Undergraduate Programs

High-school-students

Admission to the Faculty of Arts is competitive. For 2016/17, the minimum admission average was 72% for entry into the BA degree program.

Searchable Program Requirements.

Minimum Requirements

Alberta Grade 12 Courses

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Four subjects from: Biology 30; Chemistry 30; an approved 30-level Fine Arts Course (only one Fine Arts course may be presented for admission); Aboriginal Studies 30; Social Studies 30-1; Mathematics 30-1; *Mathematics 30-2; Mathematics 31; Physics 30; Science 30;  Computer Science - Advanced Level CTS (5 credits); 30-level language other than English.

*Mathematics 30-2 may be used for admission to the Faculty of Arts. However, only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 will be accepted.     

** In order to maximize their future program and course choices, all students are encouraged to present a broad range of courses across the Humanities and Sciences.

*** More than one language other than English may be accepted.

  1. See additional requirements listed in the Notes below for specific majors and minors.

Notes:

  1. More than one language other than English may be accepted.
  2. The Faculty of Arts accepts proficiency in an Aboriginal language recognized in Canada (i.e. Cree, Slavey etc.) to meet a language other than English admission requirement. Proficiency is measure by either a test, administered by the university if such can be arranged, or by boards of examiners appointed by the university. Candidates having passed the required test of an Aboriginal language have their averages calculated on the remaining four matriculation subjects.
  3. In order to maximize their future program and course choices, all students are encouraged to present a broad range of subjects across the Humanities and Sciences.
  4. Students intending to transfer to the Alberta School of Business must present Mathematics 30-1. Some of the courses required for admission to the school require Mathematics 30-1 as a prerequisite.
  5. Students intending to transfer to the Faculty of Education, particularly to Elementary education, should present Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 and a grade 12 Science subject.
  6. For a minor in Arts and Cultural Management, applicants must submit a letter of permission directly to the Faculty of Arts.
  7. Only one Fine Arts Subject may be presented for admission.
  8. For a major in Economics, students must present Mathematics 30-1 and presentation of Mathematics 31 is recommended. Mathematics 30-1 does not have to be included as one of the five subjects used for admission, but the major requires courses for which Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite.
  9. For a minor in Mathematics, students should present Mathematics 30-1.Mathematics 30-1 does not have to be included as one of the five subjects used for admission, but the discipline requires courses for which Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite.
  10. For a minor in Psychology, students should present Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2.
  11. For a major in Planning, choose one of: Aboriginal 30 OR Social Studies 30-1 AND one of Math 30-1 OR Math 30-2. Applicants must submit a written statement outlining an interest in Planning, including any relevant volunteer or work experience.

  12. For admission to the BA Environmental Studies, students must have: English Language Arts (ELA) 30-1; Biology 30; and Mathematics 30-1 OR 30-2 (only one Math can be used). Choose one of Social Studies 30-1 (Recommended); 30-level language other than English. And choose one of Chemistry 30; Computer Science - Advanced Level CTS (5 credits); Mathematics 31, Physics 30; Science 30; Social Studies 30-1; 30-level language other than English

For more information on equivalent subjects or general information on the U of A, check out the Registrar's Office Prospective Student page