University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Core Program Requirements

Semester 1

AGR*1150 [0.00] Experience Agriculture *
BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
ECON*1200 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
UNIV*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Higher Learning
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I

*associated program requirement

Semester 2

AGR*1250 [0.50] Agrifood System Trends and Issues
BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
ENGL*1200 [0.50] Reading the Contemporary World
0.50 elective

Semester 3

AGR*2401 [0.50] Economics of the Canadian Food System
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
2 of:
AGR*2301 [0.50] Resources and Agroecosystems
AGR*2351 [0.50] Animal Production Systems and Industry
AGR*2451 [0.50] Plant Agriculture
0.50 restricted elective**

Semester 4

AGR*2402 [0.50] Economics of the Canadian Food System
2 of:
AGR*2302 [0.50] Resources and Agroecosystems
AGR*2352 [0.50] Animal Production Systems and Industry
AGR*2452 [0.50] Plant Agriculture
0.50 restricted elective**
0.50 free elective

Semester 5

AGR*3350 [0.50] Chemistry and Microbiology of Food
1 of AGR*2301/2, AGR*2351, AGR*2451 (as listed in semester 3)
1.50 electives

Semester 6

AGR*3360 [0.50] Food Processing and Product Development
AGR*3400 [0.50] Issues in Agri-food Based Communities
1 of AGR*2302, AGR*2352, AGR*2452 (as listed in semester 4)
1.00 elective

Semester 7

AGR*4400 [0.50] Independent Research
2.00 electives

Semester 8

AGR*4500 [0.50] Agrifood Industry Problem-Solving
2.00 electives
**Restricted Electives
2 courses from the following list are required and should be completed by the end of semester 4 if possible:
BOT*2300 [0.50] Plant Physiology
CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
GEOL*1000 [0.50] Principles of Geology
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I


In addition to the required courses students must select a minimum of 4.00 credits at the 3000 level or higher, 2.00 credits of which must be in agricultural science and 2.00 credits of which must be at the 4000 level.

A humanities or social science course selected from List A - Preferred Electives, is also required 0.50

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 honours agricultural science 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. 2.00 credits in agricultural science at the 3000 level or higher are required for graduation.

All students are considered to be registered in honours agricultural science 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.

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Last revised: January 1999.