Undergraduate Programs

High-school-students

For September 2014 admission, high school students needed to present an average of 74% (of the five courses used for admission) for admission. 76% was the average needed for Early Admission. The September 2015 admission has yet to be set, but will be determined before Open House (October 2014).

Alberta Grade 12 Courses

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Four subjects from: Biology 30; Chemistry 30; a Fine Arts Course (only one Fine Arts course may be presented for admission); Aboriginal Studies 30; Social Studies 30-1; Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1; *Mathematics 30-2; Mathematics 31; Physics 30; Science 30;  Computer Science - Advanced Level CTS (5 credits); 30-level language other than English.

*Mathematics 30-2 may be used for admission to the Faculty of Arts. However, only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 will be accepted.     



** In order to maximize their future program and course choices, all students are encouraged to present a broad range of courses across the Humanities and Sciences.

  1. See additional requirements listed in the Notes below for specific majors and minors.

Notes:

  1. For a major in Economics students must take Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1. Presentation of Mathematics 31 is recommended. Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 do not have to be included as one of the five 30-level courses used for admission, but the major requires courses for which Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite.
  2. For a major in Mathematics students must present both Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31. For a minor in Mathematics students should present Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1. Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31 do not have to be included in the five 30-level courses used for admission, but the discipline requires courses for which Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31 are prerequisites.
  3. For a major in Political Science students should present Social Studies 30-1.
  4. For a major or minor in Psychology students should present Pure Mathematics 30, Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2.
  5. Students intending to transfer to the School of Business must present Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1. Prerequisite courses required for admission to the Business program require Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1.
  6. For a major in Planning students must take Pure Math 30 (or Mathematics 30-1), as well as Social Studies 30-1 and English 30-1. Other requirements include a written statement outlining an interest in Planning, including any relevant volunteer or work experience. This statement must be submitted to the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences by May 1. A minimum competitive average of at least 75% in the five required courses is required.



    Please Note: admission to this major is competitive and Alberta students may be given preference.

  7. For admission to the BA Environmental Studies, students must present a 80% average and must have: English Language Arts (ELA) 30-1; Biology 30; Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1; Choose one of Social Studies 30-1 (Recommended); 30-level language other than English; and Choose one of Chemistry 30; Computer Science - Advanced Level CTS (5 credits); Mathematics 31, Physics 30; Science 30; Social Studies 30-1; 30-level language other than English

  8. For a minor in Arts and Cultural Management, applicants must submit a letter of permission directly to the Faculty of Arts.

For more information on equivalent subjects or general information on the U of A, check out the Registrar's Office Prospective Student page