Site Navigation

The official academic calendar is transitioning to a new software platform and will be in effect for the 2024/2025 Academic Calendar. Please click here to view a prototype version.

Welcome
A Message from the President
Important Notice and Disclaimer
Academic Schedule
Types of Credentials and Sub-Degree Nomenclature
Undergraduate Degrees with a Major
Combined Degrees
Minor Programs
Student and Campus Services
Admissions
Academic Regulations
Experiential Learning
Tuition and General Fees
Student Financial Support
Architecture, Planning and Landscape, School of
Faculty of Arts
Cumming School of Medicine
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Haskayne School of Business
Faculty of Kinesiology
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Nursing
Qatar Faculty
Schulich School of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social Work
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Werklund School of Education
Embedded Certificates
Continuing Education
COURSES OF INSTRUCTION
About the University of Calgary
Glossary of Terms
Archives
Contact Us
University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Welcome A Message from the President
A Message from the President
Welcome to the University of Calgary, a lively community of transformative teaching, learning, research, culture and athletics where we are building a brighter future. It’s no secret that Calgary is Western Canada’s fastest growing urban centre, a global tech and innovation hub, ranked third most liveable city in the world, with the highest GDP per capita of all major Canadian cities. When you discover the University of Calgary, you join an engaged campus of students, faculty, staff and alumni who are the spark fuelling Canada’s most enterprising city.

UCalgary has also earned a reputation as Canada’s most entrepreneurial university. We’re passionate about our entrepreneurial mindset, whether it’s expressed as creative ways of addressing social challenges, designing more sustainable communities, pushing boundaries in the arts, or inventing a new business model. These skills include seeking out opportunities where others see problems, adapting to solve challenges in low-resource situations, being able to pitch an idea, working effectively in teams and learning from failure. The competencies of entrepreneurial thinking prepare UCalgary students for an uncertain and changing world, confident in their own abilities to change the status quo, invent new products, new services, new ways of thinking, as disruptors. We believe UCalgary is the best place to Start Something and the Association of University Technology Managers agrees, ranking our campus as the No. 1 start-up creator among all research institutions in Canada.

Our campus community is the catalyst that starts a chain reaction and unlocks possibilities. There are so many opportunities to stoke your curiosity, fuel discovery and nurture community engagement at the University of Calgary. Get involved with a wealth of extracurricular activities to enhance your university experience, including over 300 student clubs, 50 intramural sports, volunteer opportunities, study abroad programs and leadership opportunities. There’s always something happening on our campuses: Clubs Week, Networking 101, the Crowchild Classic, the UCalgary Strong Festival, the Emerging Leaders Program, School of Creative and Performing Arts live performances, Nickle Galleries exhibitions, Dinos Athletics games and much more.

The 2023-24 academic year is yet another opportunity for our campus community to shine by transforming ideas into reality, working across disciplines to address complex problems and defying convention through courageous thinking. It’s time to take your place at the University of Calgary and to Start Something.

Ed McCauley, PhD, FRSC
President and Vice-Chancellor