Bachelor of Science in Food Science

General

Program Description

About

Study a wide variety of scientific areas that address the preservation and processing of raw commodities into healthy, safe and appealing foods. Apply this knowledge to global food issues involving the relationship between food and human health and food security to developing a safe and nutritious food supply.

Quick facts

  • Four-year degree
  • Full or part-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school
  • You can begin this program off-campus

What you will learn

You will learn the chemical and physical nature of foods, causes of food deterioration, the basis of food safety, and principles of food processing, preservation, and packaging. You will examine what’s happening to meet consumer demand for nutrition, debate issues of food additives versus natural foods, learn about natural toxicants and research new methods of detecting unsafe or unwholesome food.

Careers

Some career opportunities include:

  • Food technologist
  • Animal health technician
  • Primary meat hygiene inspector
  • Quality assurance coordinator
  • Research technician

Tuition estimates

Canadian Students International Students
Tuition $6,347 $17,327
Fees $922 $922
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $8,769 $19,749

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed (2018-2019 Canadian dollar rates).

Fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.

The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year.

Program options

These Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Food Science degrees are offered by the University of Saskatchewan's College of Arts and Science:

  • Bachelor of Science Four-year
  • Bachelor of Science Honours

You should consult with an academic advisor in the college when you begin your studies to decide if you want a four-year or honors degree.

Deadlines

Start Term Application Deadline International Deadline
Spring
May 2019
Apr 1, 2019
Documents due: May 1, 2019
Feb 1, 2019
Documents due: Mar 1, 2019
Summer
July 2019
May 1, 2019
Documents due: Jun 1, 2019
Mar 1, 2019
Documents due: Apr 1, 2019
Fall
September 2019
May 1, 2019
Documents due: Jun 1, 2019
May 1, 2019
Documents due: Jun 1, 2019
Winter
January 2020
Dec 1, 2019
Documents due: Dec 15, 2019
Sep 1, 2019
Documents due: Oct 1, 2019
Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

USask is one of the top research-intensive, medical-doctoral universities in Canada, and is home to world-leading research in areas of global importance, like water and food security. Study and discov ... Read More

USask is one of the top research-intensive, medical-doctoral universities in Canada, and is home to world-leading research in areas of global importance, like water and food security. Study and discovery are enhanced by our outstanding facilities, including the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, VIDO-InterVac, the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Institute for Water Security and the Sylvia Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation. Read less