Degree Admission Requirements by Major

In 2005/2006 an estimated 1, 047,700 students registered for classes in Canadian universities. That's a lot of students! Which means somewhere out there they all found a program that was right for them.

There are a lot of program choices at Canada's universities and colleges, and a lot of students trying to get into them. Therefore it's important for you to get informed about university and college admission requirements.

Not every subject is for everyone: we all have different talents, interests and aptitudes. You can start planning now for university or college by taking a look at our list of the high school course requirements of different Faculties and seeing how that matches up with the courses you're taking -- and doing well in -- now.

So check out our list of high school course requirements by Faculty and start thinking about where you'd like to be!

Major/Area of Study Typical High School Admission Requirements

Agriculture & Bio-Resources   English, Pure Math, Biology, Chemistry,
Business Administration English, Pure Math
Computer Science      English, Pure Math, Math, a Science
Engineering    English, Pure Math, Chemistry, Physics
Fine & Performing Arts    English
Humanities & Liberal Arts      English
Natural & Applied Sciences    English, Pure Math, Combination of two Sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math     
Nursing & Health Care  English, Pure Math, Math or Physics, Chemistry or Science, Biology
Public Administration & Policy English      
Religious Studies & Theology English 
Teacher Education       English (pre-teaching general admission)
  • Students must have complete Grade 12 or equivalent secondary level standing.
  • Students must have successfully completed Grade 12 subject prerequisites determined by individual Faculties.