What’s the Augustana Advantage?
At Augustana, we’re doing things a bit differently. As a small, residence-based liberal arts and sciences institution, we are focused on educating the whole person, which means that you’ll leave our campus with much more than just a University of Alberta degree.
In the University of Alberta’s 2016 Strategic Plan, For the Public Good, the University asked that Augustana be “strengthened as a living laboratory for teaching and learning innovation, to the benefit of the entire university.”
We took that call seriously, which is why we offer a number of teaching and learning innovations that benefit our students. Our non-traditional calendar, interdisciplinary programs and project-based core allow our students to develop their degrees based on their own passions, while gaining real-world problem solving experience. We work to develop students as creative and critical thinkers, collaborators and communicators so that they are prepared for the ever-changing workplaces of the future.
3-11 and First Year Seminars
Our innovative schedule allows students to immerse themselves in one area of study during block terms so that they can take part in experiential learning opportunities while finishing an entire course in three weeks.
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New Interdisciplinary Majors
Beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year, students will be able to choose from three new majors which blend various disciplines for a degree that allows you to follow your own interests while gaining the skills to excel in various career paths upon graduation.
Beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year, students will be enrolled in a project-based core, which will allow them to tackle real-world issues in the classroom as preparation for valuable employment and citizenship continuing after university studies. Please check back for more information on the Project-Based Core, or speak to an Admissions Advisor.