Office of the Registrar and Student Awards

The Calendar is the University's major publication, and it includes admission procedures and deadlines, academic regulations, programs of study, academic standards, degree requirements, general University policies and codes, for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Academic Schedule contains all major deadlines--such as when classes start and end--plus a monthly listing of academic events on campus.

Important Notice

    By the act of registering for a course or a course of study, each student at the University of Alberta agrees to observe and be bound by the terms of this notice, and the terms, conditions, academic standards, rules, regulations, policies, and codes of behaviour contained or referenced in the Calendar. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to make himself or herself aware of the contents of the Calendar.

    The Calendar sets forth the intention of the University at the time the Calendar was prepared. While the University of Alberta makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the content of the Calendar is accurate, the University of Alberta reserves the right, subject to the authority of General Faculties Council, to make whatever changes it considers necessary to the information referenced in the Calendar or referenced in other documents relating to admission and registration including, but not limited to, the elimination of or changes to courses, programs, organizational structure, tuition and fees, entrance standards, academic standards, degree requirements, University policies, regulations, codes of behaviour and rules. All of the changes referred to above may be made by the University without notice to students or prospective students, although the University of Alberta shall make reasonable efforts to provide notice of such changes to students as soon as practicable. The University is not liable to anyone who may suffer any loss or damages of any type arising from such changes including any loss or damages arising from the interruption of academic activities. The Calendar shall be interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta and the laws of Canada applicable therein, and the Courts of the Province of Alberta shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising hereunder.

    The University of Alberta is a publicly supported, nondenominational, coeducational institution. It is authorized to grant undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates and diplomas under the provisions of the Post-secondary Learning Act, Statutes of Alberta, 2003, Chapter P-19.5. The University was established under the University Act (Alberta, 1906) and is governed by the Post-secondary Learning Act (Alberta, 2003). The University is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Please Note


Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registrations and for completion of the specified program requirements. This requires careful attention to course selection and compliance with prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Please read the Calendar carefully and use it when you register. If in doubt about the regulations pertaining to your program, consult the appropriate University official.


All University policies and procedures are intended to comply with the Province of Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Statutes of Alberta, 1994, Chapter F-18.5 and all amendments thereafter). If you have questions or concerns about issues related to the privacy of your personal information, or your ability to access information, please contact the FOIPP Coordinator, Information and Privacy Office, Ring House I, (780) 492-9419.


The Calendar is available in electronic form on our website: The University cannot supply more than one print copy of the University Calendar to each student. Additional copies of the print Calendar, are available for purchase from University of Alberta Bookstore, University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2M7.


Information about awards and scholarships for undergraduate students is available on our website at or contact the Office of the Registrar and Students Awards, Student Awards Office at 120 Administration Building; phone (780) 492-3221.


Professional requirements: Students or prospective students intending to enter a profession following graduation should contact the appropriate Faculty office in order to ascertain what requirements there are for professional registration above and beyond possession of the prescribed University degree or diploma. In some cases this information is provided in the Faculty section of this Calendar.


Application deadlines for all programs are listed in §12.7 of this Calendar. Other deadlines are set out in the Academic Schedule §11.1. Students are advised that deadlines are strictly enforced.


Main University Switchboard telephone number: (780) 492-3111. Main Switchboard hours: 0830-1600 Monday through Friday.


A 'Contact Us' link is provided on our website: (at the bottom of each page), if you have any questions.

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Table of Contents

Calendar Home Page
Notices, Errata, Addendum, 2011-2012 PDF Calendar, 2010-2011 Calendar, Previous Calendars, University Policy Gateway

Welcome from the President


Academic Schedule
 11Major Deadlines from the 2011-2012 Academic Schedule
 11.1Academic Schedule 2011-2012 (monthly listing of academic events on campus)

Undergraduate Application Deadlines for Admission and Readmission

Undergraduate Admission
 13Admission to Undergraduate Programs
 14General Admission Requirements
 15Admission Requirements by Faculty
 16Admission for International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Students
 17Admission from Outside Alberta

University Regulations and Information for Students
 20General University Policies
 21Classification of Students
 22Registration and Fees
 23Academic Regulations
 24Student Services
 25Code of Student Behaviour
 26Code of Applicant Behaviour

30Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
40Faculty of Arts
50Augustana Faculty
60Faculty of Business
70Faculty of Education
80Faculty of Engineering
90Faculty of Extension
100Faculty of Law
110Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
120Faculty of Native Studies
130Faculty of Nursing
140Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
150Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
160School of Public Health
170Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
180Faculté Saint-Jean
191Faculty of Science

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 200The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 201Members of the Faculty
 202General Information
 203Regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 204Graduate Program Regulations
 205Graduate Programs
 210Graduate Financial Aid

Open Studies

Course Listings
 230Details of Courses
 231Course Listings


General Information
 241University History and Traditions
 242Constitution of the University
 243University Libraries
 244Alumni Association
 245Affiliated Colleges

University Staff
 250Continuing Academic Staff
 252Associate and Adjunct Staff
 253Honorary Degree Recipients