Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Out of Province Requirements
Common first-year core empowers students to switch between 27 different majors easily to adapt to your goals and interests.
Gain Real Work Experience
17 majors offer a co-op option for real work experience that will give you an edge in your career pursuits.
Access Career Support
Better understand your career goals with support from extensive professional and career development specialists.
Study in the largest integrated science teaching and research facility (Science Complex) in North America.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Participate in advanced lab research in your upper years and connect with real-world work partners or problems.
Join the #1 ranked university in Canada for overall Student Satisfaction. (Maclean's 2020)
To build a great career, you need to build the right critical thinking skills, work as a team and of course, apply scientific and contemporary research methods to solve complex real-world problems. And that’s exactly what you’ll do here.
Just a few career paths our graduates successfully pursue:
- Animal Welfare Specialist
- Biosafety Officer
- Clinical Coordinator and Imaging Technologist
- Conservation Biologist
- Cosmetics Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Environmental Assessment Consultant
- Forensic Scientist
- Gamma-ray Spectroscopy Technician
- Occupational Therapist
- Product Developer – food, nutrition
- Public Health Analyst
- Public Health Officer
- Quality Control Chemist
- Science Communicator
I chose U of G because it has a very strong bio-medical science program and I fell in love with the campus and community. It’s the only program in Ontario that allows students to dissect cadavers as a part of anatomy. Exclusive courses — with a variety of classes to help you discover your interests — is why this program is perfect for me.
Why Bachelor of Science?
Advance Our World for a Better Tomorrow
In the Bachelor of Sciences degree, you’ll learn exactly how things work in this world and why by immersing yourself in the fundamental physical and biological principles that govern our world; the program covers biological, physical and agricultural sciences. From modelling the complexities of ecological systems to defining atomic behaviour, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to advance our world for a better tomorrow.
The Advantage of Flexibility
Not sure you’ve found your passion just yet? Might be theoretical physics or neuroscience? Maybe food science is your end goal? Maybe not? No problem. With a common first year, introductory courses allow you to explore a variety of fields and follow your passions. This flexibility gives you the power to seamlessly switch between our 27 different majors and create an academic plan that suits you best.
Learn From the Best to Become the Best
You’ll get more opportunities to contribute to discoveries that will aid humankind, our planet, and even beyond – all while completing your science degree. The University of Guelph is Canada’s most research-intensive per faculty member and graduate student*. This gives you a distinct edge when it comes to advancing your career as well. *Research Infosource, 2021 rankings.
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
- Specialized Majors
- Number of semesters to complete
- Majors with Co-op Option
- Research-Intensive per Faculty and Grad Student
|1||Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology||BIOL*1090||0.50|
|1||General Chemistry I||CHEM*1040||0.50|
|1||General Chemistry II||CHEM*1050||0.50|
|1||Elements of Calculus I||MATH*1080||0.50|
For more information about the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) program, please visit our 2022-2023 Academic Calendar.
This list represents courses for ALL majors under the Bachelor of Science degree. To get a list of courses specific to your major, please select your major from the list below and scroll down to "What You Will Learn".
- Animal Biology
- Biological Science
- Biomedical Science
- Biomedical Toxicology
- Environmental Biology
- Food Science
- Human Kinetics
- Marine and Freshwater Biology
- Molecular Biology and Genetics
- Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences
- Plant Science
- Wildlife Biology and Conservation
- Biological and Medical Physics
- Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- Chemical Physics
- Environmental Geomatics
- Mathematical Science
- Physical Science
- Theoretical Physics