All programs offered by the Faculty of Science have a fixed number of places for students. For any given program, whenever demand exceeds capacity enrolment will be limited and students will be admitted on the basis of descending ranked academic performance until that capacity is met. Specified selection criteria are described in Section 4 (Program Details) under the appropriate Department.
Direct entry is possible to most Science Major programs. Entry to most Science Honours programs is possible only after successful completion of at least 30 credits (5.0 full-course equivalents). A limited number of programs offer direct entry into a Science Honours program for highly qualified high school students. These programs are Biochemistry; Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology; Chemical Physics; Ecology; Neuroscience; Plant Biology; and Zoology. Students who do not enter an Honours program at the time of admission, can be considered following the completion of at least 30 credits (5.0 full-course equivalents).
Repeated courses may only be counted once in a student’s degree program but all instances (that fall within the group of courses used to calculate admission) are used in the calculation of the admission grade point average.
For additional admission requirements, refer to the departmental sections.
Students may transfer from one program to any other for which they are eligible.
Continuing University of Calgary students may request a change of program online using the Student Centre. Changes in program include transfer to a program in the Faculty of Science, either from another faculty or from within the Faculty of Science, including transfer from a Major to an Honours program, and designation of a Minor. If an application is unsuccessful, a new application must be submitted in the following year.
To be eligible for admission, a student must meet the following requirements: