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Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Admission Requirements

Program Benefits

 Flexible Learning

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.

 Expansive Facilities

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.

 National Recognition

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

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:

  • 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
  • Lawyer
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Product Developer – food, nutrition
  • Public Health Analyst
  • Public Health Officer
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • 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 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.

Program Statistics

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

Program Information

1Discovering BiodiversityBIOL*10700.50
1Introduction to Molecular and Cellular BiologyBIOL*10900.50
1General Chemistry ICHEM*10400.50
1General Chemistry IICHEM*10500.50
1Elements of Calculus IMATH*10800.50


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".

Last updated: February 22, 2023 14:51 EST