Experiential and Blended Learning

Any form of learning that allows students to apply their knowledge to real-life situations is known as experiential learning. Experiential learning is an important part of your undergraduate journey and is a passion we, the Faculty of Science, are eager to share with you!

Enhance your degree

Beyond the classroom you will find opportunities to enhance your degree.

We want you to get the most from your Faculty of Science experience, and have developed unique opportunities that will reinforce your education through real life, hands on applications, while also nudging you out of your comfort zone; allowing you to grow as a student, a scientist and global citizen.

Take advantage of all we have to offer.

special courses


InSciTE students during Jasper field trip

Massive Open Online Courses
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are online university courses that are accessible to the world and can be taken at your own pace for credit. Learn about Black Holes, Bugs, Dinosaurs and more!
Embedded certificates are available in Research, Sustainability, Leadership, Computer Game design and Applied Data Science. These can be taken alongside your regular courses.



Chemistry professor Dr. Florence Williams

Undergraduate Research Initiative
The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) encourages undergraduate students to actively engage in research and helps students find research opportunities.
Research Activities
Explore all the various research activities happening on campus by visiting the institutional research pages at ualberta.ca/research.
Science Research Certificates

Make one of our embedded certificates part of your degree:

  • Research Certificate in Biological Sciences
  • Research Certificate in Psychology
  • Certificate in Biomedical Research



Science student during Gilead placement

Internship Placements
Our Science Internship Program (SIP) allows students to gain relevant work experiences through 8, 12 or 16-month paid internships.
Student Innovation Centre
The Student Innovation Centre serves as a basecamp for students to explore their idea's transition into reality. A space for extracurricular science and technology-based competitions, maker projects, and undergraduate student-led ventures at every stage- from design evaluation to planning for entrepreneurship.
Study Abroad

Thinking of study, work or research abroad?

  • Before hopping on a plane, there are a few things you should know about Science Student Opportunities first.
  • The Go Abroad website is your one stop shop for everything related to study abroad. Find a list of countries, programs, funding options and more.
  • Check out these Go abroad student stories.
  • Combine your academics with international study and work experience through the E3 program.