University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Core Program Requirements:

Semester 1

17-115 Introduction to Plant Biology
19-104 General Chemistry I
36-120 Introductory Microeconomics
58-150 Introduction to Higher Learning
63-108 Elements of Calculus I

Semester 2

01-125 Agrifood System Trends and Issues
19-105 General Chemistry II
37-120 Reading the Contemporary World
65-100 General Microbiology *
92-102 The Animal Kingdom *

Note: Students planning to take additional courses in Animal Science should substitute 10-234Structure of Farm Animals for 92-102

*Students seeking admission to the Pre-Veterinary year should substitute 76-107or 76-108 for 65-100 and ensure that they select 92-102 as their biology course in semester 2.

Semester 3

01-2401 Economics of the Canadian Food System
89-204 Statistics I
Two of:
01-2301 Resources and Agroecosystems
01-2351 Animal Production Systems and Industry
01-2451 Plant Agriculture
**One restricted elective.

Semester 4

01-2402 Economics of the Canadian Food System
Two of:
01-2302 Resources and Agroecosystems
01-2352 Animal Production Systems and Industry
01-2452 Plant Agriculture
**One restricted elective.
One elective.

**Restricted Electives:

Two courses from the following list are required and should be completed by the end of semester 4:
17-230 Plant Physiology
19-258 Introductory Biochemistry
36-110 Introductory Macroeconomics
36-231 Intermediate Microeconomics
40-200 Introductory Genetics
46-100 Principles of Geology
76-107 Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I

Semester 5

01-335 Chemistry and Microbiology of Food
One of 01-2301/2, 01-2351, 01-2451 (as listed in semester 3)
Three electives.

Semester 6

01-336 Food Processing and Product Development
01-340 Issues in Agri-food Based Communities
One of 01-231, 01-2352, 01-2452 (as listed in semester 4)
Two electives.

Semester 7

01-440 Independent Research
Four electives.

Semester 8

01-450 Agrifood Industry Problem-Solving
Four electives.


In addition to the required courses students must select a minimum of 8 courses at the 300 level or higher, 4 of which must be in agricultural science and 4 of which must be at the 400 level.

A humanities or social science course selected from List A - Preferred Electives, is also required.

Students may select 1 or more groups of elective courses in a number of subject areas as listed by department in List B - Electives in Agricultural Science and Related Disciplines.


Students may graduate in agricultural science unspecialized and use their elective opportunities in semesters 5 to 8 to take courses in many different areas. Groups of elective courses in the agricultural sciences and related disciplines are outlined in list B. Four courses in agricultural science at the 300 level or higher are required for graduation.

All students are considered to be registered in agricultural science unspecialized in the first 4 semesters of the program. Those who wish to select a major may do so when they are selecting their courses for semester 5 or later. The course requirements are listed for each major in the following section.

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - B.Sc.(Agr.)

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