UBC’s Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health spans the continuum from the production and processing of food to its marketing, consumption, and impact on community and individual health. Within the Food, Nutrition and Health program, you can choose your major to align with your interests and professional goals. Hands-on practical learning, opportunities to connect with industry professionals and collaborative problem-solving are just some of the real-world competencies you’ll develop. Earn a professional designation, build a foundation for medical or graduate studies, or prepare for a career in global food markets — all of it is possible in Food, Nutrition and Health.
Explore the majors offered in the Food, Nutrition and Health program at UBC. For each major, you’ll find a brief summary of what’s involved, some courses you might take as part of your studies, career possibilities for when you graduate, and links to alumni who are using their Food, Nutrition and Health degree in their careers.
Does guiding people’s food and nutritional choices feel like important work? Advising government and industry, and driving policy decisions? Or perhaps directing nutrition programs for schools, hospitals and food services? All of this — and more — is within reach through UBC’s Dietetics major.
If your fascination with food reaches way beyond shopping and meal prep, up your game with UBC’s Food Science program. Here, you’ll discover the chemistry and microbiology of food, as well as its nutritional and sensory properties, and how it’s processed for consumption. Dig deep into quality assurance, and learn about preservation and the safe development of food products.
Food, Nutrition and Health Major
The Food, Nutrition and Health major offers you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests in food, nutrition and health without being locked down to any one major. Focus your inquiry through restricted electives in your areas of passion, such as the physical or biological sciences, economics and marketing, ecology, or international development. Create the degree you want, for the career you’re planning.
Do you see yourself making a difference in the field of population and public health nutrition? How about the health sciences? The Nutritional Sciences major opens doors to fulfilling and rewarding careers within this exciting sector. You’ll study human nutritional sciences, learn about how nutrition integrates with other areas in health and science, and get primed for deeper inquiry at the masters and doctoral level.
Food and Nutritional Sciences Double Major
The Food and Nutritional Sciences Double Major allows you to combine an interest in nutrition and food science, giving you the best of both worlds. In this double major, your program will focus on the core requirements of both the Food Science Major and the Nutritional Sciences Major. Practical hands-on training in the lab, close interaction with industry partners throughout your program and professional accreditation by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) gives you a powerful head start in any number of exciting careers in the food and nutrition sectors.