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UAlberta Faculties

These Faculties offer undergraduate programs:

Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences

  • This Faculty offers:

    • 11 unique Bachelor of Science degree programs and one joint Bachelor of Arts program with more than 20 majors to choose from.
    • University 101/102, a unique course available to new international students, aimed at providing the academic skills and support needed in your first year of studies. Students can receive credit (*3) towards their degree program!
    • a generous scholarship program.
    • student centered / small classroom environments .
    • experiential opportunities such as field schools, internships, and international exchanges that help lead the way to exciting career prospects upon graduation.
    • relevant, leading edge research programs.

    Some career possibilities: Land Reclamation Manager, Food Scientist or Registered Dietitian, Animal / Plant / Soil Scientist, Animal Welfare Inspector or Animal Nutritionist, Business Consultant in the natural resources or food industries, Fashion Merchandising Manager, Textile and Apparel Quality Assurance

Faculty of Arts

  • With more than 380 full-time professors, Arts is the largest Faculty on campus, offering 37 majors in everything from Economics, to Political Science, to Environmental Studies, to Industrial Design.
  • Our Work Experience Program gives Arts students the opportunity to further develop and integrate the skills gained in the classroom with a full-time, paid work experience position over a 4 –16 month term.
  • The Department of Drama is known as a visionary leader in Canadian theatre and is recognized as one of the top in Canada.
  • Arts has a satellite campus in Cortona, Italy where students can study UAlberta courses while experiencing life in beautiful Tuscany!

Some career possibilities: Foreign Affairs Officer, Graphic and Industrial Designer, Politician, Public Relations and Marketing Professional, Policy and Financial Analyst, Humanitarian Aid Worker, Multinational Sales Representative, Investment Researcher, Business Owner, Social Entrepreneur, Administrator

Augustana Campus (in Camrose, Alberta)

  • This Faculty is located in Camrose, Alberta, about an hour's drive from Edmonton.
  • Class sizes are small and ensure individual attention.
  • About half of Augustana’s 1,000 students live on campus, where international students build lifelong friendships with their Canadian neighbours.
  • Our strong community focus means you can get involved – from clubs to choirs to student government to athletics.
  • Our brand-new Library and Student Forum offers beautiful study spaces and places to meet your friends.
  • Our all-you-can-eat cafeteria prides itself on preparing meals made from local food.
  • The campus is close to Camrose’s lively downtown core and an extensive trail system for walking, running, bicycling, and cross-country skiing.

Some career possibilities: Adventure/Ecotourism Guide, Artist, Business Manager, Environmental Planner, Entrepreneur, International Aid Worker, Journalist/Writer, Police Officer, Political Consultant, Public Relations Specialist, Recreation Director, Research Scientist, Software Developer, Wildlife Biologist

School of Business

  • Professors in our School have won more national teaching awards (3M) than any other business school in Canada.
  • UAlberta offers one of the first Bilingual Bachelor of Commerce degrees in Canada (English and French).
  • The Cooperative Education Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to incorporate paid work experience as part of their BCom degree.
  • The school maintains 20 exchange opportunities with top universities around the globe.
  • BCom students test their competitive edge in national and international business case competitions.
  • Join one of 19 student clubs and be a part of this vibrant group of students at UAlberta!

Some career possibilities: Accountant, Economic Policy Analyst, Financial Analyst, Human Resources Manager, Investment Banking Analyst, Information Systems Operations Manager, Marketing Coordinator, Public Relations Officer

Faculty of Education

  • Our professors are world-class researchers.
  • We have researchers collaborating in more than 40 different countries. Our commitment to scholarship and action in global issues has made us a leader in Global Citizenship Education.
  • Our Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research focuses on theoretical and practical works in the areas of citizenship education, human rights education, and education for social justice, and social development.
  • With University of Alberta International, the Faculty leads a campus-wide Global Citizenship Curriculum Development initiative.
  • International study opportunities are available.
  • We offer comprehensive and diverse Bachelor of Education programs, including many combined degree alternatives.

    Some career possibilities: Professional Teacher, Educational Administrator, Educators/Trainers in the public and private sectors, Human Resources Personnel, Communications, Professional, Educational Consultant, Educational Materials-Publishing.

Faculty of Engineering

  • This Faculty offers:

    • the opportunity to use world class teaching and learning facilities, including nanotechnology facilities that are unparalleled in Canada.
    • innovative programs, including four Nanotechnology options, a Chemical – Computer Process Control Option (the only program of its kind in Canada), and a Chemical – Oil Sands elective stream.
    • 16 Canada Research Chairs, 13 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Chairs, 12 Endowed Chairs and Professorships, and 4 Foundation Supported Chairs and Professorships. No other engineering faculty has a higher number of NSERC Industrial Research Chairs and NSERC Steacie Fellows.
    • the opportunity to learn from world renowned professors who are conducting groundbreaking research.

      Some career possibilities: Aero Space Engineer, Astronaut, Consulting Engineer, Field Engineer, Facilities Engineer, Operations Engineer, Process Engineer, Production Engineer, Project Management Engineer, Research & Development Engineer, Systems Design Engineer, Video Game Designer

Faculty of Law

  • Courses are taught by some of the best academics and lawyers in the country.
  • Faculty members’ publications are used by lawyers, law students, judges, and academics across Canada.
  • The Law Centre houses technologically advanced classrooms, Wi-Fi, the Eldon Foote Moot Courtroom, a computer lab, career and other student services, and the John A. Weir Memorial Law Library.
  • The Faculty hosts three cutting-edge research institutes, which influence provincial, national, and international legal developments.
  • Students participate in University and broader community affairs, including providing legal services to the low-income community through Student Legal Services, the largest and one of the oldest student-based legal assistance programs in Canada.

