Bachelor of Midwifery Program
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Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria to be considered for admission:

1.    Successful completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of “C” in each course. All required courses must be at a 1000 level or higher.

University 1 (Pre-Midwifery Year) (30 Credit Hours)

BIOL 1410 Anatomy of the Human Body1 3       
BIOL 1412
BIOL 2410 & BIOL 2420
Physiology of the Human Body1 OR
Physiology 1 AND Physiology 2
MBIO 1220 
MBIO 3010
Essentials of Microbiology1    OR 
Mechanisms of Microbial Disease
STAT 1000 Basic Statistical Analysis3 3
CHEM 1300 University 1 Chemistry:  Structure and Modelling in Chemistry3 3
CHEM 1310 University 1 Chemistry:  An Introduction to Physical Chemistry 3
Students must meet the University of Manitoba Written English and Mathematics Requirements with a University level course completed within the last 10 years, must be at the 1000 level (or higher), and with a minimum grade of C in each.  It is strongly recommended that these courses be completed within the elective credits indicated above.
 Native Studies elective1 & 2 3
 Science Electives1 & 3 3
 Social Sciences or Humanities Electives 1   6
1 All courses can be completed in University 1, or an equivalent program, if students do not wish to extend their program of study.
2 NATV 3240: Indigenous Medicine and Health is the preferred elective and should be taken if it is offered during the time the student is fulfilling University 1 or pre-midwifery year course requirements. Other Native Studies courses or equivalents are acceptable if NATV 3240 is not offered.
3 Science Prerequisites. Students must meet the current Science prerequisites before registration for Science courses. See the Faculty of Science section in the Academic Calendar for the current prerequisites. It is recommended the above science prerequisites have been completed within the last five years. Any grade 12 or 40S Mathematics, or equivalent is the prerequisite for STAT 1000. Students should have a minimum of two years of previous high-school chemistry study, Chemistry 40S or its equivalent AND one of Applied Mathematics 40S or Pre-calculus Mathematics 40S or its equivalent, which are the prerequisites for CHEM 1300.

2.    All of the courses used to meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Midwifery Program must be transferrable for credit into the Bachelor of Midwifery Program.

3.    Non-midwifery and non-nursing courses must be completed within 10 years; and midwifery and nursing courses must be completed within 5 years of admission to the program in order to be eligible for admission and transfer credit.

4.    Meet the University of Manitoba Written English and Math requirements with a University level course completed within the last 10 years, at the 1000 level (or higher), and with a minimum grade of C in each.


  1. Registration in the Bachelor of Midwifery Program will be restricted to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Preference will be given to Manitoba residents. See Citizenship and Residency Section 4:A
  2. Courses completed at recognized institutions other than the University of Manitoba must be assessed as exact equivalents and have been completed within the past 10 years for applicants to be considered as having met the requirements. More detailed information about U of M Transfer Credit Equivalencies database is now available as a reference tool.


On-line application available November 2020


Fall admission (September)

May 1 Applicants must be eligible for admission
June 1 Transcripts to Admissions Office
July 15 Documents to the College of Nursing
see details under "Provisional Acceptance" below


Calculation of the Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA)

The AGPA will be calculated as follows:

An Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 2.5 is required.

  • The AGPA will be calculated as follows: (0.3 x the core course average) PLUS (0.7 x the average of the most recent 45 credit hours).
  • The core course average will be calculated on the most recent attempts of the following courses:
    •   BIOL 1410
    •   BIOL 1412 OR BIOL 2410 & 2420
    •   MBIO 1220 OR MBIO 3010
    •   NATV elective course
  • The most recent 45 credit hours of university level coursework, including the original grades of any repeated courses if these fall within the most recent 45 credit hours.
  • In the calculation of the APGA, all university-level courses which have been assigned a final grade are considered completed university work, including failed and repeated courses. Courses graded "pass" are excluded from the calculation of AGPA. Courses completed on a full- or part-time basis in all undergraduate and graduate programs will be used in the AGPA.
  • A grade point average higher than the 2.5 minimum is recommended as admission is competitive.


Successful applicants are required to submit Non-Academic Admission Requirements for Midwifery Section 2.3 (Non-Academic Handbook available November 2020). Acceptance to the program is conditional until completion of these items. Admission will be revoked if all requirements are not met and all documents are not submitted to the College of Nursing by the deadline indicated above.Section 2.3

A graduate of the Bachelor of Midwifery program must write the Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam to become eligible to practice Midwifery. Completion of the program entitles students to write the Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam to obtain the designation, Registered Midwife (RM). Application and registration information can be obtained from the Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council website at: