University of Alberta Calendar

The Calendar is the University's major publication, and it includes admission procedures and deadlines, academic regulations, programs of study, academic standards, degree requirements, general University policies and codes, for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Academic Schedule contains all major deadlines - such as when classes start and end - plus a monthly listing of academic events on campus.

Termination of the Print Calendar and New Online Calendar Project

For 2014-15, the Office of the Registrar will not be printing the Calendar. We will continue to provide the electronic version and PDF version of the current University Calendar, as well as previous versions of the Calendar in PDF. Users will be able to download individual sections to their computers and print them if and as required. 

We are focusing our efforts on delivering a new, improved online University Calendar for the future. Development and execution of the new online University Calendar will begin with the 2015-16 version. Stay tuned for more information on this project as it progresses.

2014-2015 Calendar

The 2014-2015 University of Alberta Calendar is available in two formats:

  1. View the online version
  2. View the PDF version

Previous Calendars

The University of Alberta Calendar is also available for previous years. Visit Previous Calendars to view these in PDF format.

Unless stated otherwise, changes in degree program requirements apply only to new students and those readmitted to a Faculty. Continuing students should refer to the Calendar in effect at the time they were admitted or readmitted for the regulations governing their degree program requirements. Please refer to §23.1.2 of the University Calendar for complete details.

Tips for Using the Online Calendar

  1. Use the Table of Contents on the right side of the online Calendar to navigate to specific sections of the Calendar.
  2. Use the search bar in the top right of the online Calendar to search for words or phrases. Here are some tips for effective searches:
    • If your search returns too many results, try a more specific word or phrase
    • Add quotation marks around words to search for an exact phrase
    • Searches are not case-sensitive (i.e. lowercase and uppercase will return the same results)
    • To exclude a word from your search, use the minus (-) sign in front of that word
  3. If you would like to print a particular section of the Calendar, it is recommended that you do so from the PDF version rather than the online version. On the PDF version pages, you can select sections you would like to print.

Important Notice from the University Calendar

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 make himself or herself 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 including any loss or damages arising from the interruption of academic activities. 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). The University is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.