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CONTENTS Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Faculty of Arts and Science Bachelor of Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bachelor of Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bachelor of Science in Engineering Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . School of Business Accounting and Strategic Measurement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asia Pacific Management. . . . . . . . . . Bachelor of Applied Business Administration - Accounting. . . . . . . Business Management. . . . . . . . . . . . Bachelor of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . Human Resources Management. . . . Legal Assistant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Library and Information Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Assistant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Relations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications Arts and Cultural Management. . . . . Bachelor of Communication Studies. . . . . . . . . . . Design Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fine Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music. . . . . . Theatre Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theatre Production. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Bachelor of Child and Youth Care . . Correctional Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . Early Learning and Child Care . . . . . Emergency Communications and Response. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hearing Aid Practitioner. . . . . . . . . . . Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . Massage Therapy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bachelor of Physical Education Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Police and Investigations. . . . . . . . . . Bachelor of Social Work. . . . . . . . . . . Social Work. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Needs Educational Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Therapist Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Faculty of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing. . . . . 47 Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing. . . . 47 Psychiatric Nursing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Centre for Professional Nursing Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Open Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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School of Continuing Education . . 50

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Out-of-Province Grade 12 Equivalencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Faculty of Health and Community Studies Acupuncture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Classification of High School Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Fees and Financial Information . . . . 51 Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

University Substitutions for High School Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

How to Apply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58


MACEWAN UNIVERSITY Life. Changing. University is exciting! It’s where you begin to put your dreams into action and learn as much about yourself as the subjects you’re studying. You will juggle classes, homework, studying and extracurricular activities—and make lifelong friends along the way. You will be surrounded by new environments, new knowledge, new people and new perspectives. As an urban campus, MacEwan University is in the middle of a downtown undergoing its own amazing transformation, which means you’ll be surrounded by art galleries, coffee shops, theatres and restaurants—a cultural hotbed to connect, engage and inspire you. We are a dynamic community made up of students like you who have come here to get a good education and a positive university experience; faculty who are committed to teaching and supporting your success; and staff who are here to guide and assist you along the way. So find a quiet corner in the library. Catch a Griffins game in the gym. Unwind with friends at Towers. Collaborate with classmates in the lab. Get the most out of your university experience at MacEwan.








C I T Y C E N T R E C A M P U S | Part of Edmonton’s vibrant downtown community.




THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK The Centre for Arts and Culture—Fall 2017 We’re excited for the opening of our new Centre for Arts and Culture. This will be a place where creativity and innovation thrive; a space to fuel your passion, hone your craft, take risks and imagine fearlessly. Not only will this building be a great place to study and surround yourself with creativity and inspiration; it will be a new way to connect with the energy and excitement of the urban arts community that surrounds us. It’s exhilarating to be on the threshold of a new beginning.

T H E C E N T R E F O R A R T S A N D C U L T U R E | Dynamic learning and performance spaces, retail shops and gathering places.


ACADEMICS 101 An enriched learning experience A MacEwan University education offers a solid academic foundation—one designed to cultivate critical thinking, build knowledge and develop skills and competencies. An education here also includes invaluable experiences that will enrich your learning—opportunities that are a direct result of an environment that promotes collaboration and connection between faculty and students. Our lower student-to-faculty ratios allow you to form closer working relationships with your professors and classmates, which gives you the opportunity to ask questions, discuss ideas and build the confidence to push beyond your comfort zone. It also enables you to access valuable learning opportunities like student research, study tours and community projects with real impact. Education is an investment in your future—and the learning experience of a lifetime.



E N R I C H E D L E A R N I N G | Our labs allow students to take learning to a new level.




WE ARE ALL GRIFFINS Long live #GriffNation! Whether you’re in the game or cheering from the stands, there’s nothing quite like the energy and excitement of Griffins athletics! Our student athletes are a force to be reckoned with—bringing their A-game to the classroom as well as the court, field or rink. The Griffins compete in Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CW) and the Alberta College Athletic Conference (ACAC). We are also a proud member of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). CW


Soccer (men’s and women’s)

Hockey (men’s and women’s)

Basketball (men’s and women’s)


Volleyball (men’s and women’s)


Cross country

Indoor track

Throw on your maroon and white and hold on tight—at MacEwan, we are all Griffins.


G E T I N T O T H E G A M E | Women’s basketball team wins quarterfinal matchup in March 2016 to move on to final four.




THE OTHER SIDE OF university LIFE Get involved

There is a whole other side to university life, one that can inject a lot more life, and light, into the time you spend here. Having the opportunity to connect with others through your journey makes an already great university experience even more fulfilling. Get involved in activities beyond your studies—you’ll learn more about people, the community … and the world. • Join one of our numerous student clubs focused on academics, sports and other special interests. • Volunteer or get involved with initiatives like the MacEwan Ambassadors or the Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU). • Suit up for some fun competition with intramural sports. • Attend one (or all) of the many awesome events on campus to meet new friends. Never underestimate the power and value in connecting with others—and the other side of university life.

W I N T E R F E S T | Photo courtesy of Students’ Association of MacEwan University. Photographer: Hilary Twa


SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS We’ve got your back Sometimes you hit a rough spot and you need a little help. Don’t worry, we’re here for you. We have the support services in place to help you find a way through the rough spots; if you need extra help with your studies, you’re struggling financially or you need assistance with a personal issue. Student Affairs provides student assistance through a variety of programs, including services for students with disabilities, writing and learning support, counselling, career services and graduate school advice/resources. The Aboriginal Education Centre offers a unique community environment open to students looking for academic counselling, personal support and cultural programming. MacEwan International supports students in their adjustment to life in a new country by connecting them with their university community and the services they need to reach their goals. The Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) offers a number of programs to support students, including a student food bank, breakfast club, student advocacy office and peer support and tutoring. They even bring puppies in to help alleviate stress during exams! Your success here is important to us, and we’ll do whatever we can to help you along the way.



S T R E S S L E S S | Photo courtesy of Students’ Association of MacEwan University. Photographer: Hilary Twa


THE TIME IN BETWEEN Eat. Play. Unwind. Sure, hard work and studying are the reasons you’re here, but a break from the books can be a good thing. Lucky for you, you don’t have to go too far to find a little time for yourself. Stay fit and focused with Sport and Wellness. Swim a few laps in the pool, sweat it out in spin class or work on your strength training in the fitness centre. Feed yourself—literally. We have awesome and diverse food options on campus, many of which are locally derived, and we’re within steps of even more great eats in our downtown community. So hit the gym. Grab a coffee. Have lunch with friends. Enjoy that time in between, because it’s going to help you go the distance.



C O F F E E ( O R T E A ) B R E A K | There’s no shortage of coffee shops, on and off campus.


HOME SWEET HOME The Residence experience Your commute is a walk across campus. Transit, shopping, restaurants, groceries, entertainment and medical facilities are all within close proximity. Your home away from home also has 24-hour security, multi-key access and a team of live-in staff to make sure you feel safe throughout the year. And let’s not forget the countless opportunities to hang out with your newest lifelong friends or get a little extra help—everything from social events like movie nights and intramurals, to personal growth workshops like study skills and resumé-writing. • Fully-furnished, apartment-style suites • Kitchenette and bathroom in each suite • Laundry facilities, study lounge and social lounge on each floor • Utilities and wireless Internet included All this plus a really cool living space. What’s not to love?




