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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Admissions A.5 Undergraduate Admission Requirements A.5.1 Canadian High School Students A.5.1.1 Admission Requirements
A.5.1.1 Admission Requirements
Prerequisite Requirements Admission requirements may differ from prerequisite requirements for a specific degree or program. Applicants must be aware that they may be admitted to a program for which there are course prerequisite to complete the program. Course prerequisites can be found in the course description section of this calendar (ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/course-desc-main.html).
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.

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

Economics, Geography (BA, BSc), Psychology (BSc)

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

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

Psychology (BSc): while not required for admission, Biology 30 & Chemistry 30 are required to complete program requirements.

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.

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
  • 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 at least 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite for 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 at least 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is required for admission.

Biomechanics

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

*A grade of at least 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is required for admission.

**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 at least 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite for 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 at least 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite for 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 at least 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite for 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 at least 70% in Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite for 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 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).