Pre-Professional & Professional Transfer Programs

Begin your studies at the University of Lethbridge before transfering to an institution offering the professional program of your choice.

Pre-professional and professional transfer programs at uLethbridge facilitate a jump start on your professional career in a smaller, more personal environment than some of the larger universities. Through arrangements between the University of Lethbridge and professional schools at other universities, our transfer programs have been established that will prepare students for admission to professional programs offered at other institutions.

Not only will you save money on things like tuition and your cost of living, but you’ll also have access to the professors teaching your classes — and writing your textbooks — and the opportunity to participate in research as an undergraduate student.

These programs are intended to give students priority access to courses satisfying the programs recommended by the professional schools.

Dentistry (Professional Transfer)

Do you appreciate a great smile? Are you looking for a jump start on your professional career? Do you like saving money? Have you always dreamed of a career in dentistry? Brighten your teeth in dentistry.

prepro@uleth.ca
403-329-5106

Students at the University of Lethbridge may prepare themselves to apply for admission to a number of professional programs offered at other institutions. Students with an academic objective of dentistry are admitted to the BSc degree with a major in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Neuroscience. Gain the courses and experience you need to apply to Dentistry at the University of Alberta.

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Engineering (Pre-Professional Transfer Program in Engineering)

Have you ever taken apart a Rubik’s cube, or better yet, figured out how to complete it? Do you dream on a grand scale? Are you fascinated by puzzles and ready to solve problems? Are you an innovator? Construct a degree with impact in our Pre-Professional Transfer Program in Engineering.

prepro@uleth.ca
403-329-5106

Department: Physics & Astronomy

This program allows you to complete the first year of your engineering degree here at the University of Lethbridge. Upon successful completion of your courses you will then transfer to the University of Alberta or the University of Saskatchewan for the subsequent years. We have carefully designed a package of courses to make sure you are ready for your move. Take advantage of our excellent teaching environment with the knowledge that you will be well prepared for the next step in your engineering journey.

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Journalism (Professional Transfer)

Do you thirst for the truth? Are you ready to dig deep and get the real story? Are you a storyteller? Is writing your passion? Do you like a story that makes you feel something — anything? Uncover your story in journalism.

prepro@uleth.ca
403-329-5106

Students with an academic objective of journalism are generally admitted to a BA program at the University of Lethbridge with a major of the student’s choice. Majors in Economics, English, History, Political Science or Sociology may be of particular interest. Gain the courses and experience to apply to Journalism at the University of Regina.

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Law (Professional Transfer)

Do you want the truth? The whole truth? And nothing but the truth? Do you believe in justice for all? Are you dedicated to understanding a system of rules and how they are enforced? Decree your degree in law.

prepro@uleth.ca
403-329-5106

Students with an academic objective of Law are generally admitted to a BA program at the University of Lethbridge with a major of the student’s choice. The Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta, does not require any specific courses or identify any particular discipline as a required area of study in preparation for Law School. The University of Lethbridge recommends that a student should possess knowledge from such disciplines as Economics, History, Philosophy, and Political Science. While a pre-Law background in the pure sciences should not be seen as a disadvantage, the oral, literary, and analytical skills developed in the humanities and social sciences provide an excellent foundation for the study of law.

There are no formal pre-Law requirements for the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary, however they recognize that students may benefit from a diverse educational background and seeks, therefore, to attract applicants from business, humanities, pure science, and social science undergraduate courses which develop analytical and reasoning skills. Courses which stress the use of the English language are advantageous in the preparation for a career in Law. The courses which best fit this description are found in the humanities and social sciences.

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Medicine (Professional Transfer)

Are you fascinated by the way in which the human body functions? Do you want to make a difference to your community? Are you ready to be on the cutting edge of medical research? If you love science and want to give back, consider medicine.

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403-329-5106

Students with an academic objective of Medicine at the University of Alberta are admitted to the BSc program with a major in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Neuroscience. Although students may apply after completion of 20 courses, most students are admitted after completion of an undergraduate degree.

Students with an academic objective of Medicine at the University of Calgary are generally admitted to a BSc program at the University of Lethbridge with a major of the student’s choice. Majors in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Neuroscience are of particular interest, although students from a wide variety of majors are admitted to this program. Admission is not restricted to students who have completed a BSc.

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Social Work (Professional Transfer)

Do you have a passion for people? Are you dedicated to social reform? Does the thought of helping people help themselves inspire you? Work for change, study social work.

prepro@uleth.ca
403-329-5106

Students with an academic objective of social work are generally admitted to a BA program at the University of Lethbridge with a major of the student’s choice. Majors in Economics, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology may be of particular interest. The nature of the social work profession is such that a student should possess a strong background in the social sciences before application to a Faculty of Social Work. The University of Lethbridge offers courses which prepare a student for application to the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work.

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Veterinary Medicine (Professional Transfer)

Does your scientific mind seek to understand the health and wellness of animals? Are you ready to make a difference in this world? Do you believe that a dog really is man's best friend? Explore your love of animals, study veterinary medicine.

prepro@uleth.ca
403-329-5106

Students with an academic objective of veterinary medicine are admitted to a BSc degree with a major in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Neuroscience. The choice of major does not affect a student’s eligibility for admission but does affect registration priority for courses at the U of L. After completion of a year or two, students may elect to change majors and complete another degree program. Students considering a change of major should consult an Academic Advisor.

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Each pre-professional and professional transfer program offered by the University of Lethbridge varies in the number of course hours required by the professional school before acceptance will be considered. The core courses outlined in each program must be met prior to application.

Your acceptance into a pre-professional or professional transfer program at the University of Lethbridge does not preclude acceptance into professional programs at other universities.

While these programs have been designed to transfer seamlessly to our partner universities, they are not exclusive and could be used to transfer to other professional schools. Students should seek advice from the school to which they intend to transfer if this is their intent.

Students interested in pre-professional and professional transfer programs at uLethbridge are urged to consult with Academic Advising (M2102; tel. 403-329-5106; email: artsci.advising@uleth.ca) for further information. Direct consultation with each professional school of choice is also recommended.