2005-2006 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Animal Biology (ABIO)

Department of Animal and Poultry Science, Ontario Agricultural College.

Major (Honours Program)

Students may enter this major in Semester 1 or any semester thereafter. A student wishing to declare the major must consult the Faculty Advisor.

Semester 1
BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Introductory Physics for Life Sciences
0.50 elective or restricted elective

Students who are admitted deficient in one OAC/4U course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics must take the equivalent introductory course in first semester. The first-year science core in that subject should be completed by Semester 3.

Semester 2
BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
0.50 elective or restricted elective
One of:
CIS*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Computer Applications
CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
Semester 3
BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 elective or restricted elective
Semester 4
ANSC*2340 [0.50] Structure of Farm Animals
MBG*2020 [0.50] Introductory Molecular Biology
NUTR*3190 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
1.00 elective or restricted elective

Note: A 3000 level Chemistry is recommended for students considering MCAT examinations.

Semester 5
AGR*2350 [0.50] Animal Production Systems and Industry
ANSC*3080 [0.50] Agricultural Animal Physiology
ANSC*3120 [0.50] Introduction to Animal Nutrition
1.00 electives or restricted electives
Semester 6
ANSC*3150 [0.50] Principles of Farm Animal Care and Welfare
ANSC*4120 [0.50] Fundamentals of Animal Reproduction
MBG*3060 [0.50] Quantitative Genetics
1.00 credit from electives or restricted electives
Semester 7
ANSC*4050 [0.50] Recombinant DNA in Animal Science
2.00 electives or restricted electives

Note: AGR*2360 is highly recommended as an elective course in semester 7

Semester 8
ANSC*4470 [0.50] Animal Metabolism
ANSC*4480 [0.50] Applied Endocrinology
1.50 electives or restricted electives
Restricted Electives

Students must complete 2.00 credits from Arts or Social Science courses.

At least 3.00 credits must be obtained from the following list of courses. Students are encouraged to consult with the Faculty Advisor both for help in tailoring their selection to meet personal and career interests and to avoid problems due to differences in the credit weightings and frequency with which specific courses are offered.

AGR*2360 [0.75] Challenges and Opportunities in Animal Production
ANSC*2200 [0.50] Principles of Aquaculture
ANSC*4070 [0.50] Applied Animal Behaviour
ANSC*4080 [0.50] Environmental Management and Animal Productivity
ANSC*4130 [0.50] Reproductive Management and Technology
ANSC*4160 [0.25] Beef Cattle Nutrition
ANSC*4170 [0.25] Dairy Cattle Nutrition
ANSC*4180 [0.25] Poultry Nutrition
ANSC*4190 [0.25] Swine Nutrition
ANSC*4500 [0.25] Horse Nutrition
ANSC*4510 [0.25] Pet Nutrition
ANSC*4610 [0.50] Critical Analysis in Animal Science
BIOC*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
MBG*3090 [0.50] Applied Animal Breeding
MBG*4030 [0.50] Animal Breeding Methods
NUTR*3340 [0.50] Nutrition of Fish and Crustacea
NUTR*3350 [0.50] Wildlife Nutrition

Note: At least 16.00 science credits must be completed. A list of acceptable science credits is available from the Faculty Advisor.