Entrance Requirements - 4 Year Program

Application forms are available at umanitoba.ca/student/admissions. Ensure that you carefully read the current Application Information Bulletin at the time of application.

To be eligible for admission, applicants must:

  1. Meet entrance requirements under Option 1 or Option 2.1
  2. Complete at least 30 credit hours at a 1000 level or higher. “0900” level courses (e.g., ENGL 0930) are not accepted for admission or transfer into Nursing.
  3. Meet the University Written English requirement.2
  4. Achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each of the required courses.1
  5. Meet the Non-Academic Admission Requirements (click on link for details).

1Preference will be given to applicants who meet Option 1 requirements. The minimum adjusted grade point average (AGPA) of applicants admitted under Option 2 may be significantly higher than for Option 1 applicants. An AGPA higher than the minimum is recommended, as admission may be competitive. AGPA will be calculated on the most recent 60 credit hours, regardless of the age of the courses and including repeated courses. If an applicant has less than 60 credit hours, the AGPA will reflect all credit hours complete (i.e., a minimum of 30 credit hours to a maximum of 60 credit hours). The minimum AGPA was 3.5294 for Option 1, and 3.8354 for Option 2 for the 2013-2014 regular session.
2According to University policy, students who have completed an undergraduate degree are exempt from the written English and math requirements (see appropriate section in calendar for University policy on written English requirement).

Option 1

  1. Complete 30 credit hours at a university level in identified courses or their equivalent (see following table) with a minimum grade of “C” in each course.
  2. Achieve a minimum of adjusted GPA of 2.5. Students may be admitted with an AGPA of 2.0-2.49 (in descending order) when space is available (See Note 1).

Course #  Course Name  Credit Hrs 
 BIOL 1410  Anatomy of the Human Body7,9     3
 BIOL 1412  Physiology of the Human Body7,9           3
 NURS 1260          Human Growth and Development  3
 NURS 1280  Introduction to Nursing  3
 MBIO 1220  Essentials of Microbiology8  3
   plus  
   Humanities elective3  3
   Social Science electives4  6
   plus  
   Courses offered by the Faculty of Science5,6                  6

3ARTS 1110 (Introduction to University) is not a humanities course. English, Philosophy, History, Religion, Languages, Classics, Native Studies, etc., Humanities information is found in the Undergraduate Calendar chapter for the Faculty of Arts, Additional Faculty Regulations and Policies.
4Select from: Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1200 (6), or Introduction to Sociology SOC 1200 (6), or Human Origins and Antiquity ANTH 1210 (3) and Cultural Anthropology ANTH 1220 (3).
5With the exception of Geological sciences (GEOL 1XX0), courses under the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources do not meet the science elective requirement if taken in 2003-2004 and later. 1000 level introductory Geological Sciences courses (GEOL 1XX0 ) now offered under the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, will be accepted as Science courses if taken prior to September 1, 2006.
6BIOL 1110 (Health and Health Professions) may not be used as a Science elective.
7Biology 40S is recommended as a pre-requisite.
8Math 40S is a pre-requisite for MBIO 1220.
9Formerly ZOOL 1320 and ZOOL 1330.

Option 2

  1. Complete at least 30 credit hours of university level coursework with a minimum AGPA of 2.5 based upon the most recent 60 hours.
  2. The courses taken must include 3.0 hours of 1000-level English and 3.0 hours of 1000-level science with a minimum of “C” grade in each.

October 2013