Experiential Learning Outside the Classroom

LEARN. WORK. SHINE.

Put Your Knowledge to Work.

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research project or want to test your knowledge in a real-life setting, we can help. Combined with your required coursework, the programs outlined below will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career―whatever direction you decide to go.

Co-operative Education

The Faculty of Arts & Science is proud to offer you the chance to participate in our Co-operative Education program—the only one of its kind in Alberta, offering co-op to all majors at the undergraduate and graduate level. Co-op allows you to gain work experience directly related to your studies and make invaluable contacts in the workforce, all while earning a competitive salary. Completion of the program allows you to receive a Co-operative Education designation on your degree and, most importantly, a kick-start to your career the minute you graduate.

Applied Studies

Applied Studies is another unique opportunity offered to all students as a way to earn course credit for career-related paid or volunteer work experience. This program is specially designed to allow you to integrate principles learned in the classroom in a practical work setting.

Independent Studies

In addition to your regular courses, you have the opportunity to participate in Independent Studies. You’re able to contribute to departmental activities by volunteering on research projects or through employment as a research assistant.

In addition to your regular courses, you have the opportunity to participate in Independent Studies. You will contribute to departmental activities by volunteering on research projects or through employment as a research assistant.

If your GPA is high enough, you can also enrol in undergraduate thesis-based courses where research is a component of your studies. There are also field school opportunities available in some disciplines, as well as many opportunities to study abroad.