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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 Faculty of Science 3. Faculty Regulations 3.2 Admission 3.2.1 Indigenous Pathway
3.2.1 Indigenous Pathway
General Information

In response to Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the University’s Indigenous Strategy (ii' taa'poh'to'p), the Faculty of Science provides an opportunity for those who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) to be admitted under the Indigenous Admission Process and/or the Indigenous Admission Supplementary Process. Prospective Indigenous students who have not completed all high school courses normally required for admission (see Admission Requirements) will be considered for admission to the Faculty of Science Indigenous Pathway when they apply. Those admitted to the Indigenous Pathway will be guaranteed admission to their desired major program in the Faculty of Science upon completion of foundation courses as outlined in the table below.

Students in the Indigenous Pathway will meet with a Faculty of Science Undergraduate Program Advisor for pathway advising and the Writing Symbols Lodge for academic, personal, and cultural support.

Pathway Requirements

The Pathway is individualized to each student and will be finalized after admission to the program in consultation with a Faculty of Science Undergraduate Program Advisor for pathway advising. Students will normally complete all required foundation courses in their first term. Students may take a specified number of other 200-level courses alongside foundation courses as approved by the Faculty of Science Indigenous Admissions Committee to meet requirements for full-time status (see B.11 Full-time and Part-Time Status). After completion of required foundation courses with a grade of "C-" or higher, students will be admitted to their degree program in the Faculty of Science.

For applicants admitted with:
Foundation Courses
English 30-2 or English 20-1 or 20-2
English 212
Mathematics 30-2 or 20-1
Mathematics 212
Biology 20
Biology 212
Chemistry 20
Chemistry 212

See section 3.7G Indigenous Pathway Student Standing and Review for more information.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, see A.5.6.2 Indigenous Admission Supplementary Process.

The Faculty of Science Indigenous Admissions Committee reviews applications to the Indigenous Pathway. The Committee will include faculty members of the Faculty of Science who are Indigenous or have expertise in Indigenous Studies, and an Elder from a local community.