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Certificate in Food Bioscience

(Post-Baccalaureate)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs are catered to people who have already completed a BSc and who wish to gain new skills in a specialized area for the purpose of advancing in their career or pursuing graduate studies.
The Certificate in Food Bioscience will allow you to become specialized in the area of food and food components. You will study the chemical, microbiological, health, and regulatory aspects of foods, food ingredients, and nutraceuticals.

Having an initial bachelor’s degree, this specialization at the post-baccalaureate level will position you to contribute to commercial and research organizations developing, producing, marketing and analyzing novel food and nutraceutical products. There has never been a greater time in Canada to get involved in this industry and gain skills and knowledge related to emerging areas of food and nutraceutical sciences for the 21st century. The certificate will also complement and facilitate those who wish to explore postgraduate studies in a wide range of disciplines.

This certificate is open to students who possess a Bachelor of Science or similar degree in any natural science or applied life science field with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate studies. Student who have taken any courses listed in their undergraduate program shall receive a maximum of six credit hours waiver to complete the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

Total of 27 credit hours required to be completed within 5 years (maximum).

Required Courses

CHMA 3001: Biochemistry *
CHMA 3010: Bio-Analytical Chemistry
CHMA 3011: Fundamentals of Food Chemistry OR  CHMA3012: Introductory Food Chemistry
FOOD 3001: Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
FOOD 4003: Impact of Food on Health
MCRA 2000: Microbiology *
MCRA 4001: Food Microbiology
Plus 2 elective courses

*For both Biochemistry and Microbiology, if the student has already earned a credit in an equivalent course (3 credits) during the past five years, the required course(s) can be replaced with elective course(s)  from the list below.

Recommended Electives

AGRI 4001: Agriculture, Food and Well-being
ANSC 3003: Eggs and Dairy Products
ANSC 3004: Meat Science
FOOD 4000: Directed Studies in Food and Bioproduct Sciences
FOOD 4004: Directed Studies in Nutriscience
MCRA 4002: Microbiome in Agriculture

To inquire further about the requirements for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Food Bioscience, please contact Program Coordinator, Nancy Pitts (nancy.pitts@dal.ca).