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Please refer to the current Undergraduate Academic Calendar in the following section for the most complete information:


Academic Calendar - The Academic Calendar is your reference to all academic policies and regulations. It also includes the university schedule (lists all important dates, first and last day of classes, holidays, etc), course descriptions and designations, GLER requirements, fee information, academic regulations, and more.

Calendar Year - Your calendar year is the academic year that you were admitted to the University. Your calendar year will remain the same throughout the duration of your program and you must complete the requirements listed for that year.

Core Requirement - Core requirements are those courses that are taken in every management major for that program. For example, every Bachelor of Management student must take MGT 2100 Introductory Accounting, regardless of their major.

Corequisite - a course that must be taken before or at the same time as another course.

Course Designation - Courses offered in the Faculty of Arts & Science are categorized into one of three lists: Fine Arts/Humanities, Social Science, and Science. These are also known as GLER courses. The course designation (the list to which the course belongs) can be found under each course listing in the Timetable and in the Academic Regulations section of the Academic Calendar.

Credit Hours - The weighting factor of the course when determining grade point average. Regular full semester credit courses carry a weighting of 3.0 credit hours, while half-credit courses carry a weighting of 1.5 credit hours. Some courses carry non-standard credit hours. For example, MGT 3091 is worth 6.0 credit hours. A University of Lethbridge student requires 120 credit hours to graduate with a four year degree.

Cross-listed course - A single course which may be designated as originating from two different Faculties/Schools within the University and which counts in both disciplines. For example, MGT 3050 is cross-listed with POLI 3420 (Political Science) and counts as both a Management core requirement and Arts and Science Social Science GLER.

Elective - A course that you may choose freely from all available, as long as you are within any restrictions that apply to your program, such as limits on 1000-level courses and courses from outside the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Equivalent Course - Courses denoted as "equivalent" in the course description can be substituted to meet any specified course or degree requirement. Students may not retain credit for two equivalent courses; they are considered repeats.

GLER - A course that is taken to meet the General Liberal Education Requirement. Most courses offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science complete the General Liberal Education Requirement (GLER), which fulfills the University’s liberal arts mandate. Students must complete a specified number of courses selected from three different lists: Fine Arts/Humanities, Social Science, and Science. See GLER for more information.

Non-Management Elective - Any course not offered by the Faculty of Management. It could be an Arts & Science, Education, Nursing, Health Sciences or Fine Arts course.

Prerequisite - A course that must be taken before another course.

Program - A specific set of course requirements leading to the completion of a degree at the University of Lethbridge. Program in the Faculty of Management include Bachelor of Management, Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management, Management Certificate and Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Residence Requrement - The number of courses that must be completed at the U of L in order for a degree to be granted. The residence requirement varies, depending on your program. See the Academic Regulations section of the Calendar.

Substantially Similar - Courses that have a lot of similar content, but are not deemed equivalent are termed "substantially similar." Students may not use credit for two substantially similar courses towards their degree requirements. For example, MGT 2060 is substantially similar to CPSC 1000 and credit may not be used for both courses.

The Bridge - The Bridge is the U of L student web information system where you can log into your personal account. Your username and password should be outlined in your admission documents. Through the Bridge, you can:

  • register for courses
  • view class schedules
  • see tuition fee assessments
  • view/print working copy transcripts
  • see final grades
  • check early registration window
  • obtain T2202A tax forms
  • request official transcripts
  • access Health & Dental opt-out
  • verify enrollment letters (cannot be used for student loans)
  • apply to graduate

Timetable -The Timetable is a list of course informaion for a semester. It is updated every semester and will display which classes are offered, the days and times they will take place, the room, and the designated instructor.

Topics Courses - Courses that are not regularly offered at the University. The title and content of topics courses may vary with different offerings. MGT 3815 is a topcis course in Management.

U of L Email - You will be assigned a University of Lethbridge email account which is usually in the following format: firstname.lastname@uleth.ca Check your U of L email frequently as it is how the Faculty of Management will communicate with you. Your username and password are the same as your Bridge account.