L I V E O N C A M P U S | The convenience and community are hard to beat.



F A C ULT Y of

ARTS AND SCIENCE A degree in arts or science provides the foundation for groundbreaking graduate studies and captivating professions. Chantal felt such a strong connection to a town and its place in history that she essentially designed her own history degree to learn as much as she could about the Métis cause, its people and their struggle. She continues to explore Métis history through her master’s degree, and hopes her research can help bring understanding to rebuild and strengthen communities. These degrees are all about opening your eyes to the possibilities—in what you study, in what you research, and in what you can do beyond graduation.

CHA N T A L RO Y D E N IS | A LU M N A | BA CH E LO R O F A R T S ’ 1 5 |


Bachelor of ARTS

This liberal arts degree combines breadth of knowledge, depth of study and dynamic flexibility in both courses and subject matter. Develop discipline-specific skills and knowledge, improve your critical thinking, develop abilities to work in a team, and enhance your organization, communication and creative skills. Develop these skills and this knowledge by working directly with faculty. There are multiple possibilities for this degree: pursue an honours degree, the traditional major and minor, a double major, or a single major with a double minor.

MAJORS • anthropology* • economics • English* • history

• philosophy • political science* • psychology* • sociology*

Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) graduates have gone on to further their education in graduate studies or professional programs such as law and business, while others have pursued a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors.

* Honours degrees are available in these disciplines.

Bachelor of SCIENCE

This is a foundational degree which will provide you the breadth, depth and diversity of study to equip you with the skills of both an expert and a generalist. Acquire the tools needed to discriminate fact and fiction; to pose tough questions and provide full answers; to observe soundly; to articulate your arguments in a clear and concise fashion and to be open to other ideas without surrendering your own.

MAJORS • biological sciences* • computer science • mathematics

• mathematical sciences • physical sciences • psychology*

* An honours degree is available in psychology and biological sciences for BSc students.

Our Bachelor of Science (BSc) graduates have gone to pursue graduate studies, dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine and pharmacy, while others have pursued a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors.

Bachelor of SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING transfer

This one-year transfer program will give you foundational knowledge of applied sciences, including courses in calculus, chemistry, physics and computer programming. The program focuses on active learning experiences in a small-class-size environment while offering a wide range of out-of-classroom support. Because first-year results determine your choice of engineering discipline when transferring, all students must take a common set of courses in their first year.



engineering fields include chemical, civil, computer, electrical, physics, environmental, petroleum, mechanical, mining


Junaid Jahangir Economics, Assistant Professor

MINORS for Bachelor of Arts/Science You can choose to minor in any of these disciplines within either your Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees. • anthropology • biological sciences • business law • business studies • classics • chemistry • creative writing

• computer science • Earth and planetary sciences • economics • English • French • history • mathematics

Melissa Hills Biological Sciences, Associate Professor

• philosophy • physics • political science • psychology (arts or science) • sociology • Spanish • statistics

Joanne Caption


S C HO OL of

BUSINESS Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, Bradyn learned a thing or two about what it takes to achieve success. And when he knew he wanted a career in business, he also knew it wouldn’t come without hard work and determination. By combining theory and real-world experience, we give you a business education that stands apart from the rest. Look at business with a broader perspective, and explore the impact you can have through a business career with purpose.


BRA DY N A RT H | A LU M N U S | B A C H E LO R O F CO M M E R CE ’ 1 0 |



This program gives you the solid foundation you need to take on the dynamic world of business. Along with important communication and team-building skills, you will study financial and management accounting, tax, information technology and business law. Hands-on use of accounting software and business technology, practice with accounting problems and preparation of financial statements give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge. Flexible study options give you the opportunity to choose a program of study that works for you. Study full time or part time, during the day or evening. Complete your diploma or exit after year one with an accounting technology certificate. CAREERS

analyst, junior accountant, payroll accountant, assistant controller, accounts payable/accounts receivable supervisor, accounting technician


This program covers the fundamentals of business, such as economics, finance, marketing and accounting, with an added focus on Asian politics and culture. Study Chinese or Japanese languages for the duration of the program, and complete coursework in cross-cultural communications and Asian business practices. Translate your knowledge into practice experience with participation in an overseas study tour. This program also makes an excellent post-degree diploma. CAREERS

manufacturing and exporting, trade operations, social and advocacy organizations, entrepreneurial pursuits

Bachelor of Applied BUSINESS

ADMINISTRATION – ACCOUNTING This program is currently under review.

This applied degree builds upon the Accounting and Strategic Management diploma or equivalent, and covers advanced courses in financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, theory and global accounting practice. The directed field study integrates theory with practical workplace experience, and gives you the opportunity to work full time while conducting academic research on approved accounting topic areas. This degree and its courses are recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) as meeting the degree requirements to begin the CPA designation program. CAREERS


financial accounting, internal auditing, financial analysis, cost accounting, public accounting, government

Albena Pergelova Bachelor of Commerce, Associate Professor

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT This is a comprehensive and dynamic business diploma that prepares you to take on any business challenge. More than traditional books and theory, the program combines classroom lectures with individual and group case studies and real-world examples to optimize learning. Business management at MacEwan gives you options—complete a business management diploma or specialize in aviation or insurance and risk management. Each stream results in a diploma you can use to transfer into the third year of Bachelor of Commerce or receive credit towards a Bachelor of Arts.




This major is designed for maximum flexibility, with various study options: online, full time, part time, day and evening.

In addition to your business courses, you will complete required aviation and ground school training through Transport Canada-approved training centres.

Gain foundational knowledge in management, accounting, finance, human resources, communications and business law, and study electives such as sales, international business and entrepreneurship to take your business career in any direction you choose.

The following Transport Canadaapproved aviation credentials are required to receive 15 credits towards your diploma to graduate: Private Pilot’s Licence, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot’s Licence, Multi-Engine Rating OR Instructor Rating.

Choose to exit with a certificate after completing 10 specified courses or complete the diploma.

Choose to exit with a certificate after completing 10 specified courses or complete the diploma.


This major is accelerated with continuous study for 13 months. Gain a solid foundation in business through courses in management, finance, communications and accounting while specializing in the areas of insurance principles, underwriting and claims. This program prepares you to write the Insurance Institute of Canada exams. The curriculum also includes eight of the 10 courses required by the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) toward the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation.

financial analyst, entrepreneur, assistant manager, pilot, airline management personnel, claims adjuster, broker, risk management professional


Bachelor of COMMERCE

This degree offers the world-class instructors, practical experience, global perspective and enhanced learning opportunities that will give you the confidence and education needed to succeed in the global business world. Gain a solid understanding in the fundamentals—including marketing, macroeconomics, accounting, financial math, analysis and argument—as well as the opportunity to put that knowledge to work by connecting with the business community through case studies, networking, independent studies and international learning opportunities. This degree not only opens the doors to careers within the senior levels of business, it paves the way for higher learning, preparing you for graduate studies like an MBA. The Bachelor of Commerce is planning to expand cooperative education programming to all majors starting in Fall 2017. The cooperative education component will be competitive as there will be limited co-op placements.

