2009-2010 B.Sc.(Agr.)

Please Read Carefully!

Once a Schedule of Studies is published, the University does not go back and “fix it” when courses are deleted or changed. To help you keep track of what you need to graduate, changes to your Schedule of Studies are listed below. Some students find it useful to review these changes with a copy of their Program/Academic Evaluation in front of them. This way you can mark off what you have completed and what you still need to complete. Please note that more often than not, substitutions won’t show up on your Program/Academic Evaluation. If you find errors on your Program/Academic Evaluation, or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your Program Counsellor.

Changes are listed for all majors as well as a list of changes relevant for all majors:

Changes for All Majors:

AGR 1100 was last offered in Fall 2011. If you still require it, please contact your Program Counsellor.

AGR 1250 was last offered in Winter 2012. If you still require it, please contact your Program Counsellor.

AGR 2400 will last be offered in Fall 2012. If you will still require it, please contact your Program Counsellor.

BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1040 are no longer offered. If you still require one or both of these courses, please contact your Program Counsellor.

Starting in Fall 2012 most NRS, GEOL, MET, SOIL and ENVS courses will change to the prefix "ENVS". Some courses will change numbers, but not all. If applicable, changes to core courses are noted below.

Changes for Agricultural Economics:

All AGEC courses became FARE.  

FARE 3400 is no longer offered.  

EDRD 3400 will move to a Fall only offering starting Fall 2013. It will be offered Winter 2013.

Changes for Animal Science:

MBG 2000 has been phased out and replaced with MBG 2040. If you still need to take MBG 2000, take MBG 2040: Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics instead.

MICR 2020 was last offered Winter 2011. If you still need MICR 2020, take MICR 2420: Introduction to Microbiology instead.

POPM 4230 is now only offered in even numbered years. This means you must take it Fall 2012 (which, if you are on schedule, will not affect you).   

ANSC 3300 and ANSC 4130 are no longer offered; plan to take 1.00 credits from the remaining courses on the list of Animal Behaviour and Physiology list.  

ANSC 4550 is no longer offered. If you wanted to take it as one of your Animal Nutrition restricted electives, take EQN 4020: Feeding the Performance Horse (winter offering only) instead.  

MBG 3090 will be offered via distance education only, starting Fall 2012. If you don't want to take a DE course as one of your required courses, you can talk to your Program Counsellor about taking MBG 4030 instead. But you must talk to your Program Counsellor about it first (and as an FYI, MBG 4030's name will change to "Animal Breeding Methods and Applications"). You will not be allowed to double count MBG 4030 as a restricted elective and as a required course.  

ANSC 3210 will last be offered Winter 2014. You may not take ANSC 1210 as a substitution for this requirement.

For those of you thinking about applying to the DVM program here at Guelph note that MCB 2210 is no longer going to be offered. A new course, MCB 2050: Molecular Biology of the Cell, will be offered W12. OVC recently updated their acceptable courses, so have a look at all of the acceptable cell biology courses. Taking MCB 2050 requires more planning on your part as it requires BIOC 2580 as well as the new genetics course, MBG 2040. You will have to take MGB 2040 to get in (you can't use MBG 2000 if you have it; that substitution is for your graduation requirements from Animal Science). The department is allowing students to get signed into MBG 2040 if you have MBG 2000 already. If this is an issue for you it is recommended that you look at the other acceptable cell biology courses and see if you can fit one of the other ones in next semester. WARNING: since cell biology is not a requirement for BSc. Agr. your Program Counsellor is not always informed of changes to those courses. Message from your Program Counsellor: “I try my best to get the most recent information to you, but since I don't sit on any committees that make decisions about cell biology courses, I am not always up to date and for that I apologize. I have caught wind that ZOO 2100 might be disappearing next year (but is offered W12) and it sounds like it will be replaced with ZOO 3050 (which will require MBG 2000 or MBG 2040), but I don't think that has been approved by Senate yet (I'll keep you posted). It is my hope you have completed this requirement already!”  

Changes for Crop, Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences:

MBG 2000 has been phased out and replaced with MBG 2040: Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics. If you still need to take MBG 2000, take MBG 2040 instead.

CROP 2110 is no longer offered. Take either BOT 3050 (the other option in your calendar year) or take AGR 2050- a new course, Agroecology, that will first be offered Winter 2013.  

