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    Full Time



    Application Fee

    CAD 150 


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines30-Apr-2022
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    CAD 12,960  / per-year
    Next Intake 30-Apr-2022

    Applied Linguistics


    The Community and Urban Transformation program examines the city as a dynamic environment, taking a globally engaged and regionally responsive, social scientific approach. Its scope spans both traditional issues of urban studies, such as planning and development, and the contemporary concerns of community development that focus on understanding and transforming the urban experiences of the disadvantaged.

    The CUT major leads to a four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA), while its minor study complements other programs at Booth UC. Courses cover a range of relevant issues and topics informed by and geared towards self-transformation in the urban context.

    As a practicable theory, self-transformation moves from a top-down to a strategically collaborative model grounded in the resilience of community membership. In addition to Booth's core curriculum, based upon a broad foundation in the arts and humanities, CUT course content touches on issues specific to Winnipeg, Canada, having to do with youth, poverty and homelessness, the Indigenous experience, and immigration, and extends to global issues having to do with international development, human rights, and health and diversity.

    The Community and Urban Transformation (CUT) program at Booth University College provides students with the opportunity to analyze the city, urbanization, and the transformational experiences of urban life through a variety of disciplinary lenses in order to promote just, sustainable, and flourishing urban communities.

    The Community and Urban Transformation program seeks to equip students with the theoretical and practical skills needed to critically assess urban social issues and synthesize interdisciplinary evidence within the institutional framework of the Salvation Army and Booth University College and its existing faculty strengths.

    This includes the theological values of the Wesleyan-Methodist tradition, and the regional specificity of Winnipeg, its denizens and surrounding area. CUT majors gain mastery of social scientific (sociological and interdisciplinary) knowledge and practices in the following ways, including:

    • How the social sciences contribute to a critical understanding of social relations – This entails being able to: describe how sociology, for example, is distinct from other social sciences; and to apply sociological principles and concepts to understand one's own and others' personal experiences in a social context.
    • The nature, relevance, and interrelatedness of key social scientific concepts, gaining mastery of the following: agency, identity, and self-transformation, symbolic interaction, cultural studies, social change, and socialization; social structure, problems, institutions, inequality and justice, and globalization; democracy, socialism and global capitalism; race, gender, sexuality, health, ageing and health care; family, population, and the life course; crime, deviance, law, and social control.
    • The place of theory in the social sciences and the place of the social sciences in theory, including religious systems such as Christianity – This entails, in the first instance, the ability to: define theory and understand its role in building interdisciplinary knowledge; compare and contrast foundational theoretical perspectives, and apply such theories to understand urban social reality. In the second instance, this entails consideration of research as it is used in system-specific knowledge production; its supportive or critical role; and comparatively across various religious and non-religious knowledge systems.
    • The role of evidence and methods in community and urban research – Students learn to: identify and distinguish key methodological approaches; understand the role of methods in building scholarly knowledge; interpret and communicate research material; understand the skills and knowledge base required for independently carrying out a research project.
    • The application of research knowledge in and through community-based collaboration – Students gain applied experience as they: perform a range of social scientific research in and through the program's practicum requirement and participatory research; locate and access original published research; conduct ethical research independently through faculty and community-based, collaborative partnerships; interpret and communicate research within and outside the university college, including with those who may be unfamiliar with sociology.
    • Preparedness for graduate studies in anthropology, sociology or other social sciences, law, education, social services, the criminal justice field, theology or other professional fields.
    • A range of marketable skills, including technical reading and writing; self-management through the conduct of applied research and analysis; and effective oral communication.


    Entry Requirements

    International applicants are expected to have educational standing that is equivalent to Booth University College’s entrance requirements

    An international transfer applicant’s institution must appear on the International Association of Universities approved list. An entering CGPA of 2.0 or higher is required. An entering CGPA of 2.5 or higher is required for international transfer applicants to the Bachelor of Social Work degree program or the Social Work After-Degree program.

    Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Arts – Psychology degree program applicants should include the equivalent of the Provincial Math 40S with a grade of 65% or higher. Applicants who have not completed the Math 40S equivalent with a grade of 65% or higher will be required to complete MAT 100 Applied Finite Math with a grade of C or better in their first semester at Booth University College.

    English Program Requirements

    English is the language of instruction and communication at Booth University College. If your primary language is not English, or your previous education has been evaluated in another language, you must demonstrate a command of English. Your English must be sufficient to meet the demands of classroom instruction, written assignments, and participation in tutorials and discussions.

    All applicants who are not Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada must demonstrate competency by:

    1) completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an equivalent English language test or

    2) through an approved waiver. *Students from some countries are exempt from the English language proficiency requirements.

    1) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and equivalent tests

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    Official TOEFL or equivalent test results must be forwarded to Booth University College.

    A minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT test is required. An invigilated written exam may be required. Other tests may be required at the discretion of the University College.

    Equivalent tests 

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test

    A minimum of 6.5 on the paper-based International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module is required. Official IELTS test results must be forwarded to Booth University College.

    Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test

    A minimum score of 60 overall and 60 on each subject in the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) assessment is required. Official CAEL test results must be forwarded to Booth University College.

    2) Approved waiver

    Under certain circumstances, students may request a waiver of the English language proficiency requirement. They will need to provide supporting documentation to show that one of the following conditions are met:

    A. Ten consecutive year(s) of residency in Canada that may include year(s) of study in Canada. The period of residency will be the time lapsed between the “Landed On” date on the “Record of Landing” document and the start of the program.

    B. Successful completion of a three-year secondary school program in Canada, or three year(s) of post-secondary education in Canada, or any combination of three successful calendar year(s) of secondary and post-secondary education in Canada.

    • Successful completion of secondary studies equates to meeting the entrance requirements of the University of Manitoba. Secondary education must include Grade 12 where appropriate and completion of five-course credits per year.
    • Successful completion of post-secondary education equates to a minimum completion of 72 credit hours or equivalent.

    C. Graduation from a Manitoba high school, with five credits at the Grade 12 level, which include two credits of English at the 40S level with an average grade of 75%.

    D. Graduation from a Canadian Curriculum secondary school (other than Manitoba curriculum) with a year 12 English Literature grade of 75% or higher.

    E. Achieved a grade of four or greater on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level English course, or a grade of four or greater on the Advanced Placement English examination (Language Composition; Literature and Composition).

    *Additionally, applicants can receive the waiver if they verify conditions equivalent to A, B or C listed above in a country where English is the primary language. Booth University College uses the exempt countries list of the University of Manitoba.

    Fee Information

    Tuition Fee

    CAD 12,960  / per-year

    Application Fee

    CAD 150 

    How to Apply

    1. Submit your application fee

    A $150 non-refundable application fee is required prior to receiving a link to your online International Student application.

    Booth UC partners with Flywire to streamline the international payment process. Flywire allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, typically in your home currency. Flywire allows you to track your payments from start to finish, save on bank fees and exchange rates, and get multilingual customer support anytime. 

    Go to to begin the payment process for your application fee. If you have questions about making a payment please contact Admissions.

    2. Apply online

    Complete your online application using the link provided to you by email. You will receive this after your $150 non-refundable application fee is received by Booth UC.

    Note: If you’re applying to the Bachelor of Social Work degree program, applications are due April 30. Visit the Social Work degree program admission page for details.

    3. Arrange for official transcripts 

    Arrange for all of your official transcripts, including high school and college or university records, to be sent to Booth University College’s Admissions Office. Transcripts should be delivered unopened or sent directly from the issuing school to our Admissions Office.

    For applicants with a MyCreds account, you can share your digital documents with us by selecting the Share option “Send my documents to a registered organization” and then selecting the Booth University College in the Recipient field.

    4. Accept the offer of admission with a tuition deposit 

    When you’re offered admission to Booth University College, a letter of acceptance will be mailed to you. To confirm your acceptance, a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit will be required. Payment can be made using Flywire from your home country or by credit card if you are in Canada. 

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