Bachelor of Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice (BIESP)

Welcome to the Bachelor of Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice degree program! We are excited to welcome you to the University of Guelph.


Picking your courses for Semester 1 (Fall 2024):

As a BIESP student in Semester 1 you will select five courses (2.50 credits). The courses you should select are listed below:

  • CHEM*1040 General Chemistry I
  • ENVS*1040 Natural History of the Great Lakes Region
  • IES*1010 Introduction to Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice
  • INDG*1100 Indigenous Language and Culture*
  • MATH*1080 Elements of Calculus I

Should you find that all sections of a required course are full, please check the OAC Program Counselling website for announcements and if there is no additional information posted, contact your Program Counsellor (contact information below).


Advising Notes:

  • The above courses make up your first semester. There are no electives to take in Semester 1 *Note: Students who are not native speakers of an Indigenous language must take INDG*1100 in first semester. Students with alternate Indigenous language preparation may substitute an elective or restricted elective in place of INDG*1100.
  • Pick your courses as soon as possible. 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.
  • If you are a transfer student with transfer credits, schedule an appointment to meet with the BIESP Program Counsellor.
  • For information about the Co-operative Education program, including requirements for students enrolled in Co-op and what to do if you're interested in applying for the program, visit the Co-operative Education page.
  • Review the Schedule of Studies (the order in which you are advised to take courses). Go to the BIESP degree program section of the Undergraduate Calendar and click the requirements tab. Here you will find your schedule of studies laid out by semester, with listings of courses that are available for selection throughout your studies.

Course Selection Tips:

  • Select courses that are more limiting (e.g., courses which have one lecture time) first and build your schedule around those times.

For additional information and program counselling please contact:

Carie Devitt
BIESP Program Counsellor