Law (Pre-professional transfer program- University of Alberta)

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Credentials available

  • Degree is granted by the transfer institution


  • Lethbridge


Fall & Spring

Program description

Pre-professional transfer programs at uLethbridge facilitate a jump start on your professional career in a smaller, more personal environment than some of the larger universities.

Through arrangements between the University of Lethbridge and professional Faculties at other universities, transfer programs have been established that will prepare students for admission to professional programs offered at other institutions.

Not only will you save money on things like tuition and your cost of living, but you’ll also have access to the professors teaching your classes — and writing your textbooks — and the opportunity to participate in research as an undergraduate student.

These programs are intended to give students priority access to courses satisfying the programs recommended by the professional schools. While these programs have been designed to transfer seamlessly to our partner universities, they are not exclusive and could be used to transfer to other professional schools. Students should seek advice from the school to which they intend to transfer if this is their intent.

Students at uLethbridge may prepare themselves to apply for admission to a number of professional programs offered at other institutions. Law at the University of Alberta is one of those programs. Students can gain the courses and experience to apply to law by pursing a Bachelor of Arts at uLethbridge in a major of the student's choice.

We recommend that a student should possess knowledge from such disciplines as economics, history, philosophy and political science. While a pre-law background in the pure sciences should not be seen as a disadvantage, the oral, literary and analytical skills developed in the humanities and social sciences provide an excellent foundation for a career in Law. Examples of majors that may be of interest include:

  • economics
  • English
  • finance
  • history
  • human resources and labour relations
  • philosophy
  • political science
  • psychology
  • sociology

Admission to the University of Alberta law program is by quota and is competitive. To be considered for admission, students must have an undergraduate degree or have completed at least 30 courses. In exceptional circumstances, students may apply to the Faculty of Law after completion of 20 courses. Admission to law is not solely based on the courses completed and the GPA obtained, academic and extracurricular involvement at the University of Lethbridge is strongly recommended. This can include applied studies, co-op work terms and volunteering.

Dream big, and have the confidence in your education to get you there. Make uLethbridge your destination.

Possible careers

Some careers include:

  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Executive
  • Trademark Attorney
  • Management consultant

Sample classes

  • Introduction to Language and Literature
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Canadian Politics and Government
  • Deviance, Conformity & Social Control
  • Social Psychology