X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Animal Biology (ABIO)

Department of Animal Biosciences, 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 may wish to consult the Faculty Advisor.

Semester 1
BIOL*1050 [0.50] Biology of Plants & Animals in Managed Ecosystems
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Students lacking Grade 12 or 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics should follow the revised schedule of study for this major found at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/revised_SS
Semester 2
ANSC*1210 [1.00] Principles of Animal Care and Welfare
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences II
Semester 3
AGR*2350 [0.50] Animal Production Systems, Health and Industry
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introduction to Biochemistry
MBG*2040 [0.50] Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics
MBG*2400 [0.50] Fundamentals of Plant and Animal Genetics
0.50 electives or restricted electives
Students are encouraged to consider CIS*1000as an elective if they wish to enhance their computer literacy.
Semester 4
ANSC*2340 [0.50] Structure of Farm Animals
MCB*2050 [0.50] Molecular Biology of the Cell
NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 electives or restricted 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*3040 [0.50] Animal Reproduction
ANSC*3270 [0.50] Animal Disorders
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
  1. Students must complete 2.00 credits of Liberal Education electives ANSC*1210 is a Liberal Education course, 1.00 credit. 1.00 additional credits from Liberal Education courses are required. The list of liberal education electives for B.Sc. students can be found at: http://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc

  2. 0.50 credits is required from each of the following areas: 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.

Animal Breeding & Genetics [0.50] Required
ANSC*4050 [0.50] Biotechnology in Animal Science
MBG*4020 [0.50] Genetics of Companion Animals
MBG*4030 [0.50] Animal Breeding Methods and Applications
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*4560 [0.50] Pet Nutrition
EQN*4020 [0.50] Advanced Equine Nutrition
Animal Physiology & Behaviour [0.50] Required
ANSC*3090 [0.50] Vertebrate Ethology
ANSC*4090 [0.50] Applied Animal Behaviour
ANSC*4100 [0.50] Applied Environmental Physiology and Animal Housing
ANSC*4350 [0.50] Experiments in Animal Biology
ANSC*4470 [0.50] Animal Metabolism
ANSC*4490 [0.50] Applied Endocrinology
3. An additional 3.00 credits must be obtained by selecting courses from the above lists and from the following:
ANSC*3050 [0.50] Aquaculture: Advanced Issues
ANSC*4610 [0.50] Critical Analysis in Animal Science
ANSC*4650 [0.50] Comparative Immunology
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
EQN*3050 [0.50] Equine Exercise Physiology
MICR*3230 [0.50] Immunology
PATH*3610 [0.50] Principles of Disease
POPM*3240 [0.50] Epidemiology
POPM*4230 [0.50] Animal Health
Credit Summary (20.00 Total Credits)

3.50 - First year science credits

6.50 - Required science courses semesters 3 - 8

4.50 - Restricted electives (#2 and #3)

1.50 - Approved Science electives

1.00 - Required Arts and/or Social Science course (ANSC 1210)

1.00 – Liberal Education electives

2.00 - Free electives - any approved elective for B.Sc. students.

Of the total credits required, students are required to complete 16.00 credits in science of which 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level and an additional 4.00 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

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