Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences (B.Sc.[Env.])

Welcome to the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences degree program! We are excited to welcome you to the University of Guelph.

Picking your courses for Semester 1 (Fall 2021):

As a B.Sc.(Env.) student in Semester 1 you will select four courses (2.50 credits). The courses you should select are listed below:

  • ENVS*1030 Introduction to Environmental Sciences. This course is worth 1.00 credits and is your core introductory environmental science course.
  • BIOL*1070 Discovering Biodiversity. If you do not have high school biology, please consult your Program Counsellor (contact information below).
  • MATH*1080 Elements of Calculus I
  • CHEM*1060 Introductory Chemistry for students who do not have grade 12 chemistry.
    CHEM*1040 General Chemistry I for students who do have grade 12 chemistry.

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 common first year of the B.Sc.(Env.) program (regular and co-op) is designed to provide students with the necessary background to select any B.Sc.(Env.) major for your 3rd semester. The above courses make up your first semester of a common first year. There are no electives to take in Semester 1.
  • Pick your courses as soon as possible. Desired sections may fill up quickly.
  • You will take a common first year and select your major in Winter 2022 for second year.
  • 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.
  • Co-op students will need to register for COOP*1100 Introduction to Co-operative Education, in October (for the Winter semester).
  • Co-op students are required to maintain a minimum 70% average in first year over two full-time academic semesters (minimum 4.00 credits) to be eligible to continue in the Co-op program.

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 counselling please contact:

Carie Devitt
B.Sc.(Env.) Program Counsellor