The University of Guelph offers a 20.00 credit program, normally completed over 8 semesters, leading to a Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management degree (B.B.R.M.).
This degree is a unique blend of applied and theoretical learning, with an emphasis on experiential learning opportunities. This degree offers three majors: Environmental Management, Equine Management and Food Industry Management.
The Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management degree program combines business studies and technical training with a strong emphasis on hands-on learning. A solid foundation in applied aspects of science, technology and business provides graduates with sufficient breadth and expertise to become competent managers in the environmental, equine or food industry fields. Students begin studying in one of the following management majors during the first semester: Environmental Management, Equine Management or Food Industry Management.
Students will be encouraged to integrate their academic program with a well-planned series of employment activities in the summer months and to develop their leadership and interpersonal skills in on-campus and community activities. There is a strong commitment in the curriculum to personal development and students are encouraged to identify goals that they wish to accomplish throughout their university career.
Academic Advising and Counselling
The Bachelor of Bio-Resource Program Counsellor is available to assist in-course students who require information or advice about their program or other academic regulations and who seek information about resources available to students. For information about how to contact a program counsellor, and for more information about program counselling, see Chapter VII -- Academic Counselling of the current Undergraduate Calendar.
On entering the program all students are assigned to a faculty advisor who will mentor them throughout their studies. The faculty advisor is familiar with the academic requirements of the program and is aware of career opportunities. Students are strongly encouraged to attend all meetings called by their advisor, and to set up individual meetings with them when they have questions or concerns about their performance or progress in the program.
Continuation of Study
Students are advised to consult the regulations for Continuation of Study which are outlined in detail in Chapter VIII -- Undergraduate Degree Regulations & Procedures in the current calendar.
Conditions for Graduation
To qualify for the degree Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management, the student must successfully complete a minimum of 20.00 credits as set out in the Schedule of Studies as listed. In addition, students must meet the continuation of study requirements at the time of graduation and have a minimum cumulative average of 60%.
Schedule of Studies
Courses specified in the Schedule of Studies are required courses and must be successfully completed. A full time course load normally includes 2.50 credits.
B.B.R.M. Program Regulations
Students entering Environmental Management or Equine Management who are deficient in U level Mathematics or Chemistry should consult with the program counsellor.