Veterinary Medicine (Pre-professional transfer program- University of Calgary)

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Program description

Students at the University of Lethbridge prepare themselves to apply for admission to a number of professional programs offered at other institutions, like veterinary medicine at the University of Calgary. Students will gain the necessary course work and experience to apply to veterinary medicine at uCalgary by pursuing a Bachelor of Science (BSc) at uLethbridge with a major in:

Most successful applicants to veterinary medicine programs will have completed a baccalaureate degree prior to admission. However, to be considered, prospective students must have completed a minimum of two full years of university courses at the time of application. Students should refer to the current Academic Calendar for a list minimum admission requirements.

Interested students should refer to the program planning guide for detailed information about the veterinary medicine program, relevant uLethbridge BSc degrees (e.g. biological sciences) and recommended courses.

The veterinary medicine (University of Calgary) enclosure is located within the preparatory programs section of the Program Planning Guides page. Please refer to the year of your intended start (e.g. 2021/2022).

The likelihood of acceptance increases with the level of education achieved. Admission to veterinary medicine is not solely based on the courses completed and the GPA obtained, academic and extracurricular involvement at the uLethbridge is strongly recommended. This can include applied studies, co-operative education and volunteering.

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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


​​Specific pre-requisites for this program will depend on the chosen major. For example students choosing Biological Sciences as a major are required to have: Biology 30, Chemistry 30 and Mathematics 30-1 as high school prerequisites. Be sure to refer to the specific program to make sure you meet the its requirements.


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Sample classes

· Cellular Basis of Life
· Diversity of Life
· Principles of Genetics
· General Chemistry I&II|
· Organic Chemistry I&II
· Introductory Biochemistry
· Introduction to Probability & Statistics