ACCOUNTING MAJOR Study financial, management accounting proficiency, and auditing and assurance concepts with a focus on analysis—the alignment of business performance measures to the strategic direction of the organization. Choose financial information systems, taxation and an independent studies component as alternatives to enhance your studies. This major prepares you for an accounting professional designation—it covers the competencies required by Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA), and qualifies graduates to enter the CPA’s Professional Education Program (PEP).

MANAGEMENT MAJOR* Develop strong leadership skills and become adept in critical thinking, time management, conflict resolution and communication as part of this wellrounded management degree. This is one of the most flexible majors within the Bachelor of Commerce— more than 40 business, non-business and open electives allow you to tailor your education to your own business aspirations.



HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT MAJOR Gain the expertise essential to leading businesses through a variety of challenges, including strategic planning, labour negotiations, employee recruitment and retention and risk assessment. This major’s curriculum was developed to align with the Required Professional Capabilities as established by the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA), and will prepare you for the National Knowledge Exam (NKE), a primary requirement of the Canadian Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

MARKETING MAJOR* A global perspective and a strong understanding in all aspects of business are integral to building your marketing skillset. This major’s curriculum integrates marketing into finance, innovation, business planning and organizational strategy to give you the advantage of a broader understanding of the marketing function and how it relates to the entire business. Topics of study may include business-to-business marketing, research, consumer behavior and international marketing.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MAJOR* This major provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to meet the demands of today’s global market. Topics of study may include diversity and intercultural communications, international finance, global politics and an additional language. Tailor your degree to a geographic area or industry that interests you—such as Asian or European trade—with the range of electives available. Explore your interests out in the real world through one of our international study tours.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MAJOR This major focuses on developing partnerships and relationships with other businesses to ensure the final product is delivered to the right place, at the right time, for the right price.

*Honours degrees are available in these majors.

finance marketing, accounting management, information systems, human resources, management, international business


This program balances general management courses and current HR-specific training to give you the practical and strategic thinking skills needed for success. You will study industry-specific topics such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and development, workplace health and safety, and change management, along with traditional business courses in financial accounting, organizational behavior and communications. The program is offered evenings and weekends to enable HR specialists and professionals to teach, and most courses are available online to provide more flexibility. You can complete the diploma or choose to exit with a certificate upon completion of the first 10 courses. CAREERS

human resources administrator, corporate trainer, employee relations coordinator, staffing specialist

LEGAL ASSISTANT This program name is currently under review.

This diploma prepares you to be a versatile team player with a strong theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of the law. From legal terminology to legal procedures, and communications to computer work, you’ll learn everything you need to know to prepare for a career as a legal assistant. Topics of study include family, criminal and commercial law; civil litigation procedures; commercial and real estate law; technology in the law office; and legal terminology. The program emphasizes hands-on learning throughout, and the practicum at the end of year two allows you to put your education and skills into practice.


legal offices, government, legal departments of large corporations, trust companies, real estate companies

Leo Wong Bachelor of Commerce, Associate Professor



Study the tools of the information trade–and how to use them–with courses in computer operating systems, collection development, organization of special materials and records management. This program rounds out the industry-specific content with courses in communications, organizational behaviour and customer service to help develop the critical-thinking and customer service skills needed for success in this challenging field. A practicum at the end of the second year will help you solidify classroom learning and make valuable contacts in the field. CAREERS

library/information technician, file/records clerk, reference assistant/technician, researcher, library software/systems specialist, bookstore service personnel, consultant

OFFICE ASSISTANT This 10-month certificate provides a solid foundation and sound understanding of the latest software programs, business practices and practical hands-on skills with courses in office technology, office procedures, formatting, presentations, majorrelated terminology and communications. Specialize by choosing one of three majors: administrative, medical or legal. A practicum in the final term of the program gives an opportunity to put your classroom learning to work.

ADMINISTRATIVE MAJOR Learn how to use current software programs to process and manage information efficiently and to gain experience in performing many complex office functions. CAREERS


MEDICAL MAJOR Gain a solid foundation in office and unit clerk procedures as well as medical terminology, transcription, medical office procedures and patient chart management.

LEGAL MAJOR Become adept with technology, understand law office procedures, gain a basic knowledge of law and learn how to work in time-sensitive situations.

executive assistant, unit clerk, legal assistant, transcriptionist, administrative assistant

Sherif Elbarrad Bachelor of Commerce, Associate Professor

Neall Alden Public Relations ‘03, Alumnus

PUBLIC RELATIONS This 10-month program builds on your previous education to give you special focus on skill development in research, writing and strategic communication planning. Study a variety of topics, including public relations theory, media relations, internal communications, communication technologies and integrated marketing communications. A combination of coursework and practical experience helps develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, communications, writing and working within tight timelines. The practicum in the last term gives you a chance to apply newly acquired skills in a realworld setting within a professional organization.


public affairs officer, communications specialist, community relations representative, media spokesperson, promotions coordinator, editorial assistant, special event coordinator

TRAVEL Develop the understanding and skills needed to successfully navigate the travel industry. Work on a live reservation system, expand your geography knowledge, and hone customer service and sales skills through the combination of travel-focused courses and hands-on experiences. Get an in-depth look at the world’s most important tourist destinations; learn how to deal with a variety of social, cultural and environmental concerns; and develop an understanding of the evolving travel market and its technology. A one-month practicum completes this intensive 13-month program, giving you the connections and experience you need to succeed in the world of travel.


travel agent/counsellor/consultant, cruise counsellor, reservations or sales for tour operators, sales or marketing managers, hotel/airline customer service managers



F A C ULT Y of

FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS Artistry. Talent. Creativity. You bring the passion and we’ll give you the education to take your art and soul to the next level. Ryan understands the value of a good education. While honing his craft, he also learned how to think critically and be courageous, disciplined, versatile and flexible. Today he is a sought-after performer who recently made his off-Broadway debut, and owns and operates a photography studio. Develop your talents while learning how to use them to reach your goals. Because there’s no reason why you can’t do what you love for a living.

RY A N P A RK E R | A LU M N U S | T H E A T R E A R T S ’ 0 5 |


ARTS AND CULTURAL MANAGEMENT This diploma is unique in Canada, and provides the fundamentals of arts and cultural management, human resource and financial management for the arts and cultural sector. This program prepares you for a career in a variety of arts venues, including museums, theatres, galleries and concert halls. Study topics include audience and resource development, publicity and media relations, and special events and project management. This program provides some flexibility with online learning and certificate exit options, and ends with a fast-paced, eight-week field placement designed to put your learning into practice. CAREERS

special event coordinators, managers of professional theatres, fundraisers for arts organizations, public programming managers for museums and art galleries


This degree combines theory and practical experience to prepare you for success in the world of communication. You will become proficient in problem solving, information gathering and research literacy; develop a global awareness; and expand your creative repertoire. Years one and two include common coursework for both professional communication and journalism majors that builds a foundation in language and composition, visual communication, communication theory and research methods. Choose to major in either professional communication or journalism when you apply and get started in your major during your first year. A professional field placement gives you the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice and to begin building your portfolio of work and network of contacts.

