2010-2011 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 was last 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 changed to the prefix "ENVS". Some courses changed numbers, but not all. If applicable, changes to core courses are noted below.

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 to take MICR 2020, take MICR 2420: Introduction to Microbiology instead.

POPM 4230 is now only offered in even numbered years. This requires a bit more planning on your part as it won't be offered in Fall 2013 when you are required to take it. You will instead take it in your fifth semester in Fall 2012. UPDATE: This course is back to an every year offering.

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. UPDATE: MBG 3090 will no longer be offered (last offering was Fall 2012). If you still require it, please speak with your Program Counsellor.

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 offered. A new course, MCB 2050: Molecular Biology of the Cell, is being offered in its place. 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 I recommend 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 B.Sc.(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!”  UPDATE: ZOO 2100 was deleted and ZOO 3050 was added as a new course that does require MBG 2000 or MBG 2040. The DVM program is using this as one of its acceptable cell biology courses. 

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. If you do not have CROP 2110, take either BOT 3050 (the other option in your calendar year) or take AGR 2050- a new course, Agroecology, which was first offered Winter 2013. Email your Program Counsellor if you are taking AGR 2050 so it can be recorded in your file.

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

HORT 3260 is no longer offered; the new HORT 3150 is recommended for this content.

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

NRS 3000 was last offered Winter 2013. ENVS 2340 replaces it starting Winter 2014.

EDRD 3400 will move to a Fall only offering starting Fall 2013. 

PBIO 4100 was last offered Winter 2013.

MET 2020 was last offered Winter 2013. You may take MET 2030/ENVS 2030 as a restricted elective.

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.

FARE 3400 (a recommended course) is no longer offered.

BUS 3000 (a recommended course) will last be offered Winter 2015 (no typo- 2015!).

BUS 2220 (a recommended course) is now ACCT 2220.  

BUS 2230 (a recommended course) is now ACCT 2230.

Honours Agriculture:

MBG 2000: Genetics has been phased out and replaced with MBG 2040: Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics. If you still want to take MBG 2000, take MBG 2040 instead. MBG 2040 requires 4.00 credits including BIOL 1040.

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

EDRD 3400 will move to a Fall only offering starting Fall 2013.

CROP 2110 and HORT 3350 will no longer be offered. If you don't have one already you are required to take one of AGR 2050, CROP 3300, CROP 3310, CROP 3340, CROP 4240, PBIO 3110, HORT 2450, HORT 3150 (new course!) or HORT 4380 as a substitution. It is not recommend that you take one of these in your fourth semester when you would typically take CROP 2110, but make sure you get one before you graduate. You must tell your Program Counsellor which one you are using for your substitution! Send your Program Counsellor an email to keep it on file.

NRS 3000 will change to a second year course in Winter 2014; it is recommended that you take it while it is a third year course!

Changes for Organic Agriculture:

CROP 2110 is no longer offered. You can substitute AGR 2050 for CROP 2110 if you planned to take CROP 2110 as a restricted elective.  

GEOL 3130 in no longer offered. Take ANSC 3210, CROP 2110 or NRS 3000 instead (but you can't double count these as restricted electives). You must email your Program Counsellor which one you are using as a substitution so it can be recorded in your file.  AGR 2050: Agroecology may also be used as a substitution (as long as you let your Program Counsellor know via email).  

HORT 3260 is no longer offered.  

NRS 3000 was last offered Winter 2013. ENVS 2340 replaces it starting Winter 2014.

The Organic Agriculture major went under major revisions that are in the 2012-2013 Undergraduate Calendar (for the who students started 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 phased in as follows:

  • OAGR 2070 (a combination of OAGR 2050 and OAGR 3030) began Winter 2013.
  • OAGR 4050 (a combination of OAGR 4160 and OAGR 3130) begins 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 email your Program Counsellor if you still require OAGR 4180 (it might last be offered Winter 2013). Update: Please contact your Program Counsellor if you need either OAGR 4180 or OAGR 2300; it is not likely either will be offered again.

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

EDRD 3400 will move to a Fall only offering starting Fall 2013.

PBIO 4100 is no longer offered.

GEOG 3320 has changed names to "Food Systems: Issues in Security and Sustainability".

ENVB 2040 is now ENVS 2040.

ENVB 3210 is now ENVS 3210.

ENVB 4100 is now ENVS 4100.