Fall 2020 Advising Notes

Please note that this information is tentative, and may change often as new information becomes available. Please monitor this website regularly for updates. Information for additional B.Sc. majors will continue to be added.

Update: we are aware of two courses that were previously indicated as having a mandatory face-to-face component, MICR*3220 & PBIO*4000, which will now also have a virtual option available for students who are unable to attend face-to-face. The virtual option will be AD-S (Sychronous), with the expectation that students be available during the posted times (posted July 10, 2020).

Update regarding Research/Thesis/Project Courses (various departments): Students are advised to contact their Faculty supervisors regarding plans for the Fall 20 semester. Depending on the department, lab capacities, and nature of the project, it may be possible to arrange face-to-face components for those students that are willing and able to come to campus.

Majors/minors are listed in alphabetical order. Please scroll down.

Last Updated: July 10, 2020.

Animal Biology (ABIO)

Please note that none of the ABIO required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Biochemistry: Co-op (BIOC:C)

Please note that there are two courses scheduled for the major in the Fall semester that will have a mandatory face-to-face component in Fall 2020: CHEM*2480 and CHEM*3750.

CHEM*2480 is normally scheduled in your program for Semester 3, which is a Fall semester. If you are scheduled to take this course in Fall 20, we recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus. In that case, some alternatives are available:

  1. Take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible;
  2. Delay taking CHEM*2480 until Summer 2021 (semester 4). This would be done concurrently with BIOC*3570, which normally requires CHEM*2480 as a prerequisite. CHEM*2480 has been approved as a co-requisite for students taking BIOC 3570 in Summer 21, so please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre to be waived into BIOC*3570 when the time comes. Students may wish to considering taking MICR 2420 in Fall 20 in order to alleviate their course load in Summer 21.

CHEM*3750 is normally scheduled in your program for Semester 5 (Fall) for students in sequence ‘A’, or Semester 6 (Fall) for students in sequence ‘B’. If you are scheduled to take this course in Fall 20, we recognize that not all students may be able to come to campus. In that case, some alternatives are available:

Students in Coop Sequence ‘A’ may:

  1. Take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible;
  2. Delay taking CHEM*3750 until Fall 21 (Semester 6). Students may wish to take an elective or restricted elective instead in Fall 20.

Students in Coop sequence ‘B’ may:

  1. Take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible;
  2. Delay taking CHEM*3750 until Fall 21 (Semester 8). Students may wish to take an elective or restricted elective instead in Fall 20.

Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Please note that both CHEM*2480 and CHEM*3750 remain required courses for the major, and both lecture and lab components must be completed to graduate.

Biochemistry: Regular (BIOC)

Please note that one of the courses required for your major in the Fall semester will have a mandatory face-to-face component in Fall 2020: CHEM*3750. Please note that students in the BIOC regular program are not scheduled to take CHEM 2480 until the Winter semester.

CHEM*3750 is normally scheduled in your program for Semester 5 (Fall). If you are scheduled to take this course in Fall 20, we recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus. In that case, some alternatives are available:

  1. Take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible;
  2. Delay taking CHEM*3750 until Fall 21 (Semester 7). Students may wish to take an elective or restricted elective instead in Fall 20.

Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Please note that both CHEM*2480 and CHEM*3750 remain required courses for the major, and both lecture and lab components must be completed to graduate.

Biochemistry (BIOC): Minor

Please note that one required course for the minor will have a mandatory face-to-face component in the Fall 20 semester: CHEM 2480. As in previous years, we recommend that CHEM*2480 be taken in the Winter semester.

Biodiversity (BIOD)

Please note that none of the BIOD required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Biological Science (BIOS)

Please note that none of the BIOS required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Biological and Medical Physics: Regular & Co-op (BMPH & BMPH:C)

Please note that, of the BMPH required courses scheduled for Fall 2020, only PHYS*4500 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Otherwise, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities.

Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Co-op (BPCH:C)

Please note that there are two courses scheduled for the major in the Fall semester that will have a mandatory face-to-face component in Fall 2020: CHEM*2480 and CHEM*3750.

CHEM*3750 should be completed in F20 but if you are unable to come to campus, students should take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 as it is a prerequisite for 4th year required courses. The lab component must be completed in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible.

