Food Science Major / Food & Nutritional Sciences Double Major Application

  • Application Deadline is March 31

    To apply for admission into these majors after first year, the student should have completed at least 24 credits of the listed first year courses (or their equivalent) by April 30 of the application year, with a minimum academic standing of at least 70%, calculated based on the best 21 credits* of post-secondary courses required in this program. The Language Proficiency Index (LPI) must also be successfully completed (Level 5), unless the student has been given exemption by the registrar, or have completed the LFS communication requirement already.

    To apply for admission into these majors after second year, the student should have completed at least 48 credits of listed first and second year courses (or their equivalent) by April 30 of the application year, with a minimum academic standing of at least 70%, calculated based on the best 21 credits per year* of post-secondary courses required in this program. In addition, the student must have completed LFS 150 or ENGL 112 or equivalent.

    Admission after a subsequent year will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    * The 21 credits may NOT include LFS 100, LFS 250, LFS 350, or LFS 450

  • Please enter your legal name, as is listed on your UBC transcript.
  • Please enter your 8-digit UBC Student Number
  • Enter your primary email address:
  • Along with this application form, the student must submit a short Letter of Intent (500 words maximum) as described below. This statement must be signed by the applicant.

  • Please read and check off the points below prior to submitting your application:
  • Guidelines for the Letter of Intent

    The application to the Food Science Major, and the Food and Nutritional Sciences Double Major requires you to submit a letter of intent with your application. Your letter of intent, in 500 words or less, should address the following points:

    1. Why do you want to enroll in the Food Science major, or the Food and Nutritional Sciences Double major?
    2. What are your career aspirations?
    3. Please describe any personal, volunteer, or work experiences that demonstrate your interest in food and/or nutrition.
    4. If you have taken fewer than 24 credits per year, please include a brief explanation of why (please note that information of a confidential nature is not required).
    5. Your signature and date must be on the letter.

    This information will be kept confidential, and used only for evaluation of the application.

  • Please name your file using the pattern: LAST NAME_First Name_FoodSci OR LAST NAME_First Name_Double
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, rtf, txt.
  • Applicants will be notified of their admission decision via email from LFS Student Services in early June.