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Discover the Real U


Nestled in the coulees in the heart of southern Alberta, the University of Lethbridge (U of L) is more than just “another place” to get your degree. We believe in small, personal classes – on average 32 students – so your professors will know you by name and give you the personal support you need.


Discover Yourself at the University of Lethbridge You will have an opportunity to discover your passion, and the encouragement and advice from professors and staff will help shape your future. With approximately 7,800 students, the U of L is small enough to allow you to create the personal experience you are looking for. Throughout your degree, you will take a variety of different classes, giving you the breadth and depth of knowledge that will help you succeed throughout your life, regardless of your chosen profession. We also believe in providing you with unique opportunities outside of the classroom. We encourage you to take part in coop programs that will give you work experience and valuable connections with employers before you graduate.

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You can participate in international exchange programs that offer you the chance to travel and study at partner universities around the world. You could also take part in ground-breaking research – an experience normally reserved for graduate students at other institutions – before you finish your Bachelor’s degree. No dream is too big or small. We care about your success and we’re here to provide you with the support you need.

When you complete your education from the University of Lethbridge, you’ll have a degree that can take you anywhere…

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Appendix A:

21 | Loans & Grants

Pre-Professional Transfer Programs

22 | Student Housing

Appendix B:

3 | Admission Requirements

24 | Lethbridge

Provincial Admission Requirements

4 | Discover Your Path

26 | Fun on Campus

Appendix C:

6 | Discover the Opportunities

28 | We’re Here to Support You

7 | Discover the Programs

29 | Discover the Options

Advanced Placement (AP) International Baccalaureate Program 1


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Admission Requirements The following general admission requirements are for high school students from Alberta, NWT and Nunavut. The current general admission average is 65%*. For footnote details, additional provincial requirements and alternative admission routes, please refer to Appendix B. Students will be considered based on five Grade 12-level courses from the following: One academic English course:

A fifth, distinct course which: • can be academic or non-academic • must be worth at least 5 credits • multiple courses worth a total of 5 or more credits can be used • cannot be a Special Project

English Language Arts 30-1 Three academic courses from this list: Aboriginal Studies 30

*Please note that some programs have additional admission requirements (see Appendix A).

Biology 30 Chemistry 30 Pure Mathematics 30 or Applied Mathematics 30 Mathematics 31

1. Only one course in a particular language will be used for admission purposes, e.g., only one of French Language Arts 30-1 or French as a Second Language 30-3Y will be used. Grades from 20-level languages, or language and culture courses in six, nine, or 12-year streams may be used for admission purposes in place of 30-level languages, e.g., German Language and Culture 20-6Y.

Physics 30 Science 30 Social Studies 30 or 30-1 One or more 30-level languages in distinct subjects1 One of: Art 30, Art 31, Choral Music 30, General Music 30, Instrumental Music 30, Dance 35, Drama 30

2. Five credits must include CSE 3010, CSE 3110, CSE 3120 plus any two of CSE 3020, CSE 3310, CSE 3320, CSE 3130, CSE 3330, CSE 3140, CSE 3340, CSE 3210, CSE 3240, CSE 3910, or CSE 3920.

Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE) 2

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discover Your Path Whether you’re just finishing high school or you’re out in the workforce, you’re probably wondering “Who am I?” and “Where do I belong?” How do you answer these questions? With so many interests, it can be difficult to translate your passion into a career, particularly when there is pressure for you to define a specific job.

It’s about the journey, not the destination

Benefits of a university degree

What does all of this mean? It’s important to have an education that can prepare you for anything, both now and in the future.

Who are you, and where do you belong? Let us help you Discover the Real U.

Did you know that the top-10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not even exist in 2004? This means that a few years down the road we could be using technology that hasn’t been invented yet to solve problems that currently do not exist. The Government of Alberta also predicts that “young people in Canada today are likely to experience an average of 17 employment transitions in their working lifetime.”

The advantage of pursuing a university degree is that you are equipped with knowledge and theory that can be applied to almost any job environment. You will be able to challenge yourself in new ways and you will have an education that gives you options. A university degree also gives you the knowledge and skills to change occupations or move up within a company without necessarily requiring further education.

“I didn’t know at all what I was heading for when I started university. I liked biology and chemistry, so I started as a biochemistry major. The hands-on experience I’ve had at the U of L has been huge. As a student, I’ve worked in six different research labs, travelled to Oregon and California, attended an undergraduate student competition in Boston, and even visited Hong Kong for an international conference. Now I am going to medical school!” Selina Dobing BSc – Biochemistry, ’09

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discover the OpportunitIes

Co-op

Co-op enables you to test drive some of the possible careers related to your degree through paid, specialized positions. Co-op provides you with a way to fund your education, make several employer contacts in the industry, and come one step closer to finding your dream job. Work terms can be between four and 16 months in length and can start in January, May, or September. Co-op is available to all Arts, Science, and Management majors.

Applied Study

With an applied study, you can get course credit for work and volunteer experience, whether it’s related to your degree or not. It is a great way to gain more from your personal experiences and reduce your course load at the same time. Applied studies are available to all majors.

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International Exchanges

Students at the University of Lethbridge have exciting opportunities to spend one, sometimes two, semesters studying abroad. The International Centre for Students will assist in planning your study abroad trip to a partner institution of the University of Lethbridge. These institutions are all over the world in countries such as Australia, Japan, Germany, the U.S., and England. While you’re studying abroad, you pay U of L tuition, are guaranteed on-campus housing at your host university, and you fulfill course credit towards your degree. Travel abroad opportunities also exist for many practicums, professional semesters, and Management majors in a variety of destinations. The International Centre also facilitates international internship opportunities.

