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Faculty/Program Required Courses Supplementary Requirements Notes
Arts

Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Studies

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

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

BMus: online audition form and audition.
Dance: statement of interest and audition.
Visual Studies: portfolio.

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.

Earth Science

- Chemistry 30
- English Language Arts 30-1
- Mathematics 30-1
- Two approved courses at the 30 level of which one may be an approved option

Economics

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

Geography (BA, BSc), Psychology (BA)

- English Language Arts 30-1
- Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
- Three approved courses at the 30 level of which one may be an approved option
Psychology (BSc)

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

All Other Programs

- English Language Arts 30-1
- Four approved courses at the 30 level of which one may be an approved option
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 at least 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is required for admission.
Haskayne School of Business

- English Language Arts 30-1
- Mathematics 30-1
-Two of:

  • Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits)
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • CTS Computing Science 30 level (5 credits)
  • 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

Kinesiology

Most majors

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

 

Biomechanics

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

*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.
Schulich School of Engineering

Regular admission route:
- English Language Arts 30-1
- Mathematics 30-1
- Mathematics 31
- Chemistry 30
- Physics 30

Biology-based admission route:
- English Language Arts 30-1
- Mathematics 30-1
- Mathematics 31
- Chemistry 30
- Biology 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.

Admission offers via the Biology-based admission route are conditional on successful completion of the Schulich School of Engineering Summer Bioengineering Institute prior to the start of the engineering program.

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

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

Werklund School of Education
Four-Year Education Program: Community-Based

Early Childhood Education

- English Language Arts 30-1
- Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2,
- One of Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
- Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option
Preference for admission into this program is given to students in rural and remote areas of Alberta. For further details, see Undergraduate Programs in Education.

Students solely deficient English 30-1 and/or not meeting the competitive average requirement will automatically be considered for the Bridging Pathway. See Werklund School of Education 3.1.1.

English Language Arts

- English Language Arts 30-1
- Two of Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
- Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option

 

Mathematics,
Science

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

Social Studies, Social Studies – Revitalization of Indigenous Languages

- English Language Arts 30-1
- Social Studies 30-1
- One of Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
- Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option
Four Year Education Program: On Campus

Elementary:
Early Childhood Education

- English Language Arts 30-1
- Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
- One of Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
- Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option

Elementary:
English Language Arts,
Fine Arts Education

Secondary:
English Language Arts,
Fine Arts Education – Drama,
Fine Arts Education – Visual Studies

K-12: English Language Learners, Second Languages

- English Language Arts 30-1
- Two of Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
- Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option

Elementary: Mathematics, Science

Secondary:
Mathematics,
Science – Biology,
Science – Physics

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

Elementary:
Social Studies
Social Studies – Revitalization of Indigenous Languages

Secondary: Social Studies

- English Language Arts 30-1
- Social Studies 30-1
- One of Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
- Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option

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: ucalgary.ca/registrar/requirements.

  • Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits)
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • CTS Computing Science 30 level (5 credits)
  • 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: see section A.5.1.2.

Approved Options

Social Studies 30-2 Dual Credit Courses
Social Sciences
  • International Politics
  • World Religions
  • World Geography
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Cultural and Physical Anthropology
  • Applied Sociology
  • Philosophies of Man
  • Microeconomics
  • Western World History
  • Macroeconomics
Career and Technology

  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Design Studies
  • Electro-technologies
  • Enterprise and Innovation
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Financial Management
  • Human and Social Services
  • Legal Studies
  • Logistics
  • Management and Marketing
  • Networking
  • Primary Resources
  • Recreation Leadership



Locally Developed Courses
  • Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Forensic Studies
  • Fine Arts group
  • Second language group
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry (Advanced)
  • Creative Writing and Publishing
  • Environmental Science Advanced
  • Global Perspectives
  • Journalism
  • Literary Creation
  • Marine Life and Ecosystem Studies
  • Physics (Advanced)
  • Psychology – Abnormal
  • Scientific Research

Locally developed courses may be added or removed as curriculum revisions are made. Course outlines can be sent to the Associate Registrar, Admissions and Recruitment for assessment.

Options from the approved list will be combined (if required) to fulfill one approved option requirement (5 or 6 credits) using the courses with the higher grades first.

Intermediate and Advanced Credits cannot be combined to satisfy a course requirement.