Undergraduate Program Counselling

Updated Wednesday September 14 at 7:49PM

  • Courses have started and course selection for fall ends on Friday. If you were not able to register for a required CIS course or courses please get in touch: cscouns@uoguelph.ca
  • Students who did not enrol by July 10 may find that their desired or required course sections are no longer available (closed/full). We will still try - email us at cscouns.  Reminder: Planning a course on WebAdvisor does not mean you are registered. You must make sure you are registered in the course in order to take it. More information can be found here.

Help with Fall 2022 Course Selection

First Year Restrictions

Some courses are temporarily restricted to students with at most 5.0 credits completed/in progress. If you are a first year student with transfer credits try adding them first, before your credits go over 5.0. List of restricted courses.

Where can I find more details on the CIS courses offered this fall?

Most draft course outlines are available on the School of Computer Science Wiki. If you are having trouble logging in email help@socs.uoguelph.ca Having read the course outline, if you have further questions about the course please email the professor. If there is no course outline, email the professor.

My non-CIS elective is full or has a restriction that prevents me from adding. What should I do?

Add a different elective for now and check back periodically to see whether the course has more space or the restriction was removed. For restricted courses you may need to declare a minor. Add a different elective for now, and check the Minor section below. If you don't know why you can't add the course email the professor or department. For Business courses the contacts are: B.Comm. Course Contacts.

Minor or Area of Application?

Bachelor of Computing students in CS or SENG need to take some electives outside of computing. There are two options.

Minors. Minors are 5.0 credits (usually 10 courses) you take over your 8 academic semesters. These give a good foundation and introduction to the subject. They also go on your transcript, and are an officially recognized credential.

The other option is an Area of Application. This is for students who find minors too restricted and want more flexibility in choosing electives. It requires 4.0 credits (normally 8 courses) in a subject other than CIS, of which 1.0 credits must be at the 3000 level or higher. It’s unofficial, and not recognized on the transcript. It does let students combine subjects into a custom learning plan, for example Math and Music. Again, spread over the eight academic semesters.

If you’re not sure what you like, try a variety of subjects in first year, then start focusing on one starting in second year.

I would like to declare a minor

Email cscouns@uoguelph.ca from your UofG email account using this template:

Email subject: your last name, first name, student number, [minor you would like] Minor, which Calendar year [e.g. 2020]

Email body: Hello, My name is firstName lastname and my student number is studentNumber. I would like to declare a yourMinor minor as listed in the [2020] Calendar.

The Calendar year is usually the same as the one for your major as shown on WebAdvisor. If the minor was not available then or has changed and you would like the new minor requirements you can declare the newer minor. 


Note: the links below are for the 22/23 calendar year. If you started earlier and would like to declare a minor from an earlier calendar (at most as far back as when you were admitted) access past calendars: Undergraduate Calendars.

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

* addition of these minors requires approval of the Faculty Advisor for the Specialization.

I have a completely different question. Who can I ask?

If your question is about the Bachelor of Computing degree or CIS courses email Sarah and Greg: cscouns@uoguelph.ca