2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management Degree (B.B.R.M.)

Program Information

The Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management degree program combines business studies and technical training with a strong emphasis on hands-on learning. A solid foundation in applied aspects of science, technology and business provides graduates with sufficient breadth and expertise to become competent managers in the environmental or equine fields. Students begin studying in one of the following management majors during the first semester: Environmental Management, Equine Management.

The first 10.00 credits of the Environmental Management Major are available through the Ridgetown campus and the first 10.00 credits of the Equine Management Major are available through the Kemptville campus. The additional 10.00 credits for both majors are available through the Guelph Campus.

Students will be encouraged to integrate their academic program with a well-planned series of employment activities in the summer months and to develop their leadership and interpersonal skills in on-campus and community activities. There is a strong commitment in the curriculum to personal development and students are encouraged to identify goals that they wish to accomplish throughout their university career.

Academic Advising and Counselling

Program Counselling

Program Counsellors are available at both the Ridgetown, Kemptville and Guelph campuses to assist in-course students who require information or advice about their program or other academic regulations and who seek information about resources available to students. For information about how to contact a program counsellor, and for more information about program counselling, see Section VII -- Academic Counselling of the current Undergraduate Calendar.

Departmental 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.

Conditions for Graduation

To qualify for the degree Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management, the student must successfully complete a minimum of 20.00 credits as set out in the Schedule of Studies as listed. In addition, students must meet the continuation of study requirements at the time of graduation and have a minimum cumulative average of 60%.

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. 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 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level.

Special Expenses

Expenses for field trips and labs can range from $20 to $100 per semester. In certain courses modest expenses will be incurred for supplies. Equine Management students are welcome to board horses at local facilities. Please contact the Kemptville Registrar, Heather Buck at Heather Buck <hbuck@kemptvillec.uoguelph.ca> for a listing of boarding facilities.

B.B.R.M. Program Regulations

Entry Credits

OSS Curriculum: Grade 4U English; Grade 4U Biology; 4 additional 4U or 4U/C credits.

Recommendations and Notes:

It is recommended that applicants include 4U level science or math in their course of study. Students entering the degree program who are deficient in U level Mathematics or Chemistry should consult with the program counsellor. Summer semester courses will be available through a Ridgetown campus Summer Institute, Distance Education or other means. 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.