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Viewbook 2020/2021

2021/22 VIEWBOOK
Brampton • Sault Ste. Marie • Timmins
Find your
future
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Found here
4 ALGOMA COMMUNITY
6 THREE DIVERSE CAMPUSES
8 YOUR STUDENT EXPERIENCE
10 ATHLETICS
12 RESIDENCE
14 ANISHINAABE EDUCATION
18 EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
20 STUDY ABROAD
22 STUDENT SUCCESS
23 ONLINE/REMOTE LEARNING
24 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
& ECONOMICS
26 SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES
& THE ENVIRONMENT
28 SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
& TECHNOLOGY
30 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
38 MINORS AND SPECIALIZATIONS
40 COLLEGE PATHWAYS
42 INTERNATIONAL
44 ADMISSIONS
45 TUITION & FEES
ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
46 HOW TO APPLY
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Proudly
unique
We know you are looking for a university that understands you; a
place that will leverage your career intentions and be your partner
along the way; a university where faculty are ready to share their
knowledge and convictions and lead you in the right direction, and
where graduates have carved a path to follow.
We are proud of our unique ways and it’s this drive that makes
Algoma University the right place for you, your future, your mark.
ALGOMA UNIVERSITY
Land Acknowledgement
We wish to acknowledge the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek,
the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Mushkegowuk Cree, as well
as hereditary lands of the Métis Nation. We also acknowledge that
we are on sacred lands set aside for education as envisioned by
Chief Shingwauk for our children and for those as yet unborn.
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Algoma Counity
WE CELEBRATE
THE VALUES,
PERSONALITIES,
AND CONVICTIONS
THAT MAKE EACH
OF US UNIQUE —
BECAUSE THEY
ALSO BRING US
TOGETHER.
Beer together
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When you look back at your
Algoma experience, our hope is
that it will be defined by more
than what you’ve learned in
the classroom. It will be the
experience of life moments that
will shape you and the creation
of bonds that will last.
It will be the shared laughter with people
that see things the way you do. The
standing ovations while cheering for your
team in the finals. The times you realize
that every decision, unsure at the time, will
acknowledge that you’re on the right path.
This and more is what you can expect at
Algoma. Where you’ll connect with the most
diverse student body in Ontario. Where you’ll
benefit from dedicated and caring faculty.
Where you’ll find your true self and more.
Hold tight, this is going to be an adventure.
SUPPORTIVE
CAMPUS
ENVIRONMENT
According to the National
Survey of Student
Engagement (NSSE) a
significantly higher proportion
of Algoma University
students claim that the
campus environment is more
supportive compared to
students at other universities.
UNIVERSITY GRADUATES HAVE
THE
LOWEST
UNEMPLOYMENT
RATES
THE
HIGHEST
LIFETIME
EARNINGS
IN ONTARIO
Beer together
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Thr Diverse Campuses
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TIMMINS
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Toronto
SAULT STE. MARIE
TORONTO
1 hour 15 minutes
BRAMPTON TORONTO
Bus ride
59+ minutes
$8
TIMMINS TORONTO
1 hr
40 mins
ALGOMA UNIVERSITY HAS CAMPUSES
IN THREE LOCATIONS, EACH WITH
UNIQUE ADVANTAGES.
THREE DIVERSE CAMPUSES
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Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Marie, referred to as “The Soo” by locals,
has all the amenities of a big city – shopping,
entertainment, sports teams, festivals, and cultural
activities – but without the hassle of traffic.
Located along the U.S. border with Sault Ste. Marie,
Michigan, this Canadian city is small enough to get
around on foot or bike. It’s only a 30-minute walk from
campus to downtown or a 10-minute bike or bus ride.
The Sault Transit makes regular stops on our campus
and can take you anywhere you want to go.
algomau.ca/ssm
Brampton
Brampton, a lively city in the Greater Toronto Area
(GTA) that is home to over 600,000 residents, is the
9th largest city in Canada.
Algoma U’s campus lies in the heart of historic
downtown Brampton. Within steps away, the
downtown offers access to city and regional transit,
and is home to over 1500 businesses and services.
Enjoy great restaurants, shops, arts, entertainment,
parks and culture.
Garden Square, located directly beside Algoma U’s
Brampton campus, offers free entertainment for all
ages throughout the year including many events
and festivals.
algomau.ca/brampton
Timmins
Timmins is known as the city with a heart of gold.
The Timmins campus offers diploma-to-degree and
university transfer students opportunities to accelerate
their paths to successful careers.
Located on the Northern College of Applied Arts
and Technology campus, our blended-learning
programming is placed in a northern context, perfect
for those living and working in Northern Ontario.
algomau.ca/timmins
Brampton photos courtesy of the City of Brampton
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Your Student Experience
There are plenty of opportunities to get
involved and have fun outside of the
classroom. Each campus offers a variety of
opportunities to help you meet new friends, all
while having some fun. Meet people with like-
interests by joining one of the clubs. You can
run for student government, be an Orientation
Week leader, and so much more. Attend a
campus workshop, conference or symposium
to expand your learning opportunities. You’ll
meet new friends and these experiences will
help build your résumé. Plus, your leadership
and volunteerism on- and off-campus are
recognized on our Co-Curricular Record!
Enjoy trivia nights, karaoke, pub themed
nights, and dance parties. Experience new
tastes and traditions at some of the cultural
events hosted on and off-campus. Expect
small surprises on campus such as sundae
days and pancake breakfasts.
Discover your surroundings. Meet with
friends and experience lunch at one of the
many downtown restaurants at each campus
location. Do some shopping, or attend a
concert, play or enjoy an evening out on
the town.
In the summer; canoe, kayak and swim in
the Great Lakes or attend the farmers market,
movie and concert evenings in Garden
Square, or hop on the train and head to
Toronto! In the winter, try out snowboarding,
skiing or snowshoeing. Year-round, there are
many community festivals and activities to
connect you to the community! So much to
see and do!
Each Algoma U campus offers a unique student experience.
YOUR STUDENT EXPERIENCE
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1. Algoma University
Business Society
2. Algoma U Students’
Cricket Club (AUSCC)
3. Law and Politics
Student Society
4. The AURA (Algoma
University Radio)
5. The People’s Garden
6. African and Caribbean
Students’ Association of
Algoma U
“My favourite memory was a meeting I had with Professor David
Galotta. At first, it was just to discuss my courses for the upcoming
year but then he wanted to know more about what was going on
in my life and recommended that I get involved in the school. It
was after his recommendation that I joined the Algoma University
Business Society and was also offered to be a Teacher’s Assistant for
first-year accounting courses. I continued to be a Teacher’s Assistant
until my final year at Algoma University. Being both a Teachers
Assistant and a member of the Algoma University Business Society
has made my time at Algoma something I will never forget!”
Matthew Battisti
Graduate, Bachelor of Business Administration (2020)
INTERNATIONAL SAFE
COMMUNITY
While we pride ourselves
on our friendly and intimate
campus where people smile,
say hello, and know your
name, we are dedicated
to protecting the rights of
everyone on campus while
providing a professional,
respectful, and safe campus
environment.
25+ clubs and
associations to get
involved in!
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Thunderbirds
rule
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ATHLETICS
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VARSITY SPORTS
The Algoma Thunderbirds compete at the highest
level of university varsity sport in Canada, both
in men’s and women’s, in the Ontario University
Athletics (OUA) and USports. If you think you’ve
got what it takes to be a Thunderbird, visit:
algomathunderbirds.ca
At our Sault campus, the Algoma Thunderbirds
varsity teams compete in:
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Curling
Nordic Skiing
Soccer
Wrestling
INTRAMURAL AND CAMPUS RECREATION
Is playing a varsity sport not for you? No problem,
we offer our students top-quality athletic and
recreational facilities at all three of our campuses.
In the Sault, students have access to the George
Leach Centre (GLC), in Brampton, we partnered
with the YMCA, and in Timmins, students have
access to Northern College’s athletic facilities and
wellness centre! At all three locations, students
have the opportunity to take part in the handful
of intramural and physical fitness services that
are available! We offer intramural volleyball and
hockey, Powderpuff football, cricket, drop-in
basketball, swimming, and fitness classes! If you
can’t find something that interests you, you can
start your own league.
ALGOMA U FACT
Did you know that access to Algoma U’s athletics
complex, the George Leach Centre, is included
in your tuition? This 49,000 square foot facility
features a state-of-the-art weight room, spin
studio, a basketball court once used by NBA
All-Stars, and more.
