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Program FAQ

How do I apply?
Applying is easy. See our six simple steps. We're here to help if you have any questions.

What are the admission requirements?
Visit our admission requirements webpage.

Are there additional requirements for specific programs?
Sometimes.Some programs have additional requirements that are specific to that program or major. Check the program page for additional requirements. 

Do different programs have different application deadlines?
Sometimes. Some programs only intake students once a year. Check to see if your program has a unique deadline.

What is the difference between a program and a major?
A program is the combination of all of the programs you need to successfully complete to get your degree, diploma or certificate. For example, a BMgt in economics or a BSc in chemistry are degree programs. The program includes all of the requirements for the degree, such as the major, minor, courses in our Liberal Arts Lists, and divisional course designation.

Your major is the main area of specialization within the broader program requirements. For example, a student in the BA program can choose a major from the humanities or social sciences, e.g., psychology is a major.

Where can I search for programs?
Here's where you can check our programs. Let us know if you have any questions.

How do I choose the right program for me?
It's ok. You don't need to have it all figured out just yet. We are a liberal education institution which means our students need to take a number of courses from different disciplines to fulfill requirements for our degrees. That will give you a chance to discover your passion and determine the area that makes you shine, inside and out. Here are a few tips.

  • Determine your interests and your skill set.
  • Get information from high school counsellors, family, friends, current students, and university advisors on how they chose their program or career path.
  • Research your programs of interest and gradually trim your list of favourites.
  • Pick something that you find exciting and interesting

What if I make the wrong choice?
As a liberal education institution, we encourage our students to broaden their horizons and take courses they are interested in, but maybe not as a major. You never know where you will find your passion. The variety of courses you are required to take in your first year make it easy for you to switch from one program to another. If you think you might like to study something in the humanities, but you're having trouble deciding between philosophy, French, and religious studies, apply to one program and see if you like it. You can use your electives to try out the other options and change your program later on.

If you have applied to one program and decide later on that it's not for you, it is a relatively simple process to change your major. Visit our Registrar’s Office and fill out the appropriate form. The required courses from your old program will become the electives in your new program, so it is likely that most, if not all the courses you have taken will count towards your degree.

Will my degree determine my career?
Your major does not determine your career path, although it can help. Many jobs that are in the spotlight right now didn't even exist 10 years ago. Employers are looking for people who have critical thinking skills, are adaptable and can apply skills they received inside and out of the classroom in a variety of settings.

If you apply to a program in education, health sciences, or management, there are some obvious career links, but what if your major is history or anthropology? You may have trouble seeing a career path.

Finding a job is important, but so is studying something you love. Applying to a program just because you think it’s practical and will pay a good salary will likely not make you happy in the end.

Fortunately, any Bachelor’s degree will give you options. The focus is on what you learn along the way that you can apply to any situation: time management, working under a deadline, presentation skills, analytical thinking, complex problem solving, creative thinking and simple solutions, etc. These are all skills that are highly sought after in the business world and that make your degree marketable and applicable to any number of jobs. We pride ourselves on teaching our students how to think, not what to think.

A university degree is broad and gives you the background you need to be good at a lot of different things. The great thing about this is that you have a lot of career options and the flexibility to redirect your career path throughout your life.

What are classes like?
The great thing about university is that you can explore areas you want to study. And, no matter the major you choose, you will be able to take a wide range of classes. One of the great features of uLethbridge is that we are a liberal arts university. This means that you will be able to explore many subject areas, particularly in your first year, and most, if not all, the courses will all count towards your degree. It’s built right into your program!

Liberal Arts courses and electives make it easier for you to switch your program if you find something else you like. These courses will also give you a wider skill set which leads to greater career flexibility after you graduate. Find out what classes are like here and see which ones interest you.

Why don't you come to campus and find out for yourself what classes are like? Our student-for-a-day program matches future students with current students in the same area of study. You can go to class, get the real deal on what's like to be a uLethbridge student, and we will even take you for lunch. 

Can I take evening, weekend, or distance learning courses?
Are you a working professional looking to take management courses but only have time on evenings and weekends? The University of Lethbridge Calgary Campus is designed with the working adult in mind. Classes are offered in the evenings and on Saturdays to accommodate your work schedule. Generally, the uLethbridge Calgary Campus offers classes Monday through Friday from 6 to 8:50 p.m. and two classes on Saturday — 9 to 11:50 a.m. and 1 to 3:50 p.m. Class times may vary depending on course requirements. Learn more about our Calgary Campus.

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