Specific Subject Requirements - Ontario

*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.

Majors

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

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, chemistry or Introductory Kinesiology
  • 3 additional courses

Estimated Cut-off Ranges

Applied Human Nutrition: 80-85% 

Child Studies, Family Studies and Human Development: 76-81%

Majors

  • Anthropology*
  • Art History
  • Classical Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice and Public Policy*
  • Culture and Technology Studies*
  • Economics*
  • English
  • Environmental Governance*
  • European Studies
  • Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics*
  • French Studies
  • Geography*
  • History*
  • International Development Studies*
  • Justice and Legal Studies*
  • Major to Be Determined (3-year General BA)
  • Mathematical Economics*
  • Mathematical Science
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science*
  • Psychology*
  • Sexualities, Genders and Social Change 
  • Sociology
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre Studies

Required Courses

  • English
  • 5 additional courses

Advanced Functions (MHF4U) is highly recommended prior to enrolling in the following majors: Economics; Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics; Mathematical Economics; or Mathematical Science. These majors require knowledge in mathematics. Completion of 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, Sociology. Justice and Legal Studies. Students not admitted to Psychology will automatically be considered for Bachelor of Arts, Sociology. 

Estimated Cut-off Ranges

75-80% for all majors except Criminal Justice and Public Policy (79-83%) and Psychology (80-85%)

Note: Co-op averages will often exceed the estimated cut-off ranges. 

Required Courses

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

Note: Arts and social studies courses include languages and literatures, performing arts, social sciences, geography and history. This includes 4U/M courses that begin with C, H, A or L. 

Estimated Cut-off Range

78-83%

Majors

  • Environmental Management*
  • Equine Management*
  • Food Industry Management*

Required Courses

Environmental Management, Equine Management

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

Note: Effective for fall 2023, required courses for Equine Management will change to ENG4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, one 4U math course and two additional 4U/M courses. 

Food Industry Management

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

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

Environmental Management and Equine Management: 75-80% 

Food Industry Management: 75-80%

Note: Co-op averages will often exceed the estimated cut-off ranges. 

Majors

  • Accounting*
  • Food and Agricultural Business*
  • Management*
  • Management Economics and Finance*
  • Marketing Management*
  • Government, Economics and Management*
  • Real Estate*
  • Sport and Event Management*
  • Undeclared (first year only)

Required Courses

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

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

Government, Economics and Management

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

Estimated Cut-off Range

79-84%

Note: Co-op averages will often exceed the estimated cut-off ranges. 

Majors

  • Computer Science*
  • Software Engineering*

Required Courses

  • English
  • Calculus and Vectors
  • 4 additional courses

Estimated Cut-off Range

84-89%

Note: Co-op averages will often exceed the estimated cut-off ranges. 

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 Cut-off Range

84-89%

Note: Co-op averages will often exceed the estimated cut-off ranges. 

Required Courses

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • 2 additional courses

Estimated Cut-off Range

75-80%

Note: Co-op averages will often exceed the estimated cut-off ranges. 

Required Courses

  • English
  • 5 additional courses

Estimated Cut-off Range

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

Required Courses

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • 2 courses from: biology, chemistry, physics
  • 1 Arts or Social Studies course
  • 1 additional course

Note: Arts and social studies courses include languages and literatures, performing arts, social sciences, geography and history. This includes 4U/M courses that begin with C, H, A or L. 

Estimated Cut-off Range

80-85%

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 Nutraceutical 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 highly recommended. Applicants who lack the third science course will take a replacement course in their first semester.

Estimated Cut-off Range

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

Note: Co-op averages will often exceed the estimated cut-off ranges. 

Students not admitted to Bio-Medical Science or Animal Biology will automatically be considered for admission to Bachelor of Science, Biological Science.  

Majors

  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science
  • Honours Agriculture
  • Horticulture

Required Courses

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

Note: completion of 4U Biology and 4U Chemistry is recommended. First year is common; students will select a major in second year. 

Estimated Cut-off Range

75-80%

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

Note: completion of 4U Biology and 4U Chemistry is recommended. First year is common; students will select a major in second year. 

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

75-80%

Estimated Cut-off Range

No direct admission from secondary school. Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years (10.0 credits), of a full-time undergraduate degree program.  

Majors

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

To learn more about the Associate Diploma programs offered at our Ridgetown campus, please visit their website.

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

65-70%

Admission is determined by a combination of your academic average and faculty evaluation of the Background Information Form (BIF). The BIF can be found at admission.uoguelph.ca/suppforms.

Estimated Cut-off Range

65-70%