Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology

Human Ecology is an interdisciplinary applied field that uses a holistic systems approach to examine the many contexts of people’s lives. In particular, we focus on the dynamic relationships people have with their near environments: clothing, family, home and community. It’s about creating healthy human environments that enhance the quality of daily life.

MAJOR: Family Ecology

Students in this program learn to identify and develop strategies to enhance the well-being of families and community life. Learning how families and communities function in interpersonal, social, economic, political and material environments will help students develop policies that encourage social and global justice. Students will participate in a 200 hour practicum placement where they get the opportunity to turn classroom learning into real world experience.

Here is an estimate of the tuition and fees for your first year of studies in this program.

If you're a high school student in Canada, input your grades to assess your eligibility for this program.

 

Admission Requirements 2014-2015
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  • Fine Arts

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Musical Theatre 35
    • Sculpting (Adv Techn) 35
    • Music 35
    • Applied Graphic Arts 35
    • Adv Tech-Print/Draw/Sculp(5Cr)
    • Contemporary Dance 35
    • Dance 35
    • Portfolio Art 35
    • Technical Theatre EPS 35
    • Instrumental Jazz 35
    • Painting (Adv Techn) 35
    • Jazz Dance 35
    • Shooting the Screenplay 35
    • Technical Theatre 35
    • Film Studies 35
    • Dance Composition 35
    • Pottery/Ceramics(Adv Techn) 35
    • Adv Acting/Touring Theatre 35
    • Ballet 35
    • Theatre Arts 35
    • CommunicationTech Adv(CTS-5Cr)
    • Tap Dance 35
    • Choir 35
    • Directing 35
    • Band 35
    • Vocal Jazz 35
    • Drawing(Adv Techn) 35(CTS-5Cr)
    • Performing Arts 35A
    • Drama 30
    • Art 31
    • General Music 30
    • Art 30
    • Choral Music 30
    • Band Music 35
    • Instrumental Music 30
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  • Humanities

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Social Studies 30-1
    • Aboriginal Studies 30
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  • Languages other than English

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Hungarian 35
    • German Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • German Language Arts 30
    • German Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • German Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • German Language Arts 35
    • Russian 35
    • Polish 35
    • Polish Lang & Culture 35 - 12Y
    • Korean Lang & Culture 35-3Y
    • Polish Lang & Culture 35 - 3Y
    • Polish Language & Arts 35
    • Korean Lang & Culture 35
    • Sikh and Punjabi 35
    • Cree L & C 30-12Y
    • Cree Language & Culture 30-9Y
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Portuguese 35
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Chinese Language Arts 30
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Italian Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Italian Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Swedish 35
    • French 30-3Y
    • French Language Arts 30-1
    • Francais 30-2
    • French 30-9Y
    • French 31
    • French Language Arts 30-2
    • Francais 30-1
    • Blackfoot Lang & Cult 30
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 35
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Japanese 30
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Hebrew Language Arts 35
    • Hebrew 35
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Spanish Language Arts 30
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Greek 35
    • Arabic L & C 35-12Y
    • Am Sign L & C 35-9Y
    • American Sign Lang Arts 35
    • Am Sgn Lng & Deaf Culture 35
    • Latin 30
    • Ukrainian Lang Arts 30
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-9Y
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  • Options

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Fashion Studies Adv (CTS-5Cr)
    • Design Studies Adv (CTS-5Cr)
    • Community Health Adv (CTS-5Cr)
    • Foods Adv (CTS-5Cr)
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  • Math/Sciences

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Biology 30
    • Physics 30
    • Mathematics 30-2*
    • Chemistry 30
    • Science 30
    • Computing Science ADV(CTS-5Cr)
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Mathematics 31
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    * Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 can be used for admission.
 
