For specific requirements regarding admissions to the B.Sc. program, or for details regarding admission requirements for out-of-province students, please see the University of Guelph's Undergraduate Admission Information website.

Ontario Curriculum Specific Subject Requirements

  • English - ENG4U
  • Mathematics
    • MCV4U - Calculus & Vectors (for majors in the Physical Sciences)
    • MHF4U - Advanced Functions (for majors in the Biological Sciences)
  • 2 courses from 4U Biology, Chemistry, Physics (SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U)
  • 2 additional 4U or 4M credits

Please see University of Guelph Admission Requirements on the Admission Services website for further details (scroll down to the Bachelor of Science program).

Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry and Physics are strongly recommended for all majors.

B.Sc. students lacking Grade 12 (4U in Ontario) Physics will take PHYS 1300 instead of one of the usual first year Physics courses. If you are lacking Grade 12 Chemistry, you must take an Grade 12-equivalent course (CHEM 1060) in your first semester, which will be applied towards your degree as a Science Elective. Students lacking Grade 12 Biology should consult a Program Counsellor for advice, but may be able to proceed directly to university-level Biology or take a Grade 12-equivalent course (BIOL 1020). Only one Grade 12 equivalent course (CHEM 1060 or BIOL 1020) may be applied towards your degree, as a Science Elective. This applies to students in both the physical and biological sciences.

Therefore, if you do not have Grade 12 Chemistry, all B.Sc. students must take CHEM 1060 in Semester 1 instead of Chem 1040. You will then take Chem 1040 in Semester 2 and CHEM 1050 in Semester 3 (at the start of second year). CHEM 1060 is offered in Semester 1 (the Fall semester) by Distance Education format only (ie: it is taught on-line, with no scheduled class times).

If you do not have Grade 12 Physics, students must take PHYS 1300 in Semester 1 as a replacement for PHYS 1070 (effective the Fall 2015 semester). You will then take PHYS 1080 in Semester 2 (Winter). Students in the Physical Sciences should contact their Program Counsellor for advice.

Bio-Medical Science

Admission to this major is competitive based upon the number of available spaces. Students not admitted to Bio-Medical Science (BIOM) will be automatically considered for the Biological Science major. Students who are accepted into the BIOM major directly from high school will be re-evaluated after their first year (upon completion of Semester 2). To be guaranteed continuation in the major, students must have attained a cumulative average of 75% and have completed 2.5 credits each semester, including the required core courses for the BIOM major. Otherwise, they will be transferred to the Biological Science major. For further details, please see the Department of Biomedical Science.

Human Kinetics

Applicants not admitted to Human Kinetics (HK) will automatically be considered for admission to the Biological Science major. Students not admitted to the HK major from High School may apply to transfer into the major after the completion of at least two semesters. Admission requirements and application deadlines are given in HK section of the the Undergraduate Calendar.

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