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Combined Degrees Programs

If you’re interested in specializing in areas offered by two Faculties, you might consider pursuing a Combined Degrees program. This option typically takes five years instead of four, but you will graduate with two degrees. Completing two degrees at once will allow you to study two areas that you’re passionate about, which will also significantly broaden your understanding and increase your employability. Check with your Faculty advisor for more information about this option.


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programs With more than 150 program options to choose from, we’re here to help you find the one that’s right for you. With so many interesting things to focus on, it can be difficult to narrow your search. To help you, we have grouped our programs into categories of interest. You might be attracted to only one program in a category or you may find it difficult to choose between the options across categories. Choose the program that looks the most interesting to you and if you’re not sure whether you’re in the right area of study, it’s relatively easy to switch between most programs.

Which of the following areas interest you?

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Sound, Movement, Visual Arts, Video Games, Animation, Art, Music, Acting

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Social Studies, Languages, Culture, History

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Government, Decision-Making, Business, Debate, Reasoning

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Computers, Technology, Math, Logic, Numbers, Finances

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Land, Environment, Earth, City Planning, Agriculture

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Sports, Biology, Health Care, Counselling, Health Promotion

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People, Mind, Behaviour, Society, Communications

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Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Experiments, Theories Reactions, Formulas

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Education, Teaching, Learning, Communicating, Classrooms, Instruction

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Transfer Students, Post-Diploma Programs, After-Degree Options and Working Professionals

Degree options available:

BA

BASc

BEd

BFA

BHSc

BMgt

BMus

BA

Bachelor of Arts

BHSc

Bachelor of Health Sciences

BASc

Bachelor of Arts and Science

BMgt

Bachelor of Management

BEd

Bachelor of Education

BMus

Bachelor of Music

BFA

Bachelor of Fine Arts

BN

Bachelor of Nursing

BSc

Bachelor of Science

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BSc

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Sound, Movement, Visual Arts, Video Games, Animation, Art, Music, Acting You have an artistic flair and are good with creative software. You are dramatic or musical; you might describe yourself as an artist. The following programs might capture your interest:

Putting your degree into practice – career opportunities to explore

Musician, painter, industrial designer, sculptor, textile designer, creative arts therapist, lighting technician/designer, teacher, playwright, theatre director, arts management, music editor/ publisher, recording/sound engineer, musicologist, media director/consultant, animator, museum curator, graphic designer

Enhancing your degree

*Art (Art Studio Major) – BFA Art (Art History/Museum Studies Major) – BFA *Art Education – BFA/BEd or BA/BEd

Students enrolled in New Media and Art History/Museum Studies have the option of pursuing a professional work placement in a supervised internship program, that provides direct experience in the industry.

Art – BA *Dramatic Arts (Performance Major) – BFA Dramatic Arts (Technical/Design Major) – BFA Dramatic Arts (Theatre Studies Major) – BFA Dramatic Arts – BA *Drama Education – BFA/BEd Multidisciplinary Major – BFA *Music – BMus or BA *Music (Digital Audio Arts Major) – BMus *Music Education – BMus/BEd or BA/BEd *New Media – BFA

The U of L art collection has more than 13,000 objects and is one of the most significant collections in the country. You can learn from original paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints from a variety of well-known artists.

*See Appendix A for additional admission requirements and additional information about education programs.

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“My professors have changed my outlook on the art world and pushed me to be a critical thinker. Since I started this program, I have been given opportunities to volunteer and work in multiple gallery settings. These experiences will help me get a job after I graduate.” Emily McCormick

BFA (Art) – Art History/Museum Studies

(l-r) Jane Edmundson and Emily McCormick

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Social Studies, Languages, Culture, History Putting your degree into practice The study of cultures and past societies career opportunities to explore fascinates you. You have a knack for languages –Consumer researcher, citizenship and immigration officer, aboriginal liaison, educational programmer, public affairs officer, or you may love to write stories or poetry. marketing, legislative aid, volunteer coordinator, program There are a variety of programs that might manager, translator, foreign services officer, archivist catch your interest or fulfill your passion. Enhancing your degree

If you choose to pursue teaching, three teaching placements are integrated into the program once you are accepted into the Faculty of Education. This means that you’ll be fully prepared to enter the classroom after you graduate.

The following programs might capture your interest: Anthropology – BA Archaeology and Geography – BA or BSc Canadian Studies – BA English – BA English Language Arts Education* – BA/BEd First Nations’ Governance – BMgt French – BA French/German – BA French/Spanish – BA German – BA History – BA Journalism (Pre-Professional Transfer) * Law (Pre-Professional Transfer) * Native American Studies – BA Native Education* – BA/BEd

“Career choices don’t come easily for most of us. They didn’t for me. Thankfully, I went to a university where I discovered my passion – a university with a co-op program where I gained hands-on learning experience and explored a variety of career options before I graduated.”

Religious Studies – BA

Holly Miller

Sociology – BA

BA – English, ‘09

Women’s Studies – BA * See Appendix A for additional information about pre-professional transfer programs and education programs.

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Holly completed co-op work terms at the Communications Security Establishment of Canada and the City of Edmonton.