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  • Biology 30
  • Physics 30
  • Chemistry 30
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  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-2*
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  • Humanities

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Social Studies 30-1
    • Aboriginal Studies 30
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  • Languages other than English

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Hungarian 35
    • German Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • German Language Arts 30
    • German Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • German Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • German Language Arts 35
    • Russian 35
    • Polish 35
    • Polish Lang & Culture 35 - 12Y
    • Korean Lang & Culture 35-3Y
    • Polish Lang & Culture 35 - 3Y
    • Polish Language & Arts 35
    • Korean Lang & Culture 35
    • Sikh and Punjabi 35
    • Cree L & C 30-12Y
    • Cree Language & Culture 30-9Y
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Portuguese 35
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Chinese Language Arts 30
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Italian Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Italian Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Swedish 35
    • French 30-3Y
    • French Language Arts 30-1
    • Francais 30-2
    • French 30-9Y
    • French 31
    • French Language Arts 30-2
    • Francais 30-1
    • Blackfoot Lang & Cult 30
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 35
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Japanese 30
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Spanish Language Arts 30
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Hebrew Language Arts 35
    • Hebrew 35
    • Greek 35
    • Arabic L & C 35-12Y
    • Am Sign L & C 35-9Y
    • American Sign Lang Arts 35
    • Am Sgn Lng & Deaf Culture 35
    • Latin 30
    • Ukrainian Lang Arts 30
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-9Y
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  • Math/Sciences

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Biology 30
    • Physics 30
    • Mathematics 30-2*
    • Chemistry 30
    • Science 30
    • Computing Science ADV(CTS-5Cr)
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Mathematics 31
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    * Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 can be used for admission.
 
 
* Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 can be used for admission.

Notes:

  1. Mathematics 30-1 is recommended as a prerequisite for STAT 151.
  2. Chemistry 30 is required for Textile Science minor. Chemistry 30 and Biology 30 are required for Community Nutrition minor. Chemistry 30 and Biology 30 do not have to be included in the five Grade-12 Level subjects used for admission, however some courses taken within these minors require Chemistry 30 and Biology 30 as prerequisites.
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    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

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  • Humanities

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    • Social Studies
    • History
    • Economics
    • Cultural Geography
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  • Languages other than English

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • French
    • Additional languages other than English may be accepted
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  • Options

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

       
     
  • Math/Sciences

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Algebra
    • Mathematics
    • Calculus
    • Physical Geography
    • Computer Science
    • Geometry
    • Additional Math
    • Science
    • Trigonometry
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
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  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
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  • Mathematics
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  • Humanities

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • History
    • Economics
    • Social Studies
    • Cultural Geography
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  • Languages other than English

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • French
    • Additional languages other than English may be accepted
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  • Math/Sciences

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Physical Geography
    • Computer Science
    • Geometry
    • Additional Math
    • Science
    • Trigonometry
    • Algebra
    • Biology
    • Calculus
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
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Notes:

  1. Mathematics is recommended as a prerequisite for STAT 151.
  2. Chemistry is required for Textile Science minor. Chemistry and Biology are required for Community Nutrition minor. Chemistry and Biology do not have to be included in the five Grade-12 Level subjects used for admission, however some courses taken within these minors require Chemistry and Biology as prerequisites.
Choose your province:
    1 Choose One of
  • English Language Arts 30-1
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    2 Choose One of
  • Biology 30
  • Physics 30
  • Chemistry 30
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    3 Choose One of
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-2*
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* Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 can be used for admission.

Notes:

  1. Mathematics 30-1 is recommended as a prerequisite for STAT 151.
  2. Chemistry 30 is required for Textile Science minor. Chemistry 30 and Biology 30 are required for Community Nutrition minor. Chemistry 30 and Biology 30 do not have to be included in the five Grade-12 Level subjects used for admission, however some courses taken within these minors require Chemistry 30 and Biology 30 as prerequisites.

English Language Proficiency (ELP)

Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

Aboriginal Applicants

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Aboriginal Students in their work towards a degree. Aboriginal students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Aboriginal Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see §15 of the University Calendar.

Entrance Averages
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2014-2015 Early Admission: 78%

2014-2015 Final Competitive: TBD

Deadlines
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May 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check!

For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

 

Fall application: May 1, 2014

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