Available Programs and Required Qualifications

All applicants are required to meet general admission requirements, which vary by admission route. In addition to these general admission requirements, some programs have additional admission requirements, as indicated below. Most programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science do not currently have any additional high school course admission requirements, but students admitted to some majors will need one or more specific high school courses to meet the prerequisite requirements for courses required in the program. See High School Prerequisites by Program.
Note: Effective beginning with Fall 2017 admission, the Faculty of Arts and Science is implementing specific high school admission requirements for some programs. Full details are available in the Undergraduate Calendar and Course Catalogue.

Arts and Science

Program(s)

Major(s)

Minimum Admission Average 1

Additional Admission Requirements 2

High School Applicants

Transfer Applicants

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc.).

All except Environmental Science

65%

2.00

None

Note: Effective for Fall 2017 admission, specific high school course requirements apply for some majors. See Part 7, Admission, p. 102. 

Bachelor of Science

Environmental Science

Competitive

Successful applicants usually present:

  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Mathematics 30-1

Pre-Professional Transfer Program in Engineering

Not applicable

75%

Competitive

  • Chemistry 30
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30

Pre-Nursing Pathway (B.A.)

General Social Sciences

65%

2.00

None

Post-Diploma Bachelor of Arts

Agricultural Studies

N/A

2.50 3

  • Approved College Diploma

Post-Diploma Bachelor of Science

Agricultural Studies;

Computer Science;

Geography (with Concentration in Geographical Information Science)

N/A

2.50 3

  • Approved College Diploma

Post-Diploma Bachelor of Science

Environmental Science

N/A

2.75 3

  • Approved College Diploma

Note: Applicants with diploma GPA of 2.00 to 2.74 and related employment experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

  1. When the number of qualified applicants exceeds available spaces, the minimum admission average required may be higher.
  2. Equivalent courses will be accepted in lieu of the Alberta high school courses listed below. Transferable courses in the same discipline will be considered to meet Alberta high school admission requirements on a case-by-case basis.
  3. The admission average for post-diploma programs is the cumulative diploma GPA.

 

Education

Note:   The Faculty of Education does not offer a B.Ed. degree alone, except after an approved degree. First degree students must be admitted to a Combined Degrees program in order to earn a B.Ed..

Program(s)

Major(s)

Minimum Admission Average 1

Additional Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Education After an Approved Degree (B.Ed. (After Degree))

All

2.50 2

  • Approved undergraduate degree
  • EDUC 2500
  • Writing Proficiency Requirement
  • Additional admission requirements apply for specific majors

Pre-B.Ed. (After Degree)

All

2.50

  • Approved undergraduate degree

Diploma in Education

Student Initiated

2.00

  • Teacher certification
  • Two years of teaching experience
  1. When the number of qualified applicants exceeds available spaces, the minimum admission average required may be higher.
  2. The average for admission to the B.Ed. (After Degree) is calculated on the terms containing the most recent 20 courses (60.0 credit hours).

 

Fine Arts

Program(s)

Major(s)

Minimum Admission
Average 1

Additional Admission Requirements

High School Applicants

Transfer Applicants

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Arts (B.F.A. - Art)

B.F.A. - Native American Art

Art History/Museum Studies

65%

2.00

None

Art Studio

65%

2.00

  • Portfolio

B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts

Performance;

Technical/Design

65%

2.00

None

B.F.A. - Multidisciplinary

Multidisciplinary

65%

2.00

None

B.F.A. - New Media

New Media

65%

2.00

  • Portfolio or Essay Alternative
  • Summary Questionnaire

Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)

Digital Audio Arts

65%

2.00

  • Portfolio

Music

65%

2.00

  • Audition

Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Art (after a Two- or Three-year Diploma)

Art History/Museum Studies; Art Studio

N/A

2.50 2

  • Approved College Diploma
  • Portfolio

Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts (after a Two- or Three-year Diploma)

Performance;

Technical/Design

N/A

2.50 2

  • Approved College Diploma
  • Audition/Portfolio

Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Multidisciplinary (after a Two- or Three-year Diploma)

Multidisciplinary

N/A

2.50 2

  • Approved College Diploma

Post-Diploma B.Mus. (after a Two- or Three-year Diploma)

Music

N/A

2.50 2

  • Approved College Diploma
  • Audition
  1. When the number of qualified applicants exceeds available spaces, the minimum admission average required may be higher.
  2. The admission average for post-diploma programs is the cumulative diploma GPA.

