In the panel to the right, you can find the required high school subjects required for all B.Sc. majors, including co-op majors.
For students outside of Ontario, including International students, please see the Admissions website for specific course equivalencies.
- Advanced Functions or Calculus
- 2 of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry, Physics
- 2 other Grade 12 University or Mixed courses
- English - ENG4U
- MHF4U - Advanced Functions or MCV4U - Calculus & Vectors
- 2 courses from 4U Biology, Chemistry, Physics (SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U)**
- 2 additional 4U or 4M credits
** all three sciences are recommended
- If no Grade 12 or 4U Chemistry (or equivalent), then you must take CHEM 1060 in your first semester
- If no Grade 12 or 4U Physics (or equivalent), then you must take PHYS 1300 in your first semester
- If no Grade 12 or 4U Physics and you are in a physical science major (math, physics, chemistry etc) then you must take PHYS 1300 and MATH 1200 in your first semester in place of IPS*1500
- If no Grade 12 or 4U biology, you would be advised to contact your Program Counsellor for further advice
Specific majors within the B.Sc. degree require calculus to meet the mathematical science admission requirement. See below which mathematics course is required for which major.
Majors that Require
- Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry*
- Biological and Medical Physics*
- Chemical Physics*
- Environmental Geomatics*
- Mathematical Science
- Physical Science
- Theoretical Physics
Majors that Require
- Animal Biology
- Bio-Medical Science
- Biological Science
- Biomedical Toxicology*
- Environmental Biology
- Food Science*
- Human Kinetics
- Marine & Freshwater Biology*
- Molecular Biology and Genetics*
- Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences
- Plant Science*(pending Senate Approval)
- Wildlife Biology and Conservation
*Indicates a co-op option exists for this major.
Please see University of Guelph Admission Requirements on the Admission Services website for further details including out-of-province and international admission requirements.
How to Apply
Any student who wishes to apply to the University of Guelph will need to apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre website.
Check out how the University of Guelph will review your application, calculate your admission average and when we will send out our offers by viewing our admission plan.
Applying to Co-Op?
Co-op programs traditionally have a higher admission average than the non-co-op major. Students who apply to major with co-op and who do not meet the cut-off average for co-op will automatically be considered for the non-co-op option of the chosen major.
Students not admitted directly to the co-op option from high school can apply to switch into co-op once they are at the University Guelph. Students interested in switching would be directed to connect with Co-op services in their first semester to check application deadlines and requirements. Full details on how to apply to co-op, once at the University of Guelph can be found on the Experiential Learning Hub’s website.