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. At the present time, two majors, Environmental Management and Equine Management, are available in the program.


Environmental Management


The major in Environmental Management focuses on the development of leaders in the areas of environmental science and technology. The program combines a solid background in environmental science and management with business, using a mix of theoretical and applied study. The flexibility provided in semesters 6 through 8 permits students to develop their understanding of specific areas of environmental science and business or take a variety of areas within the discipline. This flexibility also allows students to participate in international exchanges and semesters abroad. Students have the opportunity to incorporate a variety of field trips, experiential learning in the workplace and independent research projects into their program.

This major will require the completion of 20.00 credits: 12.00 from required courses, 6.00 from restricted electives, and 2.00 free electives. Of these credits, a minimum of 6.00 credits are required at the 3000 level or higher, of which at least 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level.

Contact Information for Academic Advising

The University of Guelph is committed to providing every undergraduate student with high-quality academic advising, in order to assist them in the development and pursuit of academic objectives consistent with their life goals and the available opportunities at the University.  Academic advising at Guelph is delivered by faculty advisors and program counsellors. 

Responsibility for developing educational plans and setting goals rests with the student. Academic advisors contribute to this process by identifying alternatives, exploring likely outcomes, and referring students to appropriate resources.

Program Counsellors have particular expertise in degree program requirements and regulations, as well as the specializations and their fit within the degree program. Please review the PC examples of reasons when/why you may contact your Program Counsellor.

Faculty Advisors have particular expertise in the program specialization (major, minor, area of concentration, area of emphasis) and its fit within the degree program. Please review the FA examples of reasons when/why you may contact your Faculty Advisor.

Program Counselling (BBRM)


Melinda VanRyn

Program Counsellor
Johnston Hall 133A
519-824-4120 x54800

John Lauzon

Faculty Advisor
School of Environmental Sciences
Alexander Hall 219
519-824-4120 x52459