 

Health Sciences

Program(s)

Major(s)

Minimum Admission Average 1

Additional Admission Requirements 2

High School Applicants

Transfer Applicants

Bachelor of Health Sciences (B.H.Sc.)

Aboriginal Health

65%

2.00

  • Biology 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Spoken English Language Proficiency

Addictions Counselling

65%

2.00

  • Admission Statement
  • Spoken English Language Proficiency

Public Health

65%

2.00

  • Biology 30
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Spoken English Language Proficiency

Bachelor of Nursing (B.N.)

Nursing

Competitive

  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • A distinct Fifth Course
  • Spoken English Language Proficiency

Bachelor of Nursing After an Approved Degree (B.N. After Degree)

Nursing

Competitive

  • Approved undergraduate degree
  • 6.0 credit hours in Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • 3.0 credit hours in Microbiology
  • 3.0 credit hours in Statistics
  • 6.0 credit hours in Fine Arts or Humanities
  • 6.0 credit hours in Social Sciences
  • Spoken English Language Proficiency

Post-Diploma B.H.Sc.

Addictions Counselling

N/A

3.00 3

  • Approved College Diploma
  • Spoken English Language Proficiency

Post-Diploma Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation (B.T.R.)

Therapeutic Recreation

N/A

3.00 3

  • Approved College Diploma
  • Spoken English Language Proficiency
  1. When the number of qualified applicants exceeds available spaces, the minimum admission average required may be higher.
  2. Equivalent courses will be accepted in lieu of the Alberta high school courses listed below. Transferable courses in the same discipline will be considered to meet Alberta high school admission requirements on a case-by-case basis.
  3. The admission average for post-diploma programs is the cumulative diploma GPA.

 

Management

Program(s)

Major(s)

Minimum Admission Average 1

Additional Admission Requirements 2

High School Applicants

Transfer Applicants

Bachelor of Management (B.Mgt.)

Quantitative Majors 3

65%

Competitive

  • Mathematics 30-1

Non-Quantitative Majors 3

65%

Competitive

  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2

Management Certificates

Certificates in Finance, Human Resources Management and Labour Relations, and Marketing

N/A

2.00

  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2

All other Certificates

N/A

2.00

None

Professional Diploma in Accounting (PDA)

Accounting

N/A

2.00

  • Approved undergraduate degree

Post-Diploma B.Mgt (20-Course)

All

N/A

Competitive 4

(3.00 guaranteed)

  • Approved College Diploma

Post-Diploma B.Mgt (25-Course)

General Management

N/A

Competitive 4

(3.00 guaranteed)

  • Approved College Diploma
  1. When the number of qualified applicants exceeds available spaces, the minimum admission average required may be higher.
  2. Equivalent courses will be accepted in lieu of the Alberta high school courses listed below. Transferable courses in the same discipline will be considered to meet Alberta high school admission requirements on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Quantitative Majors: Accounting, Economics, Finance
    Non-Quantitative Majors: Computer Science, First Nations’ Governance, General Management, Human Resource Management and Labour Relations, International Management, Marketing, Political Science
  4. The admission average for post-diploma programs is the cumulative diploma GPA.

 

Combined Degrees

Program(s)

Major(s)

Minimum Admission
Average 1

Additional Admission Requirements 2

High School Applicants

Transfer Applicants

B.A./B.Mgt.

B.Sc./B.Mgt

Quantitative Management Majors 4

65%

2.00

  • Mathematics 30-1

Note: Effective for Fall 2017 admission, specific high school course requirements apply for some Arts and Science majors. See Part 13, Admission, p. 239. 

Non-Quantitative Management Majors 4

65%

2.00

  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2

Note: Effective for Fall 2017 admission, specific high school course requirements apply for some Arts and Science majors. See Part 13, Admission, p. 239. 

