May 19, 2024  
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021


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The Calendar is one of the principal sources of U of A policy information for students.  Among other information, it reflects admission requirements and deadlines, academic regulations, programs of study, academic standards, degree requirements and general University policies for both undergraduate and graduate students.

See our University Calendar Quick Start Guide  for additional information on how to search and navigate the University Calendar.

Important Notice

By the act of registering for a course or a course of study, each student at the University of Alberta agrees to observe and be bound by the terms of this notice, and the terms, conditions, academic standards, rules, regulations, policies, and codes of behaviour contained or referenced in the Calendar. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of the contents of the Calendar.

The Calendar sets forth the intention of the University at the time the Calendar was prepared. While the University of Alberta makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the content of the Calendar is accurate, the University of Alberta reserves the right, subject to the authority of General Faculties Council, to make whatever changes it considers necessary to the information referenced in the Calendar or referenced in other documents relating to admission and registration including, but not limited to, the elimination of or changes to courses, programs, organizational structure, tuition and fees, entrance standards, academic standards, degree requirements, University policies, regulations, codes of behaviour and rules. All of the changes referred to above may be made by the University without notice to students or prospective students, although the University of Alberta shall make reasonable efforts to provide notice of such changes to students as soon as practicable.

The University is not liable to anyone who may suffer any loss or damages of any type arising from such changes nor from any loss or damages arising from an interruption in, delays in, or termination of its services, courses, or classes by reason of force majeure, pandemics, public health emergencies, fire, flood, riots, war, strikes, lockouts, job action, damage to University property, major building failures and/or closures , financial exigency, or any events beyond the reasonable control of the University.

The University also disclaims any and all liability for damages arising as a result of errors, interruptions, or disruptions to operations or connected with its operations or its campuses, arising out of computer failure or non-compliance of its computing systems.

In the event of a discrepancy between a print/downloaded version and the Web version, the Web version of the Calendar will apply.

The Calendar shall be interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta and the laws of Canada applicable therein, and the Courts of the Province of Alberta shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising hereunder.

The University of Alberta is a publicly supported, nondenominational, coeducational institution. It is authorized to grant undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates and diplomas under the provisions of the Post-secondary Learning Act, Statutes of Alberta, 2003, Chapter P-19.5. The University was established under the University Act (Alberta, 1906) and is governed by the Post-secondary Learning Act (Alberta, 2003).

Please Note

  1. Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registrations and for completion of the specified program requirements. This requires careful attention to course selection and compliance with prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Please read the Calendar carefully and use it when you register. If in doubt about the regulations pertaining to your program, consult the appropriate University official.
  2. All University policies and procedures are intended to comply with the Province of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Statutes of Alberta, 1994, Chapter F-18.5 and all amendments thereafter). If you have questions or concerns about issues related to the privacy of your personal information, or your ability to access information, please contact the FOIPP Coordinator, Information and Privacy Office, Ring House I, (780) 492-9419.

Need an earlier version of the Calendar?

Archived copies of the Calendar from 1997-1998 to 2019-2020 are available as PDF documents on the Office of the Registrar’s University Calendar page.  Note: starting with the 2020-2021 University Calendar, the PDF version will no longer be produced.

If you have any trouble locating a calendar, or have any questions about the publication of the University Calendar, you can send us a message through the Student Connect contact form.