Course Selection Information - Fall 2020

Course Selection for the Fall 20 semester began July 14, 2020 depending on the number of credits completed and in progress. Most New Students began registering on July 23, 2020, once all course selection windows were open.

The Course Selection period will continue until September 18, 2020, but please register promptly. Students who do not register by August 4, 2020 may find that specific courses (even those that are required) are no longer be available.

Students will be unable to enrol in courses on the following dates and times due to scheduled maintenance in WebAdvisor:

8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
8:00 AM on Tuesday, August 18th through to 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

A reminder that when making changes to class schedules after the Fall 20 Final Exam schedule has been posted (on August 18, 2020), students must also ensure that their Fall 20 Final Exam schedules remain conflict-free.

Fall 20 classes begin on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Please note that the information on this page is tentative, and may change often as updates are received. Monitor this page regularly for information regarding course additions, deletions, changes, restrictions and special registration instructions.

(page last updated September 4, 2020)

Students may be interest in viewing this video by CBS Professor, Dr. John Dawson who shares some insight on what remote teaching may look like for CBS courses in the Fall semester. Additional introductory videos have been prepared for several courses offered by the College of Biological Science (September 1, 2020).

Special Instructions

Please see our Fall 2020 Advising Notes for major/minor specific details regarding mandatory face-to-face course offerings for Fall 2020.

BIOM 3010 - The scheduled face-to-face lab sections in BIOM 3010 are not mandatory. Students that choose to attend the face-to-face labs will have an opportunity to see the dissection material in person. At the end of the labs, images of the dissections specimens will be taken, and these will be posted to Courselink. Students that choose not to attend the labs will have access to these images. All students will also have access online lab dissection videos plus the lab manual. Student must register for a lab section, however they do not need to actually attend the lab. For questions, please contact the Professor. See also refer to the details regarding the Restriction on the course, in the section below.

BIOM 3000 - Students in the NEUR major who have not been able to register in the required BIOM 3000 course should email bscweb@uoguelph.ca for assistance. This applies to the NEUR major only. (posted July 23rd).

CHEM 2400 has been cancelled for Fall 20. BPCH:C (co-op) and CHEM:C (co-op) students should register for CHEM 2480 in Fall 20 as a substitute.

ENGL 1030 - First year Plant Science students who have been unable to register for the required ENGL 1030 course should email bscweb@uoguelph.ca for assistance. This applies to the PLSC major only (posted July 23rd).

Human Anatomy HK 3501 - Update! July23, 2020. HK or BIOM students who have been unable to register for Human Anatomy should email bscweb@uoguelph.ca for assistance (posted July 23rd). Students in the HK and BIOM majors are to register for Human Anatomy using WebAdvisor as usual. Course Waivers are not required for either major to register. HK 3401 is not being offered in the Fall 20 semester. Students in other majors are welcome to contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre to be added to the waiting list for HK 3501, but space availability is not guaranteed.

TOX 3300 is no longer offered. BTOX:C (co-op) students should register for CHEM 3430 in the Fall 20 semester if they are able to come to campus for a mandatory face-to-face component, or take CHEM 3430 in the Winter 21 semester.

Course Selection Updates

Approvals for Credit Overloads (for students wishing to register for more than 2.75 credits) will only be considered for approval by the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre beginning August 14, 2020, pending space availability.

CHEM 3750 - If there are students in the BIOC, BPCH, BTOX and CHEM majors only that are unable to register due to lack of space availability, please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre (posted July 20th).

BIOM 3210 - If the course is full, students should contact Prof. Brad Hanna (bhanna@uoguelph.ca) to be added to the waiting list.

If all sections of a required course are full when your Course Selection window first opens, please just continue to monitor WebAdvisor regularly. Occasionally, it may take a few hours before additional spaces are made available. If all course selection windows have opened, and you are still unable to create a conflict-free schedule of your required courses, please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre immediately for advice, and no later than August 4, 2020.

New for Fall 20!

MICR 4010 - Will now be offered in the Fall semester (including Fall 20) instead of Winter.

ONEH 1000 - Introduction to One Health. This course introduces One Health, an approach to understanding, managing and mitigating local and globally complex societal challenges at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health. The course will examine the scope and integrative nature of One Health and its historical development; explore concepts of health from scientific and socio-cultural perspectives; introduce a basic framework for Open Health inquiry; and relate current challenges such as climate change, pollution and environmental contamination, emerging and zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, bio- and cultural diversity loss, and food insecurity to a One Health perspective. Key skills such as systems thinking, communication and professionalism in the field of One Health will also be developed. May be applied as a Liberal Education Elective or Free Elective towards B.Sc. degree requirements.

UNIV*2020 - Pandemics: Culture, Science, and Society. This course introduces students to interdisciplinary perspectives on the implications of pandemics, past and present. Drawing on expertise from across the university, the course is structured around a series of webinar panels and seminar discussions. Topics to be explored include pandemics in history, COVID-19 and ethics, COVID-19 and technology, knowledge, misinformation and discourse around pandemics, and the implications of COVID-19 on institutions, work, food, community, resilience. Prerequisites: 2.0 credits. Please email univ2020@uoguelph.ca if you have questions. May be applied as a Liberal Education Elective or Free Elective towards B.Sc. degree requirements.

