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Dual Degree Program in Food, Nutrition and Health and Education

The Dual Degree Program in Food, Nutrition and Health and Education offers qualified students the opportunity to earn a B.Sc. (Food, Nutrition and Health) and a B.Ed. (Secondary) in five Winter Sessions with some academic requirements in Term 1 of the Summer Sessions. After completing all the requirements, students are normally eligible for a British Columbia Professional Teaching Certificate.


Admission to the Dual Degree Program requires application to the Land and Food Systems Student Services Office by January 31 of second year with approval by April in order to undertake a teaching practicum at the end of second year.

Application for admission to the program is made through the Land and Food Systems website by January 31 of second year and must receive approval from the Faculties of Land and Food Systems and Education. All students will initially be accepted on a provisional basis. Admission will be confirmed only after successful completion of year two and successful completion of the in-school practicum in May following second year. A criminal records check is required of all teacher candidates admitted to the B.Ed. program.

Admission at any time is conditional; maintenance of good academic standing and an average of at least 65% in each session are required throughout. Students who do not maintain a 65% average will be required to withdraw from Education, but may continue with the Food, Nutrition and Health major if their average is 50.0% or higher. In addition, students must participate in volunteer or work experience with youth aged 13-18 to meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Education program. Students must satisfy all of the degree and specialization requirements for both the Food, Nutrition and Health major in the B.Sc. Food, Nutrition and Health and the B.Ed. Secondary program. Some individual courses may be considered to satisfy requirements for both degrees.

Students must communicate with an advisor in the Food, Nutrition and Health Program and the Teacher Education Office annually after admission to the program to discuss their progress.

The Dual Degree Program is not open to students with a previous degree.


First Year (Winter)
LFS 100 1
LFS 150 or WRDS 1501 3
BIOL 112 & 121 6
FNH 160 & 1612 6
CHEM 121 (or 111)3 4
CHEM 123 (or 113) 4
MATH 100 or equivalent4 3
PSYC 100 or SOCI 100 6
Total Credits 33
Second Year (Winter)
LFS 250 6
LFS 252 or equivalent5 3
FNH 200 3
FNH 250 3
CHEM 233 3
CHEM 235 1
BIOL 200 3
SOCI 200 or SOCI 240 3
ENGL 110, 120 or 121 3
BIOL 2016 3
Total Credits 31
Second Year (Summer)
EDUC 319 1
Total Credits 1
Third Year (Winter)
LFS 350 3
FNH 313 3
FNH 340 4.5
FNH 342 3
EDST 401 3
LLED 360 3
EPSE 317 3
Restricted electives7 9
Total credits 31.5
Third Year (Summer)
EDUC 399 1
Total Credits 1
Fourth Year (Winter)
EDCP 491 3
EPSE 308 4
FNH 350 3
FNH 351 3
FNH 403 3
Health electives8 6
Restricted electives7 9
Total Credits 31
Fourth Year (Summer)
EDST 403 1
EDST 404 1
EDUC 430 1
EDUC 440 3
LLED 361 3
Unrestricted Electives 3
Total Credits 12
Fifth Year (Winter)
EDUC 315 2
EDUC 421 12
EDUC 450 3
EDUC 451 3
EPSE 310 3
EDCP 391 3
EDCP 492, 493, 494 or 498 (or alternate as advised) 3
Total Credits 29
Fifth Year (Summer)
EDUC 452 3
Total Credits 3
Minimum Credits for Dual Degree 172.5
1 Or equivalent course to fulfill Communication Requirement.  
2 Equivalent courses include BIOL 153, BIOL 155, CAPS 301.
3 CHEM 111 is not for students with Chemistry 12.
4 Equivalent courses include MATH 102 and MATH 104. Students who have not completed Calculus 12 should take MATH 180 or MATH 110.
5 Equivalent courses include BIOL 300, EPSE 482, FRST 231, STAT 200.
6 Equivalent courses include BIOC 202, BIOC 203.
7 To be selected in consultation with a program advisor. Must include 18 credits of approved family studies and/or clothing and textiles courses at the 300 or 400 level.
8 To be selected in consultation with a program advisor. For suggested courses see the list posted on the Faculty website  


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