University Studies

The University Studies program provides students university-transferable courses.

Program Details

The University Studies Diploma Program (USD) offers students the opportunity to access university-transferable courses from Yellowhead Tribal College and Athabasca University. The University Studies Diploma is the credential offered to all students entering the program. For students seeking university transfer, the diploma offers students the first two years of a general program for transfer to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.), or Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies (B.A. N.S.) at a degree-granting institution. 

Students seeking admission to the University of Alberta or other degree-granting institutions should contact the University Studies Program Coordinator to examine how the University Studies Diploma fits into their desired program of study. 

Admission requirements

Applicants must comply with the entrance requirements and admission policies of the institutions from which courses are brokered:

English 30 or 90 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 65%, or English 33 with a minimum grade of 75%, and one other 30-level or 90-level course (or equivalent)*, OR previous successful completion of university-level courses. 

*Students who do not meet admission requirements may write the College Achievement Test (CAT). A minimum grade of 60% on the CAT is required for admission to the program. 


Courses offered in University Studies program