B.F.A. - New Media/B.Mgt.

Quantitative Management Majors 4

65%

2.00

  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Portfolio/Questionnaire

Non-Quantitative Management Majors 4

65%

2.00

  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Portfolio/Questionnaire

B.H.Sc./B.Mgt.

Quantitative Management Majors 4

65%

2.00

  • Biology 30
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Spoken English Language Proficiency

Non-Quantitative Management Majors 4

65%

2.00

  • Biology 30
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Spoken English Language Proficiency

Pre-B.A./B.Ed.

Pre-B.Sc./B.Ed.

All

65%

2.00

None

Note: Effective for Fall 2017 admission, specific high school course requirements apply for some Arts and Science majors. See Part 13, Admission, p. 239. 

B.A./B.Ed.

B.Sc./B.Ed.

All

N/A

2.50 3

  • 20 Transferable Courses
  • Education 2500
  • Writing Proficiency Requirement
  • Additional admission requirements apply for specific Education majors

Note: Effective for Fall 2017 admission, specific high school course requirements apply for some Arts and Science majors. See Part 13, Admission, p. 239. 

Pre-B.F.A. - Art/B.Ed.

Art

65%

2.00

  • Portfolio

B.F.A. - Art/B.Ed.

Art

N/A

2.50 3

  • 20 Transferable Courses
  • Portfolio
  • Education 2500
  • Writing Proficiency Requirement

Pre-B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts/B.Ed.

Dramatic Arts

65%

2.00

None

B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts/B.Ed.

Dramatic Arts

N/A

2.50 3

  • 20 Transferable Courses
  • Portfolio
  • Performance Audition
  • Interview
  • Education 2500
  • Writing Proficiency Requirement

Pre-B.F.A. - New Media/B.Ed.

New Media

65%

2.00

  • Portfolio or Essay Alternative
  • Summary Questionnaire

B.F.A. - New Media/B.Ed.

New Media

N/A

2.50 3

  • 20 Transferable Courses
  • Portfolio or Essay Alternative
  • Summary Questionnaire
  • Education 2500
  • Writing Proficiency Requirement

Pre-B.Mus./B.Ed.

Music

65%

2.00

  • Audition

B.Mus./B.Ed.

Music

N/A

2.50 3

  • 20 Transferable Courses
  • Fine Arts Audition
  • Education Audition
  • Education 2500
  • Writing Proficiency Requirement

Pre-B.Mgt./B.Ed.

Quantitative Management Majors 4

65%

2.00

  • Mathematics 30-1

Non-Quantitative Management Majors 4

65%

2.00

  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2

B.Mgt./B.Ed.

Quantitative Management Majors 4

N/A

2.50 3

  • 20 Transferable Courses
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Education 2500
  • Writing Proficiency Requirement

Non-Quantitative Management Majors 4

N/A

2.50 3

  • 20 Transferable Courses
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Education 2500
  • Writing Proficiency Requirement

Pre-Post-Diploma B.F.A. -
Art/B.Ed.

Art

N/A

2.50 5

  • Approved College Diploma
  • Portfolio

Pre-Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts/B.Ed.

Dramatic Arts

N/A

2.50 5

  • Approved College Diploma
  • Audition

Pre-Post-Diploma B.Mgt./B.Ed.

All

N/A

Competitive 5

(3.00 guaranteed)

  • Approved College Diploma
  1. When the number of qualified applicants exceeds available spaces, the minimum admission average required may be higher.
  2. Equivalent courses will be accepted in lieu of the Alberta high school courses listed below. Transferable courses in the same discipline will be considered to meet Alberta high school admission requirements on a case-by-case basis.
  3. The GPA for admission directly to Combined Degrees with the Bachelor of Education is calculated on the terms containing the most recent 20 courses (60.0 credit hours).
  4. Quantitative Majors: Accounting, Economics, Finance
    Non-Quantitative Majors: Computer Science, First Nations’ Governance, General Management, Human Resource Management and Labour Relations, International Management, Marketing, Political Science
  5. The admission average for post-diploma programs is the cumulative diploma GPA.