Food Science
Location: "D" Building, Sexton Campus
1360 Barrington Street
3rd Floor
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-3953


Food Science is a discipline that combines a basic knowledge of science and engineering principles in the study of food products and preservation technologies. Food scientists have training in and employ the principles of the basic sciences such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and microbiology. Food Science is the application of the basic sciences and engineering to food processing, preservation and safety.

A Minor in Food Science is available to students registered in the BSc 120 credit hour major and honours programs.

Curriculum and course descriptions

Refer to sections IID and IIID, Food Science Program, in the Process Engineering and Applied Science section.


Students from Canadian High schools are recommended to take the following subjects in high school: Pre-calculus Math and English and two or more of Physics, Chemistry, Food Science or Biology. The admission requirements are the same as for admission to the Bachelor of Science program. Many of our students have traditionally been transfer students.  Please contact the program chair for advice on this matter.