The Associate of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition provides a broad education in arts and sciences with an emphasis on food, nutrition, and health subject areas. It is designed to meet the requirements of the food and nutrition programs at the different universities across Canada.
The Associate of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition prepares students to meet the course requirements for application to the BSc (Food, Nutrition and Health) program in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC, with a second option for transfer into dietetics, if eligible.
Once students have completed a minimum of 54 credits of their Associate Degree requirements, and the remainder of the courses are in progress, application can be made to the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and must meet specific UBC prerequisite requirements, which are subject to change. Students wishing to apply to dietetics must first complete 2 UBC courses – FNH 200 and LFS 250. The application to the UBC Dietetics is comprehensive and competitive, due in part to the restricted number of seats available each year.
There are no additional admission requirements beyond those of Langara’s general students. Courses can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis.
Students who are unable to meet the requirements of the Diploma in Food, Nutrition, and Health Transfer program will be transferred to the Associate of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition program. The Nutrition and Food Service Management Diploma Program should also be considered as an option for students who are interested in this area of study.