Majors

What is a major?

The primary academic focus of a program. It is generally a defined set of courses in a subject area. For each declared single degree, a major must be declared. For the BASc, two majors must be declared. For Combined Degrees, two majors must be declared, i.e., one major for each degree sought.

Please refer to the list below for majors available for the various degree programs offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Majors are listed alphabetically, and each entry links through to the associated website. Please refer to the current U of L calendar for a comprehensive report on the requirements for each major.

Learn more about our pre-professional and professional transfer programs, including dentistry, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, social work and veterinary medicine.

Agricultural Biotechnology - BSc

Do you enjoy thinking up new solutions to environmental issues? Do you believe that science and technology hold the answers to many of our problems? Are you devoted to providing food for the planet? Do you want to be the one to make a difference? Feed the planet in Agricultural Biotechnology.

agbiotech@uleth.ca
403-329-2467

Departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Economics.

The major in Agricultural Biotechnology provides background for a diverse range of activities such as graduate study in the life sciences and career development within the agricultural industry; the program is often taken as a means of completing pre-professional requirements leading to a veterinary degree. BSc Agricultural Biotechnology majors may declare a Concentration in Agricultural Business. A student who successfully completes this degree program and major may apply to the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA) to be registered as a Professional Agrologist within Alberta.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology, visit Grad Studies.

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Agricultural Studies - BA, BSc

Does farming or ranching define you? Do you long for a career that will enable you to enjoy a rural agricultural lifestyle? Do you want to be the one to make a difference in resolving global problems in agri-food production, marketing and trade? Cultivate your passion in Agricultural Studies.

agstudies@uleth.ca
403-329-2733

Department: Economics

Agricultural Studies is a broad multidisciplinary program encompassing a purposeful blend of the physical sciences, economics, and other social sciences. The aim of the program is to improve the understanding and practice of activities that transform natural capital, plants, and animals to satisfy myriad human wants. The curriculum enables aspiring agriculturalists to explore and learn about the physical and economic interrelationships between agricultural production, marketing and trade, nutrient management, water, grazing, rangeland, and riparian management. The program provides the foundation for a wide variety of career alternatives related to primary production, input supply services including banking, commodity marketing and processing, and agri-food retailing. BA and BSc Agricultural Studies majors may declare a Concentration in Agricultural Business. BSc Agricultural Studies majors may declare a Concentration in Geographical Information Science. A student who successfully completes this major may apply to the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA) to be registered as a Professional Agrologist within Alberta.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Visit Graduate Studies for more information about the MA or MSc in Agricultural Studies.

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Anthropology - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt

Does the thought of living in some far-off country give you butterflies? Do you love hearing stories about how other people live? What they value? Or what they believe? Are you fascinated by human diversity? Examine cultural diversity in Anthropology.

anthropology@uleth.ca
403-329-2598

Department: Anthropology

Anthropology is the academic study of the diversity of human life in local settings, whether in the past or present. The particulars of any local life, society, or culture, however, are not isolated from global influence. Contemporary anthropology examines the material, social, and cultural conditions of human behaviour and life from this locally global perspective. Traditionally, long-term ethnographic and archaeological fieldwork in other societies has been the hallmark of the anthropological study of the human condition, but anthropologists are also cultural critics considering issues of race, gender, power, space, and government in their own societies as well. The anthropological perspective makes significant contributions to fields as diverse as health, education, international development, religion, policy, urban studies, indigenous studies, economics, and politics.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? For more information about the MA in Anthropology, visit Grad Studies.

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Applied Statistics - BSc

Do you like searching for patterns? Would you like to solve real-world statistical problems? Are you ready to contribute to essential decision making in both public and private sector industries? Not everyone “gets” numbers but you will in Applied Statistics.

math@uleth.ca
403-329-2470

Departments: Mathematics and Computer Science, Economics, Geography, and Psychology

Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. Application of statistical techniques is an essential part of decision making and study in a wide range of disciplines such as astronomy, biology, education, economics, geography, engineering, genetics, marketing, medicine, psychology, public health and sports, among many.

