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Athabasca currently serve about 37,000 students per year, following a period of rapid growth which has seen student numbers double over a six-year period. Some 260,000 students have registered in Athabasca’s individualized courses and programs since the University was created by the Government of Alberta in 1970. Athabasca University makes it possible for you to earn a university education regardless of where you live or work, or your commitments to careers or families. Athabasca strives to remove the barriers of time, space, past educational experience, and, to a great degree, level of income.

  • Time: Athabasca University offers individualized study courses allow you to learn at your own pace. Flexible instruction frees you from the demands of specified class times and rigid institutional schedules. For undergraduate individualized study courses, there are no admissions deadlines; students may enrol year-round.
  • Space: Athabasca University can be wherever you are, through individualized-study packages 
  • Past educational experience: Any person, 16 years of age or older, is eligible for admission to Athabasca University.
  • Level of income: The Athabasca University method of learning allows you to pursue part-time studies and a full-time career. No longer does a university education necessarily mean the loss of employment income.
  • Recognizing prior learning: Athabasca University’s Prior learning assessment and recognition process permits you to seek credit for learning that you have acquired through your workplace or your life.

    Programs

    Bachelor's degree
    Art & Design Delivery method Length Location
    Arts (Four Years) Online / Distance Alberta
    Arts (Three Years) Online / Distance Alberta
    Arts and Science Online / Distance Alberta
    Architecture
    Architecture Online / Distance Alberta
    Business
    Finance
    Accounting Online / Distance Alberta
    Commerce Online / Distance Alberta
    Human Resources
    Human Resources and Labour Relations Online / Distance Alberta
    Human Resources Management Online / Distance Alberta
    Management
    Management (Four Year) Online / Distance Alberta
    Management (Three Year) Online / Distance Alberta
    Marketing
    Marketing Online / Distance Alberta
    Computer Science & IT
    Computing and Information Systems Online / Distance Alberta
    Health & Well-Being
    Nursing
    Nursing (Post L.P.N.) Online / Distance Alberta
    Nursing (Post R.N.) Online / Distance Alberta
    Public Health
    Health Administration Online / Distance Alberta
    Social Work
    Human Services Online / Distance Alberta
    Humanities & Culture
    Labour Studies Online / Distance Alberta
    Women's and Gender Studies (Four Year) Online / Distance Alberta
    Women's and Gender Studies (Three Year) Online / Distance Alberta
    Anthropology
    Anthropology Online / Distance Alberta
    Anthropology Concentration Online / Distance Alberta
    History
    History Concentration Online / Distance Alberta
    Political Science
    Political Economy Online / Distance Alberta
    Psychology
    Psychology (Four Year) Online / Distance Alberta
    Psychology (Three Year) Online / Distance Alberta
    Sociology
    Sociology (Four Year) Online / Distance Alberta
    Sociology (Three Year) Online / Distance Alberta
    Languages
    English
    English (Four Year) Online / Distance Alberta
    French
    French (Three Year) Online / Distance Alberta
    Law
    Governance, Law, and Management Online / Distance Alberta
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Justice Online / Distance Alberta
    Media & Communications
    Communication Studies Online / Distance Alberta
    Science
    Human Science Online / Distance Alberta
    Science Online / Distance Alberta
    Mathematics
    Applied Mathematics Online / Distance Alberta
    Master's degree
    Business
    Business Administration
    Master of Business Administration for Executives (MBA) Online / Distance Alberta
    Computer Science & IT
    Information Technology
    Executive MBA in Information Technology Management (MBA ITM) Online / Distance Alberta
    Information Systems Online / Distance Alberta
    Health & Well-Being
    Nursing
    Nursing Online / Distance Alberta
    Public Health
    Health Studies Online / Distance Alberta
    Humanities & Culture
    Integrated Studies Online / Distance Alberta
    Teaching & Education
    Education Online / Distance Alberta

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