Department of Food Science, Ontario Agricultural College
The Co-op program in Food Science is a five year program, including four work terms. Students must follow the academic work schedule as outlined below (also found on the Co-operative Education website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/).
Food Science Academic and Co-op Work Term Schedule
|1||Academic Semester 1||Academic Semester 2||Off|
|2||Academic Semester 3 COOP*1100||Academic Semester 4||COOP*1000 Work Term I|
|3||Academic Semester 5||Academic Semester 6||COOP*2000 Work Term II|
|4||COOP*3000 Work Term III||COOP*4000 Work Term IV||Off|
|5||Academic Semester 7||Academic Semester 8||N/A|
Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to work term performance grading, work term report grading and program completion requirements.
For additional program information students should consult with their Co-op Co-ordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor, listed on the Co-operative Education web site.
(22.00 Total Credits)
|First year science required||4.00|
|Required in semesters 3-8||9.50|
|Liberal Education Electives||2.00|
|Additional Science electives 1||1.00-1.50|
|Free electives 2||1.00-1.50|
|Co-op Work Terms||2.00|
1.50 if MCS*3010 Quality Management is chosen as a Restricted Elective
1.00 if MCS*3010 Quality Management is chosen as a Restricted Elective
Students not in the Food Science Major who are seeking further study in Food Science are encouraged to consider the Certificate in Food Science. See Special Study Opportunities, Chapter XI of the Calendar.
The recommended program sequence is outlined below.
Major (Honours Program)
Students lacking Grade 12 or 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics should follow the revised schedule of study for this major found at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/revised_SS/.
|Semester 1 - Fall|
|BIOL*1090||Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology||0.50|
|CHEM*1040||General Chemistry I||0.50|
|MATH*1080||Elements of Calculus I||0.50|
|PHYS*1080||Physics for Life Sciences||0.50|
|0.50 Liberal Education electives 3||0.50|
|Semester 2 - Winter|
|BIOL*1080||Biological Concepts of Health||0.50|
|CHEM*1050||General Chemistry II||0.50|
|MATH*1090||Elements of Calculus II||0.50|
|PHYS*1070||Physics for Life Sciences II||0.50|
|0.50 Liberal Education electives||0.50|
|No academic semester or work term|
|Semester 3 - Fall|
|BIOC*2580||Introduction to Biochemistry||0.50|
|COOP*1100||Introduction to Co-operative Education||0.00|
|FOOD*2150||Introduction to Nutritional and Food Science||0.50|
|MICR*2420||Introduction to Microbiology||0.50|
|Semester 4 - Winter|
|FOOD*2100||Communication in Food Science||0.50|
|FOOD*2620||Food Engineering Principles||0.50|
|NUTR*3210||Fundamentals of Nutrition||0.50|
|COOP*1000||Co-op Work Term I||0.50|
|Semester 5 - Fall|
|FOOD*3030||Food Chemistry I||0.50|
|FOOD*3160||Food Processing I||0.75|
|Semester 6 - Winter|
|FOOD*3040||Food Chemistry II||0.50|
|FOOD*3170||Food Processing II||0.50|
|FOOD*3700||Sensory Evaluation of Foods||0.50|
|COOP*2000||Co-op Work Term II||0.50|
|COOP*3000||Co-op Work Term III||0.50|
|COOP*4000||Co-op Work Term IV||0.50|
|Semester 7 - Fall|
|FOOD*4190||Advanced Food Analysis||0.50|
|FOOD*4260||Food Product Development I||0.50|
|Semester 8 - Winter|
|FOOD*4270||Food Product Development II||0.50|
CIS*1200 Introduction to Computing, rather than a Liberal Education credit is recommended for those needing to improve their computer skills.
- ENGL*1030 Effective Writing is recommended for those students needing to improve their English grammar.
- FOOD*2150 Introduction to Nutritional and Food Science could be replaced by FOOD*2010 Principles of Food Science with permission of the Faculty Advisor.
|FOOD*4090||Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals||0.50|
|FOOD*4110||Meat and Poultry Processing||0.50|
|FOOD*4220||Topics in Food Science||0.50|
|FOOD*4230||Research in Food Science||0.50|
|FOOD*4310||Food Safety Management Systems||0.50|
|FOOD*4520||Utilization of Cereal Grains for Human Food||0.50|
|POPM*4040||Epidemiology of Food-borne Diseases||0.50|