University of Alberta

Campus in Edmonton, Camrose, Alberta


  • Agricultural, Food & Nutrition Sciences (MAg, MEng, MSc, PhD)
  • Agriculture (BSc, MBA-MAg)
  • Agricultural & Resource Economics (BSc, MSc, PhD)
  • Agriculture: Food Business Management (BSc)
  • Animal Science (BSc, MAg, MEg, MEng, MSc, PhD)
  • Atmospheric Science (BSc)
  • Conservation Biology (BSc, MSc, PhD)
  • Crop Science (BSc)
  • Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (MA, MSc, PhD)
  • Ecology (BSc, MSc, PhD)
  • Enhanced Forest Management (MF, MBA-MF, PhD)
  • Environmental & Conservation Sciences (BSc)
  • Environmental & Natural Resource Economics (PhD)
  • Environmental Earth Sciences (BSc, MSc, PhD)
  • Environmental Economics & Policy (BSc)
  • Environmental Studies (BA)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture (MAg, MBA-MAg, PhD)
  • Food Science & Technology (BSc, MAg, MEng, MSc, PhD)
  • Forest Biology & Management (MSc, PhD)
  • Forest Business Management (BSc)
  • Forest Economics (MSc, PhD)
  • Forestry (BSc, MF, MBA-MF, MSc, PhD)
  • Geology (BSc)
  • Human Dimensions of Environmental Management (BA)
  • Human Ecology (BSc, MA, MSc, PhD)
  • Human Geography (BA)
  • Land Reclamation (BSc)
  • Land Reclamation, Remediation & Restoration (MSc, PhD)
  • Nutrition & Food Science (BSc)
  • Planning (BA, BSc)
  • Plant Biology (BSc, MSc, PhD)
  • Protected Areas & Wildlands Management (MSc, PhD)
  • Rangeland & Wildlife Resources Management (BSc)
  • Rural (Environmental & Resource) Sociology (MSc, MAg, PhD)
  • Soil Science (MSc, PhD)
  • Wildlife Ecology & Management (MSc, PhD)

Co-op option: Yes


Why Go Here?

U of A provides a diverse and supportive learning environment, focusing on research, innovation and community involvement. The Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences is one of the oldest faculties on campus. Programs take a cross-disciplinary approach combining natural sciences, social sciences and business. The faculty recieves $40 million annual research funding and conducts world-class reasearch projects. U of A is situated within the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America. The university has also been recognized as one of Canada’s greenest and many campus buildings are LEED certified.

Applied Learning

The Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences provides many internship opportunities, allowing students to apply their knowledge in the workplace. Internships range from 4 to 16 months, during which students participate in paid, discipline-related work placements. Internships are an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience, connect with potential employers and develop their professional skills, all while earning an income. Many programs have a field study and/or lab component. Some students conduct research projects in Tanzania to improve local food security and nutrition, while others work in India to alleviate poverty and malnutrition. The Peer Helper program allows upper-year students to help other students in their program using workshops, events and other resources. 

Extracurricular Activities

Beyond the classroom, U of A has something for everyone with roughly 450 student groups are active on campus. Students can get involved in student clubs, community service-learning and leadership development programs. The Student Engagement Fund provides financial support for students wishing to get involved in their community. The University's Alternative Reading Week program is a major community-service initiative, through which students can apply their learning and work with a team to address real issues around the world. The progam combines learning, volunteer-work and cultural experience. Participants are immersed in their community and involved in meaningful humanitarian work. Destinations range anywhere from inner-city Edmonton to as far abroad as Cuba or India. The school is also involved in the Worldwide Universities Network, an exchange program designed to encourage international research and teaching.

Best Natural Feature  

Approximately 80% of the Edmonton North Campus is green space, with 8 hectares of a reserved forested area along the Saskatchewan River, walking trails and boardwalks. The North Saskatchewan River Valley, one of Edmonton's best natural features, is enjoyable for cross-country skiing, nature observation, festivals, mountain biking and other recreational activities. 

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