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Ranked

in the world’s

top 100 universities An education can give you the tools to effect change in the world, inspiring those around you to do the same. In 1908, the University of Alberta opened under the leadership of President Henry Marshall Tory, who promised that the university would be for the “uplifting of the whole people.” This pledge holds true today. University of Alberta students live to inspire, uncovering new ideas and thought through their studies and using their education to make a difference, uplifting the lives of others. You can be a part of it. U of A is one of Canada’s leading research and teaching institutions with 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs that rank among the world’s finest.


Uplifting our

Future Leaders Message from President Indira Samarasekera What an exciting time at the University of Alberta, one of the most dynamic, internationally-focused post-secondary institutions in Canada! Each and every day, there are new opportunities for discovery, innovation, and achievement. With approximately 37,000 students and 4,000 international students enrolled in 18 faculties, the University of Alberta offers more than 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs taught by world-renowned faculty in some of the most advanced facilities in the world. Here, you will find one of Canada’s finest theatre teaching facilities, as well as Canada’s second largest research library system. We are home to over 400 distinct research laboratories, as well as the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology and the National Institute for Nanotechnology. Our researchers have achieved groundbreaking developments that include the first commercial application of nanotechnology, a silver-coated antimicrobial dressing; the first oral antiviral agent to treat chronic hepatitis B infection; and the Edmonton Protocol treatment for Type 1 Diabetes. You can join one of our 300 student groups on campus in nearly every academic, cultural, recreational, and political area of interest. Or gain valuable experience and participate in a University of Alberta undergraduate research program. You might travel to take a study-abroad program at one of our dozens of international partner institutions. What we have to offer here can lead to an exciting future. Our graduates have become government leaders, Olympic gold medalists, and Academy Award and Nobel Prize winners. Like you, all of them, at one time, had to choose their university. They chose the University of Alberta – and discovered an educational experience that transformed them into leaders, innovators, and pioneers. I encourage you to consider the University of Alberta – and discover what awaits you here.

Sincerely,

Indira V. Samarasekera, O.C. President and Vice-Chancellor

“When our first president, Henry Marshall Tory, founded the University of Alberta, he promised that it would

'uplift the whole people,' by inspiring learning and discovery that would serve and bring prosperity to Alberta, Canada, and the world. More than one hundred years later, the University of Alberta continues to nurture future leaders and encourage discoveries that fuel 21st century advancements.”

Henry Marshall Tory, U of A’s first President.

President Indira Samarasekera is the 12th President of the University of Alberta. Originally from Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dr. Samarasekera is a renowned metallurgical process engineer who has received several honors recognizing her excellence in research. An avid supporter of the arts, Dr. Samarasekera actively encourages students to pursue a well-rounded education that fosters knowledge, creativity and ingenuity. Since beginning her term as President in July 2005, Dr. Samarasekera has been a visible presence on campus, meeting with students, faculty, staff, and the external community in defining and sharing her vision for the University of Alberta.


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What does “uplifting the whole people” mean to you?

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Not to just consider yourself as an individual, but consider yourself as part of the whole people. We have the responsibly to uplift the whole people.

Jiawei Lin, China Accounting Watch Jiawei’s video at www.international.ualberta.ca/ prospective/video.cfm

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Living to inspire means being grateful to those who have paved the way for me to be here and making sure that their efforts are not in vain by optimizing my talents, aiming to excel in all I do, remaining humble while doing it, and knowing that I also have a responsibility to my peers both here and in my home country to make the best of this opportunity.

Chaka Zinyemba, Zimbabwe Human Geography

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Uplifting the whole people means that a university education not only helps one develop professional knowledge, but also develop skills that are beneficial in life such as critical thinking, analytical skills, communication skills, team work, and a motivation to make a difference in the community.

The diversity of heritages and interests of the people on campus (and it’s a beautiful campus, by the way) makes for a very rich university experience. It’s great to be part of mature conversations that stem from something that a friend heard in lecture. To realize how much I have learned in only two years at the U of A is astounding. I can more deeply experience the world around me because I know more about it, and I feel inspired to share the good parts with others and to chip away at the foundations of the bad parts.

Tin May Win, Myanmar

Robin Hubensky, Canada

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Canada’s National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT)

10 ways

that you can live to inspire at U of A:

2. Western Canada’s largest teaching hospital. 3. Canada’s second largest research library system. 4. Canada’s

leading theatre training facility, the Timms Centre.

5. Canada’s only stand-alone School of Public Health. 6. The most professors with 3M awards (Canada’s highest award for undergraduate teaching excellence). 7. Canadian undergraduate programs in paleontology and land reclamation. 8. Canada’s most powerful laser: the 800 Hz NMR spectrometer. 9. The second-highest amount of external research funding in Canada. 10. Canada’s only independent Faculty of Native Studies.

1. Participate in International Week and help to build global awareness.

2. Do your part to help the environment – U of A was voted one of Canada’s “greenest” employers.

3. Volunteer for Bridges, a program where international students share their culture with local schools and other organizations.

4. Run for student government. Our Students’ Union is very active and works to represent our student community and provide student services. 5. Make a discovery! U of A students are encouraged to take part in research and explore new ideas that can change the world.

6. Apply for an internship that helps the community, such as through the Non-Profit Board Internship program.

7. Support campus fundraisers – there are many hosted throughout the year to support charitable organizations like UNICEF and the United Way.

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8. Join a student club or association that is helping the community, such as our Amnesty International Chapter. 9. Join and complete courses in U of A’s Community Service Learning Program. 10. Take part in a social event and help to build a friendly campus community!

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10 of the great accomplishments to come from U of A: 1. Canada’s first Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to alumnus Richard Taylor in 1990. 2. The co-discovery of insulin by faculty member Dr. James Collip, who worked with Frederick Banting, Charles Best, and John MacLeod.

10 cool things to see at U of A: 1. A great view of Edmonton from RATT (Room at the Top), the restaurant on the 6th floor of the Students’ Union Building. 2. Canada’s largest university-based meteorite collection. 3. The Tropical Display Greenhouse, with 150 tropical species of plants and birds. 4. The Rooftop Astronomy Observatory on the Physics building, where you can check out eclipses and more. 5. The Fine Arts Building Gallery, with fine arts exhibits that include student artworks.

3. The discovery of a potential new cancer treatment using DCA (an inexpensive generic drug) by faculty members Dr. Evangelos Michelakis, Dr. Kenn Petruk, and their research team.

6. The Paleontology museum, with more than 2 million fossils and dinosaur bones.

4. The revolutionary islet transplantation for diabetes, led by the Edmonton Protocol team.

8. HUB Mall, a shopping centre with 50 shops and services, as well as student residences.

5. The Human Metabolome project, led by faculty member Dr. David Wishart, which gave the world’s first list of “ingredients” for the human body.

9. Concerts and dance competitions at the Myer Horowitz Theatre and Dinwoodie Lounge.

6. The invention of early sonar by faculty member Dr. Richard Boyle.

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7. Canada’s first successful open-heart surgery, performed in 1956 by faculty member Dr. John Callaghan. 8. The life-saving Hepatitis B treatment, Heptovir, developed and administered for the first time in 1998 by faculty member Dr. Lorne Tyrrel.

9. Lab on a chip technology for detecting cancer, by faculty members Dr. Linda Pilarski and Dr. Chris Backhouse. 10.

The Canadian Maple Leaf flag, designed by alumnus George Stanley! MORE ON PAGE 8

7. The Van Vliet Centre – an ice rink, climbing walls, dance studios, gyms, pools and more, all under one roof.

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table of contents 1 Alberta / Canada 3 Edmonton 4 Seasons 5 U of A campuses 6 Fast facts 7 Inspired learning 8 A history of inspiring accomplishments

11 Campus Life 13 Residences 15 International Centre 17 World of work 19 Scholarships & awards

23 What do you want to study? 25 Agriculture Life & Environmental Sciences 26 Arts 27 Augustana 28 Business 29 Education 30 Engineering 31 Law 32 Native Studies

33 Nursing 34 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Studies 35 Physical Education & Recreation 36 Campus Saint Jean 37 Science 38 Graduate Studies & Research 39 Medicine & Dentistry, Public Health Rehabilitation Medicine

41 How to apply 43 Undergraduate Admissions 44 English language proficiency requirement 45 Subject requirements 47 Competitive averages 48 Common equivalency comparisons 49 Documentation: What should you provide?

50 Advanced standing: British system 51 Advanced standing: IB 52 Advanced standing: AP 53 Application and document deadlines 54 Tuition & cost of living 55 Did you know? (info about admissions) 56 Application


Alberta, Canada

An inspiring blend of natural and urban spaces.

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From coast to coast in Canada, you will find

breathtaking natural beauty and world-class, modern cities ready to welcome you. Canada is a celebration of different cultures coming together to inspire one another and be a part of “the true north strong and free,” as it says in our national anthem. Alberta is a province in Western Canada and is home to the majestic Rocky Mountains, one of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the world. With an economy that remains strong in the global marketplace, Alberta offers a high quality lifestyle. It’s the perfect blend of bustling city life and the natural peace of the great outdoors. You can study hard all week and explore the Rockies on the weekend!

Canada ranks 4th out of 182 countries on the UN’s 2009 Human Development Index.

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Edmonton A city of great inspiration

Edmonton is Alberta’s capital city and the home of one million people.

Edmonton combines the best of an urban lifestyle with a peaceful, fresh outdoor environment. You can experience the best of big-city life with Edmonton’s modern downtown and active business community and also enjoy the best of the outdoors, with fresh air and beautiful parks along the water’s edge.

• The North Saskatchewan River Valley stretches

through the heart of the city, surrounding U of A’s main campus and downtown. Edmonton is known for its vast urban parkland. You can hike, cycle, ski, swim, skate, and more, all in the city!

• Check out 30+ festivals throughout the year – that’s why we’re known as “Canada’s Festival City”.

• The Edmonton Oilers hockey team and Edmonton Eskimos football team offer exciting action for professional sports fans.

• Head to West Edmonton Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment complex!

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U of A’s main campus is in the centre of the city, so you can always feel like a part of the Edmonton community. Edmonton represents and celebrates cultures from all over the world. You can hear amazing stories from Edmontonians about where they are from and what they love about this city – just wait until you get here and then you can share yours!

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• Enjoy winter by heading out to Snow Valley for skiing and snowboarding, all without leaving the city.

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• Visit the Muttart Conservatory which houses more than 700 plant species in four beautiful glass pyramids.

• Spend some time downtown at the Art Gallery of Alberta, an eye-catching building with a great collection of Canadian and international art.

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Edmonton is a city for all four seasons. There are so many great ways for you to enjoy Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer!

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Inspired Learning Take your education to the next level

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as an undergraduate student, you can be a part of U of A’s groundbreaking research and discovery. U of A is a leader in innovative research, ranking second in Canada for university research funding, receiving more than $492 million annually. You will have the opportunities you need to explore, discover, and connect with the research community.

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Here is just some of the innovative research activity going on at U of A:

• CANADA’S NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY

is on our main campus. Nanotechnology is changing the world, with inventions that affect and inspire students and faculty in many disciplines.

• U of A engineer ROBERT BURRELL used nanotechnology to

develop a form of silver to be made into a bandage for dressing and treating wounds – these bandages are now used around the world!

• MARK PATON, an undergraduate student in Engineering Physics, is working in NINT and conducting research on inexpensive organic photovoltaic (solar) cells.

• As a graduate student, Rhodes Scholar JEESHAN CHOWDHURY

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• Engineering undergraduate student NICK GILMOUR

received a Dean's Research Award for his work using low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to treat root resorption, a common dental problem. NICK GILMOUR

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A History of

Inspiring Accomplishments

U of A is the home of inspirational education and innovations that uplift the world around us. Here are just some of the inspiring people, achievements, and discoveries to come from U of A:

Art Direction for the film Avatar! Alumnus Todd Cherniawsky was a Supervising Art Director on the Oscar-winning Art Direction team. Justice in Canada’s Supreme Court. Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin is an alumna and the first woman to hold this role. Canadian leadership-alumnus Joe Clark is a former Prime Minister of Canada. Play Around the World, an annual three month placement in Thailand, where U of A students provide opportunities for play and recreation to populations in need, such as people with disabilities, young offenders, and orphans. physedandrec.ualberta.ca/play.cfm Creativity and humour on TV’s The Simpsons, co-written and executive produced by alumnus Joel Cohen. The Oral Calculator, invented by student Ephrem Tekele to help those in the world with no fingers and arms, or paralyzed fingers and arms – the idea came to Ephrem because his neighbor in Ethiopia had no hands and such an invention would help him run his business. 2010 and 2006 Olympic gold medals in women’s hockey under the leadership of coach Mel Davidson, a U of A alumna.

The Kenya Water Ceramic Project, founded by student Abdullah Saleh, which is bringing innovative ceramic water filters and high efficiency wood-burning stoves to rural areas of Kenya. kenyanceramics.org

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...more inspiring accomplishments from U of A. An important role in The CryoSat 2 satellite mission, launched in April 2010 by the European Space Agency. Dr. Martin Sharp and Dr. Christian Haas will monitor and validate the satellite readings.

PHOTO: ESA Five Days for the Homeless, now a national event in Canada – founded five years ago by U of A business students who lived outside for five days and nights to raise money and awareness for the Youth Emergency Shelter Society. www.5days.ca

A step closer to worldwide solar energy – Dr. Jillian Buriak and her team, including Dr. Michael Brett, Dr. Ken Harris, and Dr. David Rider, improved the performance of plastic solar cells, bringing us one step closer to being able to produce mass-produced, inexpensive solar panels that could be accessed by everyone.

Innovapedia, a website where members create, edit and share news of the latest innovations happening around the globe – created by Edgar Cardona, a student from Mexico. innovapedia.org A new drug for the treatment for the lifethreatening E. coli bacteria, created by Dr. David Bundle and Dr. Glen Armstrong. The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), formed by Dr. Lorne Babiuk, who has also developed a vaccine to prevent whooping cough in infants and young children. The School of Energy and the Environment, an interdisciplinary school that is unique to U of A, providing a virtual environment that conducts research, provides education and contributes to worldwide discussions on critical issues surrounding environment, energy, and the economy. see.ualberta.ca SACRED, the Society for Assisted Cooperative Recovery from Eating Disorders, which was co-founded by alumna Joelle Fawcett-Arsenault, who is now the Executive Director.

MyStops, an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch developed by 2nd year computer engineering student Andrew Vilcsak, which shows bus and subway schedules and lets riders know when the next bus is due. Originally designed for Edmonton, MyStops has expanded and now includes 25 cities across North America, including Boston and San Francisco. vilcsak.com THESE STORIES AND MORE AT WWW.INTERNATIONAL.UALBERTA.CA/PROSPECTIVE/INSPIRING.CFM


Tetsuto Mashita, an international graduate student, read one of Dr. Currie’s books at the age of 10 growing up in Japan, inspiring a lifelong love of dinosaur research. Years later, Tetsuto came to U of A and today he is a Master’s student with Dr. Philip Currie as his supervisor.

