University of Calgary suspends admission to its collaborative degrees at Red Deer College

The University of Calgary has suspended admission to its collaborative degrees at Red Deer College.

The decision affects U of C students enrolled in the bachelor of arts program majoring in sociology and psychology and the bachelor of science program majoring in psychology who attend RDC.

“We are very disappointed with the University of Calgary’s decision,” said college president Peter Nunoda.

“Under these difficult circumstances, we are committed to working with the U of C and with our current students in the affected programs to ensure all students can successfully complete their degrees.”

While new students are not being accepted by U of C to begin classes at RDC in fall 2020, more than 100 current students who are attending RDC will be able to complete their degree at the college.

Red Deer College will continue to accept applications from new students who are able to complete the first two years of a bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees and then complete their degrees by transferring to another post-secondary institution.

For the past two decades, collaborative degrees have provided RDC students the opportunity to complete their studies in Red Deer, while receiving their degree from a partner institution, such as U of C.

Students enrolled in other collaborative degrees at RDC are unaffected, says the college.

“We know there is a demand for degree programs to be offered in central Alberta. We look forward to creating more opportunities for students as we begin to offer our own degrees as Red Deer University,” said Nunoda.

Red Deer College is moving swiftly to complete proposals to offer its first bachelor degrees in arts, education, science (majoring in biological sciences) and business administration, said Nunoda.

Depending on government approvals, students could begin classes in these degrees at Red Deer University as early as September 2021.

* This story was corrected with new information provided by Red Deer College at 9:10 a.m. on Nov. 28.



Send your news tips

Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

City of Red Deer down to six active COVID-19 cases

Alberta Health Services’ central zone is down to 16

Red Deer drum circle aims to ‘bring different cultures together’

Central Alberta Refugee Effort, Urban Aboriginal Voices Society hosted the event Friday

Students reassured pandemic’s academic impact will be taken into account

Some Grade 12 students concerned how pandemic will affect their post-secondary plans

The latest hard-to-find item: a desk

To find desks, people are scouring stores near and far and even making their own

Liberals vow wage-subsidy extension to 2021, revamp of EI system in throne speech

Canadian labour market was hammered by pandemic, when lockdowns in the spring led to a loss of 3 million jobs

8 charged, $260K in drugs and cash seized in massive Alberta drug bust

Eight people are facing 33 charges in what police have dubbed Project Incumbent

Millet Agriplex to become a hub for indoor soccer

Wetaskiwin Soccer Club will be operating out of the Millet Agriplex this season.

RCMP’s poor response at anti-racism rally makes city look bad

“Tough questions need to be asked and there must be consequences.”

‘We’re losing what makes the Parkland so distinctive,” conservation specialist says

The Lacombe district will lose two sites with provincial park status: JJ Collett and the Narrows

Sylvan Lake woman says Town’s response time to concerns isn’t enough

Glenda Jackman says it took almost a month for the Town to act on her complaint about a playground

Let’s hope this childcare plan enjoys a speedy, safe delivery

The persuading has been done. Now, the hard work begins

Ermineskin Kindergarten has a confirmed case of COVID-19

The school has shut down and Cohort 2 is in self-isolation

Opinion: Sorry, but there’s no reason not to extend Molly Banister Drive

It has been called an environmentally sensitive area. It’s not.

Most Read