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University of Calgary Calendar 2019-2020 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

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
  • Computing Science, Career and Technology Series Advanced 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

 

*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.
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 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.

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

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

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 4.2.2.

Mathematics,
Science

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

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
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 Computer Science (5 credits)
- One approved course or option at the 30 level

Elementary and 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
  • Computing Science, Career and Technology Series Advanced 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
  • 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 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: see section A.5.1.2.

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.
  • Science 30 cannot be used to replace a specific 30-level science courses required for admission (Chemistry, Biology, Physics).