Course Selection Information

The Course Selection period for Winter 19 courses will begin on Monday, November 5, 2018 according to the number of credits completed and in progress. Students are expected to register promptly for their Winter 19 courses, but the system will remain open until Friday, January 11, 2019 space permitting. Student who do not register promptly may experience limited or no space availability. The system will be closed for maintenance during the following two time periods:

  • 8:00 AM to Noon on Friday, November 23, 2018
  • 8:00 AM on Monday, December 3, 2018 through to 8:00 AM on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Please note that the information on this page is tentative, and may change often as updates are received. Monitor this page regularly for information regarding course restrictions, additions, deletions and special registration instructions.

Important Notice Regarding Course Restrictions for First Year Courses. Since course selection takes place according to the number of credits completed and in progress (from highest to lowest), a number of first year courses will be restricted to students in first year (with 4.50 credits or less). This is to ensure that sufficient space is available for first year students in these courses. The restrictions may apply to wide variety of first year courses, at the discretion of the Department that offers the course. Many first year restrictions are scheduled to be removed at Noon on November 23rd, but any additional restrictions posted by the Department (such as those below) may remain in place. It is possible that some first year course restrictions may also remain in place, at the request of the Department. Please see the Registrar's Office website for updates on the first year course restrictions.

(page last updated December 7, 2018)

Course Selection Updates

Students experiencing difficulties creating a conflict-free schedule with either BIOL 1070 or BIOL 1090 should come to the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre and complete a Course Waiver Request form.

CHEM 1050 - We are closely monitoring enrollment in CHEM 1050. Once all sections with labs are full, wait list sections will be opened so please register in one of those sections. The wait list sections end in XX and have no lab time. It’s important that students register in an XX section if no other section is available so that we know how much space is still needed. The wait list sections will be addressed in the new year before classes start.

POPM 3240 - The restriction has now been removed (November 16th). The course will now be restricted to students in the BIOM major who are required to take it in Winter semester. Additional spaces will be made available shortly. Please continue to monitor WebAdvisor (posted November 9th 2:15 PM).

MBG 3350 - Update! The course is currently full. Students who are required to take the course in the Winter 19 semester are asked to come to the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre and complete a Course Waiver Request form to be added to the waiting list (posted November 9th 1:15 PM).

Approval for Credit Overloads (for students wishing to register for more than 2.75 credits in Winter 19) will only be considered for approval by the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre beginning December 17, 2018, pending space availability.

New for Winter 19!

AGR 3500 - Agri-food Internship. This course allows students to complete a 40-hour unpaid internship within the agri-food industry. The course is open to all Unversity of Guelph students (non-agriculture students are encouraged). It will include learning about the agri-food industry as well as lessons on professionalism, resume and cover letter writing and reflective pieces. Internship opportunities are set up by the Experiential Learning Hub and may take place in Winter 19 or as late as Fall 19 (students would be registered in the course for Winter 2019). Final grades will not be finalized until after the internship is complete. Placements may take place during Winter Break. Minimum average requirements is 65%. Students must be in second year or higher. Co-op students are not eligible. Please contact Melinda Vanryn directly for questions and further instructions. Course would be applied as a Free Elective towards the B.Sc. degree requirements.

BIOL 3650 section 01 - Update! The restriction will be removed as soon as possible (posted November 28, 2018). Communicating Science to the Public. Restricted to students registered in the Biological Science (BIOS) major (see Restrictions section below). Being an effective communicator is quickly becoming a crucial tool for being a good scientist. Whether sharing results, applying for funding or trying to inspire action, you need to be able to convey your message clearly and concisely. Through this course we'll connect with leading scientists, explorers and conservationists from around the world who are effective communicators. We will also explore new and exciting uses of various media and technology to engage global audiences. Finally, we’ll develop strategies for how to break down your science for consumption by diverse audiences from school children, to the general public and the news media..

BIOL 3650 section 02 - Fundamentals of Physiotherapy. Restricted to students registered in the Human Kinetics (HK) major (see Restrictions section below). Students will learn the scientific and professional bases of the physiotherapy profession. Students will learn about the scope of practice and roles of physiotherapy in society. Working from client profiles, students will learn basic anatomy and pathophysiology of major joint and body injuries or dysfunctions as well as the processes and information used to lead to diagnosis and resolution.

BIOL 3670. Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation. Update! The course is now available in WebAdvisor (November 9th). Pending final approval, the course is anticipated to be offered by Distance Education (on-line) in Winter 19 (please continue to monitor WebAdvisor). Wildlife rehabilitation is an important aspect of species protection and conservation. This course focuses on Canadian wildlife and ways to mitigate various human-animal interactions. There will be a specific emphasis on wildlife rehabilitation: its benefits, risks (to humans and animals), ethical concerns, principles of stabilization of sick and injured animals, and other key areas for consideration. Common presentations and underlying reasons sick and injured animals are admitted to a rehabilitation centre are presented. Whether in a wildlife centre or in the field, understanding important physiologic differences between species and how to stabilize animals for subsequent treatment by a permitted rehabilitator or a wildlife veterinarian are discussed. The goal of this course is to ensure students have a solid understanding of important concepts in wildlife rehabilitation. Prerequisite: 1 of ANSC*2340, BIOL*2060, BIOL*2400, ZOO*2090. This foundational course prepares students for the next level in what is required, and how to treat wildlife in rehabilitation settings in a subsequent course entitled Wildlife Rehabilitation: Caring for Sick, Injured, and Orphaned Wildlife (BIOL*3680). BIOL 3670 or BIOL 3680 may not be taken by students who have completed the previous Wildlife Rehabilitation course offered as a section of BIOL 3650.

BIOL 3660 - Internship in Biological Science. Open to all majors offered by the College of Biological Science (CBS). The Internship in Biological Science course provides an opportunity for independent learning in the biological sciences within a work-related environment (volunteer or paid). Students can work with an external organization or an academic or non-academic unit, on campus.

BIOL 4020 - Integrative Problems in Biology. Restricted to students in the Biological Science (BIOS) major who have completed a minimum of 14.00 credits. In this 1.0 credit capstone course, students work in teams to explore and address an authentic biological problem using an integrative and interdisciplinary approach. Topics are proposed by an external client or source and will focus on a problem-related to societal needs (e.g, food, health, environment), advanced technologies (e.g., genetic modification), or aspirations (e.g., sustainability). Students will develop skills in problem identification and research, stakeholder analysis, ideation of solutions, and communication to address the client’s needs.

Course Requirements

Changes to the NEUR minor have been approved for the 2019/20 Undergraduate Calendar. Students who will be finishing their degree requirements in the Winter 2019 semester (ie: are still taking courses in Winter 19), or later semesters, may elect to follow these new requirements if they choose to do so (posted September 11, 2018).

For the Winter 19 semester, PSYC 4540 and PSYC 4580 are approved as Science restricted electives for PBC students.

Special Instructions

Students that are registered in Human Anatomy (HK 3401 or HK 3501) in the Fall 18 semester may register for the corresponding Winter 19 portion of the course (HK 3402 or HK 3502) using WebAdvisor. A Course Waiver Request form is not required.

Restrictions - Winter 19

Important Notice Regarding Course Restrictions for First Year Courses. Since course selection takes place according to the number of credits completed and in progress (from highest to lowest), a number of first year courses will be restricted to students in first year (with 4.50 credits or less). This is to ensure that sufficient space is available for first year students in these courses. The restrictions may apply to wide variety of first year courses, at the discretion of the Department that offers the course. Many first year restrictions are scheduled to be removed at Noon on November 23rd, but any additional restrictions posted by the Department (such as those below) may remain in place. It is possible that some first year course restrictions may also remain in place, at the request of the Department. Please see the Registrar's Office website for updates on the first year course restrictions.

ANSC 1210 - Restricted to students in the ABIO major, AGR minor and some majors in the B.Sc.(Agr.) and B.B.R.M. degrees.

BIOL 1080 - BENG.BME students will be able to register using WebAdvisor as usual once their course selection window opens, since they are scheduled to take the course in second year.

BIOL 3650 - A Priority Access Course. Section 01, Communicating Science to the Public, restricted to BIOS majors only.

BIOL 3650 - A Priority Access Course. Section 02, Fundamentals of Physiotherapy, restricted to HK majors only. No waitlist is being taken for other students at this time, but please continue to monitor this website for updates.

BIOL 4020 - Integrative Problems in Biology. Restricted to BIOS majors only.

BIOM 3040 - Update! The department has indicated the restriction will be removed at some point during the day on Monday, November 12th. A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOM major & the NEUR major and minor.

BIOM 3200 - Update! The department has indicated the restriction will be removed at some point during the day on Monday, November 12th. A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BTOX, BIOC, BPCH, BIOS, BIOM, MBG, and NEUR majors and the BASC.AHN program (posted November 5, 2018)

BIOM 4030 - Update! The department has indicated the restriction will be removed at some point during the day on Monday, November 12th. A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOM major & the NEUR major and minor.