CHEM*2400 is normally scheduled in your program for Semester 3, which is a Fall semester but will not be offered in F20 so for this semester only, BPCH:C students will take CHEM 2480. If you are scheduled to take this course in Fall 20, we recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus. In that case, some alternatives are available:

  1. Take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible;
  2. Delay taking CHEM*2400 until Summer 2021 (semester 4) and CHEM 3430 until Fall 2021.

Please note that these courses continue to be required for the major, and both lecture and lab components must be completed to graduate.

Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Regular (BPCH)

Please note that there are three courses scheduled for this major for Semester 5 that will have a mandatory face-to-face component in Fall 2020: CHEM*3430, CHEM*3640 and CHEM*3750. We recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus for the F20 semester. Students choosing Option A (Guelph courses) can delay CHEM*3430 until W21 and can delay CHEM*3640 to F21. CHEM*3750 should be completed in F20 but if you are unable to come to campus, students should take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 as it is a prerequisite for 4th year required courses. The lab component must be completed in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible.

Please note that these courses continue to be required for the major, and both lecture and lab components must be completed to graduate.

Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Bio-Medical Science (BIOM)

Please note that none of the BIOM required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Biomedical Toxicology: Co-op (BTOX:C)

Please note that there are two courses scheduled for this major that will have a mandatory face-to-face component in Fall 2020: CHEM 2480 is taken in semester 3 and CHEM*3430 which replaces TOX 3300 is taken in semester 4 (which is a fall semester). We recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus for the F20 semester.

CHEM*2480 is normally scheduled in your program for Semester 3. If you are scheduled to take this course in Fall 20, we recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus. In that case, some alternatives are available:

  1. Take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible;
  2. Delay taking CHEM*2480 until Fall 2021 (semester 4) and CHEM 3430 until Winter 2022.

CHEM*3430 is normally scheduled in your program for Semester 4, which is a Fall semester. If you are scheduled to take this course in Fall 20, we recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus. In that case, some alternatives are available:

  1. Delay taking CHEM*3430 until Winter 2021 (semester 6). Students may wish to considering taking BIOM 3200 in Fall 2020 instead of CHEM 3430 and an elective and then take CHEM 3430 and 2 electives in Winter 2021.
  2. Take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible.

Please note that these courses continue to be required for the major, and both lecture and lab components must be completed to graduate.

Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Biomedical Toxicology: Regular (BTOX)

Please note that there is one course scheduled for this major for Semester 5 that will have a mandatory face-to-face component in Fall 2020: CHEM*3430 which replaces TOX 3300. We recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus for the F20 semester.

CHEM*3430 is normally scheduled in your program for Semester 5, which is a Fall semester. If you are scheduled to take this course in Fall 20, we recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus. In that case, some alternatives are available:

  1. Delay taking CHEM*3430 until Winter 2021 (semester 6). Students may wish to considering taking BIOM 3200 in Fall 2020 instead of CHEM 3430 and an elective and then take CHEM 3430 and 2 electives in Winter 2021.
  2. Take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible;

Please note that this course continues to be required for the major, and both lecture and lab components must be completed to graduate.

Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Biotechnology (BIOT): Minor

Please be aware that one course on the Restricted Elective list, PBIO*3750, is currently scheduled with a mandatory face-to-face component in Fall 2020, with no option for remote delivery. If you are not prepared to be on campus, please do not select this course in Fall 20.

Chemistry: Co-op (CHEM:C)

Please note that there are three courses scheduled for the major in the Fall semester that will have a mandatory face-to-face component in Fall 2020: CHEM*2480, CHEM 3640 and CHEM*3750.

CHEM*2400 is normally scheduled in your program for Semester 3, which is a Fall semester but will not be offered in F20 so for this semester only, CHEM:C students will take CHEM 2480. If you are scheduled to take this course in Fall 20, we recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus. In that case, some alternatives are available:

  1. Take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible;
  2. Delay taking CHEM*2400 until Summer 2021 (semester 4) and CHEM 3430 until Fall 2021 (semester 5) or Winter 2022 (semester 6).

CHEM*3640 and CHEM*3750 are normally taken in semester 5 which is a fall semester. We recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus for the F20 semester. CHEM 3640 and CHEM*3750 should be completed in F20 as they are prerequisites for fourth year required courses but if you are unable to come to campus, students should take the lecture portion of the courses in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible.

Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Chemistry: Regular (CHEM)

Please note that there are two courses scheduled for this major for Semester 5 that will have a mandatory face-to-face component in Fall 2020: CHEM*3640 and CHEM*3750. We recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus for the F20 semester. CHEM 3640 and CHEM*3750 should be completed in F20 as they are prerequisites for fourth year required courses but if you are unable to come to campus, students should take the lecture portion of the courses in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible.

Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Chemical Physics: Regular & Co-op (CHPY & CHPY:C)

Please note that none of the CHPY required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities.

Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Environmental Biology (ENVB)

Please note that none of the ENVB required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

However, please be aware that one course on the Restricted Elective lists, ENVS*3250, is currently scheduled with a mandatory face-to-face component in Fall 2020, with no option for remote delivery. If you are not prepared to be on campus, please do not select this course in Fall 20.

Environmental Geomatics: Regular & Co-op (EG & EG:C)

Please note that none of the EG required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Food Science: Regular & Co-op (FOOD & FOOD:C)

Please note that none of the FOOD required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Human Kinetics (HK)

Please note that none of the HK required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Marine and Freshwater Biology: Regular & Co-op (MFB & MFB:C)

Please note that none of the MFB required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Mathematical Science (MSCI)

Please note that none of the MSCI required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Microbiology: Regular & Co-op (MICR & MICR:C)

Please note that none of the MICR required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Update: we are aware of one Restricted Elective course (MICR 3220) that has a mandatory face-to-face component, but will also have a virtual option available for those that are unable to come to campus. The virtual option will be AD-S (Sychronous), with the expectation that students be available during the posted times (posted July 10, 2020).

Molecular Biology & Genetics:Regular & Co-op (MBG & MBG:C)

Please note that none of the MBG required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Nanoscience: Co-op (NANO:C)

Please note that there are three courses scheduled for this major that will have a mandatory face-to-face component in Fall 2020: NANO*2000 in semester 3 and NANO*3200 and NANO*3500 in semester 5. We recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus for the F20 semester.

NANO*2000 should be completed in F20 as it is a prerequisite for NANO*2100 taken in winter but if you are unable to come to campus, students should take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible.

NANO*3200 can be delayed until F21 (semester 7) if students are not able to come to campus for the F20 semester.

NANO*3500 should be completed in F20 as it is a prerequisite for a fourth year required course but if you are unable to come to campus, students should take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible.

Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Nanoscience: Regular (NANO)

Please note that there are three courses scheduled for this major that will have a mandatory face-to-face component in Fall 2020: NANO*2000 in semester 3 and NANO*3200 and NANO*3500 in semester 5. We recognize that it may not be feasible for all students to come to campus for the F20 semester.

NANO*2000 should be completed in F20 as it is a prerequisite for NANO*2100 taken in winter but if you are unable to come to campus, students should take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible.

NANO*3200 can be delayed until F21 (semester 7) if students are not able to come to campus for the F20 semester.

NANO*3500 should be completed in F20 as it is a prerequisite for a fourth year required course but if you are unable to come to campus, students should take the lecture portion of the course in Fall 20 and complete the lab component in a future semester, as soon as it becomes feasible.

Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences (NANS)

Please note that none of the NANS required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Neuroscience (NEUR)

Please note that none of the NEUR required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Physics: Regular & Co-op (PHYS & PHYS:C)

Please note that, of the PHYS required courses scheduled for Fall 2020, only PHYS*4500 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Otherwise, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities.

Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Physical Science (PSCI)

Please note that none of the PSCI required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Plant Science (PLSC)

Please note that none of the PLSC required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities.

However, please be aware that two courses on the Restricted Elective lists, HORT*3010 and HORT*3150, are currently scheduled with a mandatory face-to-face component in Fall 2020, with no option for remote delivery. If you are not prepared to be on campus, please do not select these courses. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Update: we are aware of two courses that were previously indicated as having a mandatory face-to-face component, MICR*3220 & PBIO*4000, which will now also have a virtual option available for students who are unable to come to campus. The virtual option will be AD-S (Sychronous), with the expectation that students be available during the posted times (posted July 10, 2020).

Theoretical Physics (THPY)

Please note that none of the THPY required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

Wildlife Biology and Conservation (WBC)

Please note that none of the WBC required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.

Zoology (ZOO)

Please note that none of the ZOO required courses scheduled for Fall 2020 will have a mandatory face-to-face component. Therefore, you are not required to be present on campus unless you choose to take elective courses with face-to-face components or wish to use on-campus services and facilities. Please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre if you have any questions.