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Government, Decision-Making, Business, Debate, Reasoning You are logical by nature and are known to be organized. You like to talk about current events and the state of affairs and are persuasive in your arguments. Or you may want to understand how decisions affect people through business and government. The following programs might capture your interest: Accounting – BMgt Economics – BA or BMgt

Putting your degree into practice – career opportunities to explore

Investment banker, securities analyst, facilities/operations manager, project liaison, political scientist, social policy program officer, lobbyist, press officer, lawyer, economist, teacher

Enhancing your degree

If you choose to pursue teaching, three teaching placements are integrated into the program once you are accepted into the Faculty of Education. This means that you’ll be fully prepared to enter the classroom after you graduate. Students in the Management degree program also have the opportunity to enrol in the Integrated Management Experience (IME) program. The IME program allows you to gain real-life business experience, put your theoretical knowledge into practice, and determine which environment suits you best.

Finance – BMgt First Nations’ Governance – BMgt General Management – BMgt Human Resource Management and Labour Relations – BMgt History – BA International Management – BMgt Law (Pre-Professional Transfer) * Marketing – BMgt Political Science – BA or BMgt Philosophy – BA Social Studies Education* – BA/BEd *See Appendix A for additional information about pre-professional transfer programs and education programs.

“Through my experience at the U of L, I have been lucky enough to walk away from my program knowing that I received an education and not simply a degree. That comes with hard work, campus involvement, and enough courage to search support from professors.” Anthony Woods

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Computers, Technology, Math, Logic, Numbers, Finances You are a technology buff who may understand computer languages (C++ is your friend). Or you might enjoy crunching numbers and analyzing problems. You understand technology and can translate terminology and applications into plain language for businesses. The following programs might capture your interest: Accounting – BMgt Computer Science – BSc or BMgt Computer Science and Geographical Information Science (GIS) – BSc Economics – BA or BMgt Engineering (Pre-Professional Transfer) * Finance – BMgt Information Systems – BMgt Mathematics – BSc Mathematics Education* – BSc/BEd New Media* – BFA Physics – BSc *See Appendix A for additional admission requirements and additional information about pre-professional transfer programs and education programs.

Putting your degree into practice – career opportunities to explore

Accountant, computer programmer, business analyst, quality assurance analyst, developer, training specialist, web designer, instructor, geophysical/geological technologist, engineering physicist, investment broker

Enhancing your degree

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (New Media) and Mathematics Education programs have work placements integrated into their programs.

“I was interested in learning how I could integrate my GIS knowledge with real-life projects. My co-op work experiences have given me the confidence to work in new and challenging environments. The life experience I have gained from the co-op program has been really valuable and the staff at the co-op office helped me learn how to market myself and get into the job market.” Subir Chowdhury

BSc – Computer Science and Geographical Information Science Subir completed co-op work terms at Yukon Geological Survey and at Alberta Geological Survey.

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Land, Environment, Earth, City Planning, Agriculture You are passionate about the environment and the impact society has on our earth. You are fascinated with geographical information systems and you may want to learn more about the physical, social, economic, and political factors that shape cities and regions. The following programs might capture your interest: Agricultural Studies – BA or BSc Agricultural Biotechnology – BSc Archaeology and Geography – BA or BSc Computer Science and Geographical Information Science (GIS) – BSc Environmental Science – BSc Geography – BA or BSc Urban and Regional Studies – BA

Putting your degree into practice – career opportunities to explore

Research analyst, agrologist, crop specialist, land use analyst, outdoor guide, site researcher, surveyor, forestry technician, demographer, natural resource specialist, zoning administrator, impact assessment officer, environmental protection officer, fish and wildlife officer, rancher, farmer

“I am lucky to have participated in many international programs organized both by the University and its Faculties, and independently. All of these experiences, and others, have immensely enhanced my undergraduate degree. They have shown me the world and allowed me to study abroad, learn new languages, study from diverse perspectives, prepare myself for graduate school, and become confident as an academic.” Perry Stein

BA – Urban and Regional Studies, ‘09

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Sports, Biology, Health Care, Counselling, Health Promotion Are you interested in the human body and how it functions? Perhaps you are an advocate for health promotion or like to listen to others?

Putting your degree into practice – opportunities to explore

The following programs might capture your interest:

Enhancing your degree

Doctor, nurse, health or sports administration, personal trainer, program coordinator, family/marriage counsellor, teacher, dentist, athletic therapist, veterinarian, social worker, human resources officer, public policy analyst

The Addictions Counselling, Public Health, and Nursing programs have work placements integrated into their programs.

Addictions Counselling – BHSc Biological Sciences – BSc Dentistry (Pre-Professional Transfer) * Exercise Science – BSc Kinesiology – BA or BSc Medicine (Pre-Professional Transfer) * Nursing* – BN or BN after degree • SPANS (Support Program for Aboriginal Nursing Students) Physical Education – BA/BEd Psychology – BA or BSc Public Health – BHSc Social Work (Pre-Professional Transfer) * Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Professional Transfer) * *See Appendix A for additional admission requirements and additional information about pre-professional transfer programs.

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The U of L has the only undergraduate program in addictions counselling in Canada and the only undergraduate program in public health in Alberta. The campus is also home to the University of Lethbridge site for the Alberta Gaming Research Institute, a partnership among three Alberta universities that is funded by the Government of Alberta, and is a partner in a unique collaborative nursing partnership with Lethbridge College.

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“I did a senior internship for my degree at the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, West Indies. I spent a full semester working at this first-class treatment centre, and I can’t say enough about the experience. I learned so much from the counsellors there, and I had a great time learning about the local culture. I’m grateful that the U of L facilitated such an awesome experience for me.” Ben Goresky

BHSc – Addictions Counselling, ’09

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People, Mind, Behaviour, Society, Communications You love meeting people and helping to solve problems. You might also be interested in gaining insight into how people behave, relate to one another, and become aware of the values and beliefs that structure society.

