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.
Agreement with Bow Valley College: Ambrose partners with Bow Valley College (BVC) to offer pathways for BVC students to use their Addictions Studies Diploma, Child and Youth Care Diploma, and Justice Studies Diploma towards our Behavioural Science degree. Contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.
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
Agreement with Mount Royal University: A collaborative offering of the Mount Royal University (MRU) Conservatory’s Advanced Performance Program (APP) and Ambrose University’s music program presents an augmented performance-focused program of study for students that are capable of fulfilling the requirements of both institutions. Under this agreement, MRU Conservatory students will be able to apply for and complete a Bachelor of Music degree.
Alumni of the MRU Conservatory are able to complete a bachelor’s degree at Ambrose University through the Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR). Students currently enrolled in the APP will be given credit for up to the first two years of the degree program at Ambrose.
Through this agreement students can choose to:
• Study at Ambrose University and the Advanced Performance Program simultaneously, or
• Complete their degree at Ambrose University following completion of the APP
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.