Applications for Competitive Majors and All Minors

What you need to know:

Hey, LFS! It’s exciting when you start to focus your studies and get to study specific areas of interest. But, before you apply to any of the competitive majors or minors below, you’ll want to take note of a few things:

  • Not all majors require an application (which is why not all majors are listed below)
  • Not all minors are available for students in all programs

So, if you have questions about whether or not you have to apply for the major you’re interested in, or are curious about whether or not a minor below is available in your particular program, bring yourself up to speed here, or contact LFS Student Services to review your particular options, and implications of making choices.

Majors

The Applied Animal Biology Honours program is intended for students with strong academics and an interest in research.

Students apply while in their second year of study so they can start in the honours program the following September. You can read more about the application process in the UBC Academic Calendar.

Applications for the Applied Animal Biology Major (Honours) are open through March 31. Please apply here.

The Sustainable Agriculture and Environment (SAGE) Honours program is intended for students with strong academics and an interest in research.

Students apply while in their second year of study so they can start in the honours program the following September. You can read more about the application process in the UBC Academic Calendar.

Applications for the SAGE Major (Honours) are open through March 31. Please apply here.

The Food Science major is competitive, which means you will need to apply if you wish to be considered. Both your academic performance and a letter of intent will be assessed when determining your fit for this major. You can find details about admission requirements and timelines in the UBC Academic Calendar.

If you are a college or university student interested in pursuing this major at UBC, you should apply for both the Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health and the Food Science Major.

If you are a high school student interested in pursuing this major at UBC, you should first apply for the Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health. Once within the FNH program, you can apply to Food Science as early as the end of Year 1. Applications for competitive majors are due by March 31st each year.

Applications for the Food Science Major are open through March 31. Please apply here.

The Food and Nutritional Sciences Double Major is competitive, which means you will need to apply if you wish to be considered. Both your academic performance and a letter of intent count toward UBC's assessment of your fit for the major. You can find details about admission requirements and timelines in the UBC Academic Calendar.

If you are a college or university student interested in pursuing this major at UBC, you should apply for both the Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health (the degree that you will be working towards) and the Food and Nutritional Sciences Double Major (the specific major within the degree program).

If you are a high school student interested in pursuing this major at UBC, you should first apply for the Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health. Once within the FNH program, you can apply for the Food and Nutritional Sciences Double Major as early as the end of Year 1. Applications for competitive majors are due by March 31st each year.

Applications for the Food Science Major are open through March 31. Please apply here.

Applications for the Dietetics Major are open until January 27 – details of how to apply can be found online here. You do NOT apply here.

Students may apply for admission to this program in Term 2, Year 2 (Year 3 students may also be considered) of their initial program. The deadline to submit the application is January 31, but students must meet with the LFS Advisor and the Education Advisor prior to the deadline to discuss the program for initial approval.

Applications to apply for the Dual Degree Program in Food, Nutrition and Health and Education are open until Tuesday, January 31. The application form can be downloaded here. Please submit your completed application and essay to lfs.advising@ubc.ca.

For more information about the program, you can also review the recording of an online information session the Faculty of Education offered in January, 2019.

Minors

Applications for minors are now open for the 2023 Winter Session. Deadline to submit your application is March 31.

Students in their second year are eligible to apply for a minor. Some minors may have limited spaces and require you to complete prerequisite courses. Deadline to submit your application is March 31.

Apply for a Minor in Arts here.

Students in their second year are eligible to apply for a minor. Some minors may have limited spaces and require you to complete prerequisite courses. Deadline to submit your application is March 31.

Apply for a Minor in Commerce here.

Students in their second year are eligible to apply for a minor. Some minors may have limited spaces and require you to complete prerequisite courses. Deadline to submit your application is March 31.

Apply for a Minor in Fermentations here.

Students in their second year are eligible to apply for a minor. Some minors may have limited spaces and require you to complete prerequisite courses. Deadline to submit your application is March 31.

Apply for a Minor in Kinesiology here.

Students in their second year are eligible to apply for a minor. Some minors may have limited spaces and require you to complete prerequisite courses. Deadline to submit your application is March 31.

Apply for a Minor in Science here.

Students in their second year are eligible to apply for a minor. Some minors may have limited spaces and require you to complete prerequisite courses. Deadline to submit your application is March 31.

Apply for a Minor in Sustainable Food Systems here.