Putting your degree into practice – career opportunities to explore

The following programs might capture your interest:

Enhancing your degree

General Management – BMgt Human Resource Management and Labour Relations – BMgt Journalism (Pre-Professional Transfer) * Law (Pre-Professional Transfer) *

Investment broker, purchasing agent, human resources manager, project manager, grants writer, promotional director, data analyst, fundraiser, foreign services officer, academic advisor, career counsellor, demographer, psychologist, public relations representative, researcher, teacher

If you choose to pursue teaching, three teaching placements are integrated into the program once you are accepted into the Faculty of Education. This means that you’ll be fully prepared to enter the classroom after you graduate. Students in the Management degree program also have the opportunity to enrol in the Integrated Management Experience (IME) program. The IME program allows you to gain real-life business experience, put your theoretical knowledge into practice, and determine which environment suits you best.

Marketing – BMgt Neuroscience – BSc Psychology – BA or BSc Sociology – BA Social Studies Education* – BA/BEd Social Work (Pre-Professional Transfer) * Women’s Studies – BA *See Appendix A for additional information about pre-professional transfer programs and education programs.

“One of my professors had a big impact on my education and life. He emphasized the importance of taking what I am learning in the classroom and applying it to my external environment. He is also an inspiration to keep learning as you mature. I plan on working in a marketing related or strategic management discipline upon graduation.” Leah Nelner

BMgt – General Management, ’09

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Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Experiments, Theories, Reactions, Formulas Putting your degree into practice You enjoy studying the different sciences – career opportunities to explore in high school. You like looking through a Toxicologist, pathologist, forensic lab analyst, soil chemist, quality microscope, analyzing mathematical formulas, control analyst, environmental auditor, occupational health & safety advisor, informational specialist, instructor, researcher, and looking at the world at the molecular science journalist, scientist, physicist, chemist, teacher level. You have the ability to make projections Enhancing your degree from data and determine probabilities. If you choose to pursue teaching, three teaching placements are integrated into the program once you are accepted into the Faculty of Education. This means that you’ll be fully prepared to enter the classroom after you graduate.

The following programs might capture your interest: Biochemistry – BSc Biological Sciences – BSc Chemistry – BSc Dentistry (Pre-Professional Transfer) * Engineering (Pre-Professional Transfer) * Mathematics – BSc Medicine (Pre-Professional Transfer) * Physics – BSc Science Education* – BSc/BEd Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Professional Transfer) * *See Appendix A for additional information about pre-professional transfer programs and education programs.

“The U of L provides the perfect balance between internationallyrecognized research and top-level undergraduate training. By engaging our students in research we encourage them to develop creative problem-solving skills that are directly transferable to the workplace. The end result is that our students stand out from those graduating from other institutions.” Dr. Chris Hugenholtz

Geography Professor

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Education, Teaching, Learning, Communicating, Classrooms, Instruction You are passionate about education and helping others learn. You have excellent organizational and communication skills and you like working with people.

Putting your degree into practice – career opportunities to explore

Teacher, career advisor, vocational instructor, coach, life skills coach, special needs teacher

Enhancing your degree

Three teaching placements are integrated into the program once you are accepted into the Faculty of Education, so you’ll be fully prepared to enter the classroom after you graduate.

The following programs might capture your interest: Art Education* – BFA/BEd or BA/BEd Career and Technology Studies: Business Focus* – BMgt/BEd Drama Education* – BFA/BEd or BA/BEd English Language Arts Education* – BA/BEd Mathematics Education* – BSc/BEd Modern Languages Education* – BA/BEd Music Education* – BMus/BEd or BA/BEd Native Education* – BA/BEd Physical Education* – BA/BEd Science Education* – BSc/BEd Social Studies Education* – BA/BEd *See Appendix A for additional information about education programs.

“During my five years I’ve been a mentor through the International Students Society, I’ve been a tutor through the Education Undergraduate Society, and I’ve worked with Dr. Nola Aitken in the Faculty of Education. These experiences have not only enhanced my learning as a future teacher, but allowed me to meet so many fantastic people.” Andrianna Tsentouros

BA/BEd – English/English Language Arts Education, ‘09

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Transfer Students, Post-Diploma Programs, After-Degree Options and Working Professionals diploma matches to a Post-Diploma program at the University The U of L welcomes over 800 new transfer of Lethbridge by visiting www.uleth.ca/postdiploma. students every year. Whether you have After Degree Option completed a few courses, a certificate, a If you have completed a bachelor’s degree at the U of L or diploma, or an applied degree, you may another institution, we may be able to grant you admission to a second bachelor’s degree program. A second degree is shorter be eligible to receive credit for the courses in length (typically 15 to 25 semester courses or more), and you’ve already taken. Your eligibility is based will give you a distinct competitive advantage in your career progression. on which post-secondary institution(s) you previously attended and how many Working Professionals it’s time for more education to advance your career or get transferable courses you have completed (at Ifthat job you’ve always wanted, the U of L can offer you the necessary tools and help you take that next step. Whether it’s least three transferable courses are needed to a new program of study or a few professional-development be considered as a transfer student). courses, we have what you need. Learn from experienced A list of the diploma transfer agreements that exist between the U of L and other institutions is available at www.uleth.ca/postdiploma. Wondering how many of your courses will transfer to the U of L? ACAT (Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer) maintains a list of what courses transfer between all of the Alberta post-secondary institutions. Visit www.transferalberta.ca for more information.

Post-Diploma Programs

If you already hold a diploma, you might consider pursuing a Post-Diploma program. These programs are designed to build on the foundation obtained through the applicant’s diploma program while addressing the needs for core academic skills in the subject area. Post-Diploma degrees are typically 20 courses in length and consist of selected upper-year courses in the major subject and related disciplines, as well as courses to meet the General Liberal Education Requirement. Find out if your

professors who understand how to put theory into practice. You can attend full-time or part-time.