    Some career possibilities:  Law Firm Practice, In-house Counsel, Positions in Government (e.g. Prosecutions, JAG, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Policy Development) , Positions in Non-governmental Organizations, Positions in Academia.

Faculty of Native Studies

This Faculty offers:

  • a close-knit academic community of students and faculty members.
  • small class sizes with a diverse student population.
  • opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in Faculty research projects.
  • a unique and marketable arts-based university education.
  • exciting combined and joint degree programs in the areas of Education and Environmental and Conservation Sciences.
  • courses in legal issues, human rights, governance, economic development, health, Cree and other Aboriginal languages, land and resource management, and more!
  • a certificate program in Aboriginal Governance and Partnership.
  • guest lecturers, including Elders and representatives from various Aboriginal organizations.
  • practicum opportunities for third and fourth year students.

    Some career possibilities:  Federal, Provincial, Municipal and Aboriginal Government representative; Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer: Oil & Gas, Forestry, Mining industries; Positions in Health & Wellness; Environmental Management: Consultant, Project Manager; Positions in the rapidly expanding number of aboriginal businesses; Educational Policy Planning and Teaching.

Faculty of Nursing

  • Our professors have received multiple teaching and research awards at the local, provincial, and national levels.
  • The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy is a new state-of-the-art building providing high-tech, interactive student spaces and collaboration between various health science programs.
  • Students gain hands-on experience using cutting-edge technology in the lab and by participating in clinical placements in a variety of hospital and community settings.
  • The Global Nursing Office facilitates international initiatives and linkages, including current partnerships in Brazil, China, Ghana, Thailand, and the United States.
  • Aboriginal nursing initiatives engage students and faculty in community projects that promote the health of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.

    Some career possibilities: Hospital-Based Nurse, Long-Term Care Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Occupational Health Nurse, Military Nurse, Home Care Nurse, Mental Health Nurse.

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

    Note: This Faculty offers limited enrolment for international students.

    The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is a large faculty with 20 departments and 18 research groups. The Department of Dentistry teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to assume positions in private dental practice and community health care. Admission to the DDS and Dental Hygiene programs is limited, and applications are selected on a competitive basis.

    85% of the places in the program are reserved for Alberta residents, five percent for international students and ten percent for non-Albertan Canadians.

    The Faculty of Medicine is one of the top three medical schools for research in North America. There is an outstanding environment covering the spectrum of health research, with scientists who are highly sought after by research centres in North America and Europe. The teaching hospital at the University of Alberta is the largest in Western Canada, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the clinical education of medical students and residents. Entrance is restricted to students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants).

Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • The Faculty has a diverse professoriate. Academics come from Egypt, India, Turkey, United States, Iran, China, Australia and Mexico.
  • Each year, our undergraduate program’s experiential activities provide students with work experience in different pharmacy settings.
  • Pharmacy students can take part in clinical and scientific research.
  • Our Faculty’s research interests are some of the most diverse on campus.
  • Our mentor-student program provides students with guidance on their chosen profession and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
  • This is the second consecutive year that a University of Alberta Pharmacy student earned the highest score, in the nation, for the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC).

    Some career possibilities: Community Pharmacist,  Hospital Pharmacist or a Pharmacist who works in related health care settings, Academic Researcher in both clinical and scientific areas, Industry related positions in: research, medical information, and sales.

Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation

  • This Faculty offers:

    a professional practicum, where you’ll have an opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in a local, national, or international setting.
  • degrees that lead to graduate studies in areas such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, dentistry, and medicine.
  • international student exchange opportunities.
  • opportunities for sport and recreation for high performance and recreational athletes, in great facilities on two campuses.
  • a peer mentoring program that helps students succeed.

    Some career possibilities: Certified Exercise Physiologist, Community Health and Wellness Practitioner, Fitness Consultant, Prosthetist /Orthotist (graduate studies required) , Recreational Therapist/Adapted Physical Activity Specialist, Mental Training Consultant, Sport and Recreation Facilities/Operations Manager.

Campus Saint-Jean (French language Faculty)

  • Un nombre grandissant d’étudiants provenant de plus de 25 pays fréquentent le CSJ qui est maintenant reconnu comme une destination de choix.
  • Une équipe d’étudiants et de professionnels est responsible d’accueillir les étudiants étrangers.
  • Les étudiants du Campus Saint-Jean bénéficient de toute une panoplie de services et d’activités culturelles qui viennent agrémenter leurs études.
  • Le Campus Saint-Jean se distingue aussi en étant la seule institution au Canada à offrir les programmes bilingues suivants :
    • Administration des affaires
    • Sciences infirmières
    • Sciences de l’environnement et de la conservation
    • Les étudiants en génie ont le privilège d’y suivre la première année de leur programme en français.

    Quelques carrières potentielles: Représentant en commerce international, Spécialiste des politiques environnementales, Analyste financier, Chercheur en sciences biomédicales, Infirmière, Enseignant, Ingénieur Biomédical.

Faculty of Science

This Faculty offers:

  • traditional and interdisciplinary degree programs spanning 37 scientific disciplines.
  • research and teaching excellence, with nationally and internationally recognized professors.
  • hands-on learning experiences through field schools and research initiatives.
  • small, specialized laboratory training opportunities for all science students.
  • paid internships for Canadian and international students.
  • outreach opportunities that take science education into the community

    Some career possibilities:  Environmental Consultant (weather modification and global change, environmental protection), Investment Analyst, Food & Drug Inspector, Network Architect, Environmental & Regulatory Specialist, Water Purification Chemist, Geophysicist (petroleum, environment, data collection)