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Program Specific Requirements

Bachelor of Arts: Behavioural Science

In addition to meeting the basic admission requirements, to gain admission to the Bachelor of Arts: Behavioural Science (Concentration or Major) you must present Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or its equivalent with a passing grade.

Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration

In addition to meeting basic admission requirements, to gain admission to the Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration Concentration or Bachelor of Business Administration you must present Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or its equivalent with a grade of 60% or higher.

Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts: Music

Ambrose University assesses the performance level and music theory background of all applicants.  Your audition, theory placement test (or proof of level) and interview assist us in both determining admission and fostering your success as a student and professional musician. 

In addition to meeting basic admission requirements, to gain admission to the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts: Music you must:

  • Satisfy the Level 8 RCM Theory requirement (70% minimum grade)
  • Pass an entrance audition in your chosen instrument

For your audition, prepare 10-12 minutes of music with varying styles represented. Auditioning in person is  preferred, but recorded auditions are accepted if you live a considerable distance from of Calgary. For detailed information, please visit the music program.

Minimum entrance proficiency:

  • Piano – be prepared to begin Grade Nine level work
  • Voice – demonstrate strong vocal potential. Formal vocal training is encouraged though not required.
  • Guitar – demonstrate a strong, basic guitar skill. Performance is assessed on a case by case basis, and we have both jazz and classical guitar teachers.
  • Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion – be prepared to work at a Grade Eight RCM or higher level

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology

In addition to meeting the basic admission requirements, to gain admission to the Bachelor of Arts: Psychology Major you must present Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or its equivalent with a passing grade.

Bachelor of Education (After-Degree)

Admission is competitive. Present a completed bachelor’s degree (minimum 90 credits) with a strong liberal arts component from a recognized university with a minimum average of at least 72% or a GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale on your last 30 credits. Only complete applications will be considered for admission. The program has limited space and applications close when the program is filled. Early applications are encouraged and are necessary to be considered for scholarships.

If your primary language is not English, you must meet one of the following test score requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 100 (iBT) with a minimum sub-score of 27 in Speaking, 25 in Writing, 24 in Listening and 24 in Reading
  • International English Language Testing System Academic (IELTS Academic) – 8.0 with no bands below 7.0

Bachelor of Science:  Biology

In addition to meeting basic admission requirements, to gain admission to the Bachelor of Science: Biology Major you must have five Grade 12 level courses including English, Math (30-1 or equivalent), Biology, and Chemistry, with a minimum overall average of 60%. Physics and Math 31 (Calculus) are recommended but not required.

Diploma in Acting

In addition to meeting the basic admission requirements, to gain admission to the Diploma in Acting, you must:

  • Submit a resume and an essay
  • Pass an entrance audition and interview

Auditioning in person is the preferred route, but we will accept a recorded audition if you live a considerable distance outside of Calgary. For more detailed information, visit https://ambrose.edu/acting-program-requirements.