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION MAJOR This major provides you with the skill set you need to excel in a variety of roles within the communication field. Learn how to manage complex communication processes; research, plan and deliver key messages and campaigns; research and write for specialized audiences; and edit and manage publications, improve communication and understand and navigate the publishing process. CAREERS


JOURNALISM MAJOR This major prepares you for a career as a journalist. Learn the in-depth writing, research and reporting skills that will make you a contributing member in a newsroom. The major’s options courses provide training in specific areas of interest, such as online digital storytelling, feature writing and current affairs reporting.

digital and print publications, online news sites, newspapers, radio and television, government, corporations, non-government organizations (NGO)

DESIGN STUDIES Learn the fundamentals of design in your first year as you build your skills and absorb the language of design. Begin by exploring design process, problem solving, imagemaking, ideation and creativity while learning industry-standard design software. In years two and three, you will expand on those core concepts and skills by specializing in areas that include print, interaction and web design, illustration and photography. Program option courses give you the chance to enhance capabilities beyond your key areas of interest. The diploma not only focuses on building your creative skills – it introduces you to the business side of design and broadens your exposure to complex design issues and strategies. It will prepare you for a career in visual communication design, user experience design or further post-secondary studies. Details on portfolio requirements can be found on the program website. CAREERS

graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, user-experience designer, web designer, video and motion graphics designer

FINE ART This two-year, university-transferable diploma builds knowledge and experience in and beyond the fundamentals of art practice as you work with media, concepts and processes in contemporary art. Extensive studio time allows you to explore ideas and develop your skills in diverse contemporary art forms, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, performance art, digital art, video, sound art and emerging forms. A broad range of rigorous studio and art history classes gives you a solid foundation and develops your abilities in contemporary art practices through creative and critical thinking, core skills in a variety of media, creative research, visual language fluency, professional practice, and the discussion of the historical, personal, social and global issues that influence art practices. CAREERS

artist, curator, archivist, art historian, gallery and arts administration, art professor or teacher, art therapist, gallery and museum preparator, architect, illustrator, media production artist


Stephanie Enders Arts and Cultural Management, Faculty/Alumna



CONTEMPORARY POPULAR MUSIC A combination of classroom work, rehearsals, individual study and performance will enable you to develop your talents into a career in the music industry. All students apply and audition to the four-year degree program with the option to obtain a diploma after completing two years of study. First-year courses include private lessons in voice, piano/keyboard, bass, drums and percussion, guitar, wind instruments and strings, music theory and ear training, and musicology. After your first year, you will follow a major route of study in either performance, composition or a general knowledge stream.

COMPOSITION MAJOR This major is an in-depth study of composition, film scoring, songwriting, arranging and orchestration. This route also includes private lessons, performance ensembles, music career management, cultural studies and ethnomusicology.

PERFORMANCE MAJOR This major focuses on private lessons and performance ensemble experience. This route also includes arranging, improvisation, music career management, cultural studies and ethnomusicology. CAREERS


GENERAL MAJOR This major offers flexibility in program choice and includes private lessons, performance ensembles, arranging, music career management, cultural studies and ethnomusicology. In addition to core studies in jazz and contemporary music, you can choose to pursue a unique minor in music technology and production or music career management. Or, combine courses from both minors to create a unique program of study. You can also choose from other music option areas, including songwriting, live sound and performance ensemble.


Includes courses in recording and production.


Includes courses in marketing and business for the musician.

performer, songwriter, composer, arranger, music director, teacher, orchestrator, sound designer, producer, recording engineer, music administrator

Clayton Rodney Theatre Production, Faculty/Alumnus

Ellen Chorley Theatre Arts ‘04, Alumna

THEATRE ARTS This music theatre actor-training program teaches in a conservatory atmosphere that gives you the opportunity to learn by doing. Equal time will be spent studying the three disciplines of acting, singing and dancing while sharpening your performance skills in music theatre and plays. Topics of study include acting, singing and dance technique, voice and speech, music theory and ear training, music theatre repertoire, music theatre history and play analysis, and audition and performance techniques. Gain marketable skills needed to be successful in a difficult and demanding industry. The Theatre Arts and Theatre Production programs collaborate yearly to present a full season of plays open to the public. CAREERS

theatre, musical theatre, film, dance, TV

THEATRE PRODUCTION This diploma is one of the most rigorous practice-based programs of its kind in Canada. You will learn the fundamentals of lighting, audio, video, scenic painting, carpentry, sewing and more through class work, while gaining real-world experience as a technician working throughout MacEwan’s theatre season. During this two-year program you will be responsible for executing all aspects of each show’s production in partnership with professional technicians, designers and directors. This will not only provide valuable networking opportunities, but offer the time to develop technical ability, critical thinking, and problem solving skills in a cooperative artistic environment. The Theatre Arts and Theatre Production programs collaborate yearly to present a full season of plays open to the public. CAREERS

lighting or audio technician, set, prop or costume builder, stage manager, scenic painter, production manager, technical director


F A C ULT Y of

HEALTH AND COMMUNITY STUDIES Catherine has been fortunate to spend her life doing work she is passionate about—caring for families and children. Now she is educating the next generation of people who will carry on with the same dedication and purpose. Education will empower you to make a difference in the lives around you, from supporting families and building communities to healing bodies and helping people overcome life’s obstacles.




ACUPUNCTURE This three-year diploma program prepares you to become a registered acupuncturist in Alberta. Admission to the program requires a minimum of 36 post-secondary credits or completion of a two-year diploma from a recognized institution. Study the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of a wide variety of illnesses and disorders in accordance with the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) system. This program provides clinical practice in the university’s Acupuncture Teaching Clinic, as well as the opportunity to explore acupuncture and TCM in China. The program’s curriculum has the approval of the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA) and is considered the benchmark for qualification to write the Pan Canadian Examination for Acupuncturists in Alberta. CAREERS

acupuncturist in private practice or clinics

Bachelor of CHILD AND YOUTH CARE This four-year degree provides you with the foundational skills to offer guidance, support and encouragement to high-risk children, youth and their families. Specialized child and youth care courses combined with studies in the liberal arts prepare you to become a well-rounded child and youth care professional. You may complete the degree or exit with a Child and Youth Care diploma after two years. If you have a child and youth care diploma from another post-secondary institution, you may be able to transfer into this degree program. CAREERS


youth worker, family support worker, child/youth care counsellor, counsellor assistant, family-school liaison worker

Ahna Berikoff Bachelor of Child and Youth Care, Associate Professor

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES This two-year diploma program prepares you to work with adults and at-risk youth in all areas of the Canadian criminal justice system. The program balances courses in law, sociology, psychology and criminology with practical skills developed through three field placements in community or institutional criminal justice settings. Study relevant legislation and correctional policies and procedures; explore areas of specialization such as gangs, addictions, mental health and diverse offender populations; and develop skills in offender risk assessment, counselling and case management. This program is also available online – contact the program for details.


employed in prisons, correctional centres, probation and parole offices, young-offender centres, group homes

EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE This two-year diploma program provides you with the theoretical foundation and practical skills to become an early childhood educator (birth to eight years) and advocate for young children and their families. Areas of study focus on working with infants, toddlers and young children including child development, early learning curriculum, communications and working with families. The university’s Child Care Lab School and field placements provide you with the opportunity to practice your skills. CAREERS

employed in child care centres, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs, playschools, family day homes, early intervention programs


