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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 Cumming School of Medicine 4. Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours 4.4 Admissions
4.4 Admissions

There are approximately 100 first-year students granted admissions each year across the various Majors. Admission is based both on the admission requirements listed below and the Supplementary Application score.

Applicants must submit both a completed Bachelor of Health Sciences Supplementary Application and a University of Calgary Application for Admission. Students are directed to the online Supplementary Application after the Application for Admission to the Bachelor of Health Sciences program is submitted.

Year 1 Admission

Admission to Year 1 is normally limited to those who meet the requirements set out below and have completed no more than 6 units transferable courses from a recognized post-secondary institution. Those with more than 6 units may be required to apply to Year 2.

(a) To be considered for admission applicants must present the admission requirements as outlined in section A.5.1.1 Admission Requirements and complete the Online Supplementary Application by the deadlines indicated in section A.3 (Deadline Dates for Undergraduate Admission).

(b) Admission is competitive. Therefore, meeting the minimum standards as set out in (a) does not guarantee admission.

(c) Applications will only be accepted electronically. The supplementary application is to be submitted online.

(d) All applicants will be informed of their status through the applicant's Student Centre at my.ucalgary.ca.

(e) BHSc applicants will be considered for Early Admission. Incomplete files will not be reviewed. Applicants currently in high school should refer to Early Admission Process for High School Students in A.5.1.3 in the Admissions section of this Calendar for details. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply for admission and submit the supplementary information as early as possible.

Year 2 Admission

(a) Meet the deadlines as outlined in section A.3 (Deadline Dates for Undergraduate Admission).

Summer Term (Spring/Summer Intersession) courses completed in the year of application will not be considered.

(b) Admission is competitive and seats are limited. Students must have completed at least 24 units by the end of the Winter Term in the year of application (12 units completed by the end of the Fall Term) of which a minimum of 12 units must be from the following courses corresponding to the major applied to.

Biomedical Sciences Major

Biology 241, 243, Chemistry 201, 203, Mathematics 249 (or 265), Physics 211 (or 221), 223

Bioinformatics Major

Biology 241, 243, Computer Science 231 (or 217), 233 (or 219), Mathematics 265 (249), 267, Chemistry 201, 203

Health and Society Major

Biology 241, 243, Health and Society 201, any 200-level 3-unit English course, Psychology 200, 201, Sociology 201, Anthropology 203, Geography 254, Economics 201*, 203*, any 200-level Political Science course, Community Rehabilitation 205, 207

*Students considering the Health Economics concentration in the BHSc Honours are strongly encouraged to complete both Economics 201 and 203, as they are prerequisites for most 300-level Economics courses.

(c) Applications will only be accepted electronically. The supplementary application is to be submitted online.

(d) All applicants will be informed of their status through the applicant's Student Centre at my.ucalgary.ca.

(e) BHSc applicants will be reviewed once a completed application (transcripts and supplementary application) has been received. Incomplete files will not be reviewed. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply for admission and submit all necessary transcripts, including the supplementary information, as early as possible.

(f) Transfer students who are admitted must take all required courses except for Medical Science 203 and 205, which will each be replaced with an open option.