University Of Guelph

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Education on the Guelph campus has a long tradition. This school, located 50 Stone Road East. Guelph, Ontario, began over one hundred years ago when the Ontario government purchased a five hundred-acre farm from Frederick William Stone for its new School of Agriculture. In this promising location, the Ontario School of Agriculture opened its doors on May 1, 1874. Their motto, translated from latin is to learn the reasons of realities


A friendly campus that is characterized by green lawns and a blend of modern and traditional architecture. The 330-hectare site features Victorian turrets, modern concrete, glass and steel, hand-hewn century limestone, brick walkways, landscaped plazas, and a 165-hectare Arboretum. With over 5,000 students in our single and family residences, Guelph has one of the largest and well-established university housing systems in Canada. We offer a variety of Residence Learning Communities, including Academic Clusters and Living-Learning Centres, bringing together students with common interests.Hospitality's on-campus eateries reflect the types of restaurants and food courts that are most popular with today's students. From casual coffee houses to the renowned Creelman Marketplace, Guelph offers 16 different dining venues to suit any schedule or taste.

Enrolment info

Full-Time 24,400

PartTime 2,550

Undergraduate 22,230

Graduate 2,650

Undergraduate Full-Time 22,000

Undergraduate Part-Time 2,300

Graduate Full-Time 2,400

Graduate Part-Time 250

Fees and Payements

Billing and payment are done on a semester basis rather than annually. In an effort to spread out the financial burden, payments are required at the start of each semester instead of having to pay the entire amount all at once at the beginning of the school year. Tuition and fees are calculated based on the selection of academic program, course load, cohort year, citizenship, room and meal plan selection and parking if required.

Marine and freshwater biology

The Marine and Freshwater Biology major capitalizes on Guelph’s recognized excellence in aquatic research. In this major, you will build upon core courses in ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology and zoology as you study freshwater and marine environments. You will also look at the ecology of these systems from both biological and physical science perspectives as well as consider management and conservation issues. You will have the opportunity to participate in field courses in arctic, tropical and temperate regions. The state-ofthe-art aqualab on campus allows researchers and students to simulate global aquatic environments.

Other Information About The Course

The Major in Marine and Freshwater Biology provides a broad perspective on aquatic environments based on the physical as well as the biological sciences. This major prepares students for post-graduate work in the aquatic sciences, and provides a sound science background for students wishing to pursue careers in teaching, government service or the private sector. Students may enter this major in Semester 1 or any semester thereafter. A student wishing to declare the major must consult the Faculty Advisor. A minimum total of 20.00 credits is required to complete the major.