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Requirements for Post–Secondary

Below is a generic list of possible post-secondary options and the high school requirements for admissions into these programs.

University degree programs

  • Undergraduate Degree programs are generally four years.
  • All Canadian universities require English 30-1 plus 4 other 30 level courses.
  • Depending on the faculty students are interested in they can choose from:

Humanities: Social 30-1, French 30, Spanish 30

Fine Arts: Drama 30, Art 30, Music 30(limit of one)

Sciences: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Science 30

Mathematics: Math 30-1, 30-2*, Math 31(Calculus)

CTS/Options: Phys Ed 30 ( for Recreation, Phys Ed and Kinesiology programs only) 5 credits advanced computer science

Specific Program Requirements

Engineering – English 30-1, Math 30-1, Math 31(Calculus) Physics 30, Chemistry 30

Faculty of SciencePre – professional (pre-med, pharmacy, dentistry)

English 30-1, Math 30-1, Biology 30, Physics 30, Chemistry 30

Faculty of Science – English 30-1, Math 30-1, at least two sciences at 30 level specific to area of interest, fifth course from above (usually with a recommended course)

Faculty of Arts: English 30-1, plus any 4 from the above choices.

Faculty of Education:  English 30-1, plus any 4 from the above choices.

Faculty of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences: English 30-1, Bio 30, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1 + one more from any category

Faculty of Nursing: English 30-1, Biology 30, Chemistry or Science 30, Math 30-1, 30-2, or 31, one other from the list above.

Faculty of Business: English 30-1, Math 30-1 plus three more from the above list.

There is no direct entry from high school into the following faculties:

  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Vet-med
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry

Students are required to complete at least 2 years in an undergraduate program prior to applying.  Some post-secondary institutions require a year of general arts or sciences prior to applying to business, education, or specialization programs.