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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Freshman Program (30 credits)

(all majors except Agricultural Economics - see Advising Notes below*)

If you are entering university for the first time from a high school system, outside of Quebec CEGEP system, you will be required to complete a freshman year of at least 30 credits as listed below.

Normally, students registered in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Freshman program may take a maximum of 8 credits outside the Faculty offerings to meet the requirements of the program. Permission to exceed this limit must be received from the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) prior to registration.

Note: If you are not certain that you have adequate math and/or physics skills to commence the freshman year you may wish to take preparatory courses prior to the normal Fall semester. You are encouraged to discuss your potential need with your academic adviser.

Freshman Adviser: Dr. Alice Cherestes

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-023

Telephone: 514-398-7980

Required Courses - Fall (14.5 credits)

AEBI 120 (3) General Biology
AECH 110 (4) General Chemistry 1
AEMA 101 (3) Calculus 1
AEPH 112 (4) Introductory Physics 1
AGRI 195 (.5) Freshman Seminar 1

Required Courses - Winter (12.5 credits)

AECH 111 (4) General Chemistry 2
AEMA 102 (4) Calculus 2
AEPH 114 (4) Introductory Physics 2
AGRI 196 (.5) Freshman Seminar 2

Elective - Winter (3 credits)

B.Sc. (Ag. & Env. Sci.) - Agricultural Economics Major - Freshman Program (30 credits)

If you are entering university for the first time from a high school system, outside of the Quebec CEGEP system, you will be required to complete a freshman year of at least 30 credits as listed below.

Note: Mathematical skill level will be determined during the first week of classes. The freshman adviser may recommend students register for an additional weekly Precalculus Lab, of one credit, which may be applied towards the required credits of the degree program.

Freshman Adviser: Dr. Alice Cherestes

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-023

Telephone: 514-398-7980

Required Courses - Fall (14 credits)

AECH 110 (4) General Chemistry 1
AEMA 101 (3) Calculus 1
AEPH 112 (4) Introductory Physics 1
AGEC 200** (3) Principles of Microeconomics

Required Courses - Winter (13 credits)

AEBI 122 (3) Cell Biology
AEHM 205 (3) Science Literacy
AEMA 102 (4) Calculus 2
AGEC 201** (3) Principles of Macroeconomics

Complementary Courses - Winter (3 credits)

One of the following:

AGRI 120 (3) Exobiospheres
BREE 103 (3) Linear Algebra
NUTR 301 (3) Psychology

Advising Notes:

* Freshman students intending to major in Agricultural Economics in the B.Sc. (Ag. & Env. Sci.) degree program should note that the courses AEBI 120 (General Biology), AECH 111 (General Chemistry 2), and AEPH 114 (Introductory Physics 2) are required for all other majors in the B.Sc. (Ag. & Env. Sci.) degree. Students who are uncertain about their choice of major should be completing the 'regular' Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Freshman Program; the AGEC 200/201 courses would then be taken as part of the 'regular' U1 curriculum should they ultimately decide on the Agricultural Economics Major.

** Freshman students planning to choose the Agricultural Economics Major will still be required to complete 90 credits in the major. Since AGEC 200 and AGEC 201 are normally required in the U1 year of the program, students who take these courses in their freshman year wil be required to substitute 6 other credits. Students should discuss suitable replacement courses with their adviser.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2010-2011 (last updated May. 3, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource) (B.Eng.(Bioresource)) - Freshman Program (30 credits)

If you are entering university for the first time from a high school system (outside of Quebec CEGEP system) you will be required to complete a freshman year of at least 30 credits as listed below.

Normally, students registered in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Freshman program may take a maximum of 8 credits outside the Faculty offerings to meet the requirements of the program. Permission to exceed this limit must be received from the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) prior to registration.

Note: If you are not certain that you have adequate math and/or physics skills to commence the freshman year you may wish to take preparatory courses prior to the normal Fall semester. You are encouraged to discuss your potential need with your academic adviser.

Freshman Adviser: Dr. Alice Cherestes

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-023

Telephone: 514-398-7980

Required Courses - Fall (14.5 credits)

AEBI 120 (3) General Biology
AECH 110 (4) General Chemistry 1
AEMA 101 (3) Calculus 1
AEPH 113 (4) Physics 1
BREE 187 (.5) Freshman Seminar 1

Required Courses - Winter (15.5 credits)

AECH 111 (4) General Chemistry 2
AEMA 102 (4) Calculus 2
AEPH 115 (4) Physics 2
BREE 103 (3) Linear Algebra
BREE 188 (.5) Freshman Seminar 2
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2010-2011 (last updated May. 3, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (Food Science) (B.Sc.(F.Sc.)) - Freshman Program (30 credits)

If you are entering university for the first time from a high school system (outside of Quebec CEGEP system) you will be required to complete a freshman year of at least 30 credits as listed below.

Normally, students registered in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Freshman program may take a maximum of 8 credits outside the Faculty offerings to meet the requirements of the program. Permission to exceed this limit must be received from the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) prior to registration.

Note: If you are not certain that you have adequate math and/or physics skills to commence the freshman year you may wish to take preparatory courses prior to the normal Fall semester. You are encouraged to discuss your potential need with your academic adviser.

Freshman Adviser: Dr. Alice Cherestes

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-023

Telephone: 514-398-7980

Required Courses - Fall (14.5 credits)

AEBI 120 (3) General Biology
AECH 110 (4) General Chemistry 1
AEMA 101 (3) Calculus 1
AEPH 112 (4) Introductory Physics 1
AGRI 195 (.5) Freshman Seminar 1

Required Courses - Winter (12.5 credits)

AECH 111 (4) General Chemistry 2
AEMA 102 (4) Calculus 2
AEPH 114 (4) Introductory Physics 2
AGRI 196 (.5) Freshman Seminar 2

Elective - Winter (3 credits)

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2010-2011 (last updated May. 3, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Freshman Program (30 credits)

If you are entering university for the first time from a high school system (outside of Quebec CEGEP system) you will be required to complete a freshman year of at least 30 credits as listed below.

Normally, students registered in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Freshman program may take a maximum of 8 credits outside the Faculty offerings to meet the requirements of the program. Permission to exceed this limit must be received from the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) prior to registration.

Students require a minimum 2.50 CGPA in order to progress into Year 1 of the Dietetics program.

Note: If you are not certain that you have adequate math and/or physics skills to commence the freshman year you may wish to take preparatory courses prior to the normal Fall semester. You are encouraged to discuss your potential need with your academic adviser.

Freshman Adviser: Mrs. Judy Campbell-Gordon

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 2-019

Telephone: 514-398-7974

Required Courses - Fall (14.5 credits)

AEBI 120 (3) General Biology
AECH 110 (4) General Chemistry 1
AEMA 101 (3) Calculus 1
AEPH 112 (4) Introductory Physics 1
AGRI 195 (.5) Freshman Seminar 1

Required Courses - Winter (15.5 credits)

AEBI 122 (3) Cell Biology
AEMA 102 (4) Calculus 2
AEPH 114 (4) Introductory Physics 2
AGRI 196 (.5) Freshman Seminar 2
FDSC 230 (4) Organic Chemistry
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2010-2011 (last updated May. 3, 2010) (disclaimer)

Concurrent Bachelor of Science Food Science (B.Sc. (F.Sc.)) and Bachelor of Science Nutritional Sciences (B.Sc. (Nutr.Sc.)) - Freshman Program (Concurrent) (30 credits)

These freshman requirements apply to students in the Concurrent Bachelor of Science Food Science (B.Sc. (F.Sc.)) and Bachelor of Science Nutritional Sciences (B.Sc. (Nutr.Sc.)) degree program.

If you are entering university for the first time from a high school system (outside of Quebec CEGEP system) you will be required to complete a freshman year of at least 30 credits as listed below.

Normally, students registered in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Freshman program may take a maximum of 8 credits outside the Faculty offerings to meet the requirements of the program. Permission to exceed this limit must be received from the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) prior to registration.

Note: If you are not certain that you have adequate math and/or physics skills to commence the freshman year may wish to take preparatory courses prior to the normal Fall semester. You are encouraged to discuss your potential need with your academic adviser.

Freshman Adviser: Mrs. Judy Campbell-Gordon

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 2-019

Telephone: 514-398-7974

Required Courses - Fall (14.5 credits)

AEBI 120 (3) General Biology
AECH 110 (4) General Chemistry 1
AEMA 101 (3) Calculus 1
AEPH 112 (4) Introductory Physics 1
AGRI 195 (.5) Freshman Seminar 1

Required Courses - Winter (15.5 credits)

AEBI 122 (3) Cell Biology
AEMA 102 (4) Calculus 2
AEPH 114 (4) Introductory Physics 2
AGRI 196 (.5) Freshman Seminar 2
FDSC 230 (4) Organic Chemistry
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2010-2011 (last updated May. 3, 2010) (disclaimer)

Freshman Major

Program Director
  • Dr. Marcia Knutt
  • Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-022
  • Telephone: 514-398-7976

The Freshman Program is designed to provide a basic science foundation to students entering university for the first time from a high school system (outside of the Quebec CEGEP system). The Freshman Year consists of at least 30 credits in fundamental math and science courses as preparation for one of the following degree programs:

  • B.Sc. (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)
  • B.Eng. (Bioresource)
  • B.Sc. (Nutritional Sciences)
  • B.Sc. (Food Science)
  • Concurrent B.Sc. (Food Science) and B.Sc. (Nutritional Sciences)

Students who have completed the Diploma of Collegial Studies, Advanced Placement Exams, Advanced Levels, the International Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureate, or McGill Placement examinations may receive exemption and/or credit for all or part of the basic science courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Similarly students who have completed courses at other universities or colleges may receive exemptions and/or credits. Students should consult with the Faculty's Student Affairs Office.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2010-2011 (last updated May. 3, 2010) (disclaimer)