“Becoming the first OUA
gold medalist, and 3rd
USports medalist in
Algoma University history
was a very difficult task
that required a lot of hard
work. The program has
soared to new heights
over recent years with
many medals and
success stories at the
provincial and national
levels from multiple
wrestlers. Our team is
dedicated to a system laid
out by our coaching staff,
and motivated to show
that Algoma has a great
up and coming wrestling
program.”
Brody Collison
5th Year, Bachelor of
Business Administration
Algoma Thunderbirds
Wrestling
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GUARANTEED SINGLE ROOM IN
RESIDENCE.
Just one of the perks you’ll experience
as a first-year student at Algoma
University’s Sault Ste. Marie Campus!
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RESIDENCE
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As a student at our Sault Ste. Marie
campus, you’ll have plenty of options
in regards to residence. Our residences
are centrally located on our campus
and are within a two-minute walk to
classes, computer labs, the George
Leach Centre, The Speakeasy,
cafeteria, and major transit routes.
All residences feature high-speed
wireless internet, local phone services,
laundry and mail facilities. Dorms are
wheelchair accessible, have 24-hour
video surveillance, are staffed with
Residence Advisors and Dons, and
include weekly cleaning services in all
bathrooms and common areas.
ALGOMA DORMITORY
As a first-year student direct from high
school, enjoy the following amenities in
our 95-bed dormitory:
Guaranteed single room, including twin
bed, full wardrobe and desk
Shared bathroom with one dorm mate
Shared common rooms with
entertainment centre and microwave
Shared common kitchen space
Required meal plan
$5,910.00/year
algomau.ca/housing
Algoma Dormitory floor plan
SPIRIT VILLAGE TOWNHOUSES
For upper-year, mature, and
international students:
Five bedrooms (each room includes
twin bed, full wardrobe, and desk)
Two shared bathrooms
Fully furnished shared kitchen (table,
chairs, refrigerator, and oven)
Meal plan optional
$5,510.00/year
SPIRIT VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL
DORMITORY
For upper-year, mature, and
international students:
45-bed dormitory
Room includes twin bed, wardrobe,
and desk
Shared kitchen space
Shared bathroom with one dorm mate
Required meal plan
$5,410.00/year
OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING
Algoma U Sault Ste. Marie is located in
the heart of a residential area and on
the bus route that connects the entire
city! Students living off-campus can be
assured that you’re never more than a
20-minute drive from campus!
Algoma U Brampton is located in the
heart of downtown Brampton behind
the Go Station - connecting students
throughout the entire GTA. Although we
do not offer on-campus housing, there
are many community supports and off-
campus options available.
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Heritage
Honoured
SPECIAL MISSION
The Seven Grandfather Teachings
help guide our efforts, reminding us
of our responsibilities to the world, to
others around us and to ourselves.
RESPECT
To have honour for all of Creation
WISDOM
To cherish knowledge is to have wisdom
HUMILITY
To know humility is to know yourself
as a sacred part of creation
BRAVERY
To be able to face the foe with integrity
HONESTY
To be honest in facing a situation
TRUTH
To have truth is to know all of these things
LOVE
To know love is to know peace
The objects of the
University are the pursuit
of learning through
scholarship, teaching,
and research within a
spirit of free enquiry and
expression.
It is the Special Mission of the
University to:
• Be a teaching-oriented university
that provides programs in
liberal arts and sciences and
professional programs, primarily
at the undergraduate level, with a
particular focus on the needs of
Northern Ontario and;
• Cultivate cross-cultural learning
between Aboriginal communities
and other communities, in
keeping with the history of Algoma
University and its geographic site.
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ANISHINAABE EDUCATION
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ANISHINAABE EDUCATION
The spirit of sharing and coming together
continues on our campus today. Algoma
U, located on the former Shingwauk Indian
Residential School site, offers a unique and
historically rich setting for a cross-cultural
community in which Anishinaabe (First
Nations, Métis, and Inuit), Canadian, and
international students and faculty learn
with each other and from one another in a
spirit of friendship and respect.
ANISHINAABE PEOPLES’
COUNCIL (APC)
The APC is a committee of the Board
of Governors that represents the
needs, interests, and aspirations of
the Anishinaabe people and students
at all times. The APC is composed of
representation from Batchewana First
Nation (Association of Iroquois and Allied
Indians), Garden River First Nation,
North Shore Tribal Council, Indigenous
Friendship Centre, Métis Nation of Ontario,
Neechkewehn Homes, SASA, Children of
Shingwauk Alumni Association, Algoma
University Anishinaabe Alumni, the Historic
Sault Ste. Marie Métis Council, as well as
the President, Academic Dean, Speaker of
Senate and Chair of the Board.
SHINGWAUK ANISHINAABE
STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (SASA)
The Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students’
Association (SASA) is committed to
ensuring that the Anishinaabe students’
university experience is fulfilling and works
to ensure that Anishinaabe students’
voices are recognized among the Algoma
University community.
sasa@algomau.ca
ANISHINAABE INITIATIVES
DIVISION (AID)
The Anishinaabe Initiatives Division
provides academic and cultural support
to Anishinaabe students and Algoma
U community members. Events and
programming are delivered to encourage
student success and help promote and
celebrate Anishinaabe culture on campus.
To encourage a cross-cultural experience,
Algoma offers numerous opportunities for
all students to experience Anishinaabe
culture, including:
Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow
Anishinaabe Speaker Series
Sharing Circles
SHIFT Training
Ceremonial Feasts/Soup & Bannock Days
Elders’/Youth Gatherings
Ceremonial Arbour
Visiting Elder Program
Biennial Anishinaabe Inendamowin
Research Symposium
“Gdo Akiiminaan Ganawendanaan”
(Taking Care of our Land) Symposium
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SHINGWAUK KINOOMAAGE GAMIG PARTNERSHIP (SKG)
As part of Algoma University’s commitment to providing a respectful, inclusive and innovative
educational environment for Anishinaabe (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) students, the
University has entered into a Covenant with the Shingwauk Education Trust (SET).
The two partners are following the Two Row Wampum model of development - each partner
supports one another in the pursuit of their goals
Integrating culture-based learning and preserving Anishinaabe knowledge is a shared belief
between the two organizations. Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig’s new building is a $12 million
combined education, research, and cultural centre. The signature feature is a state-of-the-art
National Chiefs’ Library; a library, archives, and gallery designed to provide a repository for
Anishinaabe created information and related research and scholarship within an accredited,
culture-based, Anishinaabe controlled, postsecondary environment.
Anishinaabe Knowledge
Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig offers degrees in Anishinaabe Studies (3-year) and
Anishinaabemowin (3-year) in partnership with Algoma University.
algomau.ca/academics/certificates
STRONGER TOGETHER
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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
The Experiential Learning (EL) Hub is your place
to learn about experiential learning opportunities
at Algoma University. The following programs run
through the EL Hub and are available to all students
regardless of program of study:
CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION
Co-op is designed to integrate undergraduate
academic studies with paid work experience.
It provides students with meaningful, practical
knowledge, networking capabilities, and helps build
and develop students’ competencies and skill sets.
Co-op is available in most academic programs at
Algoma University.
“Co-op gave me the
opportunity to gain
experience at FedNor and
Heliene Inc.
I am now entering my
third placement at BDO
and I strongly believe
that because of the co-op
program I will smoothly
transition into the workforce
upon graduation with
experience and soft skills
that employers value.”
Noah Sartoretto
Graduate, Bachelor of
Business Administration,
Accounting (Co-op) (2020)
Today’s job market changes very
quickly. Experiential learning engages
students in hands-on experiences that
connect theory to practice and builds
transferable skills highly sought after by
employers, helping to connect you with
your future career!
Gain
Experience
In 2018/19, 84% of
graduates were employed
in a field related to their
studies.
(Source: MCU Ontario
Graduates Survey)
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CAREER LINK
Career Link is a co-curricular certificate
program that runs concurrently with a
student’s academic program. Open to all
students, Career Link helps students develop
career skills, networking connections, and
includes a guaranteed work experience
component. Career Link is perfect for students
who are looking to prepare for their future
careers by building a strong career portfolio.
THE TRANSITION PROGRAM
Making a plan early is the best way to get
ready for your future career! The Transition
Program assists students in developing career
skills and tools to confidently transition to the
workplace following graduation. When you
graduate, we connect you with a Career
Coach who works with you to help you start
your search.
WORKING ON CAMPUS
Many Algoma University students gain
tremendous experience working on campus.
Much of this work is conducted directly with
faculty on research projects. As a student at
Algoma University, you have an opportunity to
learn by doing. Build your skills by joining a plant
and animal research study, plan and organize
a university event, assist the recruitment team
to bring new students to campus and so much
more. Student jobs are a great way to build
your resume, gain connections and earn some
money while studying!
algomau.ca/experiential-learning-hub
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EDUCATION ABROAD
The Education Abroad program offers more than just a
unique classroom experience. While being immersed
in a new culture and language, students are opened up
to the new perspectives and ideas of the host institution
and country. Students can participate in either a
semester abroad or a short term language/cultural
immersion experience during their studies. Students of
Algoma University have the opportunity to study in over
30+ universities around the globe beginning as early as
their second year!
Countries of exchange include: Austria, Brazil,
Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy,
Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Poland and more!
INTERNSHIP AND RESEARCH ABROAD
Through the International Internship and Research
Abroad programs, students have the opportunity to
work and research in diverse communities, business
organizations and international partner institutions.
While gaining international experience, students will
acquire knowledge and skills they learn on the job, a
chance to network with professionals and researchers
working in another part of the world and learn more
about what it takes to be successful working with
diverse groups.
algomau.ca/study-abroad
I had the wonderful opportunity
of studying abroad in Seoul,
South Korea. It was my dream
to be able to live in, and
explore this beautiful country
that is so rich in culture. I
was able to learn more of the
Korean language, expand my
world view, and discover more
about myself. I also got to
meet up with past international
students that I had met before
at Algoma University and built
new meaningful relationships
with people from all over the
world. It was an experience
that I will never forget. I will
always be thankful to Algoma
University for allowing me to
take this opportunity.”
Courtney Celetti
4th Year, Bachelor of Arts,
Sociology
Study Abroad Location:
Sookmyung Women’s University,
South Korea
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STUDY ABROAD
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“I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to study abroad in
Austria for a semester. Being able to live and study in a different
country has helped me to grow as a person and become more
independent. For example, this experience has helped me to better
understand different cultures, to emphasize and share compassion
with them, as well as learn how to quickly adapt to new situations.
Studying abroad has been one of the best decisions I have ever
made, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.”
Elisa South
3rd Year, Bachelor of Business Administration
Study Abroad Location: University Of Applied Sciences
Wiener Neustdt, Austria
“Studying abroad in Austria was the
most incredible and rewarding thing
that I’ve ever done. Not only was I
able to grow as a person and see
incredible places, but I was also able
to make new lifelong friends. I also
became exposed to different cultures
and traditions which is a very special
thing, and I feel lucky to have had
this opportunity. I will forever be
grateful to Algoma University and
those who have helped make this
possible. To those who are thinking
about doing a semester abroad, just
do it, it’s an incredible experience.”
Justin Fiacconi
4th Year, Bachelor of Arts,
Political Science
Study Abroad Location: Upper Austria
University of Applied Sciences, Austria
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Helping you succd
STUDENT SUCCESS CENTRAL
Student Success Central is your one-stop-shop
to academic success! Whether you are studying
globally, in Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, or Brampton,
our team is committed to ensuring that our
students succeed and have the most enjoyable
university experience possible. Here, staff will
provide assistance with registration, academic
advising, immigration assistance, accounts,
financial aid, Anishinaabe initiatives, learning
and accessibility support, health and counselling
referrals for all Algoma University students. It is a
safe, welcoming, and inclusive space to receive
academic success support, postgraduate advising
or to access support materials dealing with various
aspects of student life.
studentsuccess@algomau.ca
THE LEARNING CENTRE
Algoma University is committed to providing an
accessible and inclusive learning environment,
providing every student with access to the
Learning Centre. Our team is committed to
helping students reach their academic potential.
Whether you’re heading into your first exam, or
into your final year of your program, we strive to
help you develop the academic skills you need
to be successful throughout your postsecondary
career. We understand that everyone learns in
their own unique way, for this reason, students
with a documented accessibility need qualify
for accessibility services and additional support.
Access to the writing lab, math lab, peer tutoring,
note-takers, and exam accommodations are
available to support students needing assistance.
learning@algomau.ca
ACADEMIC ADVISING
AND REGISTRATION
Once you accept your offer of admissions
you will be assigned an Academic Success
Advisor who will help guide you through your
first-year registration and be your contact for
support throughout your academic career.
Our Student Success Team is cross-trained
to advise, register, and help you through
payment processes helping to ensure a
seamless transition. Whether you need help
choosing or changing your program or major,
need to understand academic regulations
and procedures, or need a referral for support
services; Student Success is your one-stop-
shop for it all.
advising@algomau.ca
WELLNESS SUPPORT
AND HEALTH SERVICES
Our students are the reason we are here,
and we care for each and every one of you.
Academic stress is normal, but you may feel
that you need to speak to a professional to
help support your well-being. Your Academic
Success Advisor or Learning Centre support
staff is your first step for a referral. The staff
can refer you to many options, whether it is a
referral to a wellness team member, where you
can choose the wellness model that best fits
your needs and frequency of care or a referral
to community partners who are available. If a
medical service is needed, physician services
are available as well to offer a wide range of
health assessments and treatments.
healthservice@algomau.ca
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“Remote learning through
Algoma University is amazing,
better than I could have
ever imagined. I actually did
a joint group presentation
with a peer all the way in
India. She and I connected
via Skype, email and Google
Docs/Presentation to get
organized and prepare the
presentation. We also did a
practice run-through together.
Stay on track to graduate.
To those wondering about
school, make the decision to
start your academic journey
at Algoma U or Shingwauk
Kinoomaage Gamig.
Angela Day (Trudeau)
Student & President of SASA
3rd Year, Bachelor of Arts,
Political Science
Earn your degree while you
work, travel, or raise a family.
Work at your own pace.
Set your own schedule.
Study from anywhere
- location doesn’t
matter.
ONLINE/REMOTE LEARNING
At Algoma University, we’re committed to helping you continue
learning with an array of online courses that span degrees,
disciplines and fields. With small class sizes, Algoma U is
bridging the gap between a virtual and a personalized education.
Study remotely with flexibility and get to know your future at
Algoma University.
LEARN ON STATE-OF-THE-ART PLATFORMS
Study from anywhere: with our state-of-the-art online tools, you
can earn your degree no matter where you are in the world, and
be confident in course delivery. Algoma University has partnered
with industry leaders, Contact North and PowerEd by Athabasca
University to offer Moodle and Brightspace learning tools to our
students; platforms that are trusted by millions of users, and
thousands of schools, academic institutions, and corporations
around the world.
WORLD-CLASS LEARNING
FOR ANYONE, ANYWHERE
Online Learning
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The School of Business & Economics
at Algoma University provides academic
programming, in both Sault Ste. Marie
and Brampton, that is relevant to the
evolving economy and experiential
learning opportunities inside and
outside of the classroom that will help
you grow and find your place as a
future business leader.
Programs available in:
• Accounting
- page 30
Business Administration:
Specializations include: Accounting,
Economics, Human Resources Management,
and Marketing
- page 31
• Economics - page 33
Finance and Economics - page 34
*Graduate certificate programming available in:
Business Administration
Human Resources Management
wHuman Resources and Business Management
(2 year)
* Graduate certificate programs are only available to students
who have completed an undergraduate degree.
algomau.ca/schoolbe schoolbe@algomau.ca
“I am the 2020/2021 President of
the Algoma University Business
Society (AUBS). AUBS is a
student-led group that echoes
the voices of all business
students. Our mission is to
foster a business community
at Algoma University that
provides unique opportunities
for students, both during and
after their degree experience.
Some opportunities include
events such as; BDO Night,
Career Networking Night and
The Internal Case Competition.
These events provide students
with a chance to network with
other students, professors and
even business professionals
within the community. This is
a great way to create business
relationships and may provide
future career opportunities.”
Liliana Speck
3rd Year, Bachelor of Business
Administration
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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Through customized business education and
a personalized learning environment, you will
gain real-world experience to jump start your
career.
Northern Ontario Business Case Competition
Event networking
Co-operative Education
Internships/Research positions
Our Sault Ste. Marie campus
offers a truly northern experience
in the heart of the Great Lakes,
while our Brampton campus
provides a unique urban lifestyle
located downtown in one of
Canada’s fastest-growing cities.
Both locations are committed
to academic excellence and
concentrate on the educational
and practical opportunities
required to succeed in today’s
evolving economy.
BRAMPTON
SAULT STE. MARIE
TWO GREAT
LOCATIONS
ALGOMAU.CA
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SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The School of Life Sciences & the
Environment at Algoma University
delivers quality programming in
Biology, Psychology, and Environmental
Science. Most importantly, students
have the opportunity to gain valuable
experience as researchers in faculty
labs or as volunteers/student-workers
for local companies through internship
courses and the final-year thesis
project. Many of our students publish
their thesis research in scientific
journals even before completing their
undergraduate degree.
Real. Science.
You’ll benefit from personal and professional
opportunities including:
Lab volunteer opportunities
Work-study opportunities
Summer research jobs
Internship courses
Honours thesis research
SCHOOL OF
LIFE SCIENCES &
THE ENVIRONMENT
“I really appreciate that the class
sizes allow for more interactive
learning opportunities such
as being able to practice
writing research proposals and
presentations within reasonable
time frames. In the future, I wish
to pursue medicine in Germany!
After medical school, I plan on
specializing in dermatology to
eventually open my own clinic.
My experience at Algoma U has
been positive! I’ve had many
opportunities to showcase myself
through various school activities,
and I’ve met tons of awesome
people! I am currently the captain
of the women’s varsity soccer
team, the president of the varsity
council, a tutor and note-taker for
numerous courses, and a coach
for the Junior Thunderbirds
Soccer Academy.”
Makenna Wiebe
4th year, Bachelor of Science,
Biology
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Programs available in:
• Biology (B.Sc.) -
page 31
• Environmental Science (B.Sc.) - page 34
• Psychology (B.Sc., B.A.) - page 36
ACQUIRED SKILLS
1. Critical thinking and scientific reasoning
2. Written communication
• Scientific literacy
• English literacy
3. Verbal communication
• Presentation creation
• Presentation delivery
4. Experimental design and execution
5. Statistical analysis skills
HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAMMING
We offer courses including Human Anatomy & Physiology and Biochemistry,
as well as more specialized courses such as Biomedical Ethics, Behavioural
Neuroscience, Health Informatics, Nutritional Science, and Cancer Biology.
algomau.ca/schoollse slse@algomau.ca
Our programs ensure you get
exposure to the full spectrum of topics
within your chosen field so you have
the chance to explore your interests
and find your passion. Once you’ve
found the subjects you love, you can
take more specialized courses in that
area as you progress further in your
degree. Evidence indicates that people
who find and pursue their passion,
are more likely to succeed in life.
Find your passion in the School of
Life Sciences & the Environment at
Algoma University.
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SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
You’ll benefit from personal and professional
growth opportunities through experiential
learning, including:
Work-study opportunities
Industry exposure opportunities
Detailed portfolio creation
Programming competitions
With state-of-the-art technology and
computer labs, along with small class
sizes and one-on-one interactions with
faculty, Algoma U has a reputation for
having a world-class Computer Science
program. A large component of our
Computer Science program is creativity
and innovation. Students are able to
create new designs and explore their
wildest imaginations. Computing drives
innovation in the sciences, but also
developments in engineering, business,
entertainment, and education. Many
who want to make a positive difference
in the world around them study
computer science.
“The program teaches
computer science in a way
that encourages students to
generate ideas and collaborate
on solutions together. I plan
on studying for a master’s
in computer science post-
graduation. I enjoy the one-
to-one experience with the
professors along with the smaller
class sizes, and I’ll never regret
choosing Algoma U for my
undergrad because of that.”
Michael Buffone
3rd Year, Bachelor of Science
in Computer Science
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Programming available in:
• Computer Game Technology - page 33
• Computer Game Technology- Creative Arts - page 33
• Mobile Software Engineering (B.Sc.) - page 33
*Graduate certificate programming available in:
• Information Technology
• Mobile Software Development
* Graduate certificate programs are only available to
students who have completed an undergraduate degree.
ACQUIRED SKILLS
Courses are also offered in articial intelligence,
human-computer interactions, web data
management, Internet tools, among others.
Students in our Computer Science program
will learn how to program and code using SQL,
HTML, ANSI C++, Java, and Javascript.
Experiments can be carried out in a simulated
virtual laboratory, beyond the realm of
physical possibility.
algomau.ca/computer-science
scst@algomau.ca
Our Computer Science program delivers an
innovative and cutting-edge education in two
unique locations:
SAULT STE. MARIE and BRAMPTON
Our students explore how
computer science reaches far
beyond theory and practice,
driving innovation in the sciences,
with examples such as the
Human Genome Project and AIDs
vaccine research, and leading
developments in engineering,
business, entertainment, and
education. Wherever your
passions and creativity lead,
studies in Computer Science will
take you there!
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Academic Programs
ANISHINAABE STUDIES
Our Anishinaabe Studies program, offered in partnership
through Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, explores the history
of the Anishinaabe peoples. Through a culture-based
curriculum, you will learn Anishinaabe history, philosophy, and
worldview. Due to the holistic style of delivery, an emphasis
is placed on cultural values. Through this program, you will
be immersed in a traditional Anishinaabe community and will
develop a broad cross-cultural understanding and experience
both traditional and contemporary Anishinaabe research
methodologies, as they relate to other research paradigms.
Possible Careers: Teacher, Historian, Consultant to non-
Indigenous/Indigenous organizations or within government
organizations, Civil Servant, Policy Maker/Analyst, Social
Services or Health Care fields in combination with other
specialized training
Sample Courses: Anishinaabe Peoples and our Homelands,
Anishinaabe Social Issues, Music as Culture: Native Music
algomau.ca/anishinaabe-studies
ANISHINAABEMOWIN (OJIBWE)
This program is the only one of its kind in Canada and
will teach you basic- to advanced-level instruction in
Anishinaabemowin - the Ojibwe language. You will gain a
functional level of fluency in the language and will investigate
the challenges of the written word. With more language
speakers, we’re helping to keep the Anishinaabe language
alive and well in Canada. Complement your degree by
participating in a variety of cultural activities on campus,
including the Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow, one of
the largest in the region. Other activities include: full moon
ceremonies, the Elders’ Gathering, feasts, and more.
Possible Careers:
Teacher, Consultant to non-Indigenous/
Indigenous organizations or within government organizations,
Linguist, Civil Servant, Policy Maker/Analyst, Social Services
or Health Care fields in combination with other specialized
training
Sample Courses: Introductory Anishinaabemowin, Intensive
Conversational Practice - Introductory Level, Anishinaabe
Philosophy of Language and Culture
algomau.ca/anishinaabemowin
At the core of everything we do are
academic programs that span across
the humanities, social sciences, and
sciences. Plus, as an undergraduate-
only university, our students have
opportunities to assist with faculty
research projects
– an advantage like no other.
ACCOUNTING
As an Accounting student, you will gain a fundamental
understanding of accounting concepts and principles needed
to succeed in your chosen accounting career. You will learn
what it takes to be a creative, independent problem solver
who can be relied on to get the job done right the first time.
This three-year degree offers a pathway into an array of
accounting career opportunities for those with an aptitude for
numbers, organizing, and analytical problem-solving skills.
Our program will provide you with the opportunity to pursue
the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
after graduation and our courses are also recognized by the
Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA),
which can prepare you to become a Certified Aboriginal
Financial Manager (CAFM).
Possible Careers: Public Accountant, Financial Analyst,
Auditing, Tax and Estate Planning
Sample Courses: External Auditing 1, Intermediate
Accounting 1, Advance Financial Accounting 2
algomau.ca/accounting
Sault Ste. Marie campus
Brampton campus
Timmins campus
Online delivery
Program available at noted campus(es)
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BIOLOGY
In our Biology program, you will take courses that will teach you the scientific
method, and how to use it. Our program takes a problem-solving approach to the
sciences, preparing students for all areas of graduate studies. Biology students gain
practical experience through laboratory and internship courses that allow them to
work with researchers or relevant businesses. Students can also conduct ground-
breaking research with world-class scientists as part of Honour’s Thesis course.
Approximately 25% of our students volunteer or work in faculty research labs each
year, and many publish the work they do in scientific journals!
Possible Careers: Physician, Dentist, Veterinary Medicine, Scientist, Researcher,
Nurse, Policy Analyst, Forensic Scientist, Conservation Officer, Teacher, Zoologist,
Biotechnologist.
Sample Courses: Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology
algomau.ca/biology
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program will give you the
opportunity to conduct research, sharpen your critical thinking skills, network with
businesses and professionals, and increase your skills in oral and written business
communication. In your fourth year, you’ll be ready to apply what you’ve learned
by participating in the Northern Ontario Business Case Competition, which enables
BBA students to showcase their knowledge before local business judges and
national celebrities. Business students have a very high employment rate in their
field and a 95% success rate on the Chartered Accountancy exam on their first
attempt on the UFE.
Possible Careers:
Advertising, Chartered Professional Accountant (Accounting),
Human Resources Specialist, PR Specialist, Financial Officer, Public Relations
(MKTG), Marketing Analyst (MKTG), Sales (MKTG), Payroll Coordinator (HR),
Recruitment (HR)
Sample Courses: Marketing Concepts, Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations,
Human Resource Planning, Industrial & Labour Relations in Canada
algomau.ca/business
BUSINESS SPECIALIZATIONS:
Accounting
Economics
Human Resources Management
Marketing
“What I like most about
the Biology program
are the small class
sizes. This allows you to
better connect with your
professors who genuinely
care about your success.
After completing my
biology program, I plan
on applying to medical
school to become an
anesthesiologist. My
experience with Algoma
U has been amazing. The
faculty and staff have
been very welcoming and
helpful in allowing me
to pursue my academic
goals.”
Nick Kennan
3rd Year, Bachelor of
Science, Biology
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (CDEV)
Learn to work alongside people in communities to effect change by helping
to identify common concerns and solutions, and to build relationships with
organizations and those in positions of power. Our program has a specific focus
on northern, rural, remote communities, and Indigenous populations. You will be
adequately prepared to be a Community Development Practitioner in Northern
Ontario and to work with a diverse and cross-cultural group of people. In your third
year, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your classroom learning in a 150-hour
field placement that links concepts, values, and theories to practice.
Possible Careers: Economic Development Officer, Community Development Officer,
Community Organizer, Program Coordinator, Event Planning & Management, Policy
Writer, Community Educator, Social Services Administrator, Child & Youth Worker,
PR & Communications Officer
Sample Courses: Introduction to Community Economic and Social Development,
Community-based Research Methods, Environment and Community Resilience
algomau.ca/cdev
COMMUNITY, ECONOMIC,
AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (CESD)
In our Community, Economic, and Social Development program, more commonly
known as CESD, you will develop a holistic perspective of the world around you,
and develop the knowledge and skills to fight for positive change, economic
and social equality, and defend human rights. Our program is the only one of its
kind in Canada with a special focus on northern, rural, remote, and Indigenous
populations. You’ll have the opportunity to put your skills and learning into practice
in your third- and fourth-year when you complete two field placements in the
community. Graduates are also eligible for certification by the Economic Developers
Association of Canada (EDAC) and the Council for the Advancement of Native
Development Officers (CANDO)
Possible Careers: Community Development Officer, Researcher Assistant,
Policy Analyst, Community Organizer, Program Coordinator, Event Planning &
Management, Community Educator, Social Services Administrator, Child & Youth
Worker, PR & Communications Officer
Sample Courses: Community Advocacy and Social Justice, Directed Studies CESD
Practicum, Global/Local Relations: Critical Perspectives
algomau.ca/cesd
“Making the jump from
my Toronto community,
Lawrence Heights, to
Algoma U was the
scariest decision I ever
made. It turned out to
be the best decision I’ve
ever made. The CESD
program was the perfect
fit for me. I enjoyed how
I was able to relate the
theory in the courses to
my community. I also
enjoyed my peers sharing
the ways in which they
plan to bring positive
social change to society!
Learning about
Indigenous history and
culture was a huge
eye-opener for me and
I can’t wait to share
what I learned with my
community.”
Dejazmatch James
Graduate, Bachelor
of Arts, Community,
Economic, and Social
Development (2020)
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COMPUTER SCIENCE
In our Computer Science program, you will gain a strong
theoretical and practical foundation in the study of
algorithms, programming languages, and construction of
computer systems and applications. You will have a solid
foundation in data structure, programming, assembly
language programming, computer organization, operating
systems, theory, software engineering, algorithms, and
computer networking. Computer Science students have the
option to complete a fourth-year honours thesis, in addition
to regular Bachelor of Computer Science or Bachelor of
Science in Computer Science degrees, which can be used
to build a portfolio to highlight your skills and abilities to
potential employers after graduation.
Possible Careers: Software Engineer, System Analyst,
Database Administrator, Game Developer, Computer
Programmer, Video Game Developer, Web Developer,
Information Specialist, Software Analyst
Sample Courses: Computer Game Design (I), Mobile
Application Development (I), Information Technology
Security and Privacy, Human-Computer Interaction
algomau.ca/computer-science
COMPUTER SCIENCE SPECIALIZATIONS:
Computer Game Technology
Computer Game Technology – Creative Arts
Mobile Software Engineering
ECONOMICS
Explore the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary
to interact with policy makers at the local, national, and
international level for both for-profit and not-for-profit
organizations. In our program, you will learn various tools for
a deep understanding of individual and market behaviour
as well as the roles of government in improving economic
and societal well-being. Economics students help create
knowledge by participating in conferences locally, nationally
and internationally. In our intimate and interactive learning
environment, you will examine a variety of topics including
urban economics, economic development, and elementary
statistical methods for economists.
Possible Careers: Economist, Financial Risk Analyst, Statistician,
Data Analyst, Sales, Banker, Market Researcher, Financial Advisor
Sample Courses: Canadian Economics Problems and Policy,
International Trade
algomau.ca/economics
ENGINEERING (1
ST
YEAR)
Our first year Engineering pathway provides qualifying
students with a first-year of study followed by a seamless
transition to the second year of Laurentian University’s
Bachelor of Engineering program. You will study in areas such
as mathematics, chemistry, and physics in preparation for a
degree in either mechanical, mining, or chemical engineering.
You will benefit from the best of both worlds – an intimate and
highly supported first-year experience at Algoma University
followed by a transition to the Bharti School of Engineering
with faculty from a variety of disciplines, strong industry
connections, and brand-new facilities. If you pursue co-
operative education, you may have the option of being placed
in Sault Ste. Marie working with local industry partners. There
is a growing need to recruit and retain professional engineers
in Northern Ontario and beyond. Join the next generation
of professionals with an opportunity for long and successful
careers in an area of high demand.
Possible Careers: Mechanical Engineering, Mining or
Geological Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Consultant
Sample Courses: Applied Mechanics, Introduction to Physics,
Calculus
algomau.ca/engineering
Our Computer Science program is known
internationally for having one of the most
advanced computer games technology
specializations. Students will learn how to
develop video games, including developing
their plot, music, and graphics.
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ENGLISH
In our program, you will study literature, language, and ideas
from Shakespeare to Margaret Atwood, and explore a variety
of genres such as fiction, drama, poetry, creative nonfiction,
film, and criticism. You will gain an understanding of diverse
perspectives and values and learn how language and
literature continue to shape human experience, as well as an
appreciation of the power of words and ideas. In learning to
write critically, creatively and convincingly, you will hone your
ability to think clearly and to analyze attentively, abilities that
greatly appeal to employers, professional schools, and graduate
programs. You can also take your learning outside of the
classroom by getting involved in research being conducted by
our faculty through paid work placements.
Possible Careers: Copywriter, Author, Communications Officer,
Educator, Librarian, Editor, PR Specialist, Journalist, Writer,
Poet, Screenwriter, Blogger
Sample Courses: Introduction to Creative Writing, Indigenous
Literature of North America, Academic Writing: Fundamentals
algomau.ca/english
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Our Environmental Science program introduces you to
environmental challenges, such as climate change, invasive
species, biodiversity loss, and provides you with the
training to tackle these challenges in your future careers as
environmental scientists. You’ll develop critical thinking skills
that will allow you to contribute to the current environmental,
social, and economic challenges facing humanity in the
twenty-first century. Our program is interdisciplinary - you’ll
take courses in biology, chemistry, geography, but can
also take relevant courses in political science, sociology,
economics, and law and justice. In your third year, you’ll
complete an 80-hour internship with an industry leader.
In your fourth year, you can complete an honours thesis
research project and/or complete another internship in the
field of environmental science.
Possible Careers:
Environmental Consultant, Oceanographer,
Forestry Researcher, Biochemist, Meteorologist, Entomologist,
Environmental Technician, Conservation Officer, Climatologist
Sample Courses: Pollution, Epidemiology, Environmental
Chemistry
algomau.ca/environmental-science
FINANCE AND ECONOMICS
The Finance and Economics program offers a unique and
holistic degree - combining business administration and
financial analysis with the management of economics. You
will examine economic policy-related issues at the regional,
national and international level, study roles of government,
financial institutions and more. Our program is designed to
equip you with a broad-based understanding of the tools
and skills required for successful careers in the financial
sector. You will learn the analytical and critical thinking skills
necessary to interact with policymakers at the local,
national, and international level for both for-profit and not-for-
profit organizations.
Possible Careers: Policy Analyst, Statistician, Actuary
Sample Courses: Economics of Natural Resources,
Management of Financial Resources, Elementary Statistical
Methods for Economists
algomau.ca/finance-economics
GEOGRAPHY
Our program is divided into four major thematic areas:
physical geography, human geography, human-environmental
geography, and geomatics. You have the opportunity to study
in two of these tracts. Due to the University’s location, you will
have the opportunity to study in a region with a rich diversity
of peoples and natural environments, and you can explore
these options through field courses and the Co-operative
Education program. With more to explore, you’ll have the
opportunity to interact with local businesses, including the
Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, Community Geomatics
Centre, and NORDIK Institute, and can work alongside
faculty conducting cutting-edge research on food security
in the region.
Possible Careers: Cartographer, Forestry Analyst, Conservation
Officer, Energy Administrator
Sample Courses: Introduction to the Human Environment,
Spatial Thinking and Quantitative Geography, Community
Planning in an Indigenous Context
algomau.ca/geography
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HISTORY
Our History program has courses covering a wide range of topics, including the
history of First Nations, women’s history, colonial history through an Indigenous
lens, history and film, witches and witch-hunts, the history of ideas, and more. New
courses in public history and archival studies will allow you to explore ideas and
projects on history as it’s made available in museums, historical sites, and archives.
Did you know that Algoma U houses a number of important archives on campus,
including those of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School? Explore the history of
the University and delve into over 100 years of archives right on campus.
Possible Careers: Librarian, Public Historian, Museum Curator, Archivist
Sample Courses: Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution,
Introduction to Archival Studies, Decolonizing Indigenous Histories
algomau.ca/history
LAW AND JUSTICE
In Law and Justice, you will acquire knowledge of the pattern of law and legal
institutions required to regulate our political, social and economic relations. We take
a more holistic approach in that you will study many areas of the law including civil
law, criminal law, family law, corporate law, constitutional law and contract law. We
also investigate conventional, traditional and alternative forms of justice and dispute
resolution. You will come to understand law as a multi-dimensional and complex
social phenomenon. You will also acquire skills in critical thinking, written and verbal
communication and high-calibre research making you an excellent candidate for law
school and graduate programs.
Possible Careers: Police Officer, Lawyer, Criminal Investigator, Correctional Officer
Sample Courses: Canadian Political and Legal Institutions, Introduction to
Interpersonal Dispute Resolution, International Law, Crime and Popular Culture
algomau.ca/law-justice
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Our History students study at a historically significant landmark. Algoma U is
situated on a historic site - the former site of the Shingwauk Indian Residential
School. Our students walk in the halls and study in the classrooms where Canadian
history was forged and the campus is home to one of the most polished archives on
the residential schools system.
“As a student majoring
in Geography, you learn
about the environment
and environmental
processes, human
geography, and
cartography. You also
learn about GIS and
remote sensing which
is very interesting and is
the future of geography
and land surveying as we
know it. Once I complete
my degree, I intend to
either further my studies
in geography as a
specialist in cartography
or take a course in GIS.
My experience at Algoma
University has been great;
from meeting friends to
gaining experiences and
making connections that
will last a lifetime. Algoma
University has given me
an experience like no
other.”
Japhet John
3rd Year, Bachelor of Arts,
Geography
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MUSIC
In our program, you will develop the fundamentals of
performance, theory, and musicianship. We offer courses in
performance, music theory, music history, popular music,
sociology of music, Indigenous music, world music, audio arts,
conducting, elementary school music, and music business.
We also provide an extensive variety of jazz-based courses.
You will have the opportunity to study and perform in a historic
building, outfitted with the best instruments and faculty who
are leading musicians in their field. Take your learning outside
of the classroom by participating in one of our ensembles. The
Algoma University Choir, Jazz Ensemble, and Music Theatre
Ensemble are active within the local community and give you
ample opportunity to perform.
Possible Careers: Songwriter, Performer, Educator, Music
Producer, Music Therapist
Sample Courses: Music Composition, Jazz Performance and
Pedagogy, History of Music in Video Games
algomau.ca/music
POLITICAL SCIENCE
In our program, you will learn about key political institutions
and actors, along with the forces and ideas that work to
shape society and influence transformative political action.
You will examine the concepts of power, sovereignty, identity,
equality, freedom, justice, authority, democracy, ideology,
political violence, revolution, globalization, political economy,
development, and more. Our program is built around
three streams: international relations and comparative
politics; Canadian government, politics, and public policy;
and political theory. Due to our location on the site of the
former Shingwauk Indian Residential School, our program
has a special focus on Indigenous content, including the
implications of treaty relations, the Truth and Reconciliation
Calls to Action, and colonialism.
Possible Careers: Lawyer, Government and Public Service,
Foreign Affairs and diplomatic service
Sample Courses: Introduction to International Relations, Global
Governance: The United Nations System, Canadian Legal and
Political Institutions
algomau.ca/political-science
PSYCHOLOGY
Algoma’s Psychology program encourages you to think
critically about human and non-human behaviour, and
science in general. You will learn about the history of
psychology and explore how the brain contributes to human
and non-human behaviour. Most psychology courses
offered at Algoma U fall under one of three categories:
social and personality psychology, clinical psychology, and
neuropsychology. In your fourth- year, you will have the
opportunity to complete an honours thesis, conduct original
research and present your findings at our annual institutional
conference. Our students have the opportunity to work
as research assistants conducting cutting edge research
alongside faculty. You can earn a Bachelor of Arts or a
Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.
Possible Careers: Neuroscientist, Speech-Language
Pathologist, Forensic Psychologist
Sample Courses: Neuropharmacology, Forensic Psychology,
Animal Behaviour
algomau.ca/psychology
SOCIOLOGY
Sociology enables you to think critically about the world in
which we live in; to explore the existing power structures that
we are part of; dismantle and unpack the taken-for-granted.
We focus on social inequality, through examining the impacts
of colonization, racialization and identity-politics. When you
enter the program, you will learn alongside faculty who are
committed to social change. Our small class size creates an
environment for engagement, dialogue, and interrogation
of social issues and problems. You will be encouraged
throughout the program to investigate a research problem of
your own. A Sociology degree provides you with an excellent
foundation in critical thinking, research skills, and analyzing
complex social dynamics.
Possible Careers: Educator, Counsellor, Law, Health & Safety
Sample Courses: The Social Making of Gender, Sociology
of Mental Health, Racialization, Migration, and Identity,
Understanding Society: Principles and Processes
algomau.ca/sociology
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SOCIAL WORK
Our generalist social work program will prepare you to practice anti-oppressive
social work with diverse populations. You will use structural, Anishinaabe, and
feminist approaches to critically analyze the ways that social contexts shape personal
and social problems. Our program has a particular focus on social work in and
with northern, rural, remote, Indigenous, and Franco-Ontarian communities. Our
program advocates for social justice and equips you with the intellectual, practical,
and professional skills needed to promote the individual and collective well-being of
individuals, families, groups, and communities. You’ll have the opportunity to take
your learning even further in your fourth year when you participate in a 700-hour
field placement that will link your classroom learning to real-life situations.
Possible Careers: Mental Health Worker, Community Worker, Case Manager, Child
Welfare Worker, Rehabilitation Worker
Sample Courses: Introduction to Social Welfare in the North, Human Services
Organizations, Northern and Rural Social Work Practice, Field Practicum
algomau.ca/social-work
VISUAL ARTS
Our Visual Arts program focuses on contemporary studio practices in painting,
drawing, printmaking, and mixed media. In your first two years of studies, you’ll
receive structured, intense, and project-based studio courses that develop basic
visual vocabulary, observational drawing skills, and an overview of art history. Upper
year courses involve increasingly varied approaches that allow for more independent
and personal development. This individuality is reflected in our end of studies thesis,
which results in a professionally curated annual group exhibition at the Art Gallery of
Algoma. There are countless opportunities to show off your work around town at local
businesses and various gallery spaces, like 180 Projects. Even better, most of these
spaces are free!
Possible Careers: Gallery Coordinator, Community Arts Educator, Writer/Critic,
Independent Curator
Sample Courses: Visual Fundamentals, Printmaking, Advanced Studio, Senior Exhibit
algomau.ca/visual-arts
“My experience at Algoma
has been amazing so
far. I’ve met a lot of
influential people that
have encouraged me
to aim for the stars and
come out of my comfort
zone. The professors are
very accommodating and
the campus community
is very welcoming. I can’t
wait to see what Algoma
has in store for my last
two years.
I plan on completing my
master’s once I finish my
BSW, and plan to get my
PhD after that.
I am the 2020/2021 Vice
President of Student Life
for the Algoma University
Student Union. I plan
to use my platform to
advocate for the needs of
the students to the best of
my abilities.”
Cieanna Walcott
3rd Year, Bachelor of
Social Work
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QUICK FACTS ABOUT AU CREDITS
One course = 3 credits
One semester = 15 credits
3-year degree = 90 credits
4-year degree = 120 credits
There are many benefits to declaring a minor
or specialization as part of your university
experience. Minors are a great way to take
classes from a different department, explore
a topic of personal interest, while broadening
your portfolio and potential future career
options. Minors complement the degree that
you earn and give you a more well-rounded
post-secondary experience.
WHAT IS A MAJOR? An academic major is an academic
discipline to which an undergraduate student formally commits.
A student who successfully completes all courses required for
the major qualifies for their Bachelor’s degree. (E.g.: Honours
Bachelor of Arts = 120 credits)
Choose a discipline – E.g.: Psychology = 60 credits
WHAT IS A MINOR? An academic minor is a student’s
declared secondary academic discipline during their
undergraduate studies.
Choose a minor – E.g.: Law and Justice = 24 credits
Total credits to graduate 120 credits
Major - 60 credits
Opportunity for a = 60 credits
double major, minor, etc.
Get more out of
your degr
Minor or Specialize in a subject you love.
“I was able to learn a
lot about the many
different areas of law and
psychology. This fall, I
plan to enroll in the M.Sc.
Forensic Psychology
at Birmingham City
University in the UK. I
had a lot of fun, a lot of
laughs, made a lot of
friends, met so many
new people from all over
Canada and the world. I
also made really great
relationships with my
professors who helped
me achieve my goals and
I worked extremely hard
throughout my time at
Algoma U.”
Alexis Trigiani-Kirkwood
Double major
Graduate, Bachelor of
Arts, Law and Justice,
Bachelor of Arts,
Psychology (2020)
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BACHELOR OF ARTS
PROGRAM OPTIONS REQUIRED CREDITS ELECTIVES CREDITS
Major in a 4-year program 54 – 60 credits 60 – 66 elective credits
Major in a 3-year program 36 – 60 credits 30 – 54 elective credits
Combined (Double) Major in a 3-year 30 credits in each program 30 elective credits
Combined (Double) Major in a 4-year 42 credits in each program 36 elective credits
“MINOR” CREDITS REQUIRED MINIMUM GRADE WHEN?
6 introductory credits
18 upper-year credits
60% Concurrently with your
degree
Combined (Double) Major in a 4-year 42 credits in each program 36 elective credits
Using the Bachelor of Arts degree as an example:
WHAT IS A SPECIALIZATION? A specialization is additional required study in one or more
areas selected from options within or related to your major discipline.
You can choose to minor in most of our degree programs.
You can also minor or specialize in the following unique
subject areas.
SUBJECT AREA MINOR SPECIALIZATION
Canadian Government, Public Policy, and Administration
Computer Game Technology
Computer Game Technology/Creative Arts
Environmental Sustainability
French
Geomatics
Human Development
Human Resources Management
International Relations
Marketing
Mathematics
Mobile Software Engineering
Social Justice And Globalization
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TURN YOUR COLLEGE
DIPLOMA INTO A
UNIVERSITY DEGREE
The pathway to higher education is
becoming easier for students in Ontario
seeking to enhance their college education
with a university degree.
Pathway agreements strengthen the partnership between
colleges and universities. Participating students will benefit
by having more options to stay in the GTA by studying at
Algoma’s campus in Brampton or travel north to pursue a
university education in Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins. These
agreements are the ideal combination of higher education
and make students that much more valuable to employers.
TWO PLUS TWO & EXCEPTIONAL AGREEMENTS
Under these agreements, qualifying students in eligible
programs who complete their diploma studies at Cambrian,
Centennial, Confederation, Northern, Seneca, Sault College
can move on to Algoma University to complete their degree
in just two more years! These pathway agreements offer
students diversity and opportunity in their postsecondary
studies to continue building on their knowledge and skills,
providing a strong foundation for future success.
DIPLOMA TO DEGREE
Don’t see your college listed above? No problem! We offer
2+2 pathways with the following Ontario College diploma
programs: Business, Business Accounting, Business
Marketing, and Police Foundations.
In addition, we have very generous transfer credit
agreements with schools across Ontario for maximum course
recognition for prior learning.
“Algoma University gave me
the opportunity to take what
I learned in college and
build on those skills through
the CESD program. A lot
of my courses focused on
the practicum aspect of the
program so I could easily
translate what I learned in the
classroom to my professional
life. The professors did an
amazing job of equipping me
with the necessary ingredients
to thrive as a Community
Development practitioner
locally but also globally
in my current position, in
Tanzania, as a Young Feminist
Movement Advisor”
Bethany Lafay
Graduate, Honours, Bachelor
of Arts Community Economic
Social Development (2018)
Go Further!
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Additional Certificate options available.
ALGOMA UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS SCHOLARSHIPS**
AWARD NAME RENEWABLE/NON-RENEWABLE AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY
Algoma University
Pathways
Scholarship
Renewable for up to three
additional years
$2,000 An entrance award to all candidates
presenting an average of 3.70 – 4.00
GPA (minimum 85%)
Algoma University
Pathways
Scholarship
Renewable for up to three
additional years
$1,500 An entrance award to all candidates
presenting an average of 3.30 – 3.69
(80-84.9%)
Algoma University
Recognition Award
Non-renewable $1,000 An entrance award of to all candidates
presenting an average of 3.00 – 3.29
GPA (75-79.9%)
**These scholarships are for students transferring from college diploma programming to university-level degree programs.
For full eligibility requirements, please visit algomau.ca/awards.
TRANSFER CREDIT RECOGNITION
High Affinity
DIPLOMA TYPE DIPLOMA AVERAGE TRANSFER CREDITS RECOGNIZED
3-Year Diploma GPA of 2.50 – 2.99 Up to 30 credits
GPA of 3.00+ Up to 60 credits
2-Year Diploma GPA of 2.50 – 2.99 Up to 15 credits
GPA of 3.00+ Up to 45 credits
1 Year College Certificate GPA of 3.00+ Up to 15 credits towards a BA program
High Affinity: College diploma graduates transferring into a related degree program (ex. Social Service Worker to Bachelor
of Social Work)
Low Affinity
DIPLOMA TYPE DIPLOMA AVERAGE TRANSFER CREDITS RECOGNIZED
3-Year Diploma GPA of 2.50 – 2.99 Up to 30 credits
GPA of 3.00+ Up to 45 credits
2-Year Diploma GPA of 2.50 – 2.99 Up to 15 credits
GPA of 3.00+ Up to 30 credits
Low Affinity: College diploma graduates transferring into an unrelated degree program (ex. Social Service Worker to
Bachelor of Business Administration)
Curious to see how many transfer credits you can receive?
collegeoutreach@algomau.ca algomau.ca/transfers-pathways
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INTERNATIONAL
You’re looking for a university that
recognizes you. A place that will
leverage your goals and be your
partner along the way, broadening
perspectives as well as horizons.
You’re looking for a university where
faculty are ready to share their
knowledge with you, grow with you,
adapt with you. You’re looking for
a network of people who will share
perspectives, challenge ideas, and
celebrate differences.