An ultrasound device to regenerate dental tissues in humans, invented by Drs. Jie Chen, Ying Tsui, and Tarek El –Bialy. Davis Projects for Peace, a $10,000 grant awarded to students Laura Brookbanks, Dunia Joulani, Yilang Karen Kang and Dilshan Samarakoon to expand an existing medical clinic in Santa Cruz that will help end the region’s historic cycle of malnutrition and poverty.

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Dinosaur discoveries by Dr. Philip Currie, one of the world’s foremost paleontologists, including the co-discovery and naming of dinosaur species Mapusaurus Rosea.

A fight against environmental pollution – Atam Kapoor, a 2009 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship winner and international student, is researching uses of bacteria and fungi to reduce the environmental impact of industrial processes such as oil upgrading. The Unveiling Africa Foundation, founded by then-student Chichi Imoka in 2006. Today, this foundation is an NGO and works in Canada and the African continent to promote education and engage students to be global citizens.

Shivia Microfinance, a UK based charity helping people set up businesses in underprivileged communities in India and Nepal, which was cofounded by alumna Sheetal Mehta, who is also Founder and CEO of Innovative Social Ventures.

The SHINE Youth Clinic, a health clinic that provides free services to Edmonton’s underserved youth. Located in downtown Edmonton, SHINE is run and managed entirely by U of A health sciences students in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Counseling Psychology, Physiotherapy, Social Work, and Nutrition. shine.ualberta.ca

The U of A Chapter of Engineers without Borders, which partners with developing communities around the world to help build capacity and find sustainable solutions, such as improving access to clean water and critical infrastructure, increasing farmers’ yields, and supporting business opportunities. ualberta.ewb.ca The Canadian Circumpolar Institute, which provides research and education related to issues in the polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctica, such as climate change. International Week, an annual U of A event featuring 60+ guest speakers, cultural performances and other special events that foster global citizenship and encourage discussion of today’s most pressing global issues. iweek.ualberta.ca

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Residenc Inspiring communities where you’ll feel at home Living in a U of A residence is a great way

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to make new friends and be a part of the campus community.

There are nine student residences at U of A, including a new residence for graduate students open September 2010. Here are the residence options for your first year at U of A:

International students are guaranteed a space in residence for their first year if they complete the housing application by April 30th (some restrictions apply).

On North (main) campus: • HUB Residence surrounds our campus shopping mall, which has many shops, restaurants and services. 850 residents live in HUB, representing nearly every nationality in the world you're surrounded by opportunities to meet new people and make friends! Offers: unfurnished apartments of different sizes

* IMPORTANT:

You will need to complete a housing application in addition to your application to study at U of A. Apply for housing at www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/residences/AccessApp.cfm

• Lister Centre is all about community! Residents have access to great orientation and support programs, special events and an excellent academic support system. Lister has many great features like computer labs, TV lounges, a convenience store and more so that everything you need is right there. Offers: furnished dormitory rooms and a meal plan

Restrictions to our housing guarantee are listed at www.uofaweb. ualberta.ca/residences/GuaranteedHousing.cfm Be sure to make arrangements for your accommodations early!

Residence Rate Estimates

• International House offers Canadian and international students the chance to gather under one roof to live, eat, and work together, share intercultural understanding, and develop awareness of themselves as global citizens. Offers: single, furnished rooms

Dormitory-style rooms: $571 – $1,150 per month, depending on room type and meal plan. Apartment-style units: $406 – $1,338 per month, depending on number of bedrooms.

On other campuses:

These residence rates are estimates effective May 1, 2010 and are subject to change. For updated rates, please consult www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/ residences/RSRatesFees.cfm

Campus Saint-Jean and Augustana Campus students also enjoy great residence life on their campuses. Residence Saint-Jean and Augustana Residences are great environments to make new friends and build a campus community. You can explore U of A residences on our YouTube channel! www.youtube.com/user/uofaresidences

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ces Off-Campus Living U of A is located centrally in Edmonton and there are many housing options available in this area and throughout the city. You can search for places using the Students’ Union Housing Registry. www.su.ualberta.ca

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Community Service Learning (CSL) Living in a U of A residence, you have the chance to take part in annual CSL programs and give back to local and global communities while learning valuable life skills. For example, in February 2010, 22 undergraduate students living in residence and two Residence Life Team Leaders traveled to TotonicapĂĄn, Guatemala and worked with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for families in need. www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/ residences/CommunityServiceLearningProject.cfm LISTER CENTRE

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International Centre

Inspiring you to succeed

The International Centre is a place where international students at U of A go to get help, seek advice, and make new friends. You’re always welcome to visit! The IC is located in HUB Mall, which is U of A’s shopping centre and a popular student residence. You will meet a group of friendly and knowledgeable staff that can help you adjust to life at U of A and, ultimately, have a great experience here. Here are just some of the ways that the IC can help you: • A friendly airport greeting upon arrival to Edmonton. • The Transitions Orientation, a three-day program that offers international students an overall introduction to U of A, as well as the chance to meet staff, faculty, and new friends! • Help and support with immigration, personal, and academic issues. • Workshops and seminars on topics such as finding employment. • Social events, such as ski trips and movie nights. • Volunteer and skill-building opportunities, such as Bridges, a program where international students go to schools to present about their country and culture.

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WorldWork of

Working in Canada will give you extremely valuable experience, allowing you to learn new skills, meet new people, develop your language skills, earn extra income, and contribute to the community. You can work during your studies at U of A and for three years after graduation!

Opportunities to work while you study at U of A: • Work on Campus • Participate in the Off-Campus Work Program • Enroll in a Cooperative Work Program • Take part in Academic Internships and Work Experience programs www.international.ualberta.ca/prospective/workstudy.cfm

Working in Canada for three years after you graduate! Once you graduate with a degree from the University of Alberta, you are eligible to work for three years in Canada with a postgraduation work permit. www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad.asp

CAPS: Your U of A Career Centre U of A can help you through the job search process. CAPS is an office located in the U of A’s Student’s Union Building where you can go to get help with your resume, practice interview skills, and more. www.caps.ualberta.ca

It is important to note that working while you study is not a sufficient way to finance your education at U of A and you must not rely on potential employment to meet your tuition and basic living expenses. You should ensure that you have adequate and secure funding for all four years before beginning your studies. Please note that certain permits may be required in order to obtain employment.


Inspiring experiences outside the classroom As a U of A student, I started working part-time (Full-time during the summer) as a research assistant. I helped Landmark Group Master Builder with their BIM (building information model) development project. The most important lesson I learned is to gain self confidence and to believe my role is very important to this company as well as my co-workers. I BELONG to this company. This new mindset really helped me to gain lots of confidence and has kept my future rolling toward a healthy direction. I became a permanent employee shortly after I finished my last exam in my final semester.

China

Campus Tower Suite Hotel is located right near the University of Alberta’s main campus, making it an ideal location for all students seeking employment while studying. We have a diverse, multi-cultural workplace where a second language is valuable and extremely helpful for our visiting guests. Opportunities are endless in our organization – we have recently transferred one of our part-time Front Desk Ambassadors, a U of A international student from the School of Business, to our Accounting Department. With the hotel’s ideal location, students and visitors have an easy walking distance access to the Campus, University of Alberta Hospital, the River Valley, Old Strathcona and downtown Edmonton. We hope they will truly experience our vibrant, warm and welcoming atmosphere.

April Carbonell Sales Manager, Campus Tower Suite Hotel

www.campustower.com

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Scholarships Awards

&

Rewarding inspired learning

U of A offers more than $25 million in undergraduate scholarships each year! U of A is one of only a few universities in Canada that offers a number of scholarships to international students. At U of A, you may qualify to receive multiple scholarships and awards based on superior academic achievement and leadership skills. For some awards, you are considered automatically when you apply to study at U of A: • International Baccalaureate Scholarship (up to $4,000) • Advanced Placement Scholarship (up to $4,000) • British System A-level Scholarship (up to $4,000) (pending) • Registrar’s International Student Scholarship (Entrance) (up to $10,000) • Academic Excellence Scholarship (up to $5,000) • Campus Saint-Jean International Scholarship • Faculty Specific Awards & Scholarships • Entrance scholarships for China, India, Mexico and USA For other awards, you will need to complete a separate application. • Scholastic Distinction (Entrance Citations) for International Students (up to $15,000) • Scholastic Distinction (Transfer Citations) for International Students (up to $15,000) • International Entrance Leadership Award (up to $5,000) • International Transfer Leadership Award (up to $5,000) • Country Specific Awards Continuing Student Competitions Once you are attending U of A and have completed a year of fulltime study, you will be considered a “continuing student” and will be eligible for continuing undergraduate awards and scholarships.

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Studying University of Alberta at the

On the following pages, you will contemplate a career, choose a course of study, and learn how to apply to the University of Alberta. Upon acceptance, you will embark upon a journey uniquely your own ‌ following a program custom-fit to your dreams and aspirations. 22


What do you

want to study

Here is a sampling of your choices. There are many programs, majors, minors and specializations available. Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences BSc Agriculture • Agriculture Resource Economics • Animal Science • Crop Science • Range and Pasture Management • Sustainable Agriculture Systems • Pre-Veterinary Medicine BSc Animal Health • Companion and Performance Animals • Food Animals • Food Safety and Quality BSc Agricultural/Food Business Management • Agricultural Business Management • Food Business Management BSc Forest Business Management BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences • Land Reclamation • Conservation Biology • Human Dimensions of Environmental Management • Wildlife and Rangeland Resources Management • Environmental and Economics Policy BSc Sciences de l’environnement et de la conservation (bilingue) BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences / BA Native Studies BSc Forestry BSc Human Ecology • Textiles and Clothing (minors include Design and Product Development, Fashion Merchandising, Interiors and Museum Curatorship, and Conservation) • Family Ecology (minors include Aging, Child and Youth Studies, Community Diversity, Community Ecology, Community Nutrition and International Development)

BSc Human Ecology/Bachelor of Education BSc Nutrition and Food Science • Food Science and Technology • Nutrition and Food • Nutrition

Faculty of Arts • Ancient and Medieval History • Anthropology • Art and Design • Central/East European Studies • Christian Theology • Classical Languages (Greek and Latin) • Classics • Comparative Literature • Creative Writing • Criminology • Design (General, Business/ Marketing, Computing Science, Engineering, Printmaking, Social Sciences) • Drama (General, Acting, Design, Technical Theatre) • East Asian Studies • Economics • English • Film Studies • History • History of Art, Design and Visual Culture • Human Geography • Individualized Studies • International Studies • Latin American Studies • Linguistics • Mathematics • Middle Eastern and African Studies • Languages: (Chinese, French, German, Greek and Latin, Hebrew (Biblical), Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Scandinavian (Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish combined), Spanish, Ukrainian, • Native Studies • Music (General, Composition and Theory, Music History, Performance, School Music, World Music) • Philosophy • Political Science • Psychology

• Religious Studies • Science, Technology and Society • Sociology • Statistics • Women’s Studies Certificates available with degrees • Certificate in Globalization and Governance • Certificate in Community ServiceLearning • Certificate in Middle Eastern and African Studies • Certificate in Peace and PostConflict Studies • Certificate in Translation Studies

Augustana Faculty Fine Arts • Art • Drama • Music Humanities • Classical Studies • English • French • German • Modern Languages • Philosophy • Philosophy and Religion • Religion • Scandinavian Studies Science • Biology • Chemistry • Computing Science • Environmental Science • Environmental Studies • Geography • Mathematics • Mathematics and Physics • Physical Education - Outdoor Education • Physics Social Sciences • Economics • History • Interdisciplinary Studies (Canadian Studies, Crime and Community, Global and Development Studies, Individualized, Women’s Studies)

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• Management – Business Economics • Political Studies • Psychology • Physical Education – Kinesiology and Sport Studies • Sociology

School of Business • Accounting • Business Economics and Law • Business Studies • Decision and Information Systems • Distribution Management • East Asian Studies • Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise • European Studies • Finance • Human Resource Management • International Business • Latin American Studies • Management Information Systems • Management and Organization • Marketing • Operations Management • Retailing and Services • Honors Accounting • Honors Finance • Honors Management Science

Faculty of Education Elementary Education • Early Childhood Education • Educational Psychology • English as a Second Language • Fine Arts • Language and Literacy • Mathematics / Sciences • Music • Native Education • Physical Education • Second Languages • Social Studies • Special Education • Visual Studies Secondary Education • Art • Biological Sciences • Career and Technology Studies • Chemistry • Drama


• English Language Arts • English as a Second Language • General Sciences • Health Education • Instructional Technology • Mathematics / Sciences • Music • Music (Choral) • Native Education • Physical Education • Physical Sciences • Physics • Religious and Moral Education • Second Languages • Social Studies • Special Education

Faculty of Engineering • Chemical • Chemical (Computer Process Control) • Chemical (Biomedical) • Civil • Civil (Environmental) • Civil (Biomedical) • Computer • Computer (Software) • Computer (Nanoscale System Design) • Electrical • Electrical (Biomedical) • Electrical (Nanoengineering) • Engineering Physics • Engineering Physics (Nanoengineering) • Materials • Materials (Biomedical) • Materials (Nano and Functional Materials) • Mechanical • Mechanical (Biomedical) • Mining • Petroleum

Faculty of Law • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) • Bachelor of Laws and Master of Business Administration (LLB/MBA) • Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor (LLB/JD - a joint program with the University of Colorado) • Master of Laws (LLM) • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry • Denistry • Dental Hygiene • Medical Laboratory Science

Faculty of Native Studies • Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies)

• Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) Honors • Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) After Degree • Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) / Bachelor of Education (Elementary, Secondary) Combined Degree • Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) / Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Conservation Sciences) Combined Degree • Certificate in Aboriginal Governance and Partnership

Faculty of Nursing • Nursing – 4-year BScN Collaborative Program • Nursing – 4-year BScN - Bilingual Program • Nursing – 4-year BScN - Honors Program • Nursing – 2-year BScN - After Degree Program • Nursing – 2-year RPN to BScN Program • Nursing – 1-year BScN - Post RN Program

Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation • Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism • Bachelor of Physical Education • Bachelor of Physical Education/ Education (Combined Degree) • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Campus Saint-Jean (French-language faculty) Baccalauréat (1er cycle) • Arts/Arts avec spécialisation/Arts après un premier diplôme • Administration des affaires (bilingue)* • Éducation/Éducation et sciences combinées/ Éducation après un premier diplôme • Sciences en génie (première année)* • Sciences • Sciences de l’environnement et de la conservation (bilingue)* • Sciences infirmières (bilingue)* * Ces programmes sont offerts en collaboration avec d’autres facultés de la University of Alberta Maîtrise (2e cycle) • Maîtrise en arts en études canadiennes

•Maîtrise en sciences de l’éducation

Faculty of Science

• Animal Biology • Applied Mathematics • Astrophysics • Atmospheric Sciences • Biochemistry • Bioinformatics (Biological Sciences) • Bioinformatics (Computing Science) • Biological Sciences • Cell Biology • Chemistry • Computing Science • Computing Science (Business Minor) • Computing Science Specialization in Software Practice • Computational Science (Mathematics) • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences • Ecology • Environmental Earth Sciences • Evolutionary Biology • Geology • Geophysics • Immunology and Infection • Mathematical Physics • Mathematics • Mathematics and Economics • Mathematics and Finance • Mathematical Sciences • Microbiology • Molecular Genetics • Neuroscience • Paleontology • Pharmacology • Physical Sciences • Physics • Physiology • Physiology and Developmental Biology • Plant Biology • Psychology • Statistics

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research • Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science • Anthropology • Art and Design • Biochemistry • Biological Sciences • Biomedical Engineering • Business • Cell Biology • Chemical and Materials Engineering • Chemistry • Civil and Environmental Engineering • Communications and Technology • Comparative Literature

• Computing Science • Dentistry • Drama • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences • East Asian Studies • Economics • Educational Policy Studies • Educational Psychology • Educational Studies • Electrical and Computer Engineering • Elementary Education • English • Etudes canadiennes • Etudes en langue et culture • Health Promotion Studies • Health Sciences Education (NEW) • History and Classics • Human Ecology • Humanities Computing • Internetworking • Laboratory Medicine and Pathology • Law • Library and Information Studies • Linguistics • Mathematical and Statistical Sciences • Mechanical Engineering • Medical Genetics • Medical Microbiology and Immunology • Medicine • Modern Languages and Cultural Studies • Music • Neuroscience • Nursing • Obstetrics and Gynecology • Occupational Therapy • Oncology • Ophthalmology • Pediatrics • Pharmacology • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences • Philosophy • Physical Education and Recreation • Physical Therapy • Physics • Physiology • Political Science • Psychiatry • Psychology • Public Health Sciences • Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging • Rehabilitation Medicine • Religious Studies • Renewable Resources • Rural Economy • Secondary Education • Sociology • Speech Pathology and Audiology • Surgery

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Faculty of BSc Agriculture • Agriculture Resource Economics • Animal Science • Crop Science • Range and Pasture Management • Sustainable Agriculture Systems • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Agricultural Life & Environmental Sciences Are you interested in environmental sustainability? Natural resource business management? Community and health? Food safety or animal welfare? The Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences offers applied Bachelor of Science degree programs that seek comprehensive solutions to real world issues, by incorporating the natural and social sciences.

