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Faculty/Program Required Courses Supplementary Requirements Notes
Arts

BA, BSc, BCC, BCMS, BFS

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Four approved courses at the 30 level of which one may be an approved option
  Recommended courses:
Mathematics 30-1: Earth Science, Economics, Geography, and BSc Psychology
Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2: BA Psychology
Biology 30 & Chemistry 30: Earth Science, BSc Psychology

Fine Art Programs: Visual Studies, Dance, Drama & Music

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Four approved courses at the 30 level*

*Approved courses may include locally developed courses specific to Art, Dance, Drama or Music. A maximum of two approved Fine Arts courses are permitted. Either two 5-credit courses or, one 5-credit and one 3- or 5-credit course may be used.

Visual Studies: portfolio.
BMus: online audition form and audition.
Dance: statement of interest and audition.
Admission to the BMus, BA (Music) or Minor in Music requires evidence of successful completion of RCM Level 8 Theory or the departmental music theory diagnostic exam.
Cumming School of Medicine

BCR

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Biology 30
  • Three approved courses at the 30 level of which one may be approved option

BHSc

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • One approved course or option at the 30 level
Online supplementary application *A grade of 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is a required.
Haskayne School of Business
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1*
  • Two of:
    • Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits),
    • Biology 30,
    • Chemistry 30,
    • Computing Science, Intermediate Level (5 credits) or Advanced Level (5 credits) Career and Technology Series,
    • Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level,
    • Mathematics 31,
    • Physics 30,
    • Science 30,
    • Social Studies 30-1
  • One additional approved 5-credit (or two 3-credit) course or option at the 30 level
*A grade of 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite for most first year mathematics courses.
Kinesiology

Most majors

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1*
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • One approved course or option at the 30 level

 

Exercise and Health Physiology: a grade of 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is required.

 

Biomechanics

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1*
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Mathematics 31**

*A grade of 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is required.

**If Mathematics 31 is not available, the admission average is based on four courses.

Physics 30 is recommended.

Nursing
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • One approved course or option at the 30 level
Mathematics 30-2 is preferred.
Science
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1*
  • Two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at the 30 level*, Mathematics 31, CTS Computer Science Advanced
  • One approved course or option at the 30 level
  

Students are encouraged to take high school courses related to their intended major.

*A grade of 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite for most first year mathematics courses.

Schulich School of Engineering
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Mathematics 31
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
If Mathematics 31 was not attempted, the final admission average will be a minimum of 5% higher. Mathematics 31 will be replaced with another approved course.
Werklund School of Education  
Elementary Four Year Education Program: On Campus

Early Childhood Education
English Language Arts
Fine Arts Education

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
  • One of Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
  • Two approved courses or options at the 30 level

 

 

Mathematics
Science

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1*
  • Two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Mathematics 31 or CTS Computer Science Advanced (5 credits)
  • One approved course or option at the 30 level

 

*A grade of 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite for most first year mathematics courses.

Social Studies

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
  • One of Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • One approved course or option at the 30 level
Secondary Four Year Education Program: On Campus

English Language Arts
Fine Arts Education – Drama
Fine Arts Education – Visual Studies

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
  • One of Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
  • Two approved courses or options at the 30 level

Mathematics
Science – Biology
Science – Physics

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1*
  • Two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Mathematics 31 or CTS Computer Science Advanced (5 credits)
  • One approved course or option at the 30 level
*A grade of 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite for most first year mathematics courses.

Social Studies

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
  • One of Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • One approved course or option at the 30 level
K-12 Four Year Education Program: On Campus

English Language Learners
Second Languages

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
  • One of Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
  • Two approved courses or options at the 30 level
Four Year Education Program: Community Based Preference for admission will be given to students from rural communities.

English Language Arts

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
  • One of Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
  • Two approved courses or options at the 30 level

Mathematics
Science

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1*
  • Two of Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
  • One approved course or option at the 30 level
*A grade of 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite for most first year mathematics courses.

Social Studies

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
  • One of Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • One approved course or option at the 30 level
Concurrent Education Program Must meet course requirements for faculty offering the concurrent degree.

Recommended courses: May be required as a prerequisite for a first year course, however, they are not required nor used for admission.

Approved Courses

The following is a list of approved Alberta high school courses. Information regarding equivalent courses is available at https://www.ucalgary.ca/registrar/requirements

  • Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits)
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Computing Science, Intermediate Level (5 credits) or Advanced Level (5 credits)
  • Career and Technology Series
  • Fine Arts courses*: Unless stated above, one Fine Arts course may be used for admission to a non-Fine Arts program (Art 30 or 31, Choral Music 30, General Music 30, Instrumental Music 30, Drama 30, Dance 35)
  • Language or Language and Culture Courses at the 30 level
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physical Education 30
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1

Standard admission process: Approved courses may be presented at the 20 or 30 level.

Approved Options
  • Other five-credit 30-level courses excluding Special Projects 30 and English 30-2.
  • Three-credit courses: two three-credit 30-level courses can be combined to fulfil one approved option requirement.
  • One-credit courses: five intermediate or five advanced credits in Career and Technology Studies (CTS) can be used to fulfil one approved option requirement. Intermediate and Advanced Credits cannot be combined to satisfy a course requirement.

Standard admission process: Approved options may be presented at the 20 or 30 level.

Notes:

  • Two courses in the same subject area may not be presented to satisfy entrance requirements unless the courses are Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2 or Mathematics 31.
  • Only one 30-level course in a language stream may be used to satisfy admission requirements.
  • A minimum grade of 70 per cent in Mathematics 30-1 (or equivalent) is the prerequisite for most first year mathematics courses. Some courses may have additional requirements. Details available at ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/mathematics.html.
  • Science 30 cannot be used to replace a specific 30-level science courses required for admission (Chemistry, Biology, Physics).