Management programs in Calgary and Edmonton

Our evening and weekend classes in Calgary and Edmonton are scheduled with working professionals in mind. Complete your management degree or one of the management certificates, take courses that bridge to a professional accounting designation, or simply take upgrading courses. Whether you have previously taken management courses or not – even if you have a degree or diploma in a non-management field – contact the Calgary or Edmonton campus to explore your options. DISCOVER.ulethbridge.ca/calgarycampus or DISCOVER.ulethbridge.ca/edmontoncampus

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funding your Education Hundreds of scholarships, awards and bursaries are granted to new and continuing U of L students every year. Last year, the U of L gave approximately $3.2 million to more than 1,700 students. There are many different awards that match the vast variety of students’ skills and strengths. Criteria for awards may include athletic or artistic ability, leadership qualities, scholastic achievement, community involvement, financial need, and more. A few worth mentioning are:

• June 30: Grade 11 Merit Award • $800 for average of 80% or higher in Grade 11* • $500 for average of 75-79.9% in Grade 11* • Separate application required

• December 15: Board of Governors’ Admission Scholarship • $1,000 for actual admission average of 80% or higher • $500 for actual admission average of 75-79.9% • No application required

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• March 15: Leadership and Entrance awards • Up to $6,000 • Separate application required • June 1: High school academic awards for September entrance • Up to $1,000 • For students who have applied for admission after March 1 • No application required • November 1: High school academic awards for January entrance • Up to $1,000 • Separate application required

Transfer and Post-Diploma Awards

Grade 11 Year

Grade 12 Year

• December 15: Board of Governors’ Relocation Scholarship • Up to $1,000 for actual admission average of 75% or higher • Based on geographic location • No application required

• June 1: For September entrance • Up to $2,000 • Separate application required

• November 1: For January entrance • Up to $1,500 • Separate application required *Five Grade 11 courses will be used to determine the award average and will follow the same formula as general admission (English 20-1, three academics, and a fifth distinct course).

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loans and grants Funding for Canadian students is also available in the form of student loans and grants. Both the federal and provincial governments offer financial aid to students who qualify, with the benefit that your loan remains interest-free as long as you remain a full-time student. Banks and other private financial institutions also lend money to help students fund their education. Contact your bank for further information on private student loans.

Additional Financial Resources www.uleth.ca/ross/student_finance

Educational Costs | Canadian Student*

These amounts are based on a typical course-load of five classes per semester (10 courses over the academic year). Tuition & Fees

$5,560 (2010/2011 proposed)

Health & Dental

$245 (refundable with proof of other extended health & dental coverage)

Books & Supplies

$1,250 ($125 per course)

TOTAL

$7,055

www.alis.gov.ab.ca www.aucc.ca www.canlearn.ca www.myschool101.com www.scholarshipscanada.com www.studentawards.com

*All costs are estimates and are subject to change

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student Housing On-campus housing

Residence dining plan

Demand is high for residence and applications are accepted starting September 15 for the following fall semester. Apply early!

Please note the costs below do not include food and are subject to change.

Residence provides the chance to truly take in all the aspects of the U of L and goes far beyond a place to live. There are 586 beds available for single students and over half of them are reserved for first-year students.

New high school graduates University Hall Residence

Residence style

Cost (Fall 2009 / Spring 2010 rates )

Our most convenient, on-campus accommodation offers 214 single and double rooms within University Hall itself. These fullyfurnished rooms are reserved for first-year, directly-out-of-highschool residents.

Traditional style dorm rooms (furnished)

$1,076 - $1,812 (per semester)

Apartments and Townhomes (furnished)

$1,968 - $3,212 (per semester)

New high school graduates, transfer students, mature students, and continuing students Apartment Style Residence and Townhomes

Townhome Family Units (unfurnished)

$784 - $896 / month

Our apartment-style residence has one, two, and four bedroom, fully furnished units. All bedrooms are single occupancy and suites are assigned on a bedroom-by-bedroom basis.

Family housing Townhomes

Housing for married and single students with families is provided in Siksika House with one, two, and three bedroom townhome units. All townhomes have a refrigerator, stove, and window coverings. One bedroom units are reserved for the physically challenged. The one and three bedroom units include a washer and dryer.

Additional housing services

Most residence facilities are equipped with common rooms, games rooms, study and meeting areas, coin-operated laundry centres, and activity centres.

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All University Hall and Kainai House residents must participate in the Residence Dining Plan as these rooms are offered on a ’Room and Board’ basis only. For more information, please call Catering and Food Services at 403-329-2491 or visit www.uleth.ca/food.

Off-campus housing

Lethbridge offers an abundant supply of affordable, off-campus housing for students. Most students who live off campus find accommodation on the west-side of Lethbridge. Whether you choose accommodation in the form of a one-bedroom basement suite, room and board, or a four-bedroom house shared with roommates, there are a variety of options to suit most needs. The majority of accommodation on the west-side is an easy walk or bike-ride to the University, with frequent public transit links if you live a little farther out. For more information about off-campus housing, please visit www.uleth.ca/offcampushousing. Estimated living costs (off-campus/per month) Rent

$407 (based on shared accommodations)

Food

$238

Transportation

$61

Miscellaneous

$286

TOTAL

$992

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University Hall Residences

Apartment Style Residences

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Lethbridge

With a population of just over 85,000 people, Lethbridge maintains strong community ties yet offers many of the amenities of larger centres. Outdoors, you can explore the extensive parks and trail systems. Culturally, you can enjoy local theatre productions, art galleries, museums, the Japanese Garden, and a campus-run radio station. Indoors, there are a variety of shopping centres, movie theatres, and restaurants to experience.