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Archaeology & Geography - BA, BSc

Do you enjoy learning about ancient civilizations? Does the idea of unearthing artifacts excite you? Do you like searching through collections and archives for clues to an historical puzzle you may not have all the pieces for? Break new ground in Archaeology & Geography.

archaeology@uleth.ca
403-329-2225

Department: Geography

Archaeology is the study of the human past based on cultural remains viewed in their spatial context. Archaeological research is often pursued using spatial and environmental models developed within the field of Geography. The major in Archaeology and Geography allows students to combine theoretical and methodological approaches, in tandem with advanced studies of particular cultures through conventional lecture courses and field work. BA & BSc majors in Archaeology and Geography may declare a Concentration in Geographical Information Science.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Visit Graduate Studies to learn more about the MA and MSc in Archaeology.

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Art - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt

Are you a trend-setting visionary with a creative eye? Are you fascinated by different artistic mediums and processes? Do you believe that art and creativity have a great impact on society’s evolution? Visualize your creativity in Art.

art.artsci@uleth.ca
403-329-5106

Department: Art (Faculty of Fine Arts)

The University of Lethbridge offers two routes for those wanting to pursue a degree in Art—the BA route through the Faculty of Arts & Science and the BFA route through the Faculty of Fine Arts. Whatever degree you choose, you can rest assured that you will study with gifted experts across a wide range of artistic genres, including professional artists and scholars. The BA major in Art is a broad, general program of study. Students complete required courses, offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts, in both studio art and art history/museum studies as well as electives chosen from either or both areas. Studio instruction is available in drawing, painting, sculpture, photo-arts, printmaking, computer art, video, installation art, performance art, and audio art. Art History/Museum Studies courses are available in all periods and genres of western art including First Nations' and Canadian Art History.

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Biochemistry - BSc

Are you fascinated by genetic modification? Do you dream of helping to solve global health or resource issues by developing new ways to combat diseases or by creating alternative food or energy sources? Does a career in Medicine or Pharmacology interest you? Ignite your passion in Biochemistry.

biochemistry@uleth.ca
403-329-2301

Departments: Biological Sciences, and Chemistry & Biochemistry
Biochemistry is the study of all living systems at the molecular level. It looks at the chemical and physical basis of life and how these microcosms interact with their environments. The Biochemistry program will help students develop a strong background in the basic sciences and extensive laboratory skills. Thereby, the Biochemistry program provides background for a diverse range of careers in the life sciences, including professional programs such as medicine and veterinary medicine.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MSc in Biochemistry, visit Graduate Studies.

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Biological Sciences - BSc, BASc, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt

Were you the kid who had to turn over every rock to see what was living under it? Did you ever wonder how a seed knew how to grow up to be a tree, or how a hummingbird’s wings beat so fast? Are you continually fascinated by the natural world? Delve into the world of living organisms in the Biological Sciences.

biology@uleth.ca
403-329-2245

Department: Biological Sciences

The Biological Sciences delve into the world of living organisms–from microbes, to human beings, to entire ecosystems–on, under, and above the earth. Exploring the nature of life leads biologists out into the world to study how organisms interact with their environment, how they function, and how they evolved. The curriculum provides basic studies in molecular and cellular biology, organismal biology, and ecology and evolutionary biology during a student's first two years, with subsequent opportunities for specialization. Advanced courses also offer opportunities for independent laboratory or field research projects in the three areas. The program provides background for a diverse range of careers in the life sciences, and a gateway to professional programs such as medicine and veterinary medicine.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Visit Graduate Studies to learn more about the MSc in Biological Sciences.

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Canadian Studies - BA, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt

Are you fiercely patriotic? Does the sound of the Canadian national anthem fill your chest with pride? Do you believe — without doubt — that we live in the best country in the world? Explore this great nation in Canadian Studies.

cnd.studies@uleth.ca
403-329-2543

Department: Canadian Studies

The Canadian Studies major is for students wishing to deepen their understanding of Canada. The major comprises a core of courses that provide a foundation for more focused and advanced study. Beyond the core, students choose from amongst several interdisciplinary thematic areas. Many Canadian Studies graduates work in business, as teachers, in government at all levels; others have gone on to study for advanced degrees in law and public administration.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MA in Canadian Studies, visit Graduate Studies.