BSc Animal Health • Companion and Performance Animals • Food Animals • Food Safety and Quality

This Faculty offers:

BSc Agricultural/Food Business Management • Agricultural Business Management • Food Business Management

BSc Forest Business Management

a sense of belonging through active student clubs.

a generous scholarship program.

BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences • Land Reclamation • Conservation Biology • Human Dimensions of Environmental Management • Wildlife and Rangeland Resources Management • Environmental and Economics Policy BSc Sciences de l’environnement et de la conservation (bilingue) BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences / BA Native Studies BSc Forestry BSc Human Ecology • Textiles and Clothing (minors include Design and Product Development, Fashion Merchandising, Interiors, and Museum Curatorship, and Conservation) • Family Ecology (minors include Aging, Child and Youth Studies, Community Diversity, Community Ecology, Community Nutrition, and International Development) BSc Human Ecology/ Bachelor of Education BSc Nutrition and Food Science • Food Science and Technology • Nutrition and Food • Nutrition

Some career possibilities: • Land Reclamation Manager • Food Scientist or Registered Dietician • Animal Scientist or Plant Scientist • Animal Welfare Inspector or Animal Nutritionist • Business Manager in the natural resources or food industries • Fashion Designer or Fashion Merchandising Manager • Textile and Apparel Quality Assurance

student-centered / small classroom environments taught by award winning professors. experiential opportunities such as field schools, internships, and international exchanges that help lead the way to exciting career prospects upon graduation. relevant, leading-edge research, including worldclass research professors who attract the second largest amount of research funds per capita among U of A’s 18 faculties. teaching excellence – our professors have received 3M Teaching Fellowships, the most prestigious teaching honor in Canada. the only Canadian agreement with CONAFOR, the National Commission of Forestry in Mexico. the only Land Reclamation major in Canada and the only Nutrition and Food Science degree program in Alberta.

I chose U of A because of its good name and reputation in the field of Agricultural Food and Nutrition.

Faiqa Fayyaz, Pakistan Nutrition and Food Science Read more online at www.international.ualberta.ca/ prospective/ales.cfm

International feature points • ALES students have the opportunity to participate in exciting Faculty-led International Field Courses. Past courses have included a Forestry course in Mexico and travel through central Tanzania to study a variety of environmental issues such as parks and planning management, sustainable wildlife harvesting, and ecotourism.

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• ALES Professors are involved with a variety of international research collaborations: working with nursing researchers in Sweden to examine the patient experience of taste and smell changes associated with cancer treatments; examining metabolic dysregulation in childhood obesity in Beijing, China; and working with scientists from the British Forestry Commission on aspects of continuous cover forestry in Great Britain.


Faculty of

Arts

The Faculty of Arts offers a vibrant educational experience, marketable degrees, quality academics, and professors who are leaders in their fields. With more than 100 years of history, we can offer you majors in everything from Economics to Industrial Design. Your possibilities are endless! This Faculty offers: 

more than 350 full-time professors teaching in 15 departments and numerous interdisciplinary programs. a dedicated Faculty of Arts Career Development Officer to help you find a job in your area of study. flexible and diverse programs that allow you to focus on areas within your major (eg. International Economics in an Economics degree, or a minor in International Studies).

I chose U of A because it’s one of the top universities in Canada and around the world. What I like most is that you have the world within one University. I have friends from Saudi Arabia, China, Zimbabwe, Canada, France and many other countries.

Joaquin Bardallo, Uruguay Political Science and Languages Read more online at www.international. ualberta.ca/prospective/arts.cfm

prestigious degree programs in Art and Design, Music, and Drama. a satellite campus in Cortona, Italy and the opportunity to study in an additional 80 countries worldwide!

Some career possibilities: • Foreign Affairs Officer • Graphic and Industrial Designer • Public Relations and Marketing Professional • Policy and Financial Analyst • Multinational Sales Representative • Social Entrepreneur • Administrator

International feature points Our students bring a truly global perspective to the community. We have an active international student body who bring a great variety of life experiences to share. Dongwoo Kim is a first year Arts student majoring in History and Political Science. Before moving to Edmonton, Dongwoo lived in Korea, Nicaragua, and the United States. “Currently, I am volunteering as the International Students’ Liaison with the Collective Body of Arts Students (CBAS),” he explains. “As the International Students’ Liaison, I hope to help international students in the Faculty of Arts to get involved in campus life and take full advantage of what the U of A has to offer. Lastly- I would like to say- come volunteer with the CBAS!”

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Bachelor of Arts • Ancient and Medieval History • Anthropology • Art and Design • Central/East European Studies • Christian Theology • Classical Languages (Greek and Latin) • Classics • Comparative Literature • Creative Writing • Criminology • Design (General, Business/ Marketing, Computing Science, Engineering, Printmaking, Social Sciences) • Drama (General, Acting, Design, Technical Theatre) • East Asian Studies • Economics • English • Film Studies • History • History of Art, Design and Visual Culture • Human Geography • Individualized Studies • International Studies • Latin American Studies • Linguistics • Mathematics • Middle Eastern and African Studies • Languages: (Chinese, French, German, Greek and Latin, Hebrew (Biblical), Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Scandinavian (Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish combined), Spanish, Ukrainian) • Native Studies • Music (General, Composition and Theory, Music History, Performance, School Music, World Music) • Philosophy • Political Science • Psychology • Religious Studies • Science, Technology and Society • Sociology • Statistics • Women’s Studies Certificates available with degrees • Certificate in Globalization and Governance • Certificate in Community Service-Learning • Certificate in Middle Eastern and African Studies • Certificate in Peace and Post-Conflict Studies • Certificate in Translation Studies

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Augustana Campus Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Management in Business Economics Bachelor of Music

The University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus is one of a handful of small, liberal arts focused undergraduate institutions in Canada. As soon as you set foot on this beautiful and safe campus, located 60 minutes from Edmonton in the city of Camrose, Alberta, you will understand its appeal.

Fine Arts

Augustana’s liberal arts mandate promises a transformative, experiential, and interdisciplinary education.

• Art

Faculty highlights:

• Drama

Bachelor of Science

• Music

Humanities • Classical Studies • English

• French • German • Modern Languages

• Philosophy • Philosophy and Religion • Religion • Scandinavian Studies

Science • Biology

• Chemistry • Computing Science • Environmental Science • Environmental Studies • Geography

Class sizes are small and ensure individual attention. About half of Augustana’s 1,000 students live on campus, where international students build lifelong friendships with their Canadian neighbours. Campus life at Augustana is a community affair, with lots of activities in the social, philanthropic, fine arts, and athletic spheres. Athletic programs include internationally competitive basketball, ice hockey, and biathlon, as well as recreational leagues for badminton, and volleyball. Several brand new facilities, including our Library and Student Forum, offer beautiful study spaces, and state-of-the-art computer equipment. Our all-you-can-eat cafeteria prides itself on preparing dishes made from local food. The campus is located within easy walking distance to Camrose’s lively downtown core and an extensive trail system for walking, running, bicycling, and crosscountry skiing.

• Mathematics • Mathematics and Physics • Physical Education - Outdoor Education • Physics Social Sciences • Economics • History • Interdisciplinary Studies (Canadian Studies, Crime and Community, Global and Development Studies, Individualized, Women’s Studies) • Management – Business Economics • Political Studies • Psychology • Physical Education – Kinesiology and Sport Studies • Sociology

Some career possibilities: • Artist • Business Manager • Environmental Planner • International Aid Worker • Political Consultant • Research Scientist • Software Developer

Coming to the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus in Camrose from a city of 9 million was quite the change for me, but the experience has been highly enjoyable.

Sandra Gawad Gad, Egypt Biology

Read more online at www.international.ualberta. ca/prospective/augustana.cfm MORE AT AUGUSTANA.CA

International feature points • Thousands of international students have found leadership opportunities and acquired the necessary academic and social skills to become global players in today’s challenging world. • An annual International Week celebrates students’ cultures from around the world. A flag-raising ceremony in honor of new international students has become an established start-of-term event! • Biology students develop research projects on biodiversity or conservation and conduct them in a Costa Rican rain forest. • The Puebla-Alberta Community Service Exchange connects students with Mexican counterparts for a five-month comparative study in sustainable rural development. Half is spent in rural Mexico and half in rural Alberta.


School of

Business Bachelor of Commerce

Study with award-winning international faculty and classmates at one of Canada’s globally recognized business schools, the University of Alberta School of Business. World-class education, leadership opportunities, and connecting to the global community are part of what makes the BCom program a unique experience.

• Accounting

The School of Business has given me an introduction to Canadian business and a true international experience.

In 2010, the School was ranked 37th globally for overall research by the Financial Times of London, the world’s leading benchmark for business school rankings.

• Business Studies

Yuta Nohara, Japan

• Decision and Information Systems

International Business and Accounting

• Distribution Management • East Asian Studies

Faculty Highlights: 

• Business Economics and Law

Read more online at www.international. ualberta.ca/prospective/business.cfm

• Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise • European Studies • Finance • Human Resource Management

Faculty members at the School of Business have won more national teaching awards (3M) than any other business school in Canada.

• International Business • Latin American Studies

U of A offers one of the first Bilingual Bachelor of Commerce degrees in Canada (English and French).

• Management Information Systems

The Cooperative Education Program offers undergraduate students, including international students, the opportunity to incorporate work experience as part of their BCom degree.

• Management and Organization

The School maintains 20 exchange opportunities with top universities around the globe.

• Retailing and Services

BCom students test their competitive edge in national and international Business Case Competitions.

• Honors Finance

• Marketing • Operations Management • Honors Accounting • Honors Management Science

Join one of 19 student clubs and be a part of this vibrant group of students at the U of A!

International feature points • A team of four BCom students ranked #1 out of all Canadian teams in a 2010 International Trading Competition. These students are members of PRIME, a student-run investment program which manages a portfolio worth over $1,200,000. • In 2009, the School sent seven BCom Cooperative Education students on international work experience placements in Australia, China, and Singapore. • As part of her studies in the BCom program, Katie Worobec, an East Asian Studies major, has participated in exchanges at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Yonsei University (Republic of Korea), and Meiji University (Japan).

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Some career possibilities: • Accountant • Economic Policy Analyst • Financial Analyst • Human Resources Advisor • IT Specialist • Logistics Officer • Market Research Consultant

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Faculty of

Education

Bachelor of Education Elementary Education • Early Childhood Education • Educational Psychology • English as a Second Language • Fine Arts

We are proud of a rich and meaningful legacy as the first Faculty of Education in Canada. For six decades, our graduates have been excelling provincially, nationally, and internationally. Our degree is recognized globally for its excellence and our graduates teach in countries throughout the world.

• Language and Literacy

Faculty highlights:

• Mathematics / Sciences

• Music • Native Education • Physical Education • Second Languages

• Social Studies • Special Education • Visual Studies Secondary Education • Art

• Biological Sciences • Career and Technology Studies

• Chemistry • Drama • English Language Arts

• English as a Second Language • General Sciences • Health Education

• Instructional Technology • Mathematics / Sciences

We have researchers collaborating in more than 40 different countries. Our commitment to scholarship and action in global issues has made us a leader in global citizenship education. Our Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research focuses on theoretical and practical works in the areas of citizenship education, human rights education, and education for social justice and social development. With University of Alberta International, the Faculty leads a campus-wide Global Citizenship Curriculum Development initiative. International study opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students.

International feature points • International education and development is a major focus of the Faculty of Education. Having established the original graduate programs in education in Canada, the Faculty has attracted a number of international students and has been involved in international educational development projects since the 1960s. • The Faculty’s International Office, established in 2005, coordinates and assists international work undertaken within the Faculty of Education. • Examples of our initiatives include student mobility and exchange programs in South Korea, Norway, Hong Kong and Mainland China, and field experience coursework in Ghana.

We offer comprehensive and diverse Bachelor of Education programs, including many combined degree alternatives. We pride ourselves on having professors of education who are world class researchers.

• Music • Music (Choral) • Native Education • Physical Education • Physical Sciences

I am proud to be a part of the Faculty of Education at the U of A because they have such a high standard among all Canadian universities.

• Physics • Religious and Moral Education

Ka Young Park, South Korea

• Second Languages • Social Studies

Elementary Education

• Special Education

Note: International students can complete their Bachelor of Education at U of A but are not eligible for the Alberta Teaching Certificate.

Read more online at www.international. ualberta.ca/prospective/education.cfm

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Some career possibilities: • Professional Teacher • Educational Administrator • Educators/Trainers in the public and private sectors • Human Resources Personnel • Communications Professional • Educational Consultant • Educational Materials-Publishing


Faculty of

Engineering BSc in Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering offers internationally respected and fully accredited undergraduate engineering degree programs, as well as internationally recognized graduate degree programs. As the second largest Engineering program in Canada, we offer the ability to experience innovative and cutting edge programming in diverse areas such as Biomedical; Nanotechnology; Energy and Natural Resources; and Information and Communications Technology Engineering. This faculty offers: 

the highest rated chemical engineering program in Canada – ranked fifth in North America, ahead of schools such as Princeton and Stanford. the opportunity to use world class teaching and learning facilities, including nanotechnology facilities that are unparalleled in Canada. innovative programs, including four Nanotechnology options, a Chemical – Computer Process Control Option (the only program of its kind in North America) and a Chemical – Oil Sands elective stream. 16 Canada Research Chairs, 12 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Chairs, 10 Endowed Chairs and Professorships, and three Foundation Supported Chairs and Professorships. No other engineering faculty has a higher number of NSERC Industrial Research Chairs and NSERC Steacie Fellows.

