 Animal Welfare and the Ethics of Animal Use
  • APBI 318 Applied Plant Breeding
  • APBI 324 Introduction to Seed Plant Taxonomy
  • APBI 327 Introduction to Entomology
  • APBI 328 Weed Science
  • APBI 342 Soil Biology
  • APBI 360 Food and Environment II
  • APBI 398 Research Methods in Applied Animal Biology
  • APBI 401 Soil Processes
  • APBI 402 Sustainable Soil Management
  • APBI 403 Field and laboratory methods in soil science
  • APBI 411 Reproductive Physiology and Technology
  • APBI 418 Intensive Fish Production
  • APBI 419 Fish Diseases
  • APBI 426 Plant-Microbe Interactions
  • APBI 428 Integrated Pest Management
  • APBI 440 Plant Genomics
  • APBI 444 Agroforestry
  • APBI 460 Advanced Agroecology
  • APBI 495 Principles of Wildlife Management in Forests and Agricultural Environments
  • BIOC 203 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • BIOC 302 General Biochemistry
  • BIOC 402 Proteins: Structure and Function
  • BIOC 403 Enzymology
  • BIOC 410 Nucleic Acids-Structure and Function
  • BIOC 435 Molecular Biology Research on a Model Eukaryote
  • BIOL 201 Cell Biology II: Introduction to Biochemistry
  • BIOL 301 Biomathematics
  • BIOL 302 Community and Ecosystem Biology
  • BIOL 303 Population Biology
  • BIOL 310 Introduction to Animal Behaviour
  • BIOL 320 Survey of Algae
  • BIOL 325 Introduction to Animal Mechanics and Locomotion
  • BIOL 328 Introductory Parasitology
  • BIOL 331 Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 332 Protistology
  • BIOL 335 Molecular Genetics
  • BIOL 336 Evolutionary Genetics
  • BIOL 337 Introductory Genetics Laboratory
  • BIOL 347 Principles and Methodology in Biological Research
  • BIOL 352 Plant Physiology II: Plant Development
  • BIOL 362 Cellular Physiology
  • BIOL 402 Aquatic Ecology
  • BIOL 404 Ecological Methodology
  • BIOL 405 Marine Ecology
  • BIOL 406 Plant Ecology I
  • BIOL 407 Plant Ecology II
  • BIOL 408 Principles of Applied Ecology
  • BIOL 415 Evolutionary Processes in Plants
  • BIOL 416 Principles of Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 418 Evolutionary Ecology
  • BIOL 419 Ecological Parasitology
  • BIOL 430 Genome Evolution
  • BIOL 431 Advanced Cell Biology
  • BIOL 434 Population Genetics
  • BIOL 441 Animal Cell Biology
  • BIOL 442 Ethical Issues in Science
  • BIOL 450 Molecular Adaptation of Animals to the Environment
  • BIOL 454 Comparative Animal Physiology
  • BIOL 462 Ecological Plant Biochemistry
  • BIOL 463 Gene Regulation in Development
  • CAPS 301 (previously PHYL 301) Human Physiology
  • CAPS 390 Introduction to Microscopic Human Anatomy
  • CAPS 391 Introduction to Gross Human Anatomy
  • CHBE 230 Computational Methods
  • CHBE 241 Material and Energy Balances
  • CHBE 242 Chemical and Biological Process Technology
  • CHBE 251 Transport Phenomena I
  • CHBE 344 Unit Operations I
  • CHBE 345 Unit Operations II
  • CHEM 205 Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 211 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 301 Aqueous Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 304 Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 305 Biophysical Chemistry
  • CHEM 311 Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 312 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
  • CHEM 313 Advanced Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences
  • CHEM 320 Structure of Atoms and Molecules
  • CHEM 330 Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 333 Spectroscopic Techniques in Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 401 Principles of Spectroscopy
  • CHEM 411 Synthesis and Chemistry of Natural Products
  • CNPS 362 Basic Interviewing Skill
  • CNPS 364 Family Education and Consultation
  • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 221 Introduction to Strategic Thinking
  • ECON 226 Making Sense of Economic Data
  • ECON 234 Wealth and Poverty of Nations
  • ECON 255 Understanding Globalization
  • ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis I
  • ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis I
  • ECON 303 Intermediate Microeconomics II
  • ECON 310 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 311 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 320 Introduction to Mathematical Economics
  • ECON 325 Introduction to Empirical Economics
  • ECON 326 Methods of Empirical Research in Economics
  • FMST 210 Family Context of Human Development
  • FMST 312 Parent-child Relationships
  • FMST 314 Relationship development
  • FMST 316 Human Sexuality
  • FMST 436 Family Life Education
  • FMST 440 Family Economic Issues
  • FMST 442 Families and Work
  • FNH 300 Principles of Food Engineering
  • FNH 301 Food Chemistry I
  • FNH 302 Food Analysis
  • FNH 303 Food Product Development
  • FNH 309 Food Process Science
  • FNH 313 Microorganisms in Food Systems
  • FNH 330 Introduction to Wine Science
  • FNH 355 World Problems in Nutrition
  • FNH 370 Nutrition Assessment
  • FNH 398 Research Methods in Human Nutrition
  • FNH 401 Food Chemistry II
  • FNH 402 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
  • FNH 403 Food Laws, Regulations and Quality Assurance
  • FNH 405 Microbiology of Food and Beverage Fermentation
  • FNH 413 Food Safety
  • FNH 436 Integrated Functional Genomics
  • FNH 454 Fish Nutrition
  • FNH 455 Applied International Nutrition
  • FNH 471 (now FNH 371) Human Nutrition Over the Life Span
  • FNH 472 Maternal and Fetal Nutrition
  • FNH 473 Nutrition Education in the Community
  • FNH 474 Sport Nutrition
  • FNH 477 Nutrition and Disease Prevention
  • FNH 490 Topics in Food, Nutrition, and Health
  • FNH 497A-E Directed Studies in Food, Nutrition and Health
  • FRE 295 Managerial Economics
  • FRE 302 Small Business Management in Agri-food Industries
  • FRE 306 Introduction to Global Food Markets
  • FRE 340 International Agricultural Development
  • FRE 374 Land Economics
  • FRE 385 Quantitative Methods for Business and Resource Management
  • FRE 420 Trade and Domestic Policy in Global Food Markets
  • FRE 490 Current Issues in Food and Resource Economics
  • FRST 430 Advanced Biometrics
  • KIN 190 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • KIN 191 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • KIN 303 High Performance Conditioning in Physical Activity and Sport
  • KIN 353 Human Body Composition
  • KIN 351 Biomechanics II Mechanical Properties of Tissues
  • KIN 361 Introduction to Athletic Training
  • KIN 373 Research Methods in Human Kinetics
  • KIN 375 Exercise Physiology II
  • KIN 461 Prevention of Sports Injuries I
  • KIN 464 Health Promotion and Physical Activity
  • KIN 469 Exercise Prescription
  • KIN 471 Prevention of Sports Injuries II
  • LFS 302A/B International Field Studies
  • LFS 340 First Nations Health and the Traditional Role of Plants (3 credits)
  • LFS 400 Digital Communication and Topics in Agriculture
  • LFS 450 Land, Food, and Community
  • LFS 496A/B Career Development Internship
  • MICB 202 Introductory Medical Microbiology and Immunology
  • MICB 203 Basic Microbiological Techniques
  • MICB 300 Microbial Ecology
  • MICB 301 Microbial Ecophysiology
  • MICB 302 Immunology
  • MICB 306 Molecular Virology
  • MICB 308 Paradigms in Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • MICB 325 Microbial Genetics
  • MICB 402 Advanced Immunology
  • MICB 404 Topics in Molecular Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • MICB 405 Bioinformatics
  • MICB 406 Topics in Molecular Virology
  • MICB 407 Viral Infections in Humans
  • MICR 408 Advanced Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • MICB 409 Microbial Genetics
  • MICB 412 Topics in Immunological Research
  • MICB 418 Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • PHIL 433A Biomedical Ethics
  • PHYS 101 Energy and Waves
  • PCTH 325 Rational Basis of Drug Therapy: Principles and Applications
  • PSYC 300A Behaviour Disorders
  • PSYC 301 Brain Dysfunction and Recovery
  • PSYC 302 Infancy
  • PSYC 304 Brain and Behaviour
  • PSYC 305A Personality Psychology
  • PSYC 306A Principles of Animal Behaviour
  • PSYC 307 Culture Psychology
  • PSYC 308A Social Psychology
  • PSYC 309A/B Cognitive Processes
  • PSYC 314 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 315 Childhood and Adolescence
  • PSYC 319 Applied Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 360 Biopsychology
  • PYSC 361 Motivation
  • PYSC 365 Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYC 367 Sensory Systems
  • PSYC 420 Community Psychology
  • SOCI 200 Sociology of the Family
  • SOCI 240A Introduction to Social Interaction
  • SOCI 301A Sociology of Development and Underdevelopment
  • SOCI 324 Sociology of the Life Course
  • SOCI 342 Consumers and Consumption
  • SOCI 440A Economic Sociology
  • SOCI 360A Sociology and Natural Resources
  • SOCI 415A Theories of Family and Kinship
  • SOCI 420A Sociology of the Environment
  • SOCI 425A Urban Sociology
  • SOCI 430B Global Citizenship
  • SOCI 444 Sociology of Aging
  • SOCI 479A Social Determinants of Health
  • SOCI 484B Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOCI 495A Advanced Studies in Sociology – Sociology of Food
  • SPPH 200 Understanding the Sociocultural Determinants of the Health of Populations
  • SPPH 300 Working in International Health
  • SPPH 400 Health Care Team Development
  • SPPH 401 Ethical Decision-Making in Health Care
  • SPPH 402 HIV Prevention and Care
  • SPPH 403 Interdisciplinary Practice with Children and Families
  • SPPH 404 First Nations Health: Historical and Contemporary Issues
  • SPPH 406 Aging from an Interdisciplinary Perspective
  • SPPH 409 International Indigenous Experiences of Colonization
  • SPPH 410 Improving Public Health: an Interprofessional Approach to Designing and Implementing Effective Interventions
  • SPPH 411 Violence Across the Lifespan