Robert Wilson, Bachelor of Science, Microbiology. St. Marcellinus Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario.

Bachelor of Science

Improve The Ecosystems Of Life

Accept the challenge to discover new ideas. From modelling the complexities of ecological systems to defining atomic behaviour, you will gain the knowledge, the abilities and the drive to improve our world for tomorrow. Study in new labs with some of the world's most respected research scientists and discover new ideas about our world. 

Not sure if your passions lie in Theoretical Physics or Neuroscience? Are you thinking Food Science is your end goal but then you discover Nutritional and Neutraceutical Sciences? Is Microbiology with a minor in Biotechnology your path? Our Bachelor of Science majors are flexible. We know that you won't have it all figured our in your final year of high school. That's why we design common first year courses that will enable you to explore and seek out where your passions are, and allow you to transfer between majors in biological and physical sciences.

As a B.Sc. student you will refine your critical thinking and communication skills, you will strengthen your knowledge and application of scientific methods and techniques, and you will foster personal and professional integrity to help you achieve your career goals.

Note: students may need to incorporate additional prerequisite courses to meet admission requirements for postgraduate programs depending on their major.

Your First Year *

Semester 1 Semester 2

Biology I

General Chemistry I

Physics I

Calculus I

One Elective

Biology II

Biology III or elective

General Chemistry II

Physics II

Mathematical or Computational Science elective, or Arts or Social Science elective

Curious about courses in your second, third or fourth year? Checkout the Academic Calendar
*With the common first-year courses in sciences, you have the flexibility to transfer between majors. 


Estimated Cutoff Ranges

Program Cutoff Range

Biological Sciences

  • Animal Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Biological Science
  • Bio-Medical Science
  • Biomedical Toxicology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Food Science
  • Human Kinetics
  • Marine & Freshwater Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Neuroscience 
  • Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences
  • Plant Science
  • Wild Life Biology and Conservation
  • Zoology
78-83% for all majors except Bio-Medical Science (84-89%) and Human Kinetics (79-84%)

Physical Sciences

  • Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Biological and Medical Physics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Geoscience and Geomatics
  • Mathematical Science
  • Nanoscience
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Theoretical Physics
78-83% for all majors.

Note: Estimated cutoff ranges are based on the admission averages from previous years and are provided solely as a point of reference. Exact cutoffs for the current cycle will be determined by the quantity and quality of applications received and the number of spaces available in the program. Co-op averages will often exceed the estimated cutoff ranges.

Our grads have worked here:

  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Health Canada
  • Sick Kids, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Oxford University
  • Government of Canada
  • Environment Canada
  • Tim Horton's, Product Design
  • Royal botanical Gardens
  • Jamison Vitamins
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Toronto Zoo


You should hear what our students have to say! Watch our Student Profile Videos on our YouTube Channel. 

For More Information

For more information, please visit:

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1