Minor in Nutritional Sciences

Students wanting a foundation in nutrition are encouraged to consider the Minor in Nutritional Sciences. Students must be eligible for third-year standing with a cumulative average of at least 68% in the previous two years, and must have completed FNH 250. Enrolment in this program is strictly limited. Online application forms will be available from April 15th to May 15th only through the link provided on this page below. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on May 15th.


In light of the current situation around COVID-19 and Academic Concession options for 2020 Winter Term 2 (January 2021 – April 2021), please note that there may be changes or delays in the way that we will evaluate admission to the BKIN Minor in Nutritional Sciences program for 2021/22W. We will update applicants with information if necessary. Please direct additional inquiries to kin.advising@ubc.ca.

The program will consist of:

  • FNH 350 (3)
  • FNH 351 (3)
  • 12 credits from FNH 301, 355, 370, 371, 398, 402, 451, 455, 473, 474, 477, and 490

Students who pursue a Minor in Nutritional Sciences should be aware of the prerequisites for many of the upper-level courses in Food, Nutrition, and Health. Students may encounter difficulty fitting the FNH courses into their program timetable; careful planning is essential.

Students whow ish to pursue further studies in the Faculty of Education should be aware that courses which are acceptable for a Nutritional Science Minor may not necessarily meet the requirements for a teaching concentration in the Faculty of Education. Students planning to enter the Teacher Education Program in the Faculty of Education need to review the detailed admission requirements on the Faculty of Education website. Students planning to apply fro the secondary option must prepare a second teaching field.

Applicants will be informed by e-mail in mid-June if they have been selected for the minor program, been placed on a waiting list, or have not qualified for either the minor program or the waiting list.

Before you apply, ensure that your 3rd and 4th year program requirements do not conflict with the Minor.

Note that FNH 250 (3 credits) and the upper-level 18 credits required for the Minor must be percentage-graded, and cannot be taken as Credit/D/Fail.

Upon successful completion of the Minor program, the notation of “Minor in Nutritional Science” will be added to the student’s transcript.


The application for 2021W has closed.


Any further questions may be directed to the KIN Advising Office by email at kin.advising@ubc.ca.