HORT 3350 and HORT 3230 are no longer offered. HORT 3150 is a combination of these two courses and will start Fall 2012. You may take HORT 3150 as a restricted elective.  

OAGR 2050 is no longer offered and OAGR 4160 will last be offered Fall 2012. If you were planning on taking either of these as restricted electives, please contact your Program Counsellor.  

EDRD 2010 is no longer offered.  

HORT 3260 is no longer offered.   

EDRD 3400 will move to a Fall only offering starting Fall 2013. It will be offered Winter 2013.

PBIO 4100 will last be offered Winter 2013.

NRS 3000 will last be offered Winter 2013. ENVS 2340 will replace it starting Winter 2014.

SOIL 4090 is now ENVS 4090.

SOIL 4130 is now ENVS 4160.

SOIL 3080 is now ENVS 3080.

ENVB 3030 is now ENVS 3020.

ENVB 3210 is now ENVS 3210.

ENVB 4100 is now ENVS 4100.

ENVB 3160 is now ENVS 3140.

Changes for Honours Agriculture:

MBG 2000: Genetics has been phased out and replaced with MBG 2040: Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics. If you still need to take MBG 2000, take MBG 2040 instead.

GEOL 3130 is no longer offered. Take one of the other restricted electives.  

CROP 2110 and HORT 3350 are no longer offered. If you don't have one of these courses, you must take one of CROP 3300, CROP 3310, CROP 3340, CROP 4240, PBIO 3110, HORT 2450, HORT 3150 (new course!) or HORT 4380 as a substitution. You must tell your Program Counsellor which one you are using for your substitution. Send your Program Counsellor an email so it can be recorded on your file.  

AGEC 2700 is now FARE 2700.

EDRD 3400 will move to a Fall only offering starting Fall 2013. It will be offered Winter 2013.

NRS 3000 will last be offered Winter 2013. ENVS 2340 will replace it starting Winter 2014.

ANSC 3210 will last be offered Winter 2014. You may not take ANSC 1210 as a substitution for this requirement.

NRS 2120 is now ENVS 2120.

Changes for Organic Agriculture:  

The Organic Agriculture major just went under major revisions that will be in the 2012-2013 Undergraduate Calendar (for the students starting in Fall 2012). Hopefully this does not affect ANY of you, but please contact your Program Counsellor if it does. The phase out of the old and phase in of the new will occur as follows: OAGR 2050, OAGR 3030 and OAGR 3130 are no longer offered and OAGR 4160 will last be offered Fall 2012.

The new courses will phase in as follows:

  • OAGR 2070 (a combination of OAGR 2050 and OAGR 3030) will begin Winter 2013.
  • OAGR 4050 (a combination of OAGR 4160 and OAGR 3130) will begin Fall 2013. Please (please!!) seek advice if you need help navigating this. If you weren’t able to take these courses when you were scheduled to, please contact your Program Counsellor.
  • OAGR 4180 and OAGR 2300 were both offered in Winter 2012. OAGR 2300 will last be offered Winter 2013 (update: OAGR 2300 will not be offered W13. Please discuss the option of taking MCS 1000 as a substitute with your Program Counsellor). Please inform your Program Counsellor if you still require OAGR 4180 (it might last be offered Winter 2013).

GEOL 3130 no longer exists. Take ANSC 3210, CROP 2110 or NRS 3000 instead (but you can't double count these as restricted electives). You must tell email your Program Counsellor which one you are using as a substitution so it can be recorded in your file. In Winter 2013, when AGR 2050: Agroecology will begin, you may use this as a substitution as well (as long as you inform your Program Counsellor via email).  

CROP 2110 is no longer offered. AGR 2050: Agroecology, will first be offered in Winter 2013; you can substitute AGR 2050 for CROP 2110 if you planned to take CROP 2110 as a restricted elective.

HORT 3260 is no longer offered; take another restricted elective.  

ENVB 3300 is no longer offered; take another restricted elective.  

ANSC 3210 will last be offered Winter 2014. You may not take ANSC 1210 as a substitution for this requirement.

ENVB 2040 is now ENVS 2040.

ENVB 3210 is now ENVS 3210.

ENVB 4100 is now ENVS 4100.

NRS 3000 will last be offered Winter 2013. ENVS 2340 will replace it starting Winter 2014.

PBIO 4100 will last be offered Winter 2013.