Academic Programs and Supports

U of G offers more than 85 majors for you to choose from.

Visit the U of G website to learn more about the programs, courses and experiential learning opportunities available to you as a U of G Gryphon.


Academic Programs

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Associate Diplomas

The Associate Diploma allows you to benefit from U of G’s world-renowned reputation in agri-food research, while you study in 1 of our 2-year diploma programs.

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)

The Bachelor of Applied Science program combines an understanding of the biological, psychological and social facets of human development and behaviour.

Sample first-year courses include:

  • Couple and Family Relationships
  • Introduction to Psychology

You will be able to apply your knowledge in practicums, field placements and personal experiences, and will be well prepared to make a difference in the lives of others.

BASc graduates have worked for organizations like:

  • The Geneva Centre for Autism
  • Upper Grand District School Board
  • Toronto Public Health – Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention

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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts program offers 25 different majors. U of G’s BA program is one of the most comprehensive. A Guelph BA provides you with exceptional choices that span the arts, social sciences, business and humanities.

Sample first-year courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Food, Poverty and Hunger
  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • The Language of Media

Graduates of U of G’s BA program have worked for:

  • Maclean’s magazine
  • UNICEF
  • The National Gallery of Canada
  • The Smithsonian Institution

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Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAS)

The Bachelor of Arts & Sciences program examines issues from a variety of perspectives and allows you to pursue your love for the arts and the sciences. Why choose between arts and sciences when you can do both? The BAS program allows you to tailor your degree to fit your interests and strengths, while keeping your options open.

Explore how biochemistry, criminal justice and public policy minors can lead to careers ranging from forensic science, computing and psychology to gaming research, chemistry, art history and art restoration.

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Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management (BBRM)

The Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management program focuses on a combination of business- and science-related skills that allow you to explore natural resource-based solutions to meet a variety of social and environmental needs. Choose from 3 majors, including Environmental Management, Equine Management and Food Industry Management.

Sample first-year courses:

  • Discovering Biodiversity
  • Introduction to Equine Management
  • Biological Concepts of Health

Graduates of U of G’s BBRM program have worked for:

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Greenhawk Equestrian Sport
  • Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Canada

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Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)

The Bachelor of Commerce program allows you to explore how ethical and sustainable leaders are the future of business. It offers an inclusive approach that looks at the bigger picture and prepares you as a future business leader. Choose from 9 majors or an undeclared first year.

Sample first-year courses include:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Introductory Marketing
  • The Business of Sport and Event Tourism

Graduates of U of G’s BComm program have worked at:

  • Google
  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
  • KPMG

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Bachelor of Computing (BComp)

The Bachelor of Computing program allows you to tailor your degree by selecting an area of application, and pushing your thinking and creativity to new levels to solve problems in business, science, entertainment and education. Choose from Computer Science and Software Engineering majors.

Sample first-year courses include:

  • Programming
  • Discrete Structures in Computing I
  • Software Design I

Graduates of U of G’s BComp program have worked at:

  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • Google

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Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

The Bachelor of Engineering program integrates the elements of traditional engineering disciplines with an emphasis on current world needs to design, create and solve. Choose from 7 majors or an undeclared first year.

Sample first-year courses include:

  • General Chemistry I
  • Physics and Applications
  • Engineering Mechanics

Graduates of U of G’s BEng program have worked at:

  • Tesla
  • Bombardier
  • Google

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Bachelor of Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice

New for fall 2021, the Bachelor of Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice program features co-op, field trips to Indigenous communities and organizations, land-based instruction, interactive labs and participation in discussion circles and ceremony. Students will also learn from Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Holders.

Sample first-year courses include:

  • Discovering Biodiversity
  • Natural History of the Great Lakes Region
  • Indigenous Language and Culture

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Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA)

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program applies creativity, innovation and an understanding of natural and social systems to the design of outdoor spaces that are attractive, functional and sustainable. Landscape Architecture at U of G is the only accredited BLA program of its kind in Canada and is among the best of more than 70 programs in North America.

Sample first-year courses include:

  • Design and Communications Studio
  • History of Cultural Form
  • Planting Design

Graduates of U of G’s BLA program have worked as:

  • Landscape architects
  • Urban design/Community design facilitators
  • Environmental design and remediation consultants

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Bachelor of Science (BSc)

The Bachelor of Science program teaches you to use analytical procedures, develop critical thinking abilities and establish a drive to problem-solve that contributes to our understanding of the world. Explore the science of life. Choose from 27 majors.

Sample first-year courses:

  • Biology I
  • Calculus I
  • General Chemistry I

Graduates of U of G’s BSc program have worked for:

  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Health Canada
  • Sick Kids Hospital
  • Toronto Zoo

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Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSc[Agr])

The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program allows you to tailor your education and experiences to your interests and career goals. From a scientific and practical understanding of the animals and plants that form the basis of our food supply, to the management of the landscapes around us, the Bsc(Agr) can put you at the forefront of one of the largest industries in Canada. Choose from 3 majors, including Honours Agriculture, Animal Science, and Crop, Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences.

Sample first-year courses include:

  • Introduction to Agri-Food Systems
  • Biology of Plants and Animals in Manages Ecosystems
  • Economics of the Agri-Food System

Graduates of U of G’s BSc(Agr) program have worked at:

  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • Syngenta

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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences (BSc[Env])

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences program examines the essential connection between humans and the world that sustains us. While we depend on the earth for survival, we also have an impact on it by the nature of our existence. As our population grows, that impact intensifies. Choose from 4 majors, including Ecology, Environmental Economics and Policy, Environment and Resource Management, and Environmental Sciences.

Sample first- year courses include:

  • Discovering Biodiversity
  • General Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Environmental Economics, Law & Policy

Graduates of U of G’s BSc(Env) program have worked at:

  • Stantec Engineering Firm
  • Alberta Parks
  • Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada

View all of U of G’s undergraduate programs.

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program teaches you at the intersection of animal, human and ecosystem health, becoming veterinarians and scientists, improving the health of our animal companions, ensuring food safety and protecting the environment that we all share.

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University of Guelph Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

View all of U of G’s graduate and postdoctoral programs.

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University of Guelph-Humber Programs

For information on programs offered at the University of Guelph-Humber, visit the University of Guelph-Humber website.

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Academic Supports

U of G offers a variety of services to help you achieve your goals at university.

The following are some of the academic services you can access at U of G:

  • Learning Services offers you workshops and supports to improve your skills and academic performance. You can get help with time management, procrastination and perfectionism, exam preparation, concentration and memory enhancement, and other challenges that affect your learning.
  • The Science Commons is a “1-stop learning” resource centre that offers you one-on-one help in mathematics, computing sciences, statistics, physics and chemistry courses.
  • The Supported Learning Groups (SLGs) are free study groups led by other students that help you navigate challenging course material in a variety of courses, such as math, science, history, economics, psychology and statistics.

For more information about U of G’s academic supports, visit U of G’s Academic Support website.

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