Why do a Food Science Minor at Dal?
If you wonder about chemicals in food, are curious about the chemistry behind cooking and have a passion for science and for food, then Food Science may be for you.
This program gives students enrolled in a BSc Major or Honours program the opportunity to obtain a minor in Food Science to complement their major or honours subjects.
Food Science is the interdisciplinary application of science — chemistry, microbiology, physics and engineering — to the study of food. Because it applies science to finding practical solutions to problems with our food supply, it's been called the perfect marriage of the sciences and engineering.
We design new food products, engineering new processes and improve the taste, nutrition and safety of food. Doing a minor in food science complements any science degree.
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- The Minor is open to students enrolled in a 20 credit BSc with an Honours or Major in one or two of the Faculty of Science disciplines (4 years)
- The Minor consists of one compulsory class, FOSC 1000 Concepts in Food Science, plus eight half credit classes from a list of electives approved by the Coordinator of the Food Science Program.
Required high school courses:
- See BSc Admissions requirements
- June 8, registration begins for new high school students
- September 5, classes begin, fall term
- December 5, exams begin
- See other important dates.
- Class sizes range from 25 students in the introductory class to 10-20 students for all other classes.
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Residence & Housing
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- Meal plans
- Dorm-style, traditional residences
- Apartment-style, non-traditional
- Off-campus housing
- March 15: deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester
- April 1: for international applicants
- June 1: for Canadian and American applicants
- August 15: Dalhousie students returning to the same program or visiting students