X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Animal Biology (ABIO)

Department of Animal and Poultry Science, Ontario Agricultural College

Major (Honours Program)

Students may enter this major in Semester 1 or any semester thereafter. A student wishing to declare the major must consult the Faculty Advisor.

Semester 1
BIOL*1050 [0.50] Biology of Plants & Animals in Managed Ecosystems
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Introductory Physics for Life Sciences
0.50 Arts or Social Science electives
Students who are lacking one 4U /grade 12 course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics must take the equivalent introductory course in first semester. The required first-year science courses in that subject should be completed according to the revised schedule of studies available at: http://www.bsc.uoguelph.ca/revisedss
Semester 2
ANSC*1210 [1.00] Principles of Animal Care and Welfare
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
Semester 3
AGR*2350 [0.50] Animal Production Systems, Health and Industry
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introduction to Biochemistry
MBG*2040 [0.50] Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics
MBG*2400 [0.50] Fundamentals of Plant and Animal Genetics
0.50 electives or restricted electives
Students are encouraged to consider CIS*1000as an elective if they wish to enhance their computer literacy.
Semester 4
ANSC*2340 [0.50] Structure of Farm Animals
MCB*2050 [0.50] Molecular Biology of the Cell
NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 5
ANSC*3080 [0.50] Agricultural Animal Physiology
ANSC*3120 [0.50] Introduction to Animal Nutrition
1.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 6
ANSC*4650 [0.50] Comparative Immunology
MBG*3060 [0.50] Quantitative Genetics
1.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 7
2.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 8
2.50 electives or restricted electives
Restricted Electives

Students must complete 2.00 credits from Arts or Social Science courses. ANSC*1210 is an Arts and Social Science 1.00 credit. 1.00 additional credits from Arts or Social Science are required.

0.50 credits is required from each of the following: Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding & Genetics, and Animal Physiology & Behaviour. Students are encouraged to consult with the Faculty Advisor for help in tailoring their selection to meet personal and career interests.

Note: Students are required to complete 16.00 credits in science of which a minimum of 6.00 credits must be at the 3000, 4000 level and at least 2.00 credits of these must be 4000 level.

Animal Breeding & Genetics [0.50] Required

ANSC*4020 [0.50] Genetics of Companion Animals
ANSC*4050 [0.50] Biotechnology in Animal Science
MBG*4030 [0.50] Animal Breeding Methods and Applications

Animal Nutrition [0.50] Required

ANSC*3170 [0.50] Nutrition of Fish and Crustacea
ANSC*3180 [0.50] Wildlife Nutrition
ANSC*4260 [0.50] Beef Cattle Nutrition
ANSC*4270 [0.50] Dairy Cattle Nutrition
ANSC*4280 [0.50] Poultry Nutrition
ANSC*4290 [0.50] Swine Nutrition
ANSC*4560 [0.50] Pet Nutrition
EQN*4020 [0.50] Feeding the Performance Horse

Animal Physiology & Behaviour [0.50] Required

ANSC*4090 [0.50] Applied Animal Behaviour
ANSC*4100 [0.50] Applied Environmental Physiology and Animal Housing
ANSC*4350 [0.50] Experiments in Animal Biology
ANSC*4470 [0.50] Animal Metabolism
ANSC*4490 [0.50] Applied Endocrinology

An additional 3.00 credits must be obtained by selecting courses from the above lists and from the following:

ANSC*3050 [0.50] Aquaculture: Advanced Issues
ANSC*4610 [0.50] Critical Analysis in Animal Science
ANSC*4700 [0.50] Research in Animal Biology I
ANSC*4710 [0.50] Research in Animal Biology II
BIOC*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
EQN*3050 [0.50] Equine Exercise Physiology
MICR*3230 [0.50] Immunology
PATH*3610 [0.50] Principles of Disease
POPM*3240 [0.50] Epidemiology
POPM*4230 [0.50] Animal Health
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1