2007-2008 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 Arts or Social Science electives

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
One of:
CIS*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Computer Applications
CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
0.50 Arts or Social Science electives
Semester 3
AGR*2350 [0.50] Animal Production Systems and Industry
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
0.50 Arts or Social Science electives
Semester 4
ANSC*2340 [0.50] Structure of Farm Animals
MBG*2020 [0.50] Introductory Molecular Biology
NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 Arts or Social Science electives
Semester 5
ANSC*3080 [0.50] Agricultural Animal Physiology
ANSC*3120 [0.50] Introduction to Animal Nutrition
1.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 6
ANSC*3210 [0.50] Principles of Animal Care and Welfare
ANSC*3300 [0.50] Animal Reproduction
MBG*3060 [0.50] Quantitative Genetics
1.00 electives or restricted electives
Semester 7
2.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 8
2.50 electives or restricted electives
Restricted Electives

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

0.50 credits is required from each of the following: Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding & Genetics, and Animal Physiology & Behaviour. Students are encouraged to consult with the Faculty Advisor for help in tailoring their selection to meet personal and career interests.

Note: Students are required to complete 16.00 credits in science of which a minimum of 6.00 credits must be at the 3000, 4000 level and at least 2.00 credits of these must be 4000 level.

Animal Breeding & Genetics [0.50] Required

ANSC*4020 [0.50] Genetics of Companion Animals
ANSC*4050 [0.50] Biotechnology in Animal Science
MBG*3090 [0.50] Applied Animal Genetics
MBG*4030 [0.50] Animal Breeding Methods

Animal Nutrition [0.50] Required

ANSC*3170 [0.50] Nutrition of Fish and Crustacea
ANSC*3180 [0.50] Wildlife Nutrition
ANSC*4260 [0.50] Beef Cattle Nutrition
ANSC*4270 [0.50] Dairy Cattle Nutrition
ANSC*4280 [0.50] Poultry Nutrition
ANSC*4290 [0.50] Swine Nutrition
ANSC*4550 [0.50] Horse Nutrition
ANSC*4560 [0.50] Pet Nutrition

Animal Physiology & Behaviour [0.50] Required

ANSC*4090 [0.50] Applied Animal Behaviour
ANSC*4100 [0.50] Applied Environmental Physiology and Animal Housing
ANSC*4130 [0.50] Reproductive Management and Technology
ANSC*4350 [0.50] Experiments in Animal Biology
ANSC*4470 [0.50] Animal Metabolism
ANSC*4490 [0.50] Applied Endocrinology

An additional 3.00 credits must be obtained by selecting courses from the above lists and from the following:

ANSC*2360 [0.50] Challenges and Opportunities in Animal Production
ANSC*3050 [0.50] Aquaculture: Advanced Issues
ANSC*4610 [0.50] Critical Analysis in Animal Science
ANSC*4650 [0.50] Immune Mechanisms of Animals
ANSC*4700 [0.50] Research in Animal Biology I
ANSC*4710 [0.50] Research in Animal Biology II
BIOC*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
MICR*3230 [0.50] Immunology I
MICR*4230 [0.50] Immunology II
PATH*3610 [0.50] Principles of Disease
POPM*3240 [0.50] Epidemiology
POPM*4230 [0.50] Animal Health