One of the best things about the Faculty of Engineering is that you don’t need to commit to a specific field in 1st year.

Rachita Bhatia, India Engineering

• Chemical • Chemical (Computer Process Control) • Chemical (Biomedical) • Civil • Civil (Environmental) • Civil (Biomedical)

Read more online at www.international. ualberta.ca/prospective/engineering.cfm

• Computer • Computer (Software) • Computer (Nanoscale System Design) • Electrical • Electrical (Biomedical) • Electrical (Nanoengineering) • Engineering Physics • Engineering Physics (Nanoengineering) • Materials • Materials (Biomedical) • Materials (Nano and Functional Materials) • Mechanical • Mechanical (Biomedical) • Mining • Petroleum

the opportunity to learn from world renowned professors who are conducting groundbreaking research.

Some career possibilities:

International feature points Who imagined that while studying at the University of Alberta you’d end up launching a rocket in Norway? James Huber, a third-year mechanical engineering student, was selected to participate in a rocket design course hosted by the University of Oslo at the Andoya Rocket Range in Norway. James feels that international experiences enhance a university education. “You can really learn about yourself. Your day-to-day life is tipped upside-down with a new language, new culture and new friends. As much fun as that is, it also challenges your awareness and perception of who you are.” MORE AT ENGINEERING.UALBERTA.CA

• Consulting Engineer • Field Engineer • Operations & Facilities Engineer • Process & Production Engineer • Project Management Engineer • Research & Development Engineer • Systems Design Engineer

Watch Rachita’s video at www.international. ualberta.ca/prospective/video.cfm

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Faculty of

• Bachelor of Laws (LLB) • Bachelor of Laws and Master of Business Administration (LLB/MBA) • Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor (LLB/JD - a joint program with the University of Colorado)

Law Established in 1912, the Faculty is one of Canada’s leading law schools. The Faculty offers a wide range of courses covering legal fundamentals, practice skills, and theoretical inquiries. The experience provided by the Faculty is academically and personally rewarding.

Faculty highlights: 

• Master of Laws (LLM)

the Law Centre houses the Eldon Foote Moot Courtroom, a computer lab, career and other student services, and the John A. Weir Memorial Law Library.

• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 

Courses are taught by some of the best academics and lawyers in the country.

Faculty members’ publications are used by lawyers, law students, judges, and academics across Canada. In addition to technologically advanced classrooms and wireless Internet access,

The Faculty hosts four cutting-edge research institutes, which influence provincial, national, and international legal developments. Many opportunities are available to participate in University and broader community affairs, including providing legal services to the low-income community through Student Legal Services, the largest and one of the oldest student-based legal assistance programs in Canada.

International feature points • Professor Catherine Bell is a co-investigator in Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage, an international, interdisciplinary collaboration among more than 50 scholars and 25 partnering organizations investigating intellectual property issues bearing on cultural heritage and local and global interpretations of culture, rights, and knowledge. • Professor Timothy Caulfield is a research collaborator in NeuroScienceAndNorms (NeuroSCAN): Ethical and Legal Aspects of Norms in Neuroimaging, a tri-national project (Germany, Finland and Canada) investigating the normative dimensions of neuroscience from multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Being a student at the U of A has been an adventure of a lifetime and I will look back at this as one of the best periods of my life.

Tina Buur Johnsen, Denmark Law

Some career possibilities: Read more online at www.international. ualberta.ca/prospective/law.cfm

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• Law Firm Practice • In-house Counsel • Positions in Government (e.g. Prosecutions, JAG, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Policy Development) • Positions in Non-governmental Organizations • Positions in Academia


Faculty of

Native Studies

The only independent Faculty of Native Studies in the Canadian university system provides a common ground for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students to explore and critically examine the historical and contemporary relations concerning Aboriginal peoples and communities. This Faculty offers: 

a close-knit academic community of students and faculty members. small class sizes with a diverse student population. opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in Faculty research projects. a wide range of opportunities to study abroad. a unique and marketable arts-based university education.

Some career possibilities: • Federal, Provincial, Municipal and Aboriginal Government representative • Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer: Oil & Gas, Forestry, Mining industries • Pursue a Bachelor of Law and enter the legal profession • Positions in Health & Wellness • Environmental Management: Consultant, Project Manager • Positions in the rapidly expanding number of aboriginal businesses • Educational Policy Planning and Teaching

exciting combined and joint degree programs in the areas of Education; Environmental and Conservation Sciences; and Aboriginal Sport, Recreation, and Community Development (pending). courses in legal issues, human rights, governance, economic development, health, Cree and other Aboriginal languages, land and resource management, and more!

• Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) • Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) Honors • Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) After Degree • Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) / Bachelor of Education (Elementary, Secondary) Combined Degree • Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) / Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Conservation Sciences) Combined Degree • Bachelor of Arts in Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Community Development (pending) • Certificate in Aboriginal Governance and Partnership • Master of Arts in Native Studies (pending)

guest lecturers, including Elders and representatives from various Aboriginal organizations. practicum opportunities for third and fourth year students.

International feature points

I chose the University of Alberta because it has the only Faculty of Native Studies in Canada and this demonstrated to me that they were serious about my field of study.

Jake Archie, Canada Native Studies Read more online at www.international. ualberta.ca/prospective/nativestudies.cfm

Dr. Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez As a former international student and a current professor, Dr. Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez has a unique perspective on the international Native Studies experience. Originally from Juchitan in southern Mexico, she first visited the University of Alberta on a short research trip. “I was so impressed with the area and the people I met that I knew I wanted to come and study at the University of Alberta,” she says. That first experience led to her eventually completing a PhD and joining Native Studies as a faculty member. MORE AT UALBERTA.CA/NATIVESTUDIES

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Faculty of

• Nursing – 4-year BScN Collaborative Program • Nursing – 4-year BScN Bilingual Program • Nursing – 4-year BScN Honors Program • Nursing – 2-year BScN After Degree Program • Nursing – 2-year RPN to BScN Program

Nursing The Faculty of Nursing is the largest nursing faculty in Canada and is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in teaching and research. We offer a full range of programs, including our Bachelor of Science in Nursing, which provides the educational background for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Canada.

The context-based learning concept that U of A applies at all levels of nursing education is renowned in Canada and one of the reasons I chose to study here.

Faculty highlights:

Nursing

• Nursing – 1-year BScN Post RN Program 

Our professors have received multiple teaching and research awards at the local, provincial, and national levels. Using our Context Based Learning approach, students work in small seminar groups studying real-life nursing scenarios to develop the critical-thinking skills that best prepare them for their career as a Registered Nurse.

Eileen Meier, Germany Read more online at www.international. ualberta.ca/prospective/nursing.cfm

Students gain hands-on laboratory experience every semester using advanced learning methods and equipment, including cutting-edge patient simulation technology. Clinical placements throughout the program allow students to put their classroom theory and laboratory skills into practice in a variety of hospital and community settings, including the opportunity to do their final placement abroad through one of our international partners.

International feature points • The Global Nursing Office, established in 1998, pursues international initiatives by forming linkages with institutions abroad. Currently, the Faculty has formal linkages with universities in Brazil, China, Thailand, Ghana, and the United States. • The Faculty has been designated a Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Mental Health by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). As part of a global network, the Faculty supports PAHO/ WHO endeavors and the integration of mental health into primary healthcare initiatives.

MORE AT NURSING.UALBERTA.CA

Some career possibilities: • Hospital-Based Nurse • Long-Term Care Nurse • Public Health Nurse • Occupational Health Nurse • Military Nurse • Home Care Nurse • Mental Health Nurse


Faculty of

Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has built a reputation as one of the finest pharmacy schools in Canada. It has embraced new technologies, developed new approaches to pharmacy education, and created an environment for innovative research. Graduates are acknowledged as outstanding pharmacy professionals and the work of the academic staff is respected nationally and internationally. Faculty highlights: 

Some career possibilities:

• Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

• Community Pharmacist • Hospital or Institutional Pharmacist • Academic Researcher in both clinical and scientific areas • Industry related positions in: research, medical information, and sales

Our students gain real-life work experience. The undergraduate program offers an internship program and students have the chance to spend sixteen weeks over four years working in the pharmacy field. Pharmacy students get to take part in clinical and scientific research work. There are 130 spots in each year and in 200910, we received almost 600 applications. The program requires one year of general science before applying to Pharmacy. Four new faculty positions were appointed this year and two more will soon be announced.

It has been an amazing experience to study here at U of A, mostly because I realized the differences between the pharmaceutical programs in Canada and Sweden are enormous – as a result, I learned much more about pharmacy than I could ever have imagined.

Suzan Mahdi, Sweden Pharmacy Read more online at www.international.ualberta.ca/ prospective/pharmacy.cfm

International feature points • The Faculty has a diverse professoriate. Members come from Egypt, India, Turkey, United States, Iran, China, Australia, and Mexico. • Dr. Raimar Löebenberg from Germany is an Associate Professor, Chair of the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Director of the Drug Development and Innovation Centre. Dr. Löbenberg holds a BS in pharmacy from the Johannes Gutenberg-University (Mainz, Germany) and a PhD in pharmaceutics from the Johann Wolfgang GoetheUniversity (Frankfurt, Germany). His research expertise is in pulmonary drug delivery using nanoparticles and biopharmaceutics, and he is working with United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) to develop new drug performance standards for generic drugs. MORE AT PHARMACY.UALBERTA.CA

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Physical Education & Recreation

Faculty of • Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism • Bachelor of Physical Education • Bachelor of Physical Education/Education (Combined Degree) • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Ours is one of Canada’s leading physical education and recreation faculties. Established in 1964, our Faculty offers academic programs that span the arts and sciences and embrace every aspect of human movement study, leisure, and recreation. Our courses are taught by award-winning educators and exceptional scholars. This Faculty offers: 

a professional practicum, where students gain work experience at degree-relevant, communitybased agencies. Local, national, and international opportunities are available.

areas, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, dentistry, and medicine. 

international student exchange opportunities. Play Around The World, a three-month servicelearning course, promoting global citizenship in students as they work with children and youth in Thailand who have limited access to social and health services. See the photo on page 8!

a peer mentor program (including a student-fora-day option) connecting prospective and current students to share first-hand insights about being a student here. programs that are acknowledged foundational degrees for graduate studies in several different

The world-renowned reputation held by the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation will undoubtedly give me a competitive edge when pursuing my future career in sports psychology.

Spencer Tait, New Zealand Visiting Student

Read more online at www.international.ualberta. ca/prospective/PER.cfm

International feature points • Dr. Marvin Washington, Sport Management Professor and an expert in organizational structures and rules, regularly works with the departments of the Government of Botswana. • Doctoral student Son Truong is gathering data and working with a Thai organization, the Foundation for Child Development, on its Creative Spaces campaign to develop safe play spaces in Bangkok that are hospitable to children, youths, and their families. The Canadian Bureau of International Education presented Son with its student leadership award for internationalization last year.

MORE AT PHYSEDANDREC.UALBERTA.CA

Some career possibilities: • Certified Exercise Physiologist • Community Health and Wellness Practitioner • Fitness Consultant • Prosthetist /Orthotist (graduate studies required) • Recreational Therapist/Adapted Physical Activity Specialist • Mental Training Consultant • Sport and Recreation Facilities/Operations Manager


Campus Saint-Jean Le Campus Saint-Jean (CSJ) fait partie intégrante de l’Université de l’Alberta. Il s’agit d’un campus ouvert sur le monde qui est à l’image de la diversité canadienne. Le CSJ est un petit joyau francophone croissant au coeur de l’Ouest canadien dans un environnement anglophone où étudient environ 700 étudiants. Faits saillants : 

Un nombre grandissant d’étudiants provenant de plus de 25 pays fréquentent le CSJ qui est reconnu comme une destination de choix surtout parmi les pays de la francophonie.

Les étudiants du Campus Saint-Jean bénéficient de toute une panoplie de services et d’activités culturelles qui viennent agrémenter leurs études.

Le Campus Saint-Jean se distingue aussi en étant la seule institution au Canada à offrir les programmes bilingues suivants :

• Administration des affaires

• Sciences infirmières

• Sciences de l’environnement et de la conservation

• De plus, les étudiants en génie ont le privilège d’y suivre la première année de leur programme en français.

Points importants pour étudiants internationaux: • Un service d’accueil sans pareil pour tous les nouveaux étudiants étrangers incluant des ateliers pour faciliter la transition. De plus, nous embauchons des étudiants étrangers qui agissent à titre de conseillers auprès de nouveaux étudiants étrangers. • Des professeurs spécialisés dans la recherche interculturelle, notamment dans le domaine des affaires internationales. • Un centre spécialisé d’appui à l’apprentissage de l’anglais ainsi que d’autres sujets académiques. • Un certain nombre de chambre (privées avec salle de bain individuelle) de notre résidence francophone sont réservées pour nos étudiants étrangers. • Des bourses supplémentaires s’ajoutent aux bourses offertes par la U of A.

POUR EN SAVOIR PLUS, CONSULTEZ NOTRE SITE WEB CSJ.UALBERTA.CA

Baccalauréat (1er cycle)

J’ai quitté un pays ensoleillé pour me retrouver dans une communauté universitaire chaleureuse qui me fait sentir comme chez moi.

Alberto Padilla-Rivera, Mexico Commerce international et finances

• Arts/Arts avec spécialisation/Arts après un premier diplôme • Administration des affaires (bilingue)* • Éducation/Éducation et sciences combinées/ Éducation après un premier diplôme • Sciences en génie (première année)* • Sciences

Pour en savoir plus, consultez notre site web: www.international.ualberta.ca/ prospective/CSJ.cfm

• Sciences de l’environnement et de la conservation (bilingue)* • Sciences infirmières (bilingue)* * Ces programmes sont offerts en collaboration avec d’autres facultés de la University of Alberta Maîtrise (2e cycle) • Maîtrise en arts en études canadiennes • Maîtrise en sciences de l’éducation

Quelques carrières potentielles: • Représentant en commerce international • Spécialiste des politiques environnementales • Analyste financier • Chercheur en sciences biomédicales • Infirmière • Enseignant • Ingénieur Biomédical

Watch Alberto’s video at www.international. ualberta.ca/prosepctive/video.cfm

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Faculty of

Science

Bachelor of Science • Animal Biology • Applied Mathematics • Astrophysics • Atmospheric Sciences • Biochemistry • Bioinformatics (Biological Sciences) • Bioinformatics (Computing Science) • Biological Sciences

Our Faculty offers a rich diversity in degree programs and opportunities. Science students learn from instructors who are recognized nationally and internationally for teaching excellence. Students have access to numerous facilities, resources, and research and internship opportunities. They make strong contributions to the university’s athletic programs and campus life. Faculty highlights: 

• Cell Biology • Chemistry • Computing Science • Computing Science (Business Minor) • Computing Science Specialization in Software Practice

• Computational Science (Mathematics) • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

• Ecology • Environmental Earth Sciences • Evolutionary Biology • Geology • Geophysics • Immunology and Infection

• Mathematical Physics • Mathematics • Mathematics and Economics • Mathematics and Finance • Mathematical Sciences • Microbiology • Molecular Genetics

With over $71 million in funding, we attract worldwide attention as leaders in resource geosciences, environmental sciences, artificial intelligence, and space research. We offer internship opportunities (paid work experience) for Canadian and international students. We have a strong record of excellence in research and teaching, with both nationally and internationally recognized professors and instructors.

