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Registration Assistance

Course Registration

  1. Log in to Carleton Central.
  2. Click on “Build Your Timetable/Registration” under the “Registration” section. Choose the term appropriate to you. You will be brought to the class search page where you can enter the fields you wish to search. Remember that registration for the fall and winter terms must be completed separately.
  3. Narrow your search results with the “Search Criteria” feature. View the “Search Criteria” section on this page for detailed descriptions.
  4. Once you have completed your search you will arrive on the “Search Results” page and see classes that matched your criteria.
  5. Check the boxes next to classes you wish to register in. Be aware of restrictions and pre-requisites. Click “Proceed to Worksheet” when you are ready.
  6. Review your worksheet. Fix any scheduling conflicts that arise. It is recommended that you make multiple worksheets to accommodate for alternative scenarios (i.e. full classes or sections). Save your worksheets.
  7. When your time-ticket is about to start, double check your course selections to ensure that there are no new warnings. Click on “Proceed to Registration” when your time-ticket has opened and you are ready.

View your Timetable

  1. Log in to Carleton Central.
  2. Click on “Student Timetable” under the “Registration” section.
  3. You will be shown your timetable for the current week. To see your timetable for a future week, enter the date into the field “Go to (YYYY/MM/DD)” and click “Submit”.
  4. To print your timetable, select the “Print” option in your browser. Be sure to reprint your timetable after making course changes.
  5. You can also print off your class listing and bring it to the University bookstore when purchasing your books to make sure you buy the books required for your class section.
  6. You may proceed to “Step 4”.

For more information, or assistance with course registration, please contact the Student Registration Assistance Team, or your Academic Advisor 

View your Audit

The audit can be overwhelming at first glance, but once you understand its structure, the audit is a very useful tool in determining your academic path. Audits are available to view 24/7 on Carleton Central. The first step is to login to Carleton Central and click on the MyAudit link. This will allow you to submit an audit and then you can view it online.

These steps will help you read your audit:

There are three different audit options which can help you on your path to success!

1. You can decide to run an audit based on the courses you are currently registered in to view your current path, as well as see your current CGPA.

2. You can choose to run an audit to add hypothetical courses that you may be interested in taking. This option would allow you to see where that course would fit into your degree requirements and you can even choose to add a hypothetical grade to the course to see how it would impact your CGPA.

3. You can choose to run a ‘what-if’ audit, which would allow you to change your program, major, minor, concentration or specialization. This option is beneficial to students who would like to know how the courses they have already taken would fit into new degree requirements. It allows you to see how far behind or ahead you are on your academic path, should you decide to switch your degree or major.

Submitting an Override Request

Students seeking permission to register in a closed section of a course or a course for which they lack prerequisites should submit a Registration Override Request  by logging into Carleton Central and clicking Registration Override Requests under the Registration heading. To view or cancel a request, or to check the status (progress) of a previously submitted request, go back to the “Registration Override Requests” page.   Note that submitting a request does not guarantee a space in the course.  The department will review requests within 3-5 business days and make a decision based on student need and space availability.  An email with the department’s decision will be sent to students but students can also view the status of their request in Carleton Central.

Course and Program Information

2024-2025 Undergraduate Calendar

Course Outlines

Course Code & Outline Course Title FOOD 4001 Food Quality Control
FOOD 1001 Introduction to Food Science FOOD 4002 Analysis of Food Contaminants
FOOD 2001 Principles of Nutrition FOOD 4102 Current Issues in Canadian Food Governance, Governance and Policy
FOOD 2002 Food Processing FOOD 4103 Food Safety Risk Assessment
FOOD 2003 Regulation of the Canadian Food Industry FOOD 4201 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism
FOOD 2004 Scientific Communication in Food Science FOOD 4202 Micronutrients and Health
FOOD 3001 Food Chemistry FOOD 4203 Functional Foods and Natural Health Products
FOOD 3002 Food Analysis FOOD 4905 Food Science Honours Workshop
FOOD 3003 Food Packaging and Shelf Life FOOD 4907 Food Science Honours Essay and Research Proposal
FOOD 3005 Food Microbiology FOOD 4908 Food Science Research Project

Experiential Opportunities

UG-TA Opportunities

The Department of Chemistry is often in need of upper year undergraduate students as Teaching Assistants for introductory chemistry courses. A teaching assistantship during undergraduate studies is an amazing opportunity to start building academic skills and experience. You might be grading papers or teaching in the laboratories. A typical TA-ship is five hours per week, and the pay is good!

Co-operative Education

Co-op is an opportunity to integrate classroom knowledge with degree-specific work experience.  It can accelerate development of professional skills, and increase networking opportunities. The Food Science Co-op consists of 12 months of work placement as one, two, or three distinct terms. Placements can include private and public sector positions, in laboratory and office settings.

Dean’s Summer Research Internship (DSRI)

Every year, the Dean of Science offers paid summer research internships to top first-year science, computer science and mathematics students. These Dean’s Summer Research Internships (DSRIs) afford students the opportunity to work with professors to conduct research. Currently, students who receive these competitive research internships will be paid about $5880 ($14/hour for 12 weeks @ 35 hours/week) to work with a professor in the Faculty of Science.

Internship-Carleton University Research Experience for Undergraduate Students (I-CUREUS)

The Internship-Carleton University Research Experience for Undergraduate Students (I-CUREUS) provides funding for undergraduate students to conduct hands-on, faculty-supervised research. Funded equally by both the Discovery Centre and the faculty supervisor, the I-CUREUS program gives students access to research scholarships, mentoring and hands-on experience in their discipline or an area of interest.

Student as Partners Program (SaPP)

Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) offers funding for students interested in working with a faculty member on a teaching innovation project. Projects can relate to (re)-designing of course material, incorporating educational technologies in courses, or working on a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project, to name a few. Funding is a one-time bursary payment for 130 hours over one academic term. If you are interested in pedagogy and teaching innovation, approach one of your course Instructors to discuss SaPP.

Other Experiential Opportunities

Another opportunity to get a taste of research outside your courses and to start building your resume with real experience in your field is volunteering in a research laboratory. In some instances, and with conditions, it may be possible to obtain a volunteer opportunity to work with one of your Professors. These opportunities are not directly administered by the Program, Department or University, so you must contact the Professors directly to ask if they have available volunteer positions on projects in their laboratories. Prior to reaching out to a professor you may be interested in working with, it is recommended to read about their research interests by visiting our Faculty page and exploring their Full Profiles.