Specific Subject Requirements - Ontario

Majors

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Classical Studies
  • Criminal Justice and Public Policy
  • Economics*
  • English
  • Environmental Governance
  • European Studies
  • Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • French Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Development Studies*
  • Major To Be Determined
  • Mathematical Economics*
  • Mathematical Science
  • Music
  • Philosphy
  • Political Science*
  • Psychology*
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Hispanic Studies
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre Studies

Required Courses

  • English
  • 5 additional courses

Advanced Functions (MHF4U) is highly recommended prior to enrolling in Economics; Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics; Mathmetical Economics; or Mathmetical Science; these majors require knowledge in mathematics. A 4U math is recommended for students pursuing any other social science major.

Students not admitted to Criminal Justice and Public Policy will automatically be considered for Bachelor of Arts, General Arts. 

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

76-80% for all majors except Criminal Justice and Public Policy (79-83%) and Psychology Co-op (84-89%)

Required Courses

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • 2 courses from: biology, chemistry, physics
  • 1 arts or social studies
  • 1 additional course

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

78-81%

Majors

Biological Sciences

  • Animal Biology
  • Biochemistry*
  • Biodiversity
  • Biological Science
  • Bio-Medical Science
  • Biomedical Toxicology*
  • Environmental Biology
  • Food Science*
  • Human Kinetics
  • Marine and Freshwater Biology*
  • Microbiology*
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Neuroscience 
  • Nutritional and Nutriceutical Sciences
  • Plant Science
  • Wildlife Biology and Conservation
  • Zoology

Physical Sciences

  • Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry*
  • Biological and Medical Physics*
  • Chemical Physics*
  • Chemistry*
  • Environmental Geomatics*
  • Mathematical Science
  • Nanoscience*
  • Physical Science
  • Physics*
  • Theoretical Physics

Required Courses

Biological Sciences

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • 2 courses from: biology, chemistry, physics
  • 2 additional courses

Physical Sciences

  • English
  • Calculus and Vectors
  • 2 courses from: biology, chemistry, physics
  • 2 additional courses

Two of three 4U high school science courses (i.e. Biology, Chemistry and Physics) are required for admission; completion of all three is recommended. Applicants who lack the third science course will take a replacement course in Semester One.

Students not admitted to Bio-Medical Science or Human Kinetics will automatically be considered for Bachelor of Science, Biological Science. 

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

78-83% for all majors except for Bio-Medical Science (84-89%), Animal Biology and Human Kinetics (79-84%)

Majors

  • Applied Human Nutrition
  • Child Studies
  • Family Studies and Human Devleopment

Required Courses

Applied Human Nutrition

  • English
  • 1 math course
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • 2 additional courses

Child Studies & Family Studies and Human Development

  • English
  • 1 math course
  • Biology or chemistry
  • 3 additional courses

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

Applied Human Nutrition: 81-85% 

Child Studies, Family Studies and Human Development: 77-81%

Majors

  • Accounting*
  • Food and Agricultural Business*
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management*
  • Management*
  • Management Economics and Finance*
  • Marketing Management*
  • Public Management*
  • Real Estate and Housing*
  • Sport and Event Management*
  • Undeclared (first year only)

Required Courses

Accounting, Food and Agricultural Business, Management, Management Economics and Finance, Marketing Management, Real Estate and Housing, Sport and Event Management, Undeclared

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • 1 additional 4U math
  • 3 additional 4U or 4M courses

Hospitality and Tourism Management, Public Management

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • 4 additional 4U or 4M courses

 

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

78-82%

Majors

  • Computer Science*
  • Software Engineering*

Required Courses

  • English
  • Calculus and Vectors
  • 4 additional courses

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

83-88%

Required Courses

  • English
  • 5 additional courses

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

Admission is determined through a combination of academic grades and the Background Information Form (BIF).

Majors

  • Animal Science
  • Crop, Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences
  • Honours Agriculture

Required Courses

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • 2 courses from: biology, chemistry, physics
  • 2 additional courses

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

77-80%

Majors

  • Biological Engineering*
  • Biomedical Engineering*
  • Computer Engineering*
  • Engineering Systems and Computing*
  • Environmental Engineering*
  • Mechanical Engineering*
  • Water Resources Engineering*
  • Undeclared (first year only)

Required Courses

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus and Vectors
  • 2 courses from: biology, chemistry, physics
  • 1 additional course

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

84-89%

Majors

  • Ecology*
  • Environment and Resource Management*
  • Environmental Economics and Policy*
  • Environmental Sciences*

Required Courses

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • 2 courses from: biology, chemistry, physics
  • 2 additional courses

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

76-80%

Majors

  • Environmental Management
  • Equine Management
  • Food Industry Management*

Required Courses

Environmental Management, Equine Management

  • English
  • Biology
  • 4 additional 4U or 4M courses

Food Industry Management

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • 2 additional 4U or M courses

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

Environmental Management and Equine Management: 75-78% 

Food Industry Management: 76-80%

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

No direct admission from secondary school. A minimum of two years of a university undergraduate degree program is required for admission consideration.  

Majors

  • Agriculture (Ridgetown)
  • Environmental Management (Ridgetown)
  • Equine Care and Management (Ridgetown)
  • Horticulture (Ridgetown)
  • Turfgrass Management (Guelph)
  • Veterinary Technology (Ridgetown)

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

65-70%

*Offered as regular and co-op programs. It is recommended that students wishing to take co-op apply directly to one of our majors (and its co-op option), rather than "Undeclared". While it is possible to apply for co-op during first year, entrance for in-course students depends on space availability as well as their in-course average. 

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