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Lethbridge is located in southern Alberta, two hours south of Calgary, one hour from the U.S. border, and two hours from the BC and Saskatchewan borders.

Our students favourites: Places to go and things to do Coffee shop: The Penny Coffee House. Located in downtown Lethbridge, you’ll find good eats, great coffee, and a lot of friendly faces.

Live music venue: The Slice. Along with having some great pizza, The Slice is the only bar in town featuring live music from across Canada every day of the week.

Late night eats: Red Dog Diner. Montréal style hot dogs, smoked meat, and poutine make this late night diner a local favourite.

Day trip: Writing-on-Stone. An hour from Lethbridge you’ll find the largest concentration of First Nations rock art on the North American Plains.

Hike: Crypt Lake, Waterton. Located about 75 minutes from Lethbridge, Waterton Lakes National Park offers some of the best hiking and most breathtaking views in Canada.

Free activity: Walking in the Coulees. We’re sure you’ll spend some time in the river valley enjoying these unique land formations.

Museum: Galt Museum & Archives. A fascinating collection of the human history of Southwestern Alberta. Local winter activity: Tobogganing in the ‘Sugar Bowl.’ We guarantee that you’ll try out this famous sledding site at least once during your time in Lethbridge.

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FUN ON Campus

U of L Surf club

Centre for the Arts | This is the place on campus to indulge an interest in the arts, no matter what your major. The Centre for the Arts is the hub for everything artistic on campus. You can catch exciting dance recitals, improv shows, exhibitions, theatre productions, and musical performances all year long.

CKXU Radio | Campus radio station – listen to unique programming or volunteer to host your own radio show!

Clubs | Participation in clubs is a great way to stay involved,

gain some extracurricular experience, and best of all, it is a great way to meet friends. There are over 40 clubs on campus that do everything from surfing in California to practising medieval jousting. Sign up to be a club member during ‘Rush Week,’ the first week of every semester when clubs look for new members. For a comprehensive listing of clubs, visit www.ulsu.ca.

The Meliorist | Student newspaper of the U of L – Read the latest CD and movie reviews, comments on U of L life, find job opportunities on campus or volunteer to write your own article.

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Horns | The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns lead the way for athletics on campus. The past

two years have seen the Women’s Rugby team win consecutive Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championships as well as track and field athlete Jim Steacy compete in the Beijing Olympics. With these two sports as well as teams in hockey, basketball, swimming, and soccer, you’ll find a sport to match almost every interest. Open tryouts for all teams take place in the fall of each year. For more information on specific sports and their tryout dates, check out www.gohorns.ca.

U of L Pronghorn women’s Rugby Team

Sport and Recreation Services | In addition to being the home

of the Horns, the U of L’s 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness and the Max Bell Aquatic Centre offer a vast array of fitness and health programming. From wall climbing and belly dancing to intramural volleyball and water polo, there are a ton of programs that will get you moving in the air, on the ground, or in the water. As a U of L student, access to our wellness facilities is included in your fees. We encourage you to try everything that Sport and Recreation Services has to offer!

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We’re Here to Support You Faculty and staff care about your success, which is why there are a wide variety of student services at your fingertips to help you not only make the transition to university, but provide you with the support you need to suceed. The following list will give you a general idea of what’s offered – for a full list of services, visit DISCOVER.ulethbridge.ca.

Academic Advising | Get help planning your program and

According to the Canadian Undergraduate Survey Consortium 2008 survey of First Year Students, the following percentage of U of L students strongly agree with the following statements:

choosing your courses. It’s important to know that you must consult with an advisor to change your program of study or your Calendar year, register in certain courses, and make sure you’re on the right path towards graduation. Contact your Faculty advising office for information about appointments and advising sessions.

95%

Disabilities Resource Centre | The Disabilities Resource

Most of my professors encourage students to participate in class discussions.

94% Most of my professors are reasonably accessible outside of class to help students. 94% I am very satisfied or satisfied with the overall quality of the education I received at the U of L.

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Counselling Services | Counselling Services focuses on improving your total well-being. Our counsellors are mental health professionals who can help to facilitate your personal growth, academic skills development, and career decision making while you are attending the University of Lethbridge – all free of charge and confidential!

Centre is here to help students with a wide range of disabilities. By providing learning strategies, technological support, and exam accommodations, we create a supportive learning environment for every student.

Support Services, for Aboriginal Students | Oki! If you are of First Nations, Metis or Inuit descent, we encourage you to take advantage of services designed to meet your specific needs. An office dedicated entirely to advising aboriginal students is currently located in the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS).

Writing Centre | Get help with essays, reports, and other written assignments. Learn how to properly format an essay into the correct documentation style (APA, MLA, etc.)

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Discover your options Career and Employment Services

The employability of university students is based on a combination of in-class knowledge and out-of-class experiences. Out-of-class experiences broaden your learning environment and allow you to grow and develop personally and professionally. You will discover where your degree can take you, allowing you to be more competitive and directed in today’s job market.

Career and Employment Services (CES) also specializes in informing and assisting you with career exploration and work search needs. They connect you with employers and employment opportunities through on-campus visits, career fairs, and other great events. CES also hosts several workshops in areas such as resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, and interview techniques.

Confused about your career direction?