This eight-month certificate program combines theory with the use of communicationcentre technology to prepare you to think critically and quickly in stressful situations, and respond to the challenges of the field. Courses in emergency communications, law, psychology, radio communications, emergency planning, and document processing prepare you to successfully evaluate, dispatch and coordinate emergency calls. Develop your practical skills in the university’s state-of-the-art communications lab. Field placement provides an opportunity to bridge the gap from the classroom to the workplace. CAREERS

employed in fire, police, emergency medical services (EMS), security, transit, government, and hospital communication centres


HEARING AID PRACTITIONER This 60-credit distance program offers a mix of theory and practical courses in communications, hearing disorders, hearing assessment, aural rehabilitation, professional practice and business management. Develop practical skills through a variety of activities during scheduled labs on-campus or off-campus under the supervision of approved professionals. You are required to complete 10 days of on-campus labs in the winter term prior to your field placement course. CAREERS

hearing aid practitioner in hearing aid dispensing clinics, hearing aid manufacturing companies

Bachelor of Applied HUMAN

SERVICE ADMINISTRATION This 60-credit distance program builds on your previous post-secondary education and work experience in the human service field. Areas of study include administration, communications, community-based practice, managing change, research practices, and trends and issues in the human service sector. Learn to manage human, financial and physical resources, improve organizational efficiency, and meet the challenges that face human service agencies today. Two six-month directed field studies allow you to develop your management skills within human service agencies. CAREERS

management positions in child care centres, disability support agencies, health agencies, government offices

MASSAGE THERAPY This two-year diploma program offers a comprehensive blend of scientific theory and clinical practice. Gain the knowledge and skills to practice in a wide range of medical and therapeutic environments. Courses in anatomy, physiology, psychology, kinesiology, pathology and communications prepare you to apply soft tissue manipulation techniques to treat pain, stress and other physical conditions. Skills are practiced in the university’s Massage Teaching Clinic and in off-site practicums. CAREERS


massage therapist in clinics, spas, sport centres, hospitals, private practice

Bachelor of PHYSICAL EDUCATION transfer

A physical education degree provides you with theoretical and practical knowledge in a variety of topics including health and well-being, physical activity, sport performance and human movement. This two-year transfer program is designed to meet admission and program requirements for the Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) at the University of Alberta. Provided you meet the requisite GPA, you may transfer to the University of Alberta or other post-secondary institutions to complete your degree. CAREERS

fitness instructor, recreation coordinator, coach

POLICE AND INVESTIGATIONS Increasing criminal sophistication, rapid change and evolving technology have created a strong demand for well-educated professionals in law enforcement, investigations and public/private security. Choose one of two programs.



This two-year diploma program equips you with the knowledge and skills to investigate, analyze and act using a combination of intuition, expertise and communication skills. Areas of study include risk management, loss prevention, investigative techniques, law, sociology, psychology and emergency management. Two field placements in the second year provide insight into professional security and investigative environments.

This two-year diploma program provides you with the theory and practical skills needed to become a police officer. Areas of study include forensic sciences, investigative techniques, law, emergency planning, sociology and psychology. Two field placements in the second year prepare you for a career in law enforcement. A fitness test is required for admission to the Police Studies program.

Both programs also available through part-time study – contact the program for details.


police officer, peace officer, corporate security, bylaw officer, private investigator, animal control officer


Peter Vogels Social Work, Assistant Professor

Bachelor of SOCIAL WORK

Entry to this degree requires either 1) a minimum of 60 university-level credits (including six credits of English and SOWK 240), or 2) an Alberta social work diploma. Minimum admission GPAs apply to both options.

Build on your SW diploma or

This degree program provides third- and fourth-year undergraduate studies, and has a unique focus on sustainability—how social, environmental and economic issues interrelate and how we fit into the larger community. You will have the opportunity to focus your studies around a number of themes, including working with children and families, working with Indigenous people, health and mental health, and community social work practice.

university-level credits



focus on health and safety of children and families, support development of healthy workforce, provide leadership in social and environmental sustainability

SOCIAL WORK This two-year diploma program prepares you for practice in an increasingly diverse society assisting individuals, groups and communities to reach their full potential. Gain a solid understanding and develop practical skills in the areas of social policy, mental health, addictions and trauma, community practice, and counselling. The program of study also includes courses in the social sciences such as psychology and sociology. Supervised field placements give you the practical experience to prepare you for professional practice. Graduates are eligible to apply to become a registered social worker (RSW). This program is also available through part-time study – contact the program for details.



social worker in addictions, child protection, mental health, youth, family, community

SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT This eight-month certificate program prepares you to assist teachers in educational settings. Gain a solid foundation in theory and practical strategies to support classroom instructional, behavioral, and social learning of students with exceptionalities. Areas of study include behaviour support, assistive and adaptive technology, professional and ethical practice, child and adolescent development, and language arts and math curricula. A supervised field placement provides the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in the field. This program is also available through part-time evening and distance study – contact the program for details.


educational assistant for kindergarten through grade 12, post-secondary, pre-school early intervention programs

THERAPIST ASSISTANT Help others live healthy, inclusive and productive lives by assisting them with physical and mental health challenges or language and communication disorders.


majors PTA and OTA or SLPA

Choose one of two programs.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT and OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT This two-year diploma provides the knowledge, skills and practical experiences required to help clients regain mobility, recover from injuries, and overcome challenges to independence. Study courses in anatomy, physiology and human development. Experience hands-on learning in therapeutic environments during three five-week field placements.


SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT This two-year diploma program prepares you to help individuals with communication disorders. Study courses in human development, communications, language and therapeutic interventions. Develop your skills in two sevenweek field placements to carry out treatment plans, observe and report patient responses, and use therapeutic equipment. The SLPA major is also available by distance.

physiotherapist assistant, occupational therapist assistant, speech language pathologist assistant, communication disorder assistant



F A C ULT Y of

NURSING Nurses are at the heart of the health-care system—they combine the expertise and knowledge required of the medical world, with the care and interaction needed and valued in the human world. Striking this balance is what drew Paige to explore the impact of nurses sharing personal stories to help patients. Her research into self-disclosure has given her a new perspective on her own nursing practice, and she hopes it will help other nurses in theirs—ultimately creating a better experience for patients. Fuel your passion for caring for families, children or those experiencing alterations in mental health. The nursing and psychiatric nursing programs will prepare you for a career focused on care and the facilitation of health and wellness across the lifespan.



