Program News

New Programs

Environmