Those wishing to enrol in the MLS integrated B.Sc. program are required to complete a preprofessional year prior to applying for admission to the Faculty. The required courses, or their equivalents, are available at a number of universities and community colleges in Alberta. Students are encouraged where possible to take these courses (equivalent to *30 at the University of Alberta) as one year of full-time study.
A minimum of *30 are required, including courses in introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology, genetics, and English. For students attending the University of Alberta, appropriate courses would include:
- English (*6)
- General Chemistry (*6)
- Organic Chemistry (*6)
- Biology (cell biology) (*3)
- Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, or Zoology (*3)
- Statistics (*3)
- Option - any faculty (*3)
A minimum application GPA of 2.7 is required in preprofessional course work. With the exception of ENGL, all preprofessional courses are prerequisites for senior courses.
The preprofessional program may be completed through full- or part-time study at a number of post-secondary institutions that offer courses accepted as equivalent. For equivalencies visit the Alberta Council on Admission and Transfer.
Please note: A minimum grade of C- (or equivalent) is required in any transfer course (i.e. courses not completed at the University of Alberta) used to meet a prerequisite requirement. Grades of D+, D, D- and F are considered deficient for transfer coursework. You can visit the UAlberta Transfer Students Page for more information.