Bachelor of Science in NURSING

This four-year nursing degree program has September and January intakes. Acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes for competent, compassionate, ethical nursing practice. Experiential learning within the university’s Clinical Simulation Centre brings theory to life and enables students to safely integrate theory into practice. Clinical placements in each academic year allow you to integrate your theoretical knowledge and develop excellence in nursing practice. Upon graduation you are eligible to write the NCLEX–RN Canadian Registered Nurse Examination and apply to become a registered nurse (RN). CAREERS

employed in acute care, community care, clinic-based care, and continuing care settings


This 45-credit degree program requires a diploma in psychiatric nursing for admission and is offered through distance/online studies. Enhance your knowledge, skills and attributes in areas such as community mental health, child and adolescent psychiatry, the criminal justice system, addictions and substance abuse, leadership and nursing research. A final capstone course is designed to integrate your knowledge and skills in an area of special interest within psychiatric/mental health nursing. This degree opens the door to new opportunities for increased scope and complexity of practice. This program is also available through part-time studies – contact the program for details.


employed in hospitals, community health centres, addictions and substance-abuse programs, correctional centres, private practice

PSYCHIATRIC NURSING Complete this 28-month diploma program in Edmonton or Ponoka. This program provides extensive theory and clinical practice building on concepts from nursing and psychiatric nursing, as well as the biological, health and social sciences. Clinical experiences maximize your learning and build on your theoretical knowledge. Upon graduation you are eligible to write the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination and apply to become a registered psychiatric nurse (RPN). Diploma graduates can apply for admission to the university’s 45-credit Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing degree.



employed in hospitals, community health centres, addictions and substance-abuse programs, correctional centres, private practice

C E N TRE for

PROFESSIONAL NURSING EDUCATION The Centre provides nurses and health-care professionals with the opportunity to expand knowledge and expertise through a variety of post-diploma programs, certificates, courses and workshops. Our program development and evaluation, customized workshops for the workplace and commitment to projects with a global connection put the Centre at the forefront of nursing education in Canada. Flexible study options, practical experience and a vibrant learning environment enhance learning and enable you to refresh your professional practice or take your nursing career in a new direction.


OPEN STUDIES Open Studies is a collection of credit courses open to learners who are not following a specific certificate, diploma or degree program of study at MacEwan University. Open Studies is for you if you are interested in enrolling in credit courses on a full- or part-time basis. You can: • take credit courses for general interest or personal development • get a head start on your post-secondary education • take a course as a visiting student from another post-secondary institution You may take up to 30 credits in Open Studies. If you plan to apply to a MacEwan University program, you are generally limited to a maximum of two or three courses in Open Studies.


S C HO OL of

CONTINUING EDUCATION The School of Continuing Education is located at Alberta College Campus, and has a long history of delivering exceptional continuing education programming. We offer a wide range of learning opportunities in art, design and digital media, business and management, health, music, languages, writing and are the proud home of the Conservatory of Music. English as an Additional Language - If you are interested in improving your English skills for general communication, academic study or IELTS testing, our full range of courses and services will support your entry into postsecondary education and help bridge the English communication gap. University preparation – We offer a full range of core high school equivalent courses that are prerequisites for admission into university or college programs, skills-training programs, apprenticeship training or technical institutes. Personalized assessment of your current academic standing, customized education plans and individualized attention will help you succeed in preparing to meet your educational goals



(generally based on eight months of full-time study) Tuition fees range from $4,020 to $11,895 (domestic students) and $16,590 to $21,567 (international students) depending on program of study. Books and supplies for your first year range from $1,000 to $4,000 depending on program of study. Other mandatory fees apply. Visit to calculate the tuition and fees for specific programs.


(based on eight-month agreement for MacEwan students) ROOM FEES (2016/17) Start at approximately $6,000 ($750/month)* Residence rates include wireless Internet and all utilities. Visit for further details. *Additional fees apply.

PAYING FOR YOUR EDUCATION There are many forms of financial assistance to help you fund your education, including scholarships, bursaries, awards and student loans. Visit for more information on these and other financial options.

SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND BURSARIES There are a number of entrance awards, scholarships and bursaries available to help. Some are general, while others are program-specific or specialized awards offered to Aboriginal students, international students and members of our Griffins athletic teams. For more information on program-specific awards and bursaries, search the university’s Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards database at


ADMISSIONS Admission requirements are subject to change. For complete, accurate and up-to-date admission requirements, visit the program websites or Please refer to the following notes when reading the admission criteria chart on the following pages.

NOTES Post-Diploma Programs The following programs require completion of post-secondary coursework and/or a post-secondary credential prior to admission – they are not direct-entry programs: Acupuncture, Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration, Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing, Bachelor of Social Work, Public Relations Admission requirements for these programs can be found at High School Subjects Grade 12 courses that fall under the categories of Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D are listed at Competitive Averages Programs with competitive averages require a higher minimum average for admission. Competitive average ranges presented in the following chart reflect the previous year’s competitive average range, and are subject to change. Visit for more information on competitive averages.

LEGEND MA Mature Admission. These programs offer mature admission. For all programs which offer acceptance to students under the Mature Category of admission, as per Admission Policy C5010, clause 5.3, “to be eligible for Mature Admission, applicants must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, at least 20 years of age or older and out of full-time high school for at least twelve (12) months prior to the beginning of the intake term.” Mature applicants who present post-secondary courses may also have to meet a minimum average requirement as noted in the program-specific admission criteria. Mature applicants may also be required to complete academic requirements. Additional academic requirements for students seeking acceptance under the Mature Category of admission, beyond the aforementioned clause, are listed in the Mature Admission column. SAE Skills Appraisal – English. These programs offer the option for students to complete a Skills Appraisal exam if they present English 30-1 below 65% or English 30-2 below 75%. Bachelor of Social Work degree permits completion of a Skills Appraisal exam if a student presents English 30-1 below 65% or ENGL 111 below a C-. More information on the Skills Appraisal exam is available at

SKM Skills Appraisal – Math. These programs offer the option for students to complete a Skills Appraisal exam if they present Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 or Applied Math 30 below 65%. Hearing Aid Practitioner diploma permits completion of a Skills Appraisal exam only if a student does not present a 20-level Math course (or equivalent) with minimum 50%. More information on the Skills Appraisal exam is available at P Police Information Check. Applicants offered admission to these programs are required to present a clear Police Information Check (or equivalent from another policing agency) that includes a Vulnerable Sector Search. The Police Information Check must be submitted by the published document deadline and have been issued within three months of the start of the program intake term. Complete details are available on each program’s website. + Additional Options for Regular Admission in Absence of High School Diploma. If a student does not possess a high school diploma (or equivalent) for entrance into these programs, they can be admitted based on a certain selection of high school coursework. Information on which courses are required for admission in place of a high school diploma (or equivalent) is available on the program’s website under Admission Requirements.



Admission requirements are subject to change. The most complete, accurate, and up-to-date admission requirements are available on each program’s website under “Admission Requirements.” Program websites can be accessed by visiting PROGRAM BACHELOR OF ARTS




65% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • 4 Group A, B, C, or D

English 30-1 (minimum 65%) OR 6 credits university-level English (minimum C-)


Requires previous post-secondary education. Visit program website for details.


65% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • 4 Group A, B, C, or D

ELA 30-1 (minimum 65%) OR 6 credits university-level English (minimum C-)


Mid-70s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • Math 30-1 or 30-2 • 3 Group A, B, C, or D

Mid-70s competitive average: • ELA30-1 • Math 30-1 or 30-2


65% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • 4 Group A, B, C, or D

ELA 30-1 (minimum 65%) OR 6 credits university-level English (minimum C-)


Requires previous post-secondary education. Visit program website for details.


65% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or 75% in ELA 30-2 • 4 Group A, B, C, or D

ELA 30-1 (minimum 65%) OR 6 credits university-level English (minimum C-)


High-70s to mid-80s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • Biology 30 • 3 Group A, B, C, or D

High-70s to mid-80s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 (minimum 60%) • Biology 30 (minimum 60%)


Requires previous post-secondary education. Visit program website for details.


65% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • Math 30-1 • 2 of Bio 30, Chem 30, Math 31, Phys 30, Comp Sci Advanced CTS (5 cr) • 1 Group A, B, C, or D


High 70s to low-80s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • Chem 30 • Math 30-1 • Math 31 • Phys 30


High-80s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • Biology 30 • Chem 30 or Sci 30 • Math 30-1, 30-2, or 31 • 1 Group A, B, C, or D


Requires previous post-secondary education. Visit program website for details.


High school diploma (or equivalent)


• Police Information Check • Standard First Aid

Writing Assessment (competitive)

Audition (competitive)

60% overall average: • ELA 30-1 • Math 30-1 • 2 of Bio 30, Chem 30, Math 31, Phys 30, Comp Sci Advanced CTS (5 cr)

High-80s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • Biology 30 • Chem 30 or Sci 30 • Math 30-1, 30-2, or 31

Police Information Check



Requires previous post-secondary education. Visit program website for details.


High school diploma (or equivalent)


65% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • Math 30-1 or 30-2 • 1 Group A • 1 Group C • 1 Group A, B, or C


High school diploma (or equivalent)

Questionnaire (competitive)

65% overall average: • ELA 30-1 • Math 30-1 or 30-2 • 1 Group C





High school diploma (or equivalent) AND 18 years of age at beginning of second term

Police Information Check

See legend descriptions on page 52. MA Mature Admission SAE Skills Appraisal - English


SKM Skills Appraisal - Math


P Police Information Check

+ Additional options for regular admission


High school diploma (or equivalent) AND ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2


OTHER CRITERIA • Portfolio (competitive) • Statement of Intent (competitive)


65% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 • Social 30-1 or Social 30-2 • 3 Group A, B, C, or D


High school diploma (or equivalent) AND 65% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 • Social 30-1 or Social 30-2 • 1 Group A, B, C, or D

Police Information Check


High school diploma (or equivalent)

• Portfolio (competitive) • Statement of Intent (competitive)


High school diploma (or equivalent)

65% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 • Social 30-1 or Social 30-2

• Police Information Check • Standard Child Care First Aid



High school diploma (or equivalent)


65% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • Math 30-1 or 30-2 • 3 Group A, B, C, or D


65% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • Math 30-1 or 30-2


High school diploma (or equivalent)


60% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 • Biology 30 • 1 Group A, B, C, or D


High school diploma (or equivalent)

• Keyboarding test • Police Information Check (medical major only)


Low- to mid-70s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 • Social 30-1 or Social 30-2 • 3 Group A, B, C, or D

Police Information Check


High school diploma (or equivalent) or GED AND Low- to mid-70s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 • Social 30-1 or Social 30-2 • 3 Group A, B, C, or D

• Fitness Test (competitive) • Police Information Check


Mid- to high-80s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • Biology 30 • Chem 30 or Sci 30 • Math 30-1, 30-2, or 31 • 1 Group A, B, C, or D


Requires previous post-secondary education. Visit program website for details.


High school diploma (or equivalent) AND 19 or older by December 31 of intake year

• English 30-1 with minimum 50%


60% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 • 2 Group A, B, C, or D

60% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 • 1 Group A, B, or C


High school diploma (or equivalent)

Minimum 50% in ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2

Audition (competitive)



60% non-competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 • Biology 30

Mid- to high-80s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 • Biology 30 • Chem 30 or Sci 30 • Math 30-1, 30-2, or 31

• Police Information Check • Valid Immunization Record

Police Information Check

Competitive: • 70 hours volunteer/work exp. • Personal/professional profile • Resumé • Three letters of reference • Police Information Check

High school diploma (or equivalent)


Low- to mid-80s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 • Biology 30 • 1 Group C • 2 Group A, B, C, D

Low- to mid-80s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or 30-2 • Biology 30 • 1 Group C

• Police Information Check • Standard First Aid


Mid- to high-80s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 • 4 Group A, B, C, D

Mid- to high-80s competitive average: • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 • 1 Group A, B, or C

Police Information Check


High school diploma (or equivalent)


OUT-OF-PROVINCE GRADE 12 EQUIVALENCIES The Grade 12 subjects listed as admission requirements for MacEwan University programs are based on Alberta Education approved curriculum and nomenclature. The information below is a guide to equivalent high school courses offered by other Canadian provinces.






English Language Arts 30-1

Social Studies 30-1

30-level Language; NUNAVUT ONLY: Inuktitut 12

Additional Group A subjects: Aboriginal Studies 30 NUNAVUT ONLY: Aulajaaqtut 12

Art 30, Art 31, Applied Graphic Arts 35

Drama 30

Music 30 (Choral, Instrumental or General), Music 35


English 12, English Literature 12, English 12: First Peoples

History 12

12-level, 12A-level language

Geography 12, Comparative Civilizations 12, First Nations 12, Economics 12

Art Foundations 12, Digital Media Development 12, Studio Arts 12, Visual Arts 12

Acting 12, Drama 12, Theatre Performance 12, Theatre Production 12

Choral Music 12, Instrumental Music 12, Band 12, Choir 12, Strings 12, Jazz Band 12, Vocal Jazz 12


English 40S (1 credit)

Western Civilization 40S, Global Issues 40S

40S-level language

World/Human Geography 40S

Art 40G, Art 40S

Drama 40S

Music 40S (Band, Choral, Strings/ Orchestra, Vocal Jazz, Jazz Band, Guitar)


English Language Arts 121, English Language Arts 122 or Anglais 126B

Canadian History 122, World Issues 120, Native Studies 120

French 121, French 122, Latin 122, 126-level language, French Immersion Language Arts 120

Canadian Geography 120

Art 121, Art 122, Visual Arts 120

Drama 121, Drama 122, Theatre Arts 120

Music 120, Music 122


English Language Arts 3201

World History 3201

3200-level language

World Geography 3202

Art and Design 3200

Grade 12 Drama, Theatre Arts 3220

Applied Music 3206


English 12, English 12: African Heritage

Global History 12

12-level language

Global Geography 12, Economics 12

Art 12

12-level Drama

Music 12 (Band, Strings, Vocals)


English (ENG4U), Studies in Literature (ETS4U), Anglais (EAE4U)

Canada: History, Identity and Culture (CHI4U), World History: The West and the World (CHY4U)

Any Native Language Level 4 or Level 5 (LNADO-LNODO or LNAEO-LNOEO), Franรงais (FRA4U), French (FSF4U), Extended French (FEF4U), French Immersion (FIF4U), any International Language Level-4 (LBADU-LYXDU)

Canadian and World Issues (CGW4U), Classical Civilizations (LVV4U), Native Studies: Aboriginal Governance (NDG4M), Native Studies: Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context (NDW4M), World Geography (CGU4U)

Applied Design (AWD4M), Illustration (AWK4M), Painting (AWN4M), Photography (AWQ4M), Visual Arts (AVI4M)

Acting (ADG4M), Dramatic Arts (ADA4M), Production (ADD4M)

Music (AMU4M), Repertoire (AMR4M), Strings (AMS4M), Guitar (AMG4M), Stage Band (AMH4M), Instrumental Band (AMI4M), Vocal/ Choral (AMV4M)


English 611, English 621

History 621

621-level language

Geography 621

Art 621

Drama 621

Music 621


Two courses numbered in the 603 series (English Literature)

Two courses numbered in the 330 series (History)

Two courses numbered in the 601 series (Franรงais), or 602 series (French as a Second Language), or 607 to 616 series (Other Languages)

Two courses numbered in the 320 series (Cultural Geography), 332 series (Ancient Civilizations), 340 or 345 series (Philosophy/ Humanities), or 383 series (Economics)

Two courses numbered in the 510 or 520 series

Two courses numbered in the 560 series

Two courses numbered in the 550 series


ELA A30 and ELA B30

Social Studies 30, History 30, Etudes Sociales 30 *

30-level language

Native Studies 30, Geography 30

Arts Education 30, Visual Arts 30

Drama 30, Theatre 30

Choral 30, Band 30, Instrumental Jazz 30, Orchestra 30, Music 30

*Francophone or French Immersion applicants who present a 30-level Franรงais or French Language Arts course (FLA) need to present only one ELA course to meet the English Language Arts 30-1 requirement.



Additional Group B subjects: Performing Arts 35 (A, B, C), Musical Theatre 35, Dance 35, Communication Technology Advanced (5 credits)

Biology 30

Chemistry 30

Mathematics 30-1

Mathematics 30-2

Mathematics 31

Physics 30

Additional Group C subjects: Computing Science (CSE) Advanced Level Career and Technology Studies (CTS) (minimum 5 credits), Science 30

Dance 12

Biology 12

Chemistry 12

Principles of Math 12, Pre-Calculus 12

Foundations of Math 12

Calculus 12

Physics 12

AP Environmental Science 12, Geology 12, Geometry 12, ICT: Computer Programming 12

Dance 40S

Biology 40S

Chemistry 40S

Pre-Calculus Math 40S

Applied Math 40S

Calculus 40S, Calculus 45S, Advanced Math 45S

Physics 40S

Computer Science 40S

Biology 121, Biology 122

Chemistry 121, Chemistry 122

Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A and B

Foundations of Mathematics 12

Calculus 12

Physics 121, Physics 122

Environmental Sciences 121, Environmental Sciences 122, Trigonometry and 3-Space 121, Trigonometry and 3-Space 122 (May not be presented for admission together with Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120 and AP Calculus)

Biology 3201

Chemistry 3202

Advanced Math 3200

Academic Math 3201

Math 3208

Physics 3204

Earth Systems 3209

Film and Video Production 12

Biology 12

Chemistry 12

Advanced Mathematics 12 , Pre-Calculus 12

Academic Mathematics 12

Calculus 12

Physics 12

Geology 12 (A&B), Statistics 12

Dance (ACT4M), Dance Performance (ATP4M), Communications Technology (TGJ4M)

Biology (SBI4U)

Chemistry (SCH4U)

Advanced Functions (MHF4U)

Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)

Physics (SPH4U)

Computer Studies (ICS4U), Science (SNC4M), Earth and Space Science (SES4U)

Biology 621

Chemistry 611, Chemistry 621

Mathematics 621 B

Mathematics 611 B

Physics 621

Two courses numbered in the 101 series (Biology)

Two courses numbered in the 202 series (Chemistry)

Calculus I

Calculus 1

Two courses numbered in the 203 series (Physics)

Two courses numbered in the 320 series (Physical Geography)

Biology 30

Chemistry 30

Calculus 30

Physics 30

Computer Science 30, Geology 30

Dance 30

Math B30 and C30, Pre-Calculus Math 30

Mathematics 621 A

Foundations of Math 30


UNIVERSITY SUBSTITUTIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL COURSES This chart lists the university credit that can be substituted in cases where applicants do not present the appropriate 30-level high school courses. Note: ‘CR’ = Credits




English (6 CR)


1. Language other than English (6 CR) 2. Humanities or Social Sciences (3 CR)


Fine Arts (3 CR)


1. Mathematics (Algebra) (3 CR) 2. Mathematics (Calculus) (3 CR) 3. Chemistry (3 CR) 4. Physics (3 CR) 5. Biology (includes Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Zoology) (3 CR).


1. Any course from a science discipline may be used as a Group C subject, including PSYC 104 (3 CR). 2. For admission into Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Botany and Zoology cannot be used as Biology 30 substitutions.

CLASSIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL COURSES The Grade 12 subjects listed as admission requirements for MacEwan University programs are based on Alberta Education-approved curriculum and nomenclature. Prospective applicants from other provinces and territories should reference out-of-province equivalencies. Acceptable Alberta Education Grade 12 subjects, other than ELA 30-1, have been classified into the following four groups: GROUP A, B, C OR D COURSES GROUP A: HUMANITIES




1. Social Studies 30-1 2. 30-level language other than English 3. Additional 30-level language other than English 4. Aboriginal Studies 30

1. Art 30 2. Art 31 3. Communication Technology Advanced (5 credits) 4. Dance 35 5. Drama 30 6. Music 30 (Choral, Instrumental or General (5 credits) 7. Musical Theatre 35 8. Music 35 9. Performing Arts 35 A, B, or C Additional 35-level Fine Arts courses may be considered.



1. Biology 30 2. Chemistry 30 3. Mathematics 30-1 4. Mathematics 30-2 (cannot be used for admission with Mathematics 30-1) 5. Mathematics 31 6. Physics 30 7. Science 30 8. Computing Science (CSE) Advanced Level Career and Technology Studies (CTS) (minimum 5 credits)

1. Applied Sociology 30 2. Cultural and Physical Anthropology 30 3. Experimental Psychology 30 4. International Politics 30 5. Macroeconomics 30 6. Microeconomics 30 7. Philosophies of Man 30 8. Physical Education 30 9. Religious Studies 35 (for approved Schools) 10. Western World History 30 11. World Geography 30 12. World Religion 30 13. Advanced CTS strands as follows: • Community Health • Construction/Electro Technologies • Fabrication Studies • Fashion Studies • Financial Management • Foods • Information Processing • Legal Studies • Management & Marketing

1. Any one of the following courses will meet the 30-level language other than English requirement: French 21, 20S, 20N, 30S, 30N; French 31, 31A, 31B, 31C, 30-3Y, 30-9Y; French Language Arts 20, 30, 30-1, 30-2; Français 20, 30, 30-1, 30-2; Langue et Literature 20, 30. 2. Any one of the following courses will also meet the 30-level language other than English requirement: Blackfoot Language & Culture 30; Chinese Language Arts 30; Chinese Language & Culture 30; Cree Language & Culture 30; German Language Arts 30; German Language & Culture 30; Italian Language & Culture 30; Japanese Language & Culture 30; Latin 30; Spanish Language & Culture 30; Ukrainian Language Arts 30; Ukrainian Language & Culture 30. There are other 35-level locally developed courses which may also be used to meet the language other than English requirement. 3. Equivalents of Music 30: Conservatory Canada, Grade 8 Practical and Grade IV Theory; Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, Grade 8 Practical and Grade II Theory; Mount Royal University, Grade 8 Practical and Grade II Theory. Documents must be presented to Alberta Education for evaluation. 4. Students using a Group D subject for admission must present either one 5-credit subject or any combination of two 3-credit subjects.

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