Like all new students, Military personnel (Regular and, Reserve Force and retired members) and their spouses and dependents wishing to become students of the University of Manitoba must apply for admission. Application forms to all programs are available online. Most members seek admission to either the Faculty of Arts, or to the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of the Environment, Earth and Resources, since these degree programs are available entirely by distance. Members may also seek admission to General Studies to begin their studies if a decision on degree path is unknown or if the application deadlines of degree programs have passed for a given term. Degree credit earned in General Studies will be applied to the chosen degree program upon admission.
Members who wish to complete professional degree programs or those programs available through on campus study only may find eligibility requirements in the Applicant Information Bulletins. For many of these faculties, a collection of specific first year university courses are required. Students wishing to complete these prerequisite courses at the UM will normally apply to a program called University 1.
The Faculty of Arts offers two structurally different undergraduate degree programs. The Faculty of Arts (General) Degree (B.A. General) program is 90 credit hours in length, and follows a standard degree structure which requires subject field concentrations called majors and minors. Common choices for major field concentrations are: Canadian Studies, Economics, English, History, Political Studies, and Psychology. Fields for minors include the subject fields above as well as some science fields like Computer Science and Math. A minor in Management is also possible, albeit through our partnerships with other distance schools. For more information on the degree requirements for the B.A. (General) degree program, see the Applicant Information Bulletin, or contact the Military Support Office.
Applications for members wishing to pursue a B.A. (General) degree program with a major in Geography must be made to the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources.
A second program called the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies Degree (B.A.I.S.) program is now available. This program is 90 credit hours in length, and follows program structure different from the B.A. General. In this program, a collection of Foundation courses in a variety of subject fields are required in place of the major. A concentration equivalent to a BA (General) minor is required, and selections for subject field concentrations are substantial. Since its release in 2010, many military members have entered this program. For more information on the degree requirements for the B.A.I.S. degree program, see the Applicant Information Bulletin or contact the Military Support Office.
All Applications for Admission must be supported by academic documentation. Applicants who have completed senior secondary school must submit high school transcripts; applicants who have attended other universities and/or colleges must arrange to provide official transcripts (copies will not be accepted) notwithstanding relevance to the program of study or transfer credit possibilities. Mature students (students who have not completed high school and are 21 years old or older) must submit proof of age. Military members may send a photocopy of their military ID card for this purpose. Documentation must be sent to the Admissions Office at 424 University Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2.
Notices of admission decisions are sent through regular mail. Once received, registration in courses is permitted.
Any questions may be directed to the Military Support Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-888-216-7011 ext 9327.