Certificate in Food Bioscience

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Food Bioscience will train you to become an expert in the areas of food and nutraceutical sciences and research methods, and will equip you to contribute to sustainable regional and global agri-food systems, human and animal health.

As the only program of its kind in Atlantic Canada, this certificate will support the need for more people working in the global nutraceutical industry. Advances in this industry are resulting in the design and development of plant, animal and marine bioproducts to address certain health conditions. There has never been a greater time in Canada to get involved in this industry and gain skills and knowledge related to bioproducts and nutraceutical sciences.  

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 3011: Fundamentals of Food Chemistry OR CHMA 3012: Introductory Food Chemistry
FOOD 3001: Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
CHMA 3010: Bioanalysis and Instrumentation
MCRA 3000: Food Microbiology OR one elective
FOOD 4003: Impact of Food on Health
FOOD 4001: Food Quality and Safety
FOOD 4002: Advanced Food Chemistry
CHMA 3001: Biochemistry OR one elective course (see list below)

*If the student has already earned Biochemistry or equivalent course (3 credits) during the past five years, one of the approved optional courses can be taken.

Optional Courses

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

To inquire further about the requirements for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Food Bioscience, please contact Program Coordinator, Chibuike Udenigwe (cudenigwe@dal.ca).