Why are there different types of calculus & physics courses at Guelph?

The B.Sc. program has been designed to give you a common year of science, no matter whether you are following a biological or physical science major. Most first year students within the B.Sc. program will take: biology, chemistry, calculus & physics, plus two other courses in their first year. The difference in the physics and calculus courses is due to one stream focusing its examples and problems on biological sciences and the other stream focusing on physical science examples. Each of the courses cover similar content. Most students entering in to a physical science major will normally select our Integrated Physical Science courses (IPS) which combine math and physics into one course that has the equivalent weighting of two individual courses, i.e. 1.00 credits.