International feature points • Science students were part of the Canadian team that won an award from the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM), the premiere undergraduate synthetic biology competition. • Physics professor James Pinfold is leading an international team of physicists who are conducting a series of ultra-high energy proton collisions inside the Large Hadron Collider at the European Centre for Nuclear Research, known as CERN. • Research by Kurt Konhauser (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences) into the origins of oxygen on this planet 2.7 billion years ago landed in Discover magazine’s top 100 science stories of 2009.

We have more NSERC Steacie Fellows (13) than any other faculty in the West. We rank consistently among the top Canadian universities in both total and per capita funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Science 100 is a unique, full-year, integrated, multi-disciplinary course designed to give students a rigorous academic education in all aspects of science. The Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) is a state-of-the-art facility that brings together students, professors, and researchers to collaborate on scientific discovery under one roof.

• Neuroscience • Paleontology

U of A is recognized as one of the world’s top universities, due to their resources and specialization in both the Paleontology and Earth Science departments, so deciding to study here was an easy choice.

• Pharmacology • Physical Sciences • Physics

Sarah Brown, England

• Physiology • Physiology and Developmental Biology • Plant Biology • Psychology • Statistics

Paleontology Read more online at www.international.ualberta. ca/prospective/science.cfm

Some career possibilities: • Environmental Impact Analyst • Water Purification Chemist • Geophysicist (petroleum, environment, data collection) MORE AT SCIENCE.UALBERTA.CA

• Environmental Consultant (weather modification and global change, environmental protection) • Investment Analyst • Food & Drug Inspector • Systems Software Developer


Faculty of

Graduate Studies & Research

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is home to more than 7,000 graduate students – the largest contingent of researchers on campus. Our students play a key role in U of A discoveries as they partner with awardwinning faculty to exchange information and ideas. Faculty highlights: 

Amoung the highest graduate student funding rates in Canada; more than 80% of current doctoral students received $20,000 CAD a year during their first four years of study.

Some career possibilities: • Academic faculty positions at leading universities • Corporate or private industry positions • Postdoctoral fellowships

World-class facilities, including the National Institute for Nanotechnology and a first-rate library collection critical for social science and humanities research. Diversity in program selection, with 110+ master’s and 60+ doctoral degrees in over 300 research areas. Opportunities to conduct research abroad through formal exchange agreements, industry internships and field work.

The department of Public Health Science at U of A has an internationally recognized reputation and is formed by a multidisciplinary team that has come together with the common goal of improving health.

Isac Lima, Brazil Master’s Public Health Sciences Read more online at www.international.ualberta. ca/prospective/fgsr.cfm Tips for finding a program: Your first step is to identify and make an inquiry with the department offering a program in which you hope to study before applying. Try these tips: 

Review department websites. This is where you will find program and course outlines, specific research areas, faculty profiles and department contact information. See Programs at www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca for links.

Contact a professor whose research matches your interests. Starting a dialogue with a U of A faculty member can be a great way to find a program that’s right for you. See Find at Researcher at www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/research

International feature points Chris Dyck, PhD candidate in Political Science, is travelling to Sierra Leone and Liberia to explore the effectiveness of post-civil war peace building strategies. “It’s one thing to read theories in books, but it’s another thing to be speaking to people and seeing things with my own eyes.” Dyck will investigate how external groups, such as the United Nations, are framing strategies for disarmament, demobilization, and security reform. Dyck was also in Sierra Leone in 2005 as a visiting researcher. This experience inspired a U of A book drive that collected 2,000 pounds of academic journals and books for Fourah Bay College in Freetown. MORE AT GRADSTUDIES.UALBERTA.CA

• Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science • Anthropology • Art and Design • Biochemistry • Biological Sciences • Biomedical Engineering • Business • Cell Biology • Chemical and Materials Engineering • Chemistry • Civil and Environmental Engineering • Communications and Technology • Comparative Literature • Computing Science • Dentistry • Drama • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences • East Asian Studies • Economics • Educational Policy Studies • Educational Psychology • Educational Studies • Electrical and Computer Engineering • Elementary Education • English • Etudes canadiennes • Etudes en langue et culture • Health Promotion Studies • Health Sciences Education (NEW) • History and Classics • Human Ecology • Humanities Computing • Internetworking • Laboratory Medicine and Pathology • Law • Library and Information Studies • Linguistics • Mathematical and Statistical Sciences • Mechanical Engineering • Medical Genetics • Medical Microbiology and Immunology • Medicine • Modern Languages and Cultural Studies • Music • Neuroscience • Nursing • Obstetrics and Gynecology • Occupational Therapy • Oncology • Ophthalmology • Pediatrics • Pharmacology • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences • Philosophy • Physical Education and Recreation • Physical Therapy • Physics • Physiology • Political Science • Psychiatry • Psychology • Public Health Sciences • Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging • Rehabilitation Medicine • Religious Studies • Renewable Resources • Rural Economy • Secondary Education • Sociology • Speech Pathology and Audiology • Surgery

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Faculty of

Medicine & Dentistry The following Faculty offers limited enrolment for international students.

• Dentistry • Dental Hygiene • Medical Laboratory Science

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is a large faculty with 20 departments and 18 research groups. The Department of Dentistry teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to assume positions in private dental practice and community health care. Admission to the DDS and Dental Hygiene programs is limited, and applications are selected on a competitive basis. 85% of the places in the program are reserved for Alberta residents, five percent for international students and ten percent for non-Albertan Canadians. The Faculty of Medicine is one of the top three

School of

medical schools for research in North America. There is an outstanding environment covering the spectrum of health research, with scientists who are highly sought after by research centres in North America and Europe. The teaching hospital at the University of Alberta is the largest in Western Canada, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the clinical education of medical students and residents. Entrance is restricted to students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants). MORE AT MED.UALBERTA.CA

Public Health This Faculty offers graduate programs only. The School of Public Health is uniquely focused on protecting and promoting the health of populations as well as preventing disease and injury. Graduate programs in the School of Public Health are designed to prepare a new generation of skilled health professionals to tackle the challenges facing our global population and improve the health of people. Programs are centered on the broad spectrum of learning in the field of public health

Faculty of

and the social determinants of health. They are interdisciplinary in nature and practical in their focus. Graduate programs lead to the following degrees: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health Sciences, Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MSc) and the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Health Promotion. MORE AT PUBLICHEALTH.UALBERTA.CA

Rehabilitation Medicine This Faculty offers graduate programs only. The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine offers graduate course-based programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology. In addition, the Faculty offers MSc and PhD programs in rehabilitation science. The MSc in Rehabilitation Science program is a thesis degree program designed to provide entry-level training for future scientists. Typically, these are

students who plan to pursue a PhD in Rehabilitation Science or a related field. The PhD in Rehabilitation Science program is a research degree program designed to provide advanced research training in rehabilitation science for students from a variety of rehabilitation-related backgrounds, not all of whom are credentialed clinical professionals. MORE AT REHABMED.UALBERTA.CA


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STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

Check out program options, admission requirements, and deadlines.

Submit your application online.

Wait to receive your U of A email and IDs.

Submit interim documents for Early Admission consideration.

Fill out the online application for admission at www.registrar. ualberta.ca/apply

If you apply online, you will receive important information from the U of A by e-mail within 48 hours of submitting your application.

Starting as early as November, your application will be processed for Early Admission after we receive the necessary documents.

Explore the impressive list of our program options (page 23)! Choose a Faculty and program appropriate for you. You will need to: • Check U of A’s English language proficiency requirements. • Check to find out what the admission subject requirements are for your program. • Find out the application and document deadlines.

NOTE: Some programs can be entered directly from high school, while others require preprofessional study in another Faculty at the U of A. You can apply to up to three different programs, in order of preference.

You can fill out the application now and send your documents later. Tips: • Be sure to use your full legal name on the application form (as it appears in your passport). • Include your personal email address on your application form (you will need to validate your email as part of the application process). • You will be required to submit a CAD $115 application fee by credit card. • Make sure that you receive and save the electronic receipt to confirm that your application was submitted successfully. • If you are unable to submit the application online, use the PDF copy of the application from www.registrar. ualberta.ca/forms • There is also a paper application beginning on page 56 that you can fill out or use as a reference.

You will receive: • Your 7-digit ID number (include this with any correspondence and documents). • Your Campus Computing ID (CCID) and password, which you will use to access Bear Tracks, where you can track the status of your application for admission at https://www.beartracks. ualberta.ca • Login information for your U of A webmail account. This is your personal e-mail account with the University and will become our main source for sending you information. You are required to check this account regularly for communications. NOTE: See the U of A Electronic Communications Policy at https://www. registrar.ualberta.ca/ ecommunications

With Early Admission, you will be able to start your study permit application and be eligible to register in courses earlier than if you wait until the final document deadlines. (Early Admission is not final admission. You will need to complete Step 8 and submit official and complete documents by the deadline.) High school students: Submit an unofficial school transcript that shows all of the courses you have already taken and grades you have already received, as well as interim (i.e. midterm) results for courses still in progress. Postsecondary transfer students: can also be considered for Early Admission to many programs. Submit transcripts for your entire academic record (high school and postsecondary). For the current year in progress, you must submit all the transcripts up to and including: first semester results; second semester registration for the institution you are currently attending; official and final transcripts for any other institutions previously attended; and detailed course descriptions of each course . All applicants must also submit evidence of English language proficiency (passing score or scheduled test date). Remember to include your U of A 7-digit ID number with all documents and correspondence. Send your documents to: University of Alberta Office of the Registrar and Student Awards 201 Administration Building Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2M7

WWW. INTERNATIONAL.UALBERTA.CA/PROSEPCTIVE/APPLYUNDERGRADUATE.CFM


STEP 5

STEP 6

STEP 7

STEP 8

Explore scholarship opportunities.

Apply to live on-campus.

Apply for your study permit.

U of A provides international students with exceptional financial rewards for academic and extracurricular achievements.

All international students who apply for housing before April 30, 2011 are guaranteed a space in one of our residences for their first year. This application is separate from your application to study at U of A.

In order to study in Canada, you will require a study permit. Application processing time can take up to three months to complete. We encourage you to apply for your study permit well in advance of your program start date.

Send your official and complete documents by the deadline.

In most cases, you will automatically be considered for scholarships (page 19), but some competitions require a specialized application. www.international.ualberta. ca/prospective/scholarships. cfm

If you have a preference for a particular residence community (page 13), make sure you apply as early as possible, starting October 1, 2010. You can submit your housing application once you have applied for admission and obtained your 7-digit U of A student ID number. You can apply online at www.ualberta. ca/residences There is a CAD $175 application fee for housing (a partial refund of $150 may be available if you are unable to attend and cancel before room offers are made).

You can use your letter of Early Admission to start your study permit application. For complete information on immigration and application requirements, consult the Government of Canada website at www.cic.gc.ca You may also contact the U of A’s International Student Services for advice at arriving@ international.ualberta.ca

How to

Your application will be processed for final admission once we have received your original official documents, showing us your complete academic record, by the deadline. www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ ro.cfm?id=160 Even if you are offered Early Admission, you must send your official documents and meet all conditions listed in your Early Admission letter in order to finalize your admission. Documents must be sent to U of A’s Registrar’s Office directly from the authorized issuing institution by the posted deadlines. The typical documents you will be required to provide are: • Proof of English language proficiency (eg. TOEFL, IELTS, etc). • High school grades and transcripts, certificates, and/ or diplomas. • Transcripts from any postsecondary institutions you have attended.

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Undergraduate Studies

• Detailed course descriptions for each postsecondary course completed outside of Canada. • Official English translation of all documentation not issued originally in English or French.

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Undergraduate

Admissions Admission is competitive and is based on your complete academic history and achievement in three main areas:

• Completing an undergraduate program will give you a Bachelor’s Degree. • An undergraduate program will last four years on average. Some programs may take longer to complete.

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English language proficiency requirement (ELP) • All undergraduate applicants to Englishspeaking and bilingual programs need an adequate level of English language proficiency before admission, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin.

• The University of Alberta reserves the right to use discretion in determining adequate levels of language proficiency to ensure success in academic programs. In some cases, additional English language testing, conducted by the

Faculty of Extension, may be required to confirm English proficiency.

How can I show that I’ve met the requirements?

U of A will accept one of the following:

Details and conditions

Completing a test of English Language Proficiency and earning the minimum score required by U of A.

TOEFL

iBT: at least 86, with a minimum score of 21

IELTS (academic) (International English

At least 6.5 with no band less than 5.0.

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language

at least 70.

MELAB (Michigan English Assessment Battery).

at least 85.

PTE (Pearson Test of English) (Academic)

at least 59.

English Language Arts 30-1 course (Alberta High School).

Final blended grade of 75% or better.

International Baccalaureate English A1, A2.

A grade of 5 or better.

International Baccalaureate English B.

A grade of 6 or better.

Advanced Placement English.

A grade of 4 or better on the AP English College Board examination.

O-level, GCSE, IGCSE, AS-level or A-level English Language or Literature course.

A grade of B or better (See Note 7).

6 credits of transferable university-level English Language and Literature completed at a postsecondary institution where English is the language of instruction.

A grade of B+ or better.

The University of Alberta’s ESL 140/145.

Successful completion.

Three full years of education in English in Canada or the equivalent in another country where English is the principal language.

Such education must include Alberta Grade 12 or its equivalent level, and can be a combination of secondary and postsecondary education.

Successful completion of the equivalent of three years of full-time instruction in a school/ institution in Canada in which the major language of instruction is English.

The level of English proficiency required for graduation must be equivalent to that in English language schools/institutions in Canada.

Graduation from a degree program offered by an accredited institution at which English is the primary language of instruction.

The institution must be located in a country where English is the primary language.

(See Note 4)

(Test of English as a Foreign Language).

points in each section, or, Paper based: 580

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assessment exam).

Completing certain courses that have been approved by U of A, and achieving a certain minimum grade in that course. (See Note 4)

Previous Education in English (See Notes 1, 2, 3, 5)

Spoken English language proficiency (required by some programs)

If you select a program related to Health Sciences or Education, you will be required to meet the spoken English language proficiency requirement. Please refer to the U of A Calendar for how to meet this requirement (Section 13.3.2).