With over 40% of our student body coming from
outside of Canada, representing over 50 different
countries around the globe, our campuses stand
out as some of the most diverse in Canada. We
embrace and foster diversity. We appreciate and
celebrate what makes us unique and the ways
that our differences unite us. When you step foot
on campus at Algoma University, you clearly see
what we mean when we say “All Welcome.”
PERSONAL SUPPORT
We have vibrant and welcoming
orientation programs that will ease
your transition into life in Canada.
From making instant connections
with new students to getting a mobile
phone plan, we are here to help. We
also have an active and engaging
peer mentorship program, the Algoma
Student Ambassador Program, that
partners a new student with an
upper-year student, fostering lifelong
friendship and support from fellow-
students.
THE WORLD IN ONE CLASSROOM
At Algoma University, you can
experience a glimpse of what the
global marketplace encompasses:
diverse worldviews with the goal of
mutual understanding. Whether it be
on the topic of economics, music,
literature, geology, environmental
sciences, or software development,
you will wrestle with topics and
negotiate ideas that will challenge
your thinking, develop your skills, and
prepare you for your future, whatever
it might hold.
algomau.ca/international-students
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Together
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INTERNATIONAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS*
AWARD NAME RENEWABLE/NON-RENEWABLE AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY
Chancellor
Awards
Renewable for up to three
additional years (maximum of
$20,000)
$5,000 Based on A+ average on previous
academic record and specific
language requirements
President’s
Award
Non-renewable $2,500 Based on A average on previous
academic record
Dean’s
Award
Non-renewable $1,000 Based on B+ average on previous
academic record
Award of
Excellence
Non-renewable $500 Based on B average on previous
academic record
*US students are not eligible for International Entrance Scholarships.
For full eligibility requirements, please visit algomau.ca/awards.
INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
International admissions generally require, equivalencies to Ontario ‘standard’.
algomau.ca/students/international-students/admissions-requirements
ALGOMAU.CA
United
Together
CELEBRATING CULTURE
We hold university and student-led cultural events year-round allowing you to
share your culture and traditions with others. We share food, music, dance, and
experiences. Celebrating each other unites us.
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ADMISSIONS
MAJORS REQUIRED HIGH SCHOOL PREREQUISITES
6 U/M LEVEL COURSES AT THE GRADE 12 LEVEL INCLUDING:
MINORS CAMPUS
Accounting
ENG4U, two U/M Math (Data Management recommended);
minimum 65% overall average
SSM
Anishinaabe Studies ENG4U; minimum 65% overall average
SSM
Anishinaabemowin
(Ojibwe Language)
ENG4U; minimum 65% overall average
SSM
Biology
ENG4U, MHF4U, two U/M Sciences (Biology & Chemistry
recommended); minimum 70%
SSM
Business Administration
Accounting, Economics,
Human Resources
Management, Marketing
ENG4U, two U/M Math, (Data Management
recommended); minimum 70% overall average
SSM/
BRAM
Community Development ENG4U; minimum 65% overall average SSM/TIM
Community, Economic, and
Social Development (CESD)
ENG4U; minimum 65% overall average
SSM
Computer Science
Computer Game Technology,
Computer Game Technology
–Creative Arts,
Mobile Software Engineering
For BCOSC: ENG4U, MHF4U, one other U/M Math
For BSc: ENG4U, MHF4U, two other U/M Sciences
(Chemistry & Physics recommended); minimum 65%
overall average
SSM/
BRAM
Economics ENG4U, two U/M Math; minimum 65% overall average
SSM
Engineering 1st Year Pathway
Chemical, Mechanical, Mining
ENG4U, MHF4U, SPH4U, SCH4U, one other U/M Science
or one other U/M Math
For Chemical/Mining; minimum 70% overall average
For Mechanical; minimum 75% overall average
SSM
English ENG4U; minimum 65% overall average
SSM
Environmental Science
ENG4U, MHF4U, two U/M Sciences (Biology & Chemistry
recommended); minimum 65% overall average
SSM
Finance & Economics
ENG4U, two U/M Math, (Data Management
recommended); minimum 65% overall average
SSM/
BRAM
Geography ENG4U; minimum 65% overall average
SSM
History ENG4U; minimum 65% overall average
SSM
Law & Justice ENG4U; minimum 65% overall average
SSM
Music ENG4U + interview, minimum 65% overall average
SSM
Political Science ENG4U; minimum 65% overall average
SSM
Psychology
For BA (General): ENG4U; minimum 65% overall average
For BA (Honours): ENG4U; minimum 70% overall average
For BSc: ENG4U, one U/M MATH, two other U/M Sciences
(Chemistry & Physics recommended) minimum 70%
overall average
SSM/
BRAM
Social Work ENG4U; minimum 70% overall average SSM/TIM
Sociology ENG4U; minimum 65% overall average
SSM
Visual Arts ENG4U + Portfolio; minimum 65% overall average
SSM
SSM = Sault Ste. Marie Campus BRAM = Brampton Campus TIM = Timmins Campus
Admiions
PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS, MINORS AND CAMPUS LOCATIONS
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ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
AWARD NAME RENEWABLE/NON-RENEWABLE AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY
AU Platinum
Award of
Excellence
Renewable for up to three
additional years (maximum
$16,000)
$4,000 95%+ Based on top six
Grade 12 U/M-level courses
AU Gold Award
of Excellence
Renewable for up to three
additional years (maximum
$12,000)
$3,000 90–94.9% Based on top six
Grade 12 U/M-level courses
AU Silver Award
of Excellence
Renewable for up to three
additional years (maximum
$10,000)
$2,500 85–89.9% Based on top six
Grade 12 U/M-level courses
AU Bronze Award
of Excellence
Renewable for up to three
additional years (maximum
$6,000)
$1,500 80–84.9% Based on top six
Grade 12 U/M-level courses
Scholarship Renewal: Algoma University renewable entrance scholarships are renewed using a tiered approach of the
award. Students who satisfy the condition of renewal based on the required complement of credits, appropriate terms
of study, and academic average, may be able to renew based on a 30-credit complement. Course loads less than 30
credits, but greater than or equal to 24 credits, will be prorated accordingly.
TUITION AND ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Value aed!
CANADIAN CITIZENS &
PERMANENT RESIDENTS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Full-Time Tuition* $5,865.18 $18,287.34
Required Fees $654.00 $654.00
Total $6,519.18 $18,941.34
TUITION
*All fees are in Canadian dollars. Fees are based on the 2020/21 academic year. 2021/22 fees will be announced
in May 2021. Laboratory courses will be charged an additional $20.80 per 3-credit course, and studio courses will
be charged an additional $16.01 per 3-credit course. Fees listed do not include mandatory student health plans.
Students who have proof of coverage may opt out of the health plan after registration. Tuition rates and scholarships
apply to all Algoma University campuses.
Please note: fees are subject to change at any time.
algomau.ca/fees
algomau.ca/entrance-scholarships
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HOW TO APPLY
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN APPLY IF YOU’RE A
CANADIAN CITIZEN OR PERMANENT RESIDENT:
Full-Time September Application Procedures
You will apply for admission via the Ontario Universities’ Application
Centre (OUAC). Applications are available online
at ouac.on.ca.
If you are currently enrolled in a secondary school in Ontario, you will
use application form 101. Your Guidance Office at your secondary
school will provide you with your log-in information.
If you are not currently enrolled at an Ontario secondary school, please
apply using form 105. You will create your own account.
HERE’S HOW TO APPLY IF YOU’RE AN
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT:
International Students may apply for admission at algomau.ca/apply.
If you are an international student studying at an Ontario secondary
school, you may apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application
Centre at ouac.on.ca.
Applying to Algoma U is simple. Once you’ve been
admitted, we will continue to work closely with you to
help guide you through the process of securing your
admission and getting you to campus. We’re ready to
help answer all of your questions, and before you know
it, you’ll be walking across campus to your rst class.
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going to love it.
So go ahead, book a tour. This is your future.
To book: algomau.ca/visit
Campus Tours
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Algoma University – Sault Ste. Marie
1520 Queen Street East,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2G4
info@algomau.ca
1.888.ALGOMA.U
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Algoma University – Brampton
24 Queen St. East (Suite 102/103),
Brampton, ON L6V 1A3
info@algomau.ca
1.888.ALGOMA.U
algomau.ca/brampton
Algoma University – Timmins
4715 Highway 101 East,
South Porcupine, ON P0N 1H0
info@algomau.ca
1.888.ALGOMA.U
algomau.ca/timmins