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School of Arts, Science & Education

University Transfer / Pre-Professional Studies

By starting your degree at MHC, you'll have the advantage of building strong rapport with faculty who possess qualifications on par with university professors. The result is a high quality, yet personal learning experience that sets you up for success when the time comes to move to one of our partner universities. The range of courses available is broad which allows you to build an individualized program that meets your interests and the degree you have in mind.

Want to stay in Medicine Hat AND earn your degree? MHC offers a variety of degree completion programs in collaboration with other Alberta universities including Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary. Choose from education, nursing and social work, or earn an applied degree in art and design or health sciences.

Connect with an Academic Advisor to get started on your University Transfer journey at MHC. 


Explore University Transfer Programs

Developing a strong understanding of culture, society, and the past – topics you will explore in University Transfer: Arts – offers tremendous value. As an individual, you will be challenged to think clearly and move beyond the preconceptions of how and why people communicate and interact. You will learn to integrate information, ideas, and opinions from a variety of sources and perspectives - a valuable asset in careers ranging from law to business.

An education in Arts can serve as the foundation for many different areas of interest. Some professional degree programs offered at universities, such as Law, require a degree in a discipline such as Arts before admission is granted.

Visit University Transfer: Arts to learn more.
Success in business rests on a strong foundation of basic business concepts in areas such as accounting, financial services, marketing, human resources, and more. Start your studies in business at MHC to set you up for success at university.

Visit University Transfer: Commerce/Management to learn more.
MHC is pleased to offer a Bachelor of Education program in collaboration with Mount Royal University. You can complete all four years at Medicine Hat College, with a focus on elementary education. If you love working with children and young adults, have a passion for learning and teaching, and imagine yourself influencing future generations, a career in education is a great fit for you.

You can also start your degree at Medicine Hat College and transfer to another institution for completion.

Visit Education to learn more.

Kinesiology is the science dealing with the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement. As a graduate with a degree in Kinesiology, you may work as a rehabilitation or physical therapist with specialized training in their branch of therapy, as a consultant designing sports equipment and researching ways to improve athletic performance, exploring health problems, or improving designs for artificial limbs for amputees. Or you may choose to earn your PhD to research and teach in the field.

The general field of Physical Education and Recreation Administration may lead to several career paths such as planning, organizing and directing of sports and recreation programs, or creating and promoting independent leisure lifestyles for people who have special needs.

Visit University Transfer: Kinesiology to learn more.

Pre-professional programs like the ones listed below often require an undergraduate degree before admittance into a university program. Start pre-professional studies at MHC by enrolling in University Transfer: Science courses.

  • University Transfer: Dental Hygiene (Pre-Professional)
  • University Transfer: Dentistry (Pre-Professional)
  • University Transfer: Medical Laboratory Science (Pre-Professional)
  • University Transfer: Medicine (Pre-Professional)
  • University Transfer: Nutrition and Food Sciences
  • University Transfer: Pharmacy (Pre-Professional)
  • University Transfer: Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Professional)
If you have an affinity towards science and would like to pursue a degree in one of its many areas, you can begin your university studies at Medicine Hat College.

Our program is designed to prepare you to transfer to another institution after you have completed one to two years with us. Years three and four of your Bachelor of Science may be in a range of disciplines such as chemistry, physics, cell biology, physiology or zoology. Alternatively, you may pursue a professional program such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry or pharmacy. The possibilities are endless when you follow your scientific inspiration.

Visit University Transfer: Science to learn more.
You can begin your degree in social work at Medicine Hat College and then apply to transfer to either the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work; or the University of Regina, Faculty of Social Work. If you choose to transfer to the University of Calgary, you have the option of completing the Bachelor of Social Work Learning Circles program at the Medicine Hat College campus.

Visit University Transfer: Social Work to learn more.