Why not take a “for-credit” course in career development: CDEV 2000? In this course students will be guided in the development of personal, occupational, and educational plans. A variety of activities will be used to help students craft appropriate career goals, and to identify and develop the skills and supports necessary for success.

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Discover YOUR Future Making major life decisions can be difficult and choosing where you want to pursue your post-secondary education is no different. We’re here to help you with this journey; you are a name, not just a number. We’re here to help you discover your passion and give you the confidence to go anywhere.

“For the past year, I have been working as a professional fire performer and motivational speaker in schools. I learned about fire spinning while at the U of L and fell in love with it. After graduation, I decided to pursue my passion and so far I’ve performed in Hawaii and Las Vegas. Getting my teaching degree gave me both the confidence to get in front of a crowd and the organizational skills needed to run a business. It’s been a great experience all around.”

“The Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge offers a dynamic and diverse program that provided me with the opportunity to explore every aspect of theatre - as an art, and as a business. Although my studies at the U of L were performance-based, I have found my niche in the Canadian theatre community as an arts administrator. I have never looked back.” Jessie van Rijn BFA’04 General manager of Carousel Theatre for Young People, Vancouver

Sandra Sommerville BFA/BEd ‘08

SaFire Dance, owner

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“Animal rights and environmental law are my passions, and my political beliefs are socially progressive. I want to do something that I think is morally right. My dream job is to be a political lobbyist in Washington, DC, or Ottawa.” Ben Thibault

BSc – Biochemistry, ‘06


Appendix A Pre-Professional Transfer Programs Students at the University of Lethbridge may prepare themselves to apply for admission to a number of professional programs offered at other institutions. Admission to these programs is by quota and is competitive. Through arrangements between the University of Lethbridge and professional faculties at other universities, transfer programs have been established for the professional programs listed below. Please contact the Recruitment and Student Life office for details.

Dentistry University of Transfer: University of Alberta Students with an academic objective of Dentistry are admitted to the BSc program with a major in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry, or Biological Sciences. Applicants must have the following courses: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, English Language Arts 30-1, Pure Mathematics 30, and Physics 30.

Engineering University of Transfer: University of Alberta Students with an academic objective of Engineering are admitted to the pre-Engineering program. Pre-Engineering is a competitive program with a limited number of seats. Students applying to this program must have the following courses: Chemistry 30, English Language Arts 30-1, Pure Mathematics 30, Mathematics 31, and Physics 30. The application deadline is March 1.

Journalism University of Transfer: University of Regina Students with an academic objective of Journalism are generally admitted to a BA program at the University of Lethbridge with a major of the student’s choice. Majors in Economics, English, History, Political Science, or Sociology may be of particular interest.

Law University of Transfer: University of Alberta or University of Calgary Students with an academic objective of Law are generally admitted to a BA program at the University of Lethbridge with a major of the student’s choice.

Medicine University of Transfer: University of Alberta or University of Calgary Students with an academic objective of Medicine are admitted to the BSc program with a major in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry, or Biological Sciences. Applicants must have the following courses: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, English Language Arts 30-1, Pure Mathematics 30, and Physics 30.

Social Work University of Transfer: University of Calgary Students with an academic objective of Social Work are generally admitted to a BA program at the University of Lethbridge with a major of the student’s choice. Majors in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology may be of particular interest. Note that the final two years of the Bachelor of Social Work program are offered at the University of Lethbridge by the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work, Lethbridge Division.

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Veterinary Medicine University of Transfer: Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan Students with an academic objective of Veterinary Medicine are admitted to the BSc program with a major in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry, or Biological Sciences. Applicants must have the following courses: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, English Language Arts 30-1, Pure Mathematics 30, and Physics 30.

Programs with additional admission requirements Competitive Programs The following programs are competitive and may require a higher admission average: * BSc Environmental Science * BN Nursing * Pre-Engineering * Bachelor of Education - all majors (competitive after 2 years (20 courses) of Pre-Education*) * Bachelor of Management - all majors (competitive after 1 year (10 courses) of Pre-Management*) *Admission to both the Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Education occurs after the first or second year of study. If you are applying to the U of L prior to completing the required courses (eg. if you are a new high school student), you should apply into one of our Pre-Bachelor of Management or Pre-Bachelor of Education programs.

Other Requirements for Admission

The following programs have additional requirements for admission: * BFA Art (portfolio) * BFA New Media (portfolio and questionnaire) * BHSc Addictions Counselling (one of Biology 30 or Chemistry 30) * BHSc Public Health (Biology 30 and Pure Mathematics 30) * BMus Music (audition required at some point - recommended before your first semester) * BMus Digital Audio Arts (essay is required, portfolio is optional) * BN Nursing (ELA 30-1 with a minimum of 60%, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Mathematics 30 or Pure Mathematics 30) * Pre-Engineering (Chemistry 30, Pure Mathematics 30, Mathematics 31, Physics 30)

First Nations’ Transition Program

Specifically for First Nations, Metis and Inuit students, this program offers a year of courses that will prepare you for university study. Admission is on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Recruitment and Student Life office at 403-329-2762 for more information.

