Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Admission Requirements


Biological Sciences

Physical Sciences

Degree Benefits

 Flexible Learning

Common first-year courses allow you to switch between majors easily to adapt to your goals and interests.

 Gain Real-World Experience

While many majors offer co-op options, all programs offer the hands-on learning you need to kick-start your career, through labs and research facilities, field courses, internships, international exchanges, and more.

 Network of Support

Access specialized academic and career advisors, counsellors and upper-year mentors to help you make the most out of your degree.

 Expansive Facilities

Study in the largest integrated science teaching and research facility (Science Complex) in North America and take advantage of many specialized research labs and centres, including the Human Anatomy Lab, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Centre, and Ontario Dairy Research Centre.

 National Recognition

Join the #1 ranked university in Canada for overall Student Satisfaction. (Maclean's 2020)

 Financial Support

More than $11.3 million in entrance scholarships given to University of Guelph undergraduate students in 2022.

Career Pathways

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:

  • Biosafety Officer
  • Clinical Coordinator and Imaging Technologist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Cosmetics Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Environmental Assessment Consultant
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Gamma-ray Spectroscopy Technician
  • Industrial Metrology
  • Lawyer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Nuclear Energy Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Product Developer – food, nutrition
  • Public Health Officer
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Quantum Computing Researcher
  • Science Communicator
  • Veterinarian
Mohamed Negmi, Bachelor of Science, Bio-Medical Science

 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.  

Mohamed Negmi
Bachelor of Science, Bio-Medical Science

Why Bachelor of Science?

Advance Our World for a Better Tomorrow

In the Bachelor of Science degree, you’ll learn exactly how things work in this world and why by immersing yourself in the fundamental physical, chemical and biological principles that govern our world. Majors span the 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 physics or neuroscience? 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 many different majors and create an academic plan that suits you best.

Learn From the Best

Work closely with award-winning faculty making groundbreaking discoveries in fields as diverse as pharmaceuticals and freshwater ecology. You’ll get more opportunities to contribute to discoveries that will aid humankind, our planet, and even beyond – all while completing your science degree. Some of our faculty even helped design instrumentation for NASA's Mars Rover! The University of Guelph is Canada’s most research-intensive per faculty member and graduate student*. *Research Infosource, 2021 rankings.

Program Statistics

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
Majors with Co-op Option
Research-Intensive per Faculty and Grad Student
Number of semesters to complete

Program Information


For courses related to the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree, please visit our Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Academic Calendar.

To view a list of courses specific to your major, please choose your major from the list of degree programs.

Last updated: November 14, 2023 11:41 EST