Note 1: Enrolment in English as a second language (ESL) courses or programs will not be included in the calculation of three years of full-time study. Enrolment must be in a regular high school or postsecondary forcredit program. Where students are registered in both ESL and regular programs, the ESL hours will be deducted from the total educational hours.

Note 5: For a list of countries and institutions that are recognized as having met U of A’s English language proficiency requirement, visit our website at: www. registrar.ualberta.ca/elp Note 6: In countries where alpha-grades are further defined by numerical grades, a minimum grade of 3 is required to meet ELP (For example: a grade of B3).

Note 2: Proof of three years of education must be submitted in the form of official transcripts (including details on course enrolment and hours of instruction). Note 3: Failing grades/courses will not be counted when calculating full-time attendance. Only courses with passing grades will be considered. Note 4: Standardized test results must be issued directly from the testing office. Photocopies will not be accepted. Test scores must be valid and verifiable.

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Subject requirements for undergraduate admission: general information

To be admitted to a U of A program, you need to show that you have fulfilled certain academic requirements, for example: completing certain courses, and/or exams.

Can students enter U of A undergraduate programs directly from high school?

How many subjects do I need to present if I am a high school student entering a Direct Entry program?

• Direct Entry programs can be entered directly from high school.

For example:

• Professional programs cannot be entered directly from high school – you need to take some postsecondary courses first. (All prerequisites can be taken at U of A).

You need 5 Admission Subjects taken in high school. Subject requirements if you apply for the general Bachelor of Science Program 1. English 2. Algebra (Math) 3. One from Biology, Chemistry, Calculus (Additional Math), Physics, or Computer Science

Some requirements will be specific subjects, such as 1 – 4 listed here.

4. One from Biology, Chemistry, Calculus (Additional Math), Physics or Computer Science 5. Subject from Humanities, Fine Arts, or Sciences

Some requirements can be a subject from either the Humanities, Fine Arts, or Science categories

See page 48 for more information

Transfer students:

If you are transferring from another postsecondary institution, you will be evaluated on a combination of your postsecondary and high school results. NOTE: Some programs will have additional requirements, such as portfolios or an audition.

To find the specific admission requirements for your program, visit WWW.INTERNATIONAL. UALBERTA.CA/PROSPECTIVE/ADMISSIONS.CFM


What courses qualify as Humanities, Fine Arts, or Science subjects? • Humanities subjects: English (Literature and Composition); Languages other than English; History; Cultural Geography; Social Studies; Economics

What subjects do I need to enter a Professional program? • You will need to complete some postsecondary study (universitylevel) before you can be considered for admission. All prerequisites can be taken at U of A.

• Fine Arts subjects: Art; Drama; Music

• The level and amount of postsecondary study required will vary by program.

• Science subjects: Algebra (Math); Biology; Calculus (Additional Math); Chemistry; Physics; Physical Geography; Science; Computer Science

• Admission is based on your academic performance at the postsecondary level, but may also include some of your high school matriculation subjects.

What do I need to send to show that I’ve met the admission requirements? You will need to send us your documentation. Grades can possibly come from your local high school curriculum, postsecondary work, or an internationally recognized exam, such as: • IB • AP • SAT (see page 48 for minimum SAT scores) • A, AS, or O Levels

What’s next? • Visit www.international.ualberta.ca/prospective/admissions.cfm to see the specific subject requirements for your program • Learn about the competitive average required on page 47 • Learn about the documentation you will need to send on page 49 • Check the deadlines on page 53

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Competitive averages

Competitive averages are determined each academic year. The minimum admission average varies depending on the Faculty and Program; however, in general, applicants are expected to have the minimum level of achievement indicated below.

• British Curriculum Grades of A’s and B’s on GCE O-level and predicted A-level subjects; a minimum of 2 (sometimes 3) subjects must be completed at the AS or A-level (check the admission requirement prerequisites for which subjects must be at the AS or A-level). • International Baccalaureate (IB) (www.ibo.org) U of A will award final admission based on a minimum 29-34 predicted points on the full diploma (excluding bonus points), and presentation of the 5 matriculation subjects (at higher or standard level). Final IB grades in the range of 4 to 7 in the 5 matriculation subjects are considered competitive for admission.

• Advanced Placement (AP) A combination of grades of 4 and 5, and presentation of the 5 matriculation subjects. • Chinese Curriculum A combination of A’s and B’s on the Joint Graduation Exam (Hui Kao), or a competitive score on the University Entrance Exam (Gao Kao), and presentation of the 5 matriculation subjects. Results must be issued by the governing authority, not by the school.

• US Curriculum An overall average of B/B+, with Advanced/Honors Science subjects to meet matriculation subjects; SAT Reasoning and Subject Test results can assist you in meeting the entrance requirements (see Common equivalency comparisons on page 48). Other curricula and credentials will also be considered, see WWW.REGISTRAR.UALBERTA.CA/ CREDENTIALS

To view competitive admission averages from last year, visit WWW.REGISTRAR.UALBERTA.CA/AVERAGES Presentation of the minimum requirement does not always guarantee admission.


Common equivalency Begin by consulting WWW.INTERNATIONAL. UALBERTA.CA/PROSPECTIVE/ADMISSIONS. CFM to determine what program-specific courses are required. Then, verify subject equivalencies in the chart below.

comparisons

Equivalency comparisons (commonly seen in the American System) To meet the Subject Requirements, you can present the prerequisites listed in column A, B, C, or D. Subject Requirements Will Vary by Program

A High School Courses

English

Four years of English Language Arts with a course in the grade 12 year.

or

B

Advanced Placement

or

C

SAT Critical Reading/SAT or Subject Tests

D

IB courses

AP English

SAT Critical Reading with a minimum score of 550

English

AP Government and Politics, AP Human Geography, AP European History, AP World History, any Language at the AP level, AP US History, AP Micro Economics, AP Macro Economics, AP Psychology

American History and Social Studies (minimum score 620); World History (minimum score 620); French (minimum score 580); German (minimum score 560); Latin (minimum score 600); Modern Hebrew (minimum score 600); Italian (minimum score 620); Spanish (minimum score 570); Korean (minimum score 600); Japanese (minimum score 620); Chinese (minimum score 750)

• Anthropology • Economics • Geography • History • History of the Americas • History of Europe • History of Africa • History of Asia & Middle East • History of Asia & Oceania • Islamic History • Philosophy • Psychology • Arabic • Bengali • Bosnian • Bulgarian • Cantonese • Chinese • Czech • Danish • Dutch • Finnish • French • German • Greek • Hindi • Indonesian • Italian • Japanese • Latin • Mandarin • Norwegian • Polish • Portuguese • Russian • Slovak • Spanish • Swahili • Swedish • Turkish

Three years of the same Fine Arts subject (e.g. 3 years of Music or 3 years of Art, including the grade 12 year. Combinations of disciplines will not be considered.)

AP Art History, AP Studio Art, AP Music Theory

N/A

• Art & Design • Dance • Film • Music • Theatre (Drama Theatre Arts) • Visual Arts

Pre-Calculus (Calculus, Statistics, Business or Applied Mathematics will not be considered.)

N/A - There is no AP course that meets the Algebra requirement for admission.

Mathematics Level 2 or Mathematics IIC with a minimum score of 600

Mathematics (Math studies will not be considered)

Calculus

Calculus course completed in the grade 12 year.

AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC

There is no SAT Subject test in Calculus

Mathematics (Math studies will not be considered)

Biology

One year high school course alone will not meet the subject prerequisite for admission. *

AP Biology

Biology E or Biology M with a minimum score of 590

Biology

Chemistry

One year high school course alone will not meet the subject prerequisite for admission.*

AP Chemistry

Chemistry with a minimum score of 600

Chemistry

Physics

One year high school course alone will not meet the subject prerequisite for admission.*

AP Physics

Physics with a minimum score of 600

Physics

Sciences

One year high school course alone will not meet the subject prerequisite for admission.*

AP Environmental Sciences, AP Statistics , AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science AB

N/A

• Computing Science • Design • Environmental Systems

If a grade 12 course is completed prior to the grade 12 year, this must be indicated on the transcript or in a letter from the school.

Humanities

Three years of History, Government Studies, or Civics including the grade 12 year. A Language other than English may also be used. At least three consecutive years are required, including the grade 12 year.

Fine Arts

Sciences Algebra / Geometry

* Advanced or Honors courses in the US curriculum may meet the subject requirements for certain Faculties. Visit WWW.INTERNATIONAL.UALBERTA.CA/PROSPECTIVE/ADMISSIONS.CFM

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Documentation: What should you provide Do not wait until the deadline to submit your documents. The earlier we receive your documents, the earlier we can consider you for admission. Official documentation must be sent directly from the issuing high school, postsecondary institution, government, or organization. • One official copy of your high school diploma and a transcript of your grades are required. • If you have attended a postsecondary institution, then two official copies of your postsecondary transcripts are required. You will need to provide a detailed course syllabus for all postsecondary coursework completed outside of Canada. The syllabus should include topics covered, and the total number of lecture hours for each course completed. We will accept compiled descriptions from your institution’s webpage (specific URL links must be provided), or photocopies from the relevant pages of your institution’s course catalogue. If these are not available, please contact an International Admissions Advisor in the Registrar’s Office. • Transfer credit is determined on an individual basis and will be

evaluated once all supporting documents are submitted. A maximum of two years of transfer credit from your previous institution can be applied towards a University of Alberta degree. Photocopies will not be accepted. In the event that the issuing institution produces only one official copy of the document and will not send additional copies to universities, we will accept a certified copy. Certified copies can be authorized by one of the following: your high school, university or college; a notary public; a ministry of education office; a Canadian Embassy or Consulate General. In the event that a certified copy is presented, the original document must be presented for verification upon your arrival on campus. Documents issued in a language

Information and Privacy Canadian law prohibits the University of Alberta from discussing the details of an applicant’s file with anyone but the applicant. In the event that you wish to allow a counsellor, parent, or other third party to have access to your file, written permission (including your signature) must accompany the application form.

other than English or French must be accompanied by official English translations.

Please remember to include your 7 digit U of A ID number in all correspondence. Send documents to: University of Alberta Office of the Registrar and Student Awards 201 Administration Building Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2M7


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Advanced standing: Get university credits for advanced high school curricula

There are several systems of secondary education that exceed the level of meeting the basic admission requirements. The U of A acknowledges the efforts of students who have completed one of the programs indicated below. Transfer credit, advanced placement, and the opportunity for credit by special assessment are available for students who have demonstrated excellence in specific subject areas. Note: Students given advanced placement will be permitted to register in a senior course. Students entering the Faculty of Arts who are given Advanced Placement will be admitted to a senior course after determination of their background qualifications for that course (interview, placement test, etc.). They may also challenge a junior or senior course for credit via the Credit by Special Assessment route if they have appropriate qualifications and are eligible within the regulations. Note: For students entering the Faculty of Engineering, transfer credit for the first (qualifying) year courses does not reduce the minimum load requirement of 37.0 units. Note: Augustana Faculty course equivalents for transfer credit are available in the U of A Calendar (Section 16, Admissions Chart 6).

Advanced Standing: British System British System Applicants (Chart One) The General Certificate of Education (GCE) is one of the most internationally recognized systems of secondary education. The U of A recognizes the level of commitment and excellence required of those who have completed Advanced Level (A-level) subjects. Transfer credit and the opportunity to earn credit by special assessment are available for students who have completed specific A-level subjects with a grade of A or B. Advanced Subsidiary (AS-level) subjects are considered grade 12-level equivalent and can be used for admission, but do not qualify for advanced standing.

Chart One • Equivalency Chart for British-style Curriculum * GCE Advanced A-Level Course (A2-Level)

University of Alberta Equivalents

Arabic

ARAB 1XX (6)

Biological Sciences

BIOL 107 (3)

Chemistry

CHEM 101 (3) and 261 (3)

Chinese

CHINA 101 (3) and 102 (3)

Economics

ECON 101 (3) and 102 (3)

English

ENGL 1XX (6)

History

HIST 120 (6)

Mathematics

Eligible to apply for credit by special assessment for MATH 114 (3)

Further Mathematics (*MATH 120 only awarded if A-level Math written on or after June 2002)

S TAT 141 (3) and MATH 120 (3). Eligible to apply for credit by special assessment for MATH 114/115

Physics

PHYS 124 (3) and 126 (3) with a grade of “A”. A grade of “B” will qualify if the student has a minimum “B” in A-level Mathematics.

Psychology

PSYCO 1XX (3) (Faculty of Arts)

Sociology

SOC 100 (3)

Spanish

SPAN 100 (6)

 = units of course weight (credits)

* refer to Notes listed above.

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Advanced standing: IB International Baccalaureate (IB) Applicants (Chart Two) U of A recognizes the academic rigors of the IB program in a number of ways. Transfer credit can be awarded for specific IB courses if you present a minimum grade of 6 (Chart Two), exclusive scholarships are dedicated to full IB Diploma candidates, special IB advisors are available to assist you, and final admission based on predicted IB grades may be possible. Contact: IB@registrar.ualberta.ca

* Refer to Notes on page 50.

Chart Two • Equivalency Chart for IB Courses * International Baccalaureate Courses

University of Alberta Equivalents

International Baccalaureate Courses

University of Alberta Equivalents

Anthropology (HL)

ANTHR 100-level (3)

Japanese B (HL or SL)

Biology (HL)

BIOL 107 (3)

JAPAN 101 (3) and JAPAN 102 (3)

Chemistry (HL)

CHEM 101 (3) [or CHEM 103 (4.3) for Engineering only]

Latin (HL)

LATIN 101 (3) and LATIN 102 (3)

Mathematics (HL)

Chemistry (SL)

Students may apply to write a credit by special assessment examination in CHEM 101 (3) [or CHEM 103 (4.3) for Engineering only]

MATH 114 (3) [or MATH 100 (4) for Engineering only]. Student may also apply to write a credit by special assessment examination in MATH 115 (3) [or MATH 101 (3.5) for Engineering only]

Computing Science (HL or SL) taken prior to 2006

CMPUT 101 (3)

Further Mathematics (SL)

Computing Science (HL) taken 2006 onwards

CMPUT 114 (3) and CMPUT 115 (3)

MATH 114 (3) and MATH 115 (3) [or MATH 100 (4) and MATH 101 (3.5) for Engineering only]

Computing Science (SL) taken 2006 onwards

CMPUT 114 (3)

Mathematics (SL)

Dance (HL)

DANCE 100-level (3)

Economics (HL)

ECON 101 (3) and ECON 102 (3) (not to take ECON 204)

Students may apply to write a credit by special assessment examination in MATH 114 (3) [or MATH 100 (4) for Engineering only]

Music (HL)

English (HL)

ENGL 100-level (6) [or ENGL 100-level (3) and 100-level complementary studies elective (3) for Engineering only]

MUSIC 102 (3) and MUSIC 100-level (3) (not to take MUSIC 101)

Philosophy (HL)

PHIL 100-level (3) (not to take PHIL 101 or 102)

Physics (HL)

PHYS 124 (3) and PHYS 126 (3)

Physics (SL)

PHYS 124 (3)

Social Cultural Anthropology (HL)

ANTHRO 100-level (3)

Spanish A (HL)

Advanced Placement

Theatre Arts (HL)

DRAMA 101 (3)

Visual Arts (HL)

ART 100-level (3) and ART 134(3)

Successful completion of all components of the IB Diploma program

100-level Open Elective (3)

French A or B (HL)

FREN 100-level (3) and FREN 211 (3) (not to take FREN 111 or FREN 112)

French A or B (SL)

FREN 100-level (6) (not to take FREN 111 or 112)

German A or B (HL)

GERM 100-level (3) and GERM 211 (3) (not to take GERM 111 or 112)

German A or B (SL)

GERM 100-level (6) (not to take GERM 111 or 112)

Greek (HL)

GREEK 101 (3) and GREEK 102 (3)

History (HL) (see Note 1)

HIST 100-level (3) (not to take HIST 112 or 113)

Islamic History (HL)

HIST 100-level (3) (not to take HIST 117)

Italian (HL)

Advanced Placement

Japanese A (HL)

Advanced Placement

Japanese AB

JAPAN 101 (3) and JAPAN 102 (3)

Note 1: Credit will be awarded for all five regional options offered at the higher level (HL), including Africa; Americas; East and South East Asia and Oceania; Europe (including Russia/ USSR); and South Asia and the Middle East (including North Africa).


Advanced standing: AP Advanced Placement (AP) Applicants (Chart Three) The U of A appreciates the academic challenge and preparation required of those completing Advanced Placement exams. We seek to acknowledge the achievements of AP students through transfer credit and advanced standing (minimum grade of 4 in approved courses – Chart Three), scholarships, and specialized advising. Contact: AP@registrar.ualberta.ca

Note: Augustana Faculty course equivalents are available for AP students entering that Faculty (U of A Calendar Section 16, Admissions Chart 7). * Refer to Notes on page 50.

Chart Three • Equivalency Chart for AP Courses * Advanced Placement Courses

University of Alberta Equivalents

Advanced Placement Courses

University of Alberta Equivalents

Art History

ART H 101(3) and ART H 102 (3)

Italian Language and Culture

Advanced Placement

Art Studio: Drawing

ART 140 (3)

Art Studio: 2D Design

ART 134 (3) and DES 135 (3)

Japanese Language and Culture

JAPAN 201 (3) and 202 (3)

Latin (Literature)

LATIN 100-level (3)

Art Studio: 3D Design

ART 134 (3) and DES 135 (3)

Latin (Virgil)

LATIN 100-level (3)

Biology

BIOL 100-level (3) (not to take BIOL 107)

Macroeconomics

ECON 102 (3)

Microeconomics

ECON 101 (3)

Calculus AB

MATH 113 (3)

Music Theory

MUSIC 155 (3)

Calculus BC

MATH 113 (3) [or MATH 100 (4) for Engineering only]

Physics B

PHYS 124 (3) and PHYS 126 (3)

Chemistry

Students may apply for Credit by Special Assessment CHEM 101(3) [or CHEM 103 (4.3) for Engineering only]

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism/Mechanics

PHYS 124 and 126 (6) or PHYS 144 (3)

Psychology

PSYCO 100-level (3) (not to take PSYCO 104 or 105)

Spanish Language

Advanced Placement

Chinese Language and Culture

CHINA 200-level (3)

Spanish Literature

Advanced Placement

Computer Science A

CMPUT 114 (3) or CMPUT 174 (3)

Statistics

STAT 151 (3)

United States History

HIST 100-level (6)

Computer Science AB

CMPUT 114 and 115 (6) or CMPUT 174 and 175 (6)

English (Language and Composition or Literature and Composition)

ENGL 100-level (3) for Engineering Students only

English (Literature and Composition)

Advanced Placement (English) for nonEngineering students

French Language

Advanced Placement

French Literature

Advanced Placement

German Language

Advanced Placement

Comparative Government & Politics

Advanced Placement

Government & Politics: United States

Advanced Placement

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Application Deadlines Document Deadlines Fall/Winter (September entry)

Fall/Winter (September entry)

Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences. . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Arts BA (Criminology). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 All other programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Augustana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 Education BEd and BEd After Degree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 BEd (Adult Education Route) . . . . . . . . . . . . . contact department Diploma in Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 1 Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 1 Medicine & Dentistry BSc (Dental Hygiene Specialization) Post-Diploma Degree Completion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 1 Dental Hygiene Diploma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 1 Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 1 Medical Laboratory Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 1 Native Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Nursing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 1 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 Physical Education & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Campus Saint-Jean Bilingual BCom and BEd (Elementary, Secondary). . . . . . . March 1 BSc Nursing (Bilingual) apply to Faculty of Nursing. . . . . . February 1 All other programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Open Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 31

The document deadlines for most U of A programs are: High school applicants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 1 Postsecondary/transfer applicants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 15

Winter Term (January entry) Refer to U of A Calendar at WWW.REGISTRAR.UALBERTA.CA/CALENDAR

Spring/Summer Terms (May entry) Refer to U of A Calendar at WWW.REGISTRAR.UALBERTA.CA/CALENDAR

Summer Term (July entry) Refer to U of A Calendar at WWW.REGISTRAR.UALBERTA.CA/CALENDAR

The following programs have different deadlines or require additional documentation: Arts BA (Criminology) – references, résumé and written statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 transcripts and interview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 1 BFA (Art and Design) and BDesign portfolio submission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 BFA (Drama) in Acting – audition application. . . . . January 11 BFA (Drama) in Theatre Design references, portfolio submission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 1 BFA (Technical Theatre) letter of intent, references, interview, and résumé . . . April 1 BMus and BMus/BEd – audition application . . . . . . . . May 1 Augustana All applicants – residency application. . . . . . . . . . . August 1 BA (Music Major or Minor) – interview. . . . . . . . . . . April 15 BSc (Music Minor) – interview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 15 BMus – audition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 15 Education (Diploma) – all documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 1 Law – all documents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 1 Medicine & Dentistry Dentistry – Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 15 Medical Laboratory Science – letter of intent. . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Dentistry and Diploma in Dental Hygiene- All previously completed course work and course registration of current year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 1 Fall term final grades and Winter Term registration of current year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 1 Medicine – Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), interview and letters of reference, all previously completed course work, and course registration of current year . . . . . . . . . . November 1 Fall Term final grades and Winter Term registration of current year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 1 Pharmacy – letter of intent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 Open Studies Consult U of A Calendar §12.7

Winter Term (January entry)

The academic year is divided into four terms. Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Summer Term

September to December

Refer to U of A Calendar at WWW.REGISTRAR.UALBERTA.CA/CALENDAR

Spring/Summer Terms (May entry)

January to April

Refer to U of A Calendar at WWW.REGISTRAR.UALBERTA.CA/CALENDAR

May to mid-June

Summer Term (July entry)

July to mid-August

The majority of undergraduate programs accept applications for the Fall Term only, but there are several programs that can admit in Winter or Spring. Complete details on deadlines and application procedures can be found on our website at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/admissions

Refer to U of A Calendar at WWW.REGISTRAR.UALBERTA.CA/CALENDAR

Do not wait until the deadline to send your documents. The earlier we recieve your documents, the earlier we can consider you for admission.


Tuitionand Cost of Living 8 months

12 months

Tuition & Fees1

$ 19,230

$ 19,230

Accommodation

$2,800 - $5,300

$4,800 - $7,900

(PRIVATE APARTMENT)

$5,600 - $8,000

$8,300 - $12,000

Food

 $2,160

$3,240

Clothing

$400

$600

Bus Pass4

$0

$297

Books and Supplies

$1000

$1000

Miscellaneous

$1,480

$2,220

TOTAL (CAD)

$27,070

$31,387

TOTAL (USD)2

$25,254

$29,281

Based on 30 credits in 8 months (CAD)

$

(SHARED)3

Accommodation

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Based on 30 credits in 12 months (CAD)

1. Tuition estimate is based on 2010/11 rates assessed to undergraduate students in Arts or Science and are subject to change. For most updated rates, visit www.registrar.ualberta.ca 2. 1 Canadian dollar= $0.9329 US dollars (average exchange rate from May 2009 to May 2010, www.oanda.com) 3. For undergraduate student residences that range from dormitory-style rooms to four-bedroom, shared apartments. 4. A student bus pass for September to April is included in U of A’s non-instructional fees. From May to August, students may purchase a bus pass for $74.25 per month.

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You don’t have to make the final decision about your major and minor right away.

You can get advanced standing or transfer credit if you successfully complete certain high school courses.

U of A offers 200+ undergraduate programs so you have great flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests. In some programs, you can enroll in a Faculty but wait up to your third year to declare your major and minor areas of study.

U of A can offer you transfer credit, advanced placement, or the opportunity for credit by special assessment if you have demonstrated excellence in specific subject areas under the British, IB, and AP curricula.

www.international.ualberta.ca/prospective/ programs.cfm

www.international.ualberta.ca/prospective/ advancedstanding.cfm

You can apply now and then send your documents later. To start the application process, you just need to complete the Application for Undergraduate Studies form and submit it. The application deadline for most direct entry programs is May 1, but there are some exceptions. Documents have a later deadline, (August 1 for most programs) so you can send them later on, although you should try to send them as soon as possible to get a faster admissions decision. www.international.ualberta.ca/prospective/ documents.cfm

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Did you

know

U of A accepts many different international curricula. In addition to IB, AP, British, and US-style curricula, U of A accepts many local high school curricula from around the world. Consult our website to see which curricula are accepted from your country. www.international.ualberta.ca/prospective/ equivalencies.cfm

You can complete your preprofessional year at U of A. Most undergraduate programs can be entered directly from high school, but some require at least one year of pre-professional study before you can apply. (You can complete your preprofessional studies at U of A).

You can track the progress of your application online. When you submit your application to study at U of A, you will receive an ID and login for Beartracks, our online system where you can track your application status. Eventually, you can also use it to register for your courses. www.beartracks.ualberta.ca

MORE AT WWW. INTERNATIONAL.UALBERTA.CA/PROSEPCTIVE/APPLYUNDERGRADUATE.CFM


Undergraduate Application for

Admission, Readmission or Internal Transfer Online Services

Apply online and pay your application fee by credit card at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/admissions • It’s secure, faster, and provides immediate acknowledgement of receipt of your online submission. • You will also receive an e-mail within 24 business hours providing online access to Bear Tracks where you can track your application status.

Application Fees The University of Alberta (U of A) will not accept any application not accompanied by the appropriate application fee. • If you have never attended the U of A, including Augustana Campus, or Augustana University College (AUC), your nonrefundable application fee is $115.

• If you have attended the U of A, including Augustana Campus or AUC, your nonrefundable application fee is $75.

U of A Electronic Communications Policy Check out the benefits and applicant/student responsibilities at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ecommunications

PDF Instructions If you are completing the online Portable Document Format (PDF) form on your computer, you can type directly into the fields. Use the TAB key to go to the next field. Print the application form and review.

Information for Students with Disabilities For information about services for students with disabilities or serious health conditions please contact Specialized Support and Disability Services at www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/SSDS

Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery and Dental Hygiene Diploma applicants: Do not use this form. Use the online application at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/apply

Campus Saint-Jean applicants Use the Campus Saint-Jean demande d’admission, et de réadmission ou de transfert interne PDF form available at www.registrar.ualberta.ca or Campus Saint-Jean.

Checklist Refer to our website for information on admission requirements and deadlines. (www.registrar.ualberta.ca/admissions) Provide your U of A Student ID Number if you have previously attended the U of A. Ensure that you have completed all sections of the form. Review all sections of the application form. Read the ApplyAlberta Transcript Authorization and sign as required. Read the declaration, sign and date your application.

Protecting Your Information

Enclose your application fee.

The personal information requested on this form is collected under the authority of the Alberta Post-Secondary Learning Act and the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for authorized purposes including admission and registration; administration of student records; consideration for scholarships and awards; and provision of student services. Personal information may be disclosed to academic and administrative units according to University policy; alumni relations and fundraising upon graduation; university planning and research in accordance with federal and provincial legislated reporting requirements; information sharing agreements; and to contracted service providers as required. For further information on the use and disclosure of personal information please refer to §23.9.1 of the University of Alberta Calendar, the information at www.ipo.ualberta.ca or call the Office of the Registrar and Student Awards at 780-492-3113.

Mail application to: Administration Building University of Alberta Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2M7 Fax application to: 780-492-7172

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2 | Application for Admission, Readmission or Internal Transfer

name

1

Print your Name

Former or Current U of A Student Status

intended status

3

Have you ever registered or taken courses at the University of Alberta? Yes

previous applicants

2

No If yes, provide your seven digit U of A Student ID: U of A Student ID

Start Date Status Many programs admit students only in September, so be sure to check application and document deadlines at: www.registrar.ualberta.ca/admissions

Student Status

When do you wish to begin attending? Fall/Winter (September-April)

Beginning:

Spring/Summer (May-August)

M M Y

Y

Y

Y

Degree or Diploma Student Students working toward a degree or diploma. Special Student Students applying for admission to a Faculty to take course(s) for credit, but not working toward a degree. Most Special Students will have a degree and/or wish to take courses for professional development. Visiting Student Students applying for admission to a Faculty to take course(s) for credit toward a degree from another institution. A “Letter of Permission� from the other institution is required. Open Studies Part-time students taking courses for credit without following a degree or diploma program.

personal information

4

Provide your Legal Name You must use your legal name as shown on one of the following documents: Birth Certificate, Passport, Canadian Immigration Record of Permanent Resident, Canadian Immigration Student Authorization document or Marriage Certificate. The name you enter is the one that will appear on your University record and on your degree or diploma parchment upon graduation. It is very important that you let us know immediately if you change your personal information, including name, address, emergency contact or citizenship. Refer to our website at: www.registrar.ualberta.ca/myrecords

Legal Last Name

Legal First Name and Middle Name(s) (Do not use initials)

Former Name (if different from above)

Date of Birth

M M D D Y Y Y Y

male

Canadian Social Insurance Number (optional)

female

Place of Birth (Country, City)

Country of Citizenship

First Language

Office use only Place Receipt Stamp here

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personal information (cont’d)

4

Mailing Addresses

Street Address, Apartment Number, Box Number

Correspondence Addresses: Your mailing address will be used for printed correspondence from the University. The U of A uses electronic communications with its applicants and students in lieu of many paper-based processes. Currently this most often includes information by e-mail or via website. Your personal e-mail address will be used to communicate to you until you are assigned a University of Alberta e-mail account. Subsequent communications will be sent to your U of A e-mail address. It is your responsibility to check your U of A e-mail frequently.

City or Town and Province

Country

(Area Code) Home Telephone

See the U of A Electronic Communications Policy: www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ecommunications

E-mail Address

Hometown

City or Town

Where do you consider your hometown to be if it is different from the address above?

Province

Postal Code

(Area Code) Business/Cell Phone Number

Country

Emergency Contact

Name

(Area Code) Home Telephone

Citizenship Status in Canada (check one only)

Postal Code

Canadian Citizen

Relationship

(Area Code) Business/Cell Phone Number

Permanent Resident Effective Date

Proof may be required.