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Appendix B Provincial admission requirements The current admission average is 65% although some programs (e.g. Pre-Engineering) are competitive and may require higher averages. Please also note that some programs have additional admission requirements (see Appendix A). Individual grades under 50% (‘P’ in British Columbia) are not considered. For more information, please refer to the applicable section of the U of L Calendar. For most programs, new high school students applying to the U of L will be assessed on five courses from the following lists:

British Columbia and Yukon English 12 or English 12 First Peoples Three (3) Academic Courses from the following list:

ELA A30/ELA B30 (Counts as one course) Three (3) Academic Courses from the following list:

Biology 12

Biology 30

BC First Nations Studies 12

Calculus 30

Calculus 12

Chemistry 30

Chemistry 12

Computer Science 30

Comparative Civilizations 12

Geography 30

English Literature 12

Geology 30

Geography 12

History 30

Geology 12

Mathematics B30 and C30 (count as one course)

History 12

Native Studies 30

Principles of Mathematics 12

Physics 30

Physics 12

Social Studies 30

Writing 12

Arts Education 30*

Dance 12*

Band 30*

Theatre Performance 12 or Theatre Production 12*

Choral 30*

One of Art Foundations 12, Studio Arts 12, or Visual Arts 12* One 12-level Music*

Dance 30*

One of Français 12, French 12 or 12A** Any 12 or 12A-level language** A fifth distinct course which: • Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 12 level • Must be worth at least 4 credits

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Saskatchewan

Drama 30* Music 30* Visual Art 30* One of Français Fransaskois A30 or B30 or French 30** Any 30-level language** A fifth distinct course which: • Can be academic or non-academic • Must be at the 30 level • Must be worth at least 1 credit


Manitoba ELA 40S (Two Credits) Three (3) Academic Courses from the following list: Advanced Mathematics 45C or Applied Mathematics 40S Biology 40S

Quebec English Literature 603 Three (3) Academic Courses from the following list: Two semesters of CEGEP courses, including four of the following: Biology 101

Calculus 45S

Chemistry 202

Chemistry 40S

Geography 320

Mathematics 40S (Pre-Calculus)

History 330

Physics 40S

Mathematics 201

Western Civilization 40S

Physics 203

World Human Geography 40S

Art 520*

World Issues 40S

Drama 560*

Art 40S or G*

Music 550*

Band 40S*

French 601 or 602**

Choral 40S*

Any 607- to 616-level language**

Drama 40S* Guitar 40S* Jazz Band 40S* Music 40S* Strings/Orchestra 40S* Any 40S-level language** A fifth distinct course which: • Can be academic or non academic • Must be at the 40 level • Must be worth at least 1 credit

A fifth distinct course which: • Two complete years may qualify the applicant for advance credits

Nova Scotia English 12 (Academic) or English 12 African Heritage Three (3) Academic Courses from the following list: Biology 12 (Advanced or Academic) Calculus 12

Ontario ENG4U

Chemistry 12 Global Geography 12 Geology 12

Three (3) Academic Courses from the following list: • Three additional Grade 12 ‘4U’ courses, which may include one Fine Arts ‘4M’ course.

Global History 12

A fifth distinct course which: • A fifth course in a distinct subject that may be ‘4U’ or ‘4M’

Art 12*

Advanced Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 Physics 12 Film & Video Production 12* Music 12* Any 12-level language** French 12** A fifth distinct course which: • Can be academic or non-academic • Must be worth at least 1 credit • Must be at the 12 level

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New Brunswick English 121 or 122 Three (3) Academic Courses from the following list:

Newfoundland & Labrador English 3201 Three (3) Academic Courses from the following list:

Biology 120, 121, or 122

Biology 3201

Calculus 120

Chemistry 3202

Chemistry 121 or 122

Earth Systems 3209

Environmental Studies 122

One of Mathematics 3204, 3205, 3207, or 3103

Geography 120

Physics 3204

History 121 or 122

World Geography 3202

Trig.3-space 121 or 122

World History 3201

Advanced Mathematics – Intro Calculus 120

One 3000-level, two-credit fine arts course*

Physics 121 or 122

French 3200 or 3201**

World Issues 120

Any 3200-level language**

One 121- or 122-level fine arts course* Theatre Arts 120* Music 120* French 121 or 122** Any 121- or 122-level language** Latin 122** A fifth distinct course which: • Can be academic or non-academic • Must be worth at least 1 credit • Must be at the 120, 121, or 122 level

Prince Edward Island English 611 or 621 Three (3) Academic Courses from the following list: Biology 621 Chemistry 611 or 621 Geography 621 History 621 Mathematics 611 (Calculus) Mathematics 621 Oceanography 621 Physics 621 Music 621* French 621** Any 621-level language** A fifth distinct course which: • Can be academic or non-academic • Must be worth at least 1 credit • Must be at the 600 level

APPENDIX B/ APPENDIX C

A fifth distinct course which: • Can be academic or non-academic • Must be worth at least 2 credits • Must be at the 3000 level *Please note that only one Fine Arts course may be used as an academic course in the admission average. Another distinct Fine Arts course may be used as the fifth course. **Additionally, only one course in a particular language will be used for admission purposes.

Appendix C Advanced Placement

Students presenting AP credentials have the option at the point of admission of receiving transfer credit for approved courses where they received AP grades of ‘4’ or ‘5’. They also have the option of taking the University of Lethbridge course. An official AP transcript is required.

International Baccalaureate Program

Students presenting IB credentials have the option at the point of admission of receiving transfer credit for approved courses in which they have achieved satisfactory grades. An official IB transcript is required. IB credentials are recognized both as an admission route and as a means of satisfying specific course requirements: 1. Students presenting IB credentials may receive university course credits for IB courses given grade achievement as indicated in the table below. 2. High School applicants presenting complete IB diplomas are guaranteed general admission to the University, subject to English Language Proficiency requirements, and particular program requirements and deadlines. Admission to quota programs is not guaranteed, but is subject to normal enrolment procedures. 3. Where an applicant presents both an IB course and the corresponding Grade 12 course for a particular subject, the higher grade will be used for admission purposes. Visit DISCOVER.ulethbridge.ca for details.


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