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Chemistry - BSc, BASc, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt

Do you have a naturally inquisitive mind? Do you like to break objects down so you can see how they work on the inside? Do you enjoy contemplating new solutions to current issues using science and technology? Is making a difference important to you? Start a chain reaction in Chemistry.

chemistry@uleth.ca
403-329-2301

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chemistry is the central science of matter, dealing with the 118 known elements from which everything is made. It studies the transformations and properties of all substances, natural and synthetic. Chemistry students develop a strong background in theory and practice and acquire extensive laboratory skills. Chemistry is an experimental science, and students are strongly encouraged to perform original research in partial fulfillment of the degree requirements. The Major in Chemistry leads to professional certification (P.Chem.), and graduates are prepared for careers in industry or the public sector. The degree is also suitable for advanced study in chemistry and can be used to prepare for other professional programs (medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine).

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MSc in Chemistry, visit Graduate Studies.

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Computer Science & Geographical Information Science (GIS) - BSc

Do you enjoy problem-solving? Are you intrigued by why cities are built the way they are and the infrastructure that supports them? Do you take ownership of the map on road trips? Are computers “your thing”? Model your degree in Computer Science and GIS.

computerscience@uleth.ca
403-329-2470

Departments: Geography, and Mathematics & Computer Science

Geographical Information Science (GIS) involves the use and analysis of digital maps, databases, models, and mobile applications as well as navigation and spatial integration tools. Major GIS application areas include remote sensing, geographical information systems, computer graphics, image processing and mapping, and spatial modelling. These rely on advanced computer science algorithms and software development, platform integration, hardware design, and operating system principles. The major provides applied training coupled with a solid theoretical and developmental foundation. Graduates have the choice of a wide range of employment opportunities that involve applications, development, or both.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MSc in Computer Science & Geographical Information Science, visit Graduate Studies.

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Computer Science - BSc, BASc, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt, A&S Minor

Do you enjoy finding intricate solutions to complex problems? Are you technically minded? Do you like to figure out how things work? Do you want to make a difference? Decode your passion in Computer Science.

computerscience@uleth.ca
403-329-2470

Department: Mathematics & Computer Science

Computer Science is the study of algorithms and data structures and their applications in designing new and efficient solutions to industrial, technological, environmental, or social problems. The program is designed to enable students to gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience, and includes access to state-of-the-art hardware and software. The minor in Computer Science is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the major in Computer Science, the major in Computer Science & GIS, and the General Major in the Sciences if Computer Science is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MSc in Computer Science, visit Graduate Studies.

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Dramatic Arts - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt

Do you like being center stage? Are you forever entertaining your friends and family? Do you enjoy creating fictional scenarios and alternative views of reality? Act out your passion in Theatre & Dramatic Arts.

drama.artsci@uleth.ca
403-329-5106

Department: Theatre and Dramatic Arts (Faculty of Fine Arts)

The University of Lethbridge offers two routes for those wanting to pursue a degree in Dramatic Arts—the BA route through the Faculty of Arts & Science and the BFA route through the Faculty of Fine Arts. The major in Dramatic Arts is a broad, general program of study. Students complete required courses, offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts, in various aspects of the Dramatic Arts including theory and history as well as performance-based and technically-based courses. Beyond the required courses, students will choose electives based on their specific interests in the Dramatic Arts.

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Economics - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor

Do you care about the less fortunate in society? Do you want to help resolve global issues like poverty and development? Are you intrigued by Canada’s role in the international community? Is leaving a legacy of positive change important to you? Discover what’s trending in Economics.

economics@uleth.ca
403-329-2518

Department: Economics

Economics is the study of the allocation of scarce resources by societies to meet individual and social wants. The major includes a number of courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics. These provide the theoretical framework within which contemporary issues, such as pollution, non-renewable natural resources, free trade, agricultural subsidies, interest rates, government deficits, unemployment, inflation, poverty and third world development can be analyzed and appropriate policies can be recommended. The minor in Economics is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the major in Economics and the General Major in the Social Sciences if Economics is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more abou the MA in Economics, visit Graduate Studies.

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English - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor

Do you love to lose yourself in a good book? Do you relish your ability to win arguments with your rhetorical mastery? Do you want to write? Are you intrigued by the idea of learning about the world through fiction, poetry and drama? Write your own story in our Department of English.

english@uleth.ca
403-329-2378

Department: English

English is the study of the properties and powers of English language and literature as the fundamental means by which we communicate our values, ideals and vision. Courses in the fundamentals of the three main literary genres of poetry, prose, and drama prepare students for the close study of major works and periods of literature from the British, American, Canadian, and Post-Colonial traditions. In addition, the curriculum includes a variety of special courses in rhetoric, the history of language, literary theory, gender, children's literature, and creative writing. At the senior level, courses concentrate on specific topics such as particular authors and are conducted in small seminar classes which stimulate open and intensive discussion between students and instructor. The minor in English is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the major in English and the General Major in the Humanities if English is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MA in English, visit Graduate Studies.

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Environmental Science - BSc

Are you fascinated by the natural environment? Are you concerned about climate change, sustainability or water resources? Would you like to learn how ecosystems function or why biodiversity is important to our future? Be wise about resources in Environmental Science.

environmental@uleth.ca
403-332-4040

Departments: Biological Sciences and Geography

Environmental Science focuses on understanding the Earth's natural systems and how we, as humans, interact with them. Environmental scientists study the impact of these interactions on the biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and atmosphere using an interdisciplinary approach. They provide us with the information we need to address some of the most pressing issues facing humanity today–like climate change. The Environmental Science program will provide students with the natural and physical science background needed to understand a multitude of environmental systems, as well as the broad perspective required to appreciate the role of humanity in global environmental change. Environmental Science majors in the BSc degree program may declare a Concentration in Geographical Information Science.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about he MSc in Environmental Science, visit Graduate Studies.

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French - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor

Does the idea of being an international globetrotter appeal to you? Are you the kind of person who would love to live and study in a foreign country? Do you believe the key to solving world issues lies in communication and understanding cultural differences? Learn a language — discover the world in Modern Languages & Linguistics.

languages@uleth.ca
403-329-2560

Department: Modern Languages

French is the study in French of the language, literature, and culture of the francophone world. Upper-level students may choose to focus on language and linguistics, language and literature, or language and culture. In the course of their studies, students are encouraged to take French courses at a francophone university in Canada or abroad. The minor in French is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the majors in French, French/Spanish, and the General Major in the Humanities if French is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MA in French, visit Graduate Studies.

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French/Spanish - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt

Are you intrigued by languages? Do you believe communication and understanding cultural differences is key to solving world issues? Are you ready to pack your bags and explore the French and Spanish parts of the world? Learn a language — discover the world in Modern Languages & Linguistics.

languages@uleth.ca
403-329-2560

Department: Modern Languages

The French/Spanish major combines a core of French courses with an equal number of courses in Spanish. Students majoring in French and Spanish will study the language, literature, and culture of both the francophone and Spanish worlds in their respective languages. Upper-level French students may choose to focus on language and linguistics, language and literature, or language and culture. Upper-level Spanish students will study the language and literature of Spain and Latin America. In the course of their studies, students are encouraged to take university classes in francophone Canada or abroad in countries where French and Spanish are national languages.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MA in French/Spanish, visit Graduate Studies.

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General Major - Humanities - BA, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt

Are your interests rooted in subjects like history, English and philosophy? Do you want the broadest education possible? Are you ready to explore past, present and future? Are you an all or nothing king of person? Diversify with a General Major.

genmajor@uleth.ca
403-329-5106

A General Major in Humanities, unlike a single discipline major, allows you to customize your course selection to your interests and abilities. Where you compromise depth of focus in one area, you gain breadth of knowledge in a few key areas, thus increasing your flexibility. This multidisciplinary approach provides access to the "big picture" or the wider context of any subject area. Conversely, the courses you choose can enhance your focus and provide a cross-discipline perspective on one particular theme. The General Major in the Humanities is a broad major that supports an ideal of liberal education. You will choose three disciplinary streams from Classical Languages (Greek, Hebrew, Latin), History, Fine Arts (Art, Dramatic Arts, Music), English, Modern Languages (French, Spanish), Native American Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

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General Major - Sciences - BSc, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt

Are you interested in everything under the sun — especially science? Do you enjoy looking at problems from multiple perspectives to find the best solution? Do you want the broadest education possible? Diversify with a General Major.

genmajor@uleth.ca
403-329-5106

A General Major in the Sciences, unlike a single discipline major, allows you to customize your course selection to your interests and abilities. Where you compromise depth of focus in one area, you gain breadth of knowledge in a few key areas, thus increasing your flexibility. This multidisciplinary approach provides access to the "big picture" or the wider context of any subject area. Conversely, the courses you choose can enhance your focus and provide a cross-discipline perspective on one particular theme. The General Major in the Humanities is a broad major that supports an ideal of liberal education. You will choose three disciplinary streams from Archaeology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.

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General Major - Social Sciences - BA, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt

Do you wonder what it will really take to create an inclusive society? Do you want to explore problems and find solutions? Are you fascinated by human diversity? Do relationships between nations and societies interest you? Diversify with a General Major.

genmajor@uleth.ca
403-329-5106

A General Major in the Social Sciences, unlike a single discipline major, allows you to customize your course selection to your interests and abilities. Where you compromise depth of focus in one area, you gain breadth of knowledge in a few key areas, thus increasing your flexibility. This multidisciplinary approach provides access to the "big picture" or the wider context of any subject area. Conversely, the courses you choose can enhance your focus, and provide a cross-discipline perspective on one particular theme. The General Major in the Humanities is a broad major that supports an ideal of liberal education. Students choosing a general major in the social sciences select three disciplinary streams from the following: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Kinesiology, Native American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Women & Gender Studies.

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Geography - BA, BSc, BASc, BA/BEd, BSc/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BMgt

Do you wonder how, when and why the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains and Ocean Basins were created? Or what determines the locations of cities, lakes, deserts, jungles — just about everything on the planet? Are you worried about the use and depletion of our natural resources? Learn to synthesize with Geography.

geography@uleth.ca
403-332-4040

Department: Geography

Geography involves the study of human activities and natural systems with a focus on spatial relationships and the nature of places. The discipline stresses integration and synthesis, so students graduating with a major in Geography possess a firm understanding of environmental stewardship in the context of complex interrelationships between nature and humankind. Geography students also learn many practical skills and techniques essential to a diverse range of employment opportunities. After completing a set of core foundational courses, students will select additional upper-level courses which focus on human-related systems and phenomena. BA, BSc and BASc geography students with an interest in geographical techniques such as cartography, geographical information systems (GIS), or remote sensing can pursue those interests either by choosing such courses as options or by completing a specified set of courses to satisfy the Concentration in Geographical Information Science. Students interested in Geology or GIS, should consider a degree in Geography.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Visit Graduate Studies to learn more about the MA and MSc in Geography.

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History - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor

What do you love? Are you fascinated by the thought of what life was really like in Ancient Rome, Meiji Japan, or on the North American Prairie in the nineteenth century? Does the idea of knights in armour taking to battle or women battling for the right to vote intrigue you?

history@uleth.ca
403-329-2541

Department: History

History is a discipline that examines evidence to reconstruct and understand the past. It is our collective memory and our possible future. Encompassing a wide range of human events and historical conditions, History necessarily complements other disciplines in the University. The program offers instruction in aspects of the social, economic, political, and cultural histories of societies ranging from ancient Greece to modern-day Japan. Students pursuing a major in History will develop strong skills in critical reading, writing, and analysis. The minor in History is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the major in History and the General Majors in the Humanities and Social Sciences if History is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MA in History, visit Graduate Studies.

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Indigenous Studies - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt

Are you devoted to Native culture? Do you love hearing stories about our rich and diverse Aboriginal heritage? Are you interested in learning to help resolve some of the issues our First Nations’ communities face today? Get an education with impact in Indigenous Studies.

nas@uleth.ca
403-329-2635

Department: Native American Studies

The Native American Studies program was developed and formalized by representatives of Southern Alberta's Native communities and the University of Lethbridge. The major in Native American Studies is multidisciplinary and comprehensive in nature and consists of courses in First Nations' history, art, law, politics, language, literature, and contemporary issues, all taught from a First Nations' perspective. It aims to foster the study of these various dynamics of North American Native culture and to further a deeper awareness of First Nations' issues.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MA in Native American Studies, visit Graduate Studies.

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Kinesiology – BA, BSc, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt

Do you have a competitive spirit? Is staying fit for life one of your main goals? Are you interested in a career that promotes a healthy lifestyle? Exercise your passion in Kinesiology & Physical Education.

kinesiology@uleth.ca
403-329-2680

Department: Kinesiology & Physical Education

Kinesiology is the study of human movement from a multidisciplinary perspective. BA = more electives; BSc = more science.

Students who enrol in the Kinesiology major for the BA will take a broad range of theoretical courses in the social science and humanities dimensions of the discipline. The Kinesiology major for the BA offers students the opportunity to investigate those psychological, social, cultural, economic, and political influences that shape and limit opportunities for activity across the lifespan as well as to study the tremendous potential of sport and leisure activities to bring pleasure and meaning to individuals and community.

Students who enrol in the Kinesiology major for the BSc will take a broad range of theoretical courses in the science dimensions of the discipline. The Kinesiology major for the BSc offers students the opportunity to investigate the anatomical, biomechanical, neurological, and physiological characteristics that underlie human movement across the spectrum from basic tasks such as reaching and walking to elite sport performance. Students are also required to complete physical activity courses as part of their program.

Interested in studies beyond your undergraduate degree? Visit Graduate studies to learn more about the MA and MSc in Kinesiology.

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Mathematics - BSc, BASc, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt, A&S Minor

Do you like searching for patterns? Are you a problem solver with an eye for details? Do you want to keep your options open to a variety of highly profitable career possibilities? Calculate your passion in Mathematics.

math@uleth.ca
403-329-2470

Department: Mathematics & Computer Science

Mathematics is the study of structure and patterns in numbers and shapes. It is an active research area, providing a language, theories, and models to solve complex problems across a wide variety of scientific, industrial, and economic sectors. The program offers courses in four main areas: algebra, analysis, number theory, and geometry, as well as statistics. Many students opt to combine mathematics with courses in physics, computer science, chemistry, economics, management, or other areas of interest. The minor in Mathematics is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the major in Mathematics and the General Major in the Sciences if Mathematics is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams. Students interested in Statistics should apply for Mathematics!

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MSc in Mathematics, visit Graduate Studies.

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Music - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt

Do you play in a band? Are you forever singing in the shower? Do you want to learn more? Is everything you experience just a little better when you add music? Perform with passion in Music.

music.artsci@uleth.ca
403-329-5106

Department: Music (Faculty of Fine Arts)

The University of Lethbridge offers two routes for those wanting to pursue a degree in Music—the BA route through the Faculty of Arts & Science and the BFA route through the Faculty of Fine Arts. Whatever degree you choose, you can rest assured that you will study with gifted experts across a wide range of artistic genres, including professional artists and scholars.The major in Music is a broad, general program of study. Students complete a core of required courses, offered through the Faculty of Fine Arts, and choose one of two streams: the Theory/History stream or the General stream. The Theory/History stream focuses on scholarly and written work without requiring a high level of musical performance skills, although a degree of facility on an instrument is recommended. The General stream ensures a more diverse musical background including theory, history, and performance. The program includes courses within three basic subject areas: music history and literature, theoretical subjects (harmony, analysis, composition, and musicianship skills), and applied music instruction (Studio courses, Ensemble Activity courses, and conducting). Entrance to Studio courses is dependent upon the results of an audition.

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Neuroscience - BSc

Are you intrigued by human behaviour? Are you interested in learning more about how electrical impulses can transform themselves into thoughts, emotions and actions? Do you want to help people recover from neurological disorders or brain injuries? Probe into your passion in Neuroscience.

neuroscience@uleth.ca
403-394-3900

Department: Neuroscience

The Neuroscience major explores how nervous systems work and requires courses from a range of departments. These courses investigate the processes by which information is transmitted within cells and between cells, and how particular neural systems produce perceptions, learning, memory, and behaviour. Brain and behavioural change during evolution, individual development, and pathology are all used to gain insight into how the nervous system functions.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Visit Graduate Studies to learn more about the MSc and PhD in Neuroscience.

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Philosophy - BA, BASc, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor

Do you love to think about the big questions in life, like good vs. evil? Do you like to debate your point of view? Are you intrigued by the concept of whether time and space are real? Do they exist at all? Your passion exists. Your passion exists — Find it in our Department of Philosophy.

philosophy@uleth.ca
403-380-1894

Department: Philosophy

"Philosophy" means "love of wisdom." Philosophers study the deep intellectual problems that underlie or unify other disciplines in the sciences and humanities. Courses in the reality stream inquire into the nature of knowledge, mind and matter, space and time, language and mathematics, religious beliefs, and the basis of science. Courses in the values stream probe the distinction between right and wrong, the nature of beauty, the assumptions behind political theories, and current ethical dilemmas. Logic studies the art and science of reasoning. All philosophy and logic courses place strong emphasis on developing the skills of clear writing and sound argumentation, and the ability to see beneath the surface of the apparently obvious. BA or BASc philosophy students may declare an optional Concentration in Legal Reasoning. The minor in Philosophy is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the major in Philosophy and the General Major in the Humanities if Philosophy is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MA in Philosophy, visit Graduate Studies.

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Physics - BSc, BASc, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt, A&S Minor

Do you always ask “Why?” Are you always wondering why things are the way they are and why they work the way they do? Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding experience that will train you to think analytically? Enter a world of wonder in Physics & Astronomy.

physics@uleth.ca
403-329-2280

Department: Physics & Astronomy

Physics is the study of matter and energy at all scales, from the sub-nuclear to the dimensions of the universe. It is the fundamental science–all other sciences and technologies rely on the principles of physics. Physics involves observing and understanding natural phenomena evident in the world around us: the seasons, the motion of objects, the flight of birds, the night sky, and the weather. The curriculum provides a comprehensive Physics major, built on a foundation of courses in the first two years which lead to more advanced and specialized areas in the senior years, preparing students for postgraduate studies, or for careers in academia, industry, and the public sector. The minor in Physics is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the major in Physics, the major in Remote Sensing, and the General Major in the Sciences if Physics is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MSc in Physics, visit Graduate Studies.

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Political Science - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor

Do you like working through complex problems or situations one step at a time? Do relationships between nations and societies interest you? Do you rise to the occasion when a tough challenge presents itself? Make the right move in Political Science.

political.science@uleth.ca
403-329-2580

Department: Political Science

Political Science is the study of government institutions, political behaviour, and political theory. You need no  political ambitions to take it. Political Science is both empirical (qualitative and quantitative) and theoretical. Empirically the focus is on Canadian politics (from national to local), comparative politics (of differing regimes in selected regions of the world), and international relations. Theoretically the focus is on the ideas and visions of justice and the good life that political leaders and citizens aspire to and even stake their lives on. Emphasis is placed throughout on critical reading, writing, and analytical skills, encompassing the study of a wide array of materials, including legal, philosophical, literary, and historical documents, as well as statistical analysis. The minor in Political Science is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the major in Political Science and the General Major in the Social Sciences if Political Science is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MA in Political Science, visit Graduate Studies.

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Psychology - BA, BSc, BASc, BSc/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BMgt

Are you interested in what makes people tick? Why they act the way they act and why they think the way they think? What about animals? What do they think? How do they communicate? Examine the mind & behaviour — study Psychology.

psychology@uleth.ca
403-329-2235

Department: Psychology

Psychology seeks to understand the causes of behaviour in humans and other animals. Such behaviour can range from the automatic, unconscious, and reflexive sucking and grasping behaviours of infants through largely unconscious behaviours such as finding food and choosing a mate, to sophisticated, conscious behaviours such as medical decision making. Students will investigate the nature of human and animal thought processes as well as the evolutionary, social, and cultural factors that frame the development of human capacities. We consider the best preparation, at the undergraduate level, for graduate study in all areas of psychology, whether research or applied, to be a strong and broad background in experimental psychology.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Visit Graduate Studies to learn more about the MA and MSc in Psychology.

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Religious Studies – BA, BASc, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor

Why is religion so prevalent? Are all faiths the same? What do they do for — and to — people? Are you fascinated by different ways of life? Do you want to learn more about other ways of understanding what it means to be human? Remove misunderstanding — study Religion.

religious.studies@uleth.ca
403-380-1894

Department: Religious Studies

Religious Studies aims to enhance critical understanding of the phenomenon of religion and the diversity of religious experience and expression from antiquity to the present in both Eastern and Western traditions. This field of study uses a wide range of tools and methods to describe, analyze, and understand religion in human experience. Fundamental issues such as belief, texts, worship, ritual, concepts of the divine, the human condition, and the historical development of particular religions are examined. The academic study of religion requires a measure of neutrality, whereby no particular religious tradition is privileged. A major in Religious Studies provides a broad-based understanding of the diverse religious world and requires students to study general themes and issues as well as specific traditions from both Eastern and Western religions. The minor in Religious Studies is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the major in Religious Studies and the General Major in the Humanities if Religious Studies is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MA in Religious Studies, visit Graduate Studies.