M M D D Y Y Y Y

You have or will be applying for a Study Permit

Resident of Alberta You may qualify as an Alberta resident if you are a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant) and you have continuously lived in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, the Yukon Territory or Nunavut for at least one year immediately prior to the first day of classes of the term to which you are applying. The one-year residence period shall not be considered broken if the Admissions Committee is satisfied that the applicant was temporarily out of Alberta on vacation, in short-term employment, or as a full-time student.

Canadian Aboriginal Applicants only The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) offers services and cultural events that may be of interest to you. By declaring your status, you will help in the development of new services and events for Aboriginal students. For this purpose, and in order to improve the assessment of the educational achievement of Aboriginal Learners, we ask you to declare if you are of Aboriginal ancestry within the meaning of the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982. Please note that some programs require proof of Aboriginal Status for admission purposes. Refer to §14.1 of the University of Alberta Calendar at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/calendar

Other (specify below)

Are you a resident of Alberta? Yes No If yes, give month and year you began continuous residency, even if it is your birth date. M M Y Y Y Y

Do you wish to declare that you are of Aboriginal ancestry within the meaning of the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982? Yes If yes, please specify: I am Status Indian/First Nations

I am Non-status Indian/First Nations

I am Métis

I am Inuit

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5

Academic Programs

academic programs

Read the notes below before completing the Program Selection part of this form. When selecting a program, provide all of the details requested for each selection, such as Specialization, Honours (if applicable), majors, and minors. For information about program selection, go to Page 8 of this Application, or the following website: www.registrar.ualberta.ca/admissions

New Applicants to the U of A

Augustana Applicants

New applicants to the U of A may enter three program choices. Your eligibility for admission will be considered in order of the program preferences you enter below. If you are not eligible for your first choice, you will be considered for your second and/ or third choice. It is recommended that you enter three program choices, since this will increase the chances of you being considered for admission.

If you wish to take courses at Augustana Campus, located in Camrose, Alberta, select Augustana as your Faculty of choice. For more information about Augustana Campus programs, go to www.augustana.ca

Current and Previous U of A Students: Students who are currently attending the U of A, or have previously attended the U of A, enter only one program choice per application. An application, and an application fee, is required for each program choice.

Campus Saint-Jean Applicants If you wish to take courses at Campus Saint-Jean, select Saint-Jean as your Faculty of choice. For more information about programs at Campus Saint-Jean, go to www.csj.ualberta.ca

Physical Education (BPE/BEd) and Arts (BMus/BEd) Applicants Applicants must enter a Route: Elementary or Secondary

Program Choices (1st, 2nd, 3rd) Faculty

Program

Specialization/Honors/ Route*

Major

Minor

1 2 3

Additional Program Details for Applicants to: Education

Are you applying to a collaborative off-campus program? If so, indicate location. ATEP GPRC Keyano MHC Red Deer

Engineering

Will you be taking first-year courses in French at Faculte Saint-Jean? Yes

Nursing

Are you applying to a collaborative off-campus program? If so, indicate location GPRC Red Deer Keyano After Degree (Camrose)

Physical Education

Are you applying from a Physical Education program at an off-campus location? If so, indicate location. GMU GPRC Red Deer

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6

Complete all sections (A-I) where applicable. Attach additional sheet if necessary. A complete listing of secondary and postsecondary education is required. If you attend any institution after having completed this form, notify the Office of the Registrar and Student Awards immediately in writing or by fax.

previous and current education

(A) English Language Proficiency

State the number of full-time years of formal education you have had at an institution where the primary language of instruction was English, excluding ESL courses.

Years

If you have written or will write any International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement (College Board) examinations, indicate program.

(B) IB/AP

Full IB

(C) Alberta Student Number

Partial IB

AP

Not Applicable

If you attended a school in Alberta you must provide your Alberta Student Number (ASN). Obtain your ASN from Alberta Education at www.education.gov.ab.ca/learning/studentservices/ASNLookup/ Alberta Student Number

(D) Secondary Education (High School) List all schools attended, Grade 10 through to Grade 12 (or equivalent). Province (Country, if outside Canada)

Name of Institution

(E) Applicants Currently Attending High School

From

To

Language of Instruction

M M Y

Y

Y

Y M M Y

Y

Y

Y

M M Y

Y

Y

Y M M Y

Y

Y

Y

M M Y

Y

Y

Y M M Y

Y

Y

Y

M M Y

Y

Y

Y M M Y

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Y

M M Y

Y

Y

Y M M Y

Y

Y

Y

Course

Interim Final

Course

Interim Final

List all Grade 12 (or equivalent) courses and levels (e.g., Pure Math 30, ELA 30-1), including those in progress and any grades received to date. The courses and grades you provide on the application will be used to consider you for Early Admission before final grades are available. A major advantage of Early Admission is that you will be eligible to register in courses before your final grades are available. Indicate all Grade 12 (or equivalent) courses completed and in progress as well as any final or interim marks you may have at the time of application. Be sure to indicate which courses you will be taking in the second semester.

International High School Applicants If you are completing a high school curriculum outside of Canada, you will be asked to submit documentation from your high school in order to be considered for Early Admission.

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previous and current education (cont’d)

6

(F) Previous and Current Postsecondary Education List all previous and current postsecondary institutions attended including the U of A. Be certain to include all institutions, regardless of the length of attendance, whether or not courses were completed, or whether or not you believe the record will have a bearing on admission or transfer credit.

Province (Country, if outside Canada)

Name of Institution

The withholding of requested information in regard to this application is a serious offence and may result in prosecution under the University’s Codes of Behaviour. See Section 8 — Declaration. If you attend any institution after submitting this application, notify the Office of the Registrar and Student Awards in writing or by e-mail immediately. From

To

Language of Instruction

M M Y

Y

Y

Y M M Y

Y

Y

Y

M M Y

Y

Y

Y M M Y

Y

Y

Y

M M Y

Y

Y

Y M M Y

Y

Y

Y

M M Y

Y

Y

Y M M Y

Y

Y

Y

M M Y

Y

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Y M M Y

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Y

M M Y

Y

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Y

M M Y

Y

Y

Y M M Y

Y

Y

Y

M M Y

Y

Y

Y M M Y

Y

Y

Y

Attach additional pages if needed.

(G) Will you have a university degree by the time you wish to begin attendance here?

Yes

No

If yes, specify institution, degree, and date received. Name of Institution

Degree

Date

M

(H) Have you ever been required to withdraw for academic or disciplinary reasons from a program at any postsecondary educational institution?

Yes

M

Y

Y

Y

Y

M

Y

Y

Y

Y

No

If yes, specify institution, city, and date. Name of Institution

City

Date

M

(I) Educational and English Language Proficiency Tests e.g., CAEL, IELTS, LSAT, MELAB, SAT, TOEFL, TSE If applicable, enter the name and date of last writing or date if it is to be written. Use separate sheet if necessary.

Name of Test

Date

M M Y Name of Test

Y

Y Y

Y

Y Y

Y

Date

M M Y Name of Test

Score

Y Y

Score

Date

M M Y

Score

LSAC number

Law Applicants please enter your LSAC number if available.

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authorization

7

ApplyAlberta Transcript Authorization Through ApplyAlberta, the University of Alberta is able to obtain high school transcripts from Alberta Education and transcripts from certain participating ApplyAlberta postsecondary institutions on behalf of applicants. Applicants do not have to pay for transcripts obtained through this service. To authorize the University of Alberta to obtain your transcripts from participating ApplyAlberta institutions where required, please sign the transcript authorization and provide your Alberta Student Number (ASN) in Section 6C above. Unless otherwise indicated in Bear Tracks (our online student self-service), you are responsible for requesting all required transcripts to be sent directly from the issuing institutions you attended.

“I understand that transcripts from institutions I have attended are normally required to support my application for admission to the University of Alberta. “I hereby authorize the University of Alberta to obtain transcripts from certain participating ApplyAlberta institutions on my behalf, where required, and further, I authorize the University to obtain or verify my Alberta Student Number, as required.” Applicant’s Signature

X

For more information on ApplyAlberta, and our integration go to www.registrar.ualberta.ca/applyalberta.

declaration

8

Declaration Your application must be complete and accurate in all details before you sign the form. This application becomes a legal document which presumes responsibility on the part of the prospective student and the University of Alberta.

“I certify that the information in this application is true and complete in all respects and that I have withheld no information. I understand of requested information regarding this application are serious offences and may result in prosecution under the University’s Codes of Behaviour and/or the Criminal Code of Canada. By this declaration or misrepresentation to other postsecondary institutions. I agree, if admitted to the University of Alberta, to comply with the University regulations as stated in the University of Alberta Calendar.” Date of Application

Applicant’s Signature

X

9

Application Fees

payment

The University of Alberta strictly enforces its policy of withholding processing of applications until the appropriate nonrefundable application fee has been received.

$115

If you have never attended the U of A, including Augustana Campus or Augustana University College (AUC)

Enclosed is my $115 nonrefundable application fee.

$75

If you have attended the U of A, including Augustana Campus or Augustana University College (AUC)

Enclosed is my $75 nonrefundable application fee.

Payment Options

cheque or money order

Make cheques payable to the University of Alberta. Do not send cash.

credit card

(Mastercard or Visa only)

Credit Card Holder’s Name (as it appears on the card)

Credit Card Number

Expiry Date

M M Y Y Y Y Office Use Only (ID)

Card Holder’s Signature

X

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8 | Application for Admission, Readmission or Internal Transfer

Academic Program Listing Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences Program BA (Environmental Studies): 4 years BSc (Agricultural/Food Business Management): 1 + 3 years BSc (Agriculture): 4 years BSc (Animal Health): 4 years BSc (Environmental and Conservation Sciences): 4 years BSc (Environmental and Conservation Sciences)/BA (Native Studies) Combined: 5 years BSc (Environmental and Conservation Sciences – Bilingual): 2 years Campus Saint-Jean + 2 years Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences BSc (Forest Business Management): 1 + 3 years BSc (Forestry): 4 years BSc (Human Ecology): 4 years BSc (Human Ecology)/BEd (Secondary) Combined: 3 years Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences + 2 years Education BSc Nutrition and Food Science: 4 years Pre-Veterinary Medicine: 2 years For applicable majors or minors see the UofA Calendar at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ calendar

Faculty of Arts Program BA: 4 years BA: (Drama)/BEd (Secondary) Combined: 3 years Arts + 2 years Education BA (After Degree): 2 years BA (Criminology): 1 + 3 years BA (Environmental Studies): 4 years BA (Honors): 1 + 3 years BDesign: 4 years BFA (Art and Design): 4 years BFA (Drama – Acting only): 1 + 3 years BFA (Drama – Design, Technical Theatre): 4 years BMus: 4 years BMus/BEd Combined: 3 years Arts + 2 years Education For applicable majors or minors see the UofA Calendar at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ calendar

Faculty of Business Program BCom: 1 + 3 years BCom After Degree: 2 years BCom Cooperative Education: 1 + 3.5 to 4 years BCom (Bilingual): 2 years Campus Saint-Jean + 2 years Business BCom (Honors): 2 + 2 years For applicable majors see the UofA Calendar at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/calendar

Faculty of Education Program BEd (Elementary, Secondary): 1 + 3 years BEd After Degree: 2 years BA: (Drama)/BEd (Secondary) Combined: 3 years Arts + 2 years Education BA (Native Studies)/BEd (Elementary, Secondary) Combined: 3 years Native Studies + 2 years Education BSc (Specialization in Science)/BEd (Secondary) Combined: 2 years Science + 3 years Education BSc (Human Ecology)/BEd (Secondary) Combined: 3 years Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences + 2 years Education BPE/BEd (Elementary, Secondary) Combined: 3 years Physical Education + 2 years Education (see Physical Education and Recreation) BMus/BEd (Elementary, Secondary) Combined: 3 years Arts + 2 years Education BEd (Elementary) Collaboratives with Aboriginal Teacher Education programs, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, Keyano and Red Deer: 2 years + 2 years Diploma in of the Faculty of Education: 1 year For additional programs of study and applicable majors or minors see the UofA Calendar at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ calendar

Faculty of Engineering Program BSc (Engineering): 4 years BSc (Engineering): Cooperative Education: 5 years For additional programs of study and applicable majors see the UofA Calendar at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/calendar

Augustana Campus

Faculty of Law

Program

Program

BA: 4 years BMgt in Business Economics: 4 years BMus: 4 years BSc: 4 years For applicable majors or minors see the UofA Calendar at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ calendar

LLB: 3 years, after at least 2 preprofessional years

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Program BSc (Medical Laboratory Science): 1 + 3 years BSc (Medical Laboratory Science): Post professional certificate BSc (Dental Hygiene Specialization): Post diploma degree completion – 1 year Dental Hygiene Diploma*: 1 + 2 years DDS*: at least 2 + 4 years MD*: at least 2 + 4 years *Use online application only.

Faculty of Native Studies Program BA (Native Studies): 4 years BA (Native Studies) Honors: 4 years BA (Native Studies) After Degree: 2 years BA (Native Studies)/BEd (Elementary, Secondary) Combined: 3 years Native Studies + 2 years Education BSc (Environmental and Conservation Sciences)/BA (Native Studies) Combined: 5 years For applicable majors or minors see the UofA Calendar at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ calendar

Faculty of Nursing Program BSc (Nursing): Collaborative Program: 4 years BSc (Nursing): Bilingual: 4 years BSc (Nursing Honors): 1 + 3 years BSc (Nursing) After Degree: 2 years + 2 Spring Terms + 1 Summer Term BSc (Nursing) Post RN: 1 year + 1 Spring Term Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) to BScN Program: 2 years + 1 Spring/Summer Term

Faculty of Science Program BSc (General): 4 years BSc (General – Business Minor): 4 years BSc (Honors): 4 years BSc (Specialization): 4 years BSc (Specialization in Science)/BEd (Secondary) Combined: 2 years Science + 3 years Education BSc Industrial Internship Program: 5 years (Specialization and Honors) For applicable majors or minors see the UofA Calendar at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ calendar

Open Studies

Open Studies students do not compete for places in degree or diploma programs. For information on programs of study available through Open Studies, see: www.registrar.ualberta.ca/admissions

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Program BSc (Pharmacy): 1 + 4 years

Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation Program BA (Recreation, Sport and Tourism): 4 years BPE: 4 years BPE/BEd (Elementary, Secondary) Combined: 3 years Physical Education + 2 years Education BSc (Kinesiology): 4 years For applicable majors see the UofA Calendar at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/calendar

Campus Saint-Jean Program BA: 4 years BA (After Degree): 2 years BA (Honors): 1 + 3 years BCom (Bilingual): 2 years Campus Saint-Jean + 2 years Business BSc (Nursing) Bilingual: 4 years (Apply through Nursing) BSc (Environmental and Conservation Sciences - Bilingual): 2 years Campus Saint-Jean + 2 years Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences BEd After Degree: 2 years BEd (Elementary, Secondary): 1 + 3 years BEd/BSc Combined: 1 + 4 years BSc: 4 years Diploma in Education: 1 year For applicable majors or minors see the UofA Calendar at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ calendar

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