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

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  • Degree is granted by the transfer institution


  • Lethbridge


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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 Calgary is one of these programs. Students can gain the courses and experience to apply to law by pursing a Bachelor of Arts at the uLethbridge with a major of the student's choice. There are no formal pre-law course requirements. The Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary recognizes that students may benefit from a diverse educational background and seeks to attract applicants from business, pure science, the humanities, and the social sciences. Students should enroll in undergraduate courses that develop analytical and reasoning skills and that stress the use of the English language.

The courses that best fit this description are found in the humanities and social sciences. Examples of majors that may be of interest include:

  • Economics
  • English
  • Finance
  • History
  • Human Resource and Labour Relations
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Admission to the University of Calgary law program is by quota and is competitive. Students may apply to Law after completing 20 courses, however students may have to finish 30 courses or their degree to be competitive. Admission to law is not solely based on the courses completed and the GPA obtained, academic and extracurricular involvement at uLethbridge 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.​

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Admission requirements


​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project


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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