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Remote Sensing – BSc

Are you fascinated by Google™ Earth? Are you always in-the-know about the leading edge of software and technology? Do you like thinking about the infinite breadth and depth of our environment, all the way to the outer edges of the universe? Marvel at Earth’s mosaic in Remote Sensing.

remote.sensing@uleth.ca
403-332-4040

Departments: Geography, and Physics & Astronomy

Remote Sensing involves the acquisition and analysis of photographs and images from airplanes, satellites, and other platforms for obtaining important information about the Earth's land, oceans, and atmosphere, as well as other planets and bodies. The Remote Sensing Major provides applied training in laboratory and field settings coupled with a solid theoretical and experimental foundation. This is the only remote sensing program of its kind in Canada, therefore graduates have unique qualifications for direct employment in private industry, government, and universities, as well as for entry to advanced graduate-level studies.

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Sociology - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt

Is "people watching" one of your favorite pastimes? Are you fascinated by how people relate to each other and to their social surroundings? Do you sometimes find yourself making up theories as to why a group or society behaves the way it does? Discover your passion in the Department of Sociology.

sociology@uleth.ca
403-329-2551

Department: Sociology

Sociology provides the conceptual and methodological tools with which to understand society. Its primary goal is to stimulate sociological thinking, which involves the application of imagination and critical analysis to the many facets of social life. Ideally, this encourages not only the development of analytical insight, but also the application of sociology to social problems and issues. The program provides instruction for both the liberal arts student and the student planning advanced studies or a career related to Sociology. A wide range of courses is offered in sociological theory, methods and topics reflecting a variety of contemporary social issues.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more abou the MA in Sociology, visit Graduate Studies.

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Urban & Regional Studies - BA, BA/BMgt

Are you fascinated by urban architecture? Do you adore wandering through cosmopolitan neighbourhoods? Do you marvel over the contrast between planned suburban developments and inner city districts? Examine every pathway in Urban & Regional Studies.

urban.regional@uleth.ca
403-329-2225

Department: Geography

The multidisciplinary major in Urban and Regional Studies includes courses in disciplines that have traditionally focused on cities, such as Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, and Statistics. It provides a broad range of conceptual and practical tools for students to understand and play a role in the planning, administration, and governance of human settlements from towns to metropolitan regions. Courses delve into the physical, social, spatial, economic, political, and planning factors that shape urban areas. Topics such as architecture and the city, urban and regional planning, urban systems, globalization, and issues such as immigration, aging, homelessness, and environmental sustainability may be included.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MA in Urban & Regional Studies, visit Graduate Studies.

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Women & Gender Studies - BA, BASc, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor

Does learning about progressive women and men who have changed the course of history fill your heart with pride? Do you wonder what it will really take to create an inclusive society? Or how you can help make it happen? Achieve equality now in Women & Gender Studies.

womengender@uleth.ca
403-332-4106

Department: Women & Gender Studies

Women & Gender Studies examines the historical and contemporary conditions of women and men in society. By using feminist theories and research methodologies, students will broaden their knowledge of various power relations shaping women's lives, bodies, experiences, labour, and scholarship. Students will explore feminism as an important influence in political and societal change. The program draws on a vibrant community of women scholars, contemporary research, and activism inside and outside the University to explore a breadth of social issues. In Women & Gender Studies classes, students will develop an in-depth understanding of how current and historical events, ideas, and institutions have been structured by gender, ethnicity, race, age, ability, class, and sexuality. The minor in Women & Gender Studies is available as an adjunct to all majors in the BA, BSc, and BASc except the major in Women & Gender Studies and the General Major in the Social Sciences if Women & Gender Studies is chosen as one of the disciplinary streams.

Interested in learning beyond your undergraduate degree? Learn more about the MA in Women & Gender Studies, visit Graduate Studies.

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