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University of Albertawww.ualberta.ca
With over 100 years of history, the University of Alberta (U of A) is one of the top research-intensive universities in Canada. Serving more than 37,000 students, the U of A is also one of the largest universities in Canada. Sixteen faculties offer over 60 undergraduate degrees, 200 majors and specializations and approximately 5,000 individual courses.
The U of A not only provides a variety of program options but also a variety of campuses for students to study at. The main campus in Edmonton, which covers about 50 city blocks with more than 90 buildings on the edge of the North Saskatchewan River Valley, houses the majority of U of A programs. For students interested in pursuing their studies in French, the U of A's Campus Saint-Jean in east central Edmonton offers degree programs in arts, commerce, education and science. The Augustana Campus located in Camrose, about 45 minutes southeast of Edmonton, is a small campus specializing in liberal arts and science programs. Students can also choose to study for up to one year of their program at the U of A campus in Cortona, Italy, where classes are offered in a variety of liberal arts subjects.
The U of A offers a rich and varied student life through more than 400 clubs and groups and a residence program for over 4,000 students. Other highlights of the university include over $25 million in undergraduate scholarships and the second largest research library system in the country. Prospective students can arrange a campus visit, including a meeting with an advisor and a guided tour.
Program Type Bachelor's
Credential Type Degree
Length 5 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
There is no entry directly from high school. Students are encouraged to obtain a baccalaureate degree before admission but may apply after two or three years in a degree program. Minimum GPA of 3.3 required. Applicants applying after two or three years must present a minimum GPA of 3.7. Bachelor of Science (General) is one appropriate route, but there are no limitations. It is recommended that students have the following Grade 12 subjects in order to complete the prerequisites: English Language Arts 30-1; Biology 30; Chemistry 30; Mathematics 30-1; Physics 30. At least two years of full-time study required (60 credits, 30 of which must be taken full-time in one Fall/Winter). Prerequisites consist of courses in English, Chemistry (Inorganic and Organic), Biology, Physics, Statistics, and Biochemistry. Additional requirements include a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) - the Faculty will not accept the MCAT written in the Spring of the academic year of admission. Interview, essay, and letters of reference also required. Medical examination testing will be required from accepted applicants. Selection Criteria: Selection factors will consist of the GPA; the prerequisite GPA; the MCAT; and non-academic materials (interview and letters of reference).
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.
Tuition $6,814.40 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,100.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,836.80 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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Updated January 15, 2013. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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