Intimate class sizes, experienced professors, and real world application meet in the Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition at the University of Prince Edward Island.
This accredited program prepares students for their future, opening doors to careers as sports nutritionists, registered dietitians, food scientists, product developers, policy makers, and countless other paths.
Get hands-on experience in your field to set you apart from the pack through honours options, case studies, internships, and research opportunities.
Sixty to eighty percent of third-year applicants are accepted into our accredited internship program, which sees students placed in a variety of positions in industry, public health, and health care institutions.
Many of our students are awarded summer placements with department professors, engaging in cutting-edge research in areas such as chronic disease prevention, food product development, childhood nutrition, and food security.
Cross-disciplinary opportunities are also offered through collaboration with Kinesiology and Family Science faculty.
The Honours program in Foods and Nutrition is designed to provide research experience at the undergraduate level within the BSc Program. It is available to students with a strong academic background who intend to continue studies at the post graduate level in Foods and Nutrition or related field, or to students who intend to pursue a career where research experience would be an asset.
The Honours program differs from the major in requiring a two-semester research course with thesis report and one additional advanced Foods and Nutrition course for a total of 126 semester hours for the degree. The research component is to be completed within the BSc program and would normally require one summer (four months) preceding the graduating year. Evaluation of the research data and writing of the thesis would normally be done during the fall and/or spring session in Foods and Nutrition 490: Advanced Research and Thesis. The following are the course requirements for the Honours program in Foods and Nutrition.
For admission to the Honours program, students must have a minimum average of 75% in all Foods and Nutrition courses combined and an overall average of 70% in all previous courses. Permission of the Department is also required and is contingent on the student finding an advisor and on acceptance of the research project by the Department of Applied Human Sciences. Students interested in completing an honours should consult with the Department Chair as early as possible and not later than March 31st of the student’s third year.
To graduate with Honours in Foods and Nutrition, students must maintain a minimum average of 75% in all Foods and Nutrition courses combined and an overall average of 70%.
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Last updated January 3, 2017