Course Requirements

Microbiology majors will have received an email regarding changes to some of the third year required courses. The same details are available on our Fall 20 Microbiology page.

For Fall 20 - PSYC 4540 is approved as a Science restricted elective for PBC students

Restrictions

Many 1000-level courses will be restricted to first-year students until Noon on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Please see the list of temporary course restrictions on the Registrar's Office website.

BIOC 2580 - Update! Posted July 29, 2020. The restriction has been removed. Restricted to students registered in majors or programs that are required to take it in the Fall semester. Please continue to monitor this website for further updates.

BIOL1080 - Update! Posted July 29, 2020. The restriction has been removed. Restricted to first year students registered in the BIOM, HK, NANS & NEUR majors and the BBRM.FIM & BAS programs. BENG.BIOE students (taken in second year) may also register. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

BIOM 3000 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the NEUR major or NEUR minor. The restriction was removed on August 7, 2020.

BIOM 3010 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOM major and BENG.BME program. The restriction was removed on August 7, 2020.

BIOM 3200 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BTOX, BIOC, BPCH, BIOS, BIOM, MBG & NEUR majors and the BASC.AHN program. NEUR and NANS minors may also register. The restriction was removed on August 7, 2020.

BIOM 4070 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOM, BTOX and TOX majors. The restriction was removed on August 7, 2020.

CHEM 2480 - Update! Posted July 30, 2020. The restriction has been expanded to include students in the BIOC & BTOX regular programs as well. A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOC (co-op only), BPCH (co-op only), BTOX (co-only) and CHEM (co-op only) majors. Please continue to monitor this website for further updates.

CHEM 2880 - Update! Posted July 30, 2020. The restriction has been removed. Restricted to students registered in the BIOC, BPCH and FOOD majors. Please continue to monitor this website for further updates.

CHEM 3430 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BPCH and CHEM majors. Please continue to monitor this website for further updates.

CHEM 3750 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOC, BPCH, BTOX and CHEM majors. If there are students in the BIOC, BPCH, BTOX and CHEM majors only that are unable to register due to lack of space availability, please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre (posted July 20th).Please continue to monitor this website for further updates.

MATH 1160 - Update! Posted August 6, 2020. The restriction has been removed. Restricted to first year students in the CHEM, CHPY, BMPH, MSCI, PHYS & THPY majors, and the MATH and STAT minors. BAH.MSCI and B.Comp. students may also register. Please continue to monitor this website for further updates.

MBG 3350 - Restricted to students registered in majors or minors that are required to take it. This is a permanent restriction as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar. Students in other majors are welcome to contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre to be added to the waiting list, but space availability is not guaranteed.

NEUR 3100 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the NEUR major and NEUR minor. Please continue to monitor this website for further updates.

NEUR 4100 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the NEUR major only. The restriction is scheduled to be removed on August 7, 2020.

PHYS 1080 - Restricted to first year students registered in the B.Sc., B.Sc.(Env.) and B.A.S. degree programs. The first year restriction is scheduled to be removed on August 4, 2020 but the specific program restriction will remain in place (posted July 20th).

PHYS 1300 - Restricted to first year students registered in the B.Sc. and B.Sc.(Env.) degree programs. The first year restriction is scheduled to be removed on August 4, 2020 but the specific program restriction will remain in place (posted July 20th).

PSYC 1000, PSYC 2330, PSYC 2410 - Restricted to students registered in certain year levels, majors or minors. Please continue to monitor this website for further updates. The Psychology department has informed us that the restrictions will be removed on August 4, 2020.

TOX 2000 - Update! Posted July 30, 2020. The restriction has been removed. Restricted to students registered in the BPCH, BTOX & ENVB majors and the B.Sc.(Env.) ENVS and EEP majors. Please continue to monitor this website for further updates.

TOX 4000 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOM, BTOX and TOX majors. The restriction was removed on August 7, 2020.

Please see the Course Description section of the Undergraduate Calendar for other courses that have permanent restrictions listed.

Additional restrictions and updates will be posted as information becomes available.

Course Changes, Additions or Deletions

ANSC 4010 will not be offered in the Fall 20 semester.

HK 3401 will not be offered in the Fall 20 semester.

CHEM 2400 will not be offered in the Fall 20 semester.

PSYC 3330 will not be offered in the Fall 20 semester. Next offered in Fall 2021.

Past Updates

PBC students - For Winter 20, PSYC 4540 and PSYC 4580 are approved as a Science restricted elective for PBC students. For Fall 19, PSYC 4540  has been approved as a Science restricted elective. For the Winter 19 semester, PSYC 4540, and PSYC 4580 are approved as Science restricted electives for PBC students. For the Fall 18 semester, PSYC 4540 and PSYC 4580 are approved as a Science restricted electives for all PBC students. For the Winter 18 semester, PSYC 4540 and PSYC 4580 are approved as a Science restricted electives for all PBC students. For the Fall 17 semester, PSYC 4540, PSYC 4570 and PSYC 4580 are approved as Science restricted electives for all PBC students.

For past updates that apply to specific B.Sc. majors or minors, please contact your B.Sc. Program Counsellor.