University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan is an accredited and established institution of higher education which was founded back in 1907 and offers graduate and undergraduate courses and programs. This is a public research institution that welcomes international applicants and domestic students, studying in 3 graduate colleges, 13 interdisciplinary colleges, and several affiliated and federated colleges.

Programs and Degrees

There is a large selection of postgraduate and undergraduate programs and degrees, certificates, and diplomas. Applicants can choose from a host of different programs, including computer science, Catholic studies, practical and applied arts, special education, art history, and so on. The university offers degree programs in engineering such as mechanical, geological, and environmental engineering and electrical, computer, and civil engineering. There are degrees in bioresources and agriculture as well, for example, soil science, horticultural science, environmental science, and applied plant ecology, to name a few. Degrees in business are also available, from operations management and marketing to management, human resources, finance, and accounting. Students can choose from non-degree programs as well, including veterinary science, pharmacy, nutrition, nursing, medicine, law, and dentistry.

Criteria and Admissions

This depends on your degree and program of choice, whether it is an undergraduate or graduate program, etc. If you plan to study veterinary medicine, for example, you will be asked to show proof of 2 years or 60 credits of pre-veterinary courses such as intro to microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, organic chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, etc. The selection criteria include references, interview, and the applicant’s academic record. There are different categories of applicants based on residence. The criteria are different if you want to study medicine (Doctor of Medicine M.D.). It is a good idea to go over the criteria for selection, which include residency, MCAT results, Bachelor Degree, ranking, academic consistency, etc. There are postgraduate medical training programs as well, including pathology, ophthalmology, neurology, and internal medicine, including respiratory, cardiology, and general. You can also apply for other programs such as psychiatry, pediatrics, general medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Non-direct entry degree programs also include nutrition, law, and dentistry. Those who want to enroll in the dentistry program are asked to show proof of completed high school subjects such as grade-12 level physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics.

Students are also asked to show proof of having completed undergraduate courses such as biomedical science, physics, chemistry, and biology. Selection criteria also include interview with the applicant and DAT scores based on perceptual ability, academic average, and reading comprehension. In addition, there are different categories of candidates such as special case category, foreign trained dentists, aboriginal candidates, etc. The law program also has certain admission criteria to qualify, for example, applicants are asked to submit a personal statement, their LSAT score, and academic record. Admission requirements also include proof of proficiency in English and 60 credits or 2 year of undergraduate study. Again there are different categories of applicants, including special applicants, aboriginal applicants, and regular applicants. Preference is given to applicants who are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest and Nunavut Territories, and Yukon. Basically, these are places with no Law College or program. The college also offers certificates, including certificates in global studies, criminology and addictions, applied and professional ethics, aboriginal theatre, and others.