BSc Human Ecology - Family Science Major Approved Program Electives (APE)


Approved Program Electives (APE) must be selected according to the following directions:

  • The total 100 and 200 level APEs cannot be greater than 2 courses (6 units).
  • Any courses on this list that have already been taken/granted credit for as required program courses cannot be used as an APE.
  • Students must have all prerequisites listed in the calendar before taking a course; credit may be denied for courses without the appropriate prerequisites.
  • APE lists are updated annually and students must use the most updated version of the list when selecting APE courses.
  • Students can either choose an area of concentration and complete all APEs from one category or take any combination of courses that fits their interests/goals. Please work with an academic or student advisor to choose courses that will work best for you.
  • Not all courses are offered every year. Students must take this into account when planning their programs.
  • Always refer to Bear Tracks for the most up to date course information.

Approved Subjects

  • HECOL – Any Course in Human Ecology
  • NS – Any Course in Native Studies
  • PSYCH – Any Course in Psychology
  • SOC – Any Course in Sociology
  • WGS – Any Course in Women and Gender Studies

Approved Courses

Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC) (*12). Students interested in the PLLC must apply for this program. For more information, see

Any course from the University of Alberta Sustainability certificate program. For more information, see

Any course from the CSL certificate program. For more information, see