2005-2006 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management Degree (B.BRM)

Program Information

Students are required to follow the Schedule of Studies for the major in Horticulture Management. A solid grounding in applied aspects of science, technology and business provides graduates with sufficient breadth or expertise to become knowledgeable managers in all aspects of the horticultural business. The first 10.00 credits are available through the Ridgetown campus, and the additional 10.00 credits are available through the Guelph campus.

Academic Advising and Counselling

Program Counselling

Program Counsellors are available at both the Ridgetown and Guelph campuses to assist students with course selection and other questions pertaining to the degree program. For information about how to contact a program counsellor, and for more information about academic advising and program counselling, see Section VII -- Academic Counselling of the current Undergraduate Calendar

Academic Advising

On entering the program all students are assigned to a faculty advisor who will mentor them throughout their first two years. The faculty advisor is familiar with the academic requirements of the program and is aware of career opportunities. Students are strongly encouraged to attend all meetings called by their advisor, and to set up individual meetings with him/her when they have questions or concerns about their performance or progress in the program.

Continuation of Study

Students are advised to consult the regulations for Continuation of Study which are outlined in detail in Section VIII -- Undergraduate Degree Regulations & Procedures in the current calendar. Students in the B.BRM program may repeat any failed course only once. Failure to successfully complete a required (core) credit on the second attempt results in the student not being permitted to continue in his/her major and/or degree program.

Conditions for Graduation

To qualify for the degree Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management, the student must satisfy the following conditions:

  • the student must have successfully completed the Schedule of Studies requirements for the specified major

  • the student must have a cumulative average of 60% or higher.

Schedule of Studies

Courses specified in the Schedule of Studies are required courses and must be successfully completed. A full time course load normally includes 2.50 credits (normally 5 courses). Students must successfully complete a minimum of 4.00 university credits and/or course equivalents at the 3000 level or higher, of which at least 1.00 credit must be at the 4000 level. In addition to core requirements, students must successfully complete at least 4.00 credits from the list of Restricted Electives.

B.BRM Program Regulations

Entry Credits

Students entering the degree program who are deficient in U level Biology, Mathematics, or Chemistry should consult with the program counsellor. Information about Summer semester courses will be available through Ridgetown College.

It is recommended that prior to enrolment in the degree program, students lacking Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus enrol in the non-credit course "Getting Ready for Calculus" offered through the Office of Open Learning.

In general, the 4U or OAC credit or its equivalent is required in a subject area to allow entrance to the initial university course. Students who lack this requirement can remedy the deficiency by successful completion of BIOL*1020 for students lacking biology, CHEM*1060 for students lacking chemistry, and MATH*1000 for students lacking "advanced functions and introductory calculus". Not more than one of the above courses will be allowed for credit towards the B.BRM degree.

Special Expenses

Expenses for field trips can range from $20 to $50 per semester in the first 4 semesters and from $25 to $50 in each of the last 4 semesters. In certain courses modest expenses will be incurred for supplies.