Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.)

Welcome to the Bachelor of Applied Science degree program! All first-year B.A.Sc. students will be invited to attend an Orientation Session in September – details will follow by email.

Picking your courses for Semester 1 (Fall 2020):

As a B.A.Sc. student in Semester 1, you will normally select five courses (or 2.50 credits). Your courses are determined by the major into which you have been admitted. Your required courses for Semester 1 are listed below by major. Should you find that all sections of a required course are full, please contact your Program Counsellor (contact information below).


Advising Notes:

  • Review the Schedule of Studies (the order in which you are advised to take courses). Go to the B.A.Sc. degree program section of the Undergraduate Calendar and click on your major. Here you will find your degree laid out by semester, with listings of courses that are available for selection throughout your studies.
  • Pick your courses as soon as possible. Availability of desired sections may fill up quickly.
  • You will use WebAdvisor to pick your courses. Detailed instructions on using WebAdvisor are available in the WebAdvisor Tutorial.
  • As you make your class schedule, ensure there are no conflicts in your timetable.
  • All B.A.Sc. students who do not have high school biology (or equivalent) must take BIOL*1020 instead of an elective in Semester 1.

Course Selection Tips:

  • Download the Class Schedule Worksheet to assist in creating your schedule.
  • Select your required courses first and build the rest of your schedule around these courses.
  • “Elective” courses are any first year course that you find interesting – make sure you pick one that you’re eligible to take (i.e.: are there prerequisites?). Please see the list of suggested first year electives.
  • Distance Education (called DE) courses are an alternative way to take courses without meeting for regularly scheduled classes. You will find DE course times listed in WebAdvisor as TBA.

For additional information and counselling please contact:

B.A.Sc. Program Counsellor
Macdonald Institute, Room 253
(519) 824-4120, Ext. 58964
To book an appointment, email