Programs Requiring Prior University Study

The following programs lead to a degree, and require you to complete some university study before you apply.

To find programs that require you to complete some college study before you apply, view Collaborative University and College Programs.

5 Prior Study Programs

Education

University of Ottawa

Professional

Faculty of Education undergraduate programs in English and French lead either to a baccalaureate or a certificate, depending on the program. While each of the programs prepare you to be certified to teach in elementary and secondary schools, each program has a different approach and content. Visit the equivalent page in French for information about Teacher Education programs offered in French.

Law – Civil Law

University of Ottawa

Professional

Civil law comprises the basic rules of human activity that are, in part, legislated in a civil code. Civil law is in force in Quebec and much of the non-English-speaking world. Upon completing the degree, you are admissible to Quebec’s École du Barreau or uOttawa’s notarial law master’s program (in French).

Law – Common Law

University of Ottawa

Professional

The Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa offers you an unparalleled learning environment. Common Law is 1 of the largest law schools in Canada and receives the largest number of applications from prospective students each year.

Medicine

University of Ottawa

Professional

The University of Ottawa is the only medical school in North America that offers the MD Program in both official languages, English and French. Students select their language of study during the application process. On average, 164 students are enrolled each new academic year, comprised of roughly 116 in the Anglophone stream and 48 in the Francophone stream. The application process and admissions process are the same for all categories of applicants. Admission requirements: Prior to June preceding registration, applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of full-time undergraduate studies at a recognized university in a program leading to a bachelor's degree, including the following prerequisites: two courses in humanities/social sciences, two courses in biology or zoology, and four courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry.

Medicine

University of Ottawa

Undergraduate

Translational and Molecular Medicine
The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Translational and Molecular Medicine (TMM) is a unique collaborative effort between the Faculty of Medicine’s researchers and its affiliated institutes. The program integrates theoretical and practical courses with e-learning, offering students an enriching educational environment and exposing them to innovative research throughout their studies.

TMM offers the largest number of advanced laboratories for an undergraduate program in Canada. Students are taught by both basic scientists and clinicians, providing them with the skill sets required to perform cutting-edge biomedical research.

Admission requirements: 2 years of undergraduate science education or the equivalent (60 credits) with a minimum CGPA of 7.7.