BIOM 4050 - Update! The department has indicated the restriction will be removed at some point during the day on Monday, November 12th. A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOM and BTOX majors.

BIOM 4180 - Restricted to students registered in the BIOM major. This is a permanent restriction as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar. The Course Instructor, Prof. Glen Pyle, will be keeping a waiting list.

CHEM 2400 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BPCH and CHEM majors.

CHEM 2480 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOC (major and minor), BTOX, CHPY and CHEM (major and minor) programs.

CHEM 2700 - Update! The restriction has now been removed (posted 10:15 AM November 19th). A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOC (major and minor), BPCH, BTOX, and CHEM (major and minor) programs. The restriction is scheduled to removed at some point during the day on Monday, November 19th, space permitting. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

FOOD 3260 - Restricted to students registered in the FOOD and MICR majors. This is a permanent restriction as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar. Students in other majors may select FOOD 3270 (the non-lab version).

FOOD 3700 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the FOOD major and BASC.AHN program.

HK 3100 - Restricted to students registered in the HK major and NEUR minor. This is a permanent restriction as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar.

HK 4600 - Restricted to students registered in the HK major. This is a permanent restriction as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar.

MATH 1160 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BMPH, CHEM, CHPY, MSCI, NANO, PHYS, NANO & THPY majors and the MATH and STAT minors.

MBG 3350 - Restricted to students registered in majors or minors that are required to take it. This is a permanent restriction as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar, and will not be removed. Students in other majors may come to the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre and complete a Course Waiver Request form to be added to the waiting list. Please note that no guarantees are made regarding space availability for students on the waiting list. The Course Instructors will not be signing waiver forms.

MICR 2420 - Update! The restriction will be removed as soon as possible. Please continue to monitor WebAdvisor (posted November 14, 10:15 AM). A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in majors or minors that are required to take it. In order to allow for a conflict-free schedule, sections 0103 and 0104 (Tuesday labs) are restricted to students in the Applied Human Nutrition (AHN) major only. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

MICR 2430 - Update! The restriction will be removed as soon as possible. Please continue to monitor WebAdvisor (posted November 14, 10:15 AM). A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in majors or minors that are required to take it. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

MICR 4330 - Restricted to students registered in the BIOC, MICR and MBG majors only. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

NEUR 3500 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the NEUR major only. No waitlist is being taken for other students at this time, but please continue to monitor this website for updates.

PHYS 1080 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the B.Sc., B.A.S. and B.Sc.(Env.) degrees.

PHYS 1070 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the B.Sc., B.Sc.(Env.) and B.Eng. degrees.

POPM 3240 - The restriction has now been removed (November 16th).  The course will now be restricted to students in the BIOM major who are required to take it in Winter semester. Additional spaces will be made available shortly. Please continue to monitor WebAdvisor (posted November 9th 2:15 PM).

PSYC 1000 - Section DE01 (on-line) - The Psychology Department has informed us that they intend to remove the restriction at some point during the day on December 17, 2018 (posted December 7, 2018).

PSYC 1000 - Section 01 (in-class) - The Psychology Department has informed us that they intend to remove the restriction at some point during the day on January 2, 2019 (posted December 7, 2018).

PSYC 2020 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in NEUR, PBC or PSYC majors or minors (posted November 8, 2018).

PSYC 2390 - Update! The restriction has been removed. A Priority Access Course. Restrited to students registered in PBC, PSYC, ISHB, NEUR majors & minors (posted November 8, 2018).

Additional restrictions and updates will be posted as they become available.

Course Changes, Additions or Deletions

BIOL 3300 will not be offered in Winter 19, but may be offered (tenative only) in Fall 19.

IBIO 4521/2 - will be offered in the Fall 18 and Winter 19 semesters.

PSYC 3410 will not be offered in the Fall 18 semester, and has been moved to Winter 19.

PSYC 4570 will no longer be offered in Winter 19.

Past Updates

For the Winter 19 semester, PSYC 4540, and PSYC 4580 are approved as Science restricted electives for PBC students. For the Fall 18 semester, PSYC 4540 and PSYC 4580 are approved as a Science restricted electives for all PBC students. For the Winter 18 semester, PSYC 4540 and PSYC 4580 are approved as a Science restricted electives for all PBC students. For the Fall 17 semester, PSYC 4540, PSYC 4570 and PSYC 4580 are approved as Science restricted electives for all PBC students.

For past updates that apply to specific B.Sc. majors or minors, please contact your B.Sc. Program Counsellor.