Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) is a 4-year honours degree that allows you to combine theory and practice as you study the biological, psychological and social facets of human development and behaviour. You can then apply this knowledge in practicums and field placements and graduate with an understanding of how to improve health and well-being at all stages of life.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) has three majors: 

note: Prior to 2020, students could register for  Child, Youth, and Families (CYF)  or Adult Development (ADEV) programs which have since changed into the CSTU and FSHD programs.

With a BASc you can work in a variety of jobs, for example, in community-based services.  In combination with post-graduate programs, it can lead to careers in teaching, social work, medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, geriatrics, research, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and AHN graduates may go on to be dieticians.  Suggestion: Keep your individual course outlines/syllabi because occasionally after graduation you may require them to demonstrate what course content you have learned as you continue your life-long learning experiences, if you switch universities, or if you apply to post-graduate programs.

The BASc is offered by the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition (FRAN).  FRAN is one of five departments in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS). The Department of Family Relations and Applied Human Nutrition has a proud history at Guelph and traces its roots back to the Macdonald Institute which was one of the founding colleges of the University of Guelph.