Why Land and Food Systems?
The Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) is one of the three founding Faculties of UBC, and are currently ranked as one of the top 25 Life Sciences Schools in the world, and #2 in Canada. With our innovative teaching and curriculum, commitment to community engagement and focus on scientific knowledge with practical applications, our 1 600 undergraduate students are well positioned to be the next great generation of problem solvers, collaborators and systems-thinkers. Grounded in Science, global in scope, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems offers three undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees:
- Applied Biology (focus on plants, soils, the environment or animals – students can complete prerequisites for veterinary medicine )
- Food, Nutrition and Health (focus on human nutrition, health prevention, food science or apply to the only Dietetics program in the province)
- Global Resource Systems (focus on a region and a resource and tailor your program around your passions)
- Global Resource Systems is a second- or third-year entry program
The core curriculum of LFS undergraduate programs is centred on three interconnected pillars: Land, Food and Community. These concepts, and their relationship to one another, form the basis of our core undergraduate series: LFS 100, LFS 250, LFS 350 and LFS 450. Through these courses, LFS students from all disciplines work together to apply a systems-based approach in order to find solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing our world today: our relationship to the land (including the animals that also call it home), the environmental and economic factors affecting its use, the food we produce, our relationship to food as a culture, the impacts of land use and dietary choices on our nutritional health, the safety and quality of the food systems we create, and the sustainability of all of these systems for future generations. We are a Faculty of superheroes. What will your superpower be?