University of British Columbia offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Food Science. 

The first two years of the Food Science major are comprised of the standard core of the FNH program. Students may apply after completing at least 24 credits of the listed first-year courses (or their equivalent). The annual application date is March 31 for September admission. Application information is available online.
To apply for admission after second year, the student should have completed at least 48 credits of listed first- and second-year courses (or their equivalent). Admission after third year or a subsequent year will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Admission to the Food Science major is based on two components:

  • Academic Performance (85% of Admission Score): Admission to the Food Science major is based on a minimum academic standing of 70%, calculated based on the best 21 credits per year of post-secondary courses required in this program. The student must have completed LFS 150 or equivalent. Elective courses and LFS 100, LFS 250, LFS 350, or LFS 450 are not included in this calculation.
  • Letter of Intent (15% of Admission Score): The student must submit a 500 word (maximum) Letter of Intent which addresses the following: a) why the student wishes to enrol in the Food Science major; b) the student's career aspirations; c) any personal, volunteer, or work experiences that demonstrate the student's interest in food and/or nutrition, and; d) for students who have taken less than 24 credits per year, a brief explanation of why.

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet;

UBC Calendar 
UBC Department Website  
BC Transfer Guide 
Langara Diagnostic Tests  

First Year Requirements

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

LFS 100

1

Unavailable

0

LFS 150 or WRDS 1501

3

ENGL 1123

3

BIOL 112 & 1212

6

BIOL 1115 & 12152

8

BIOL 155 (Or BIOL 153)3

6/7

BIOL 1190 & 11913

6

CHEM 121 & 123

8

CHEM 1120 & 1220

8

MATH 102 & 103 (or equivalent)4

3

Unavailable (See UBC for equivalents)4

0

PHYS 101, 107, or 1175

3

PHYS 11255

4

 

Second Year Requirements

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

LFS 250

6

Unavailable

0

LFS 252 or equivalent6

3

STAT 1224 or 22256

3

FNH 200

3

Unavailable

0

FNH 250

3

NUTR 2112 & 2212

6

CHEM 233 & 235

4

CHEM 2216

4

CHEM 205

3

CHEM 2250

4

BIOL 200 & 2017

3

BIOL 2415 & 23157

3

MICB 202

3

BIOL 2470

3

Footnotes:

Or equivalent course to fulfill Communication Requirement.

LANG BIOL 1115 (4) & LANG BIOL 1215 (4) = UBCV BIOL 1st (8). Exempt UBCV BIOL 111, UBCV BIOL 121, UBCV BIOL 140.

3 Equivalent courses include UBC BIOL 153 and CAPS 301. LANG BIOL 1190 (3) & 1191 (3) = UBCV BIOL 153 (7).

Students who have not completed Calculus 12 must take MATH 180 or 184 to fulfill their first year Math requirement. Contact UBC for accepted course equivalents to MATH 102.

5 Equivalent courses include UBC PHYS 107 or 117. Students without credit for Physics 12 must take PHYS 100 before taking other 100-level PHYS courses.

6 Equivalent courses include BIOL 300, EPSE 482, FRST 231, STAT 200. LANG STAT 1225 (3) or 2225 (3) = UBCV STAT 200 (3).

7 LANG BIOL 2315 = UBCV BIOL 201 (3), if Organic Chemistry taken as a co-requisite, otherwise UBCV BIOL (3)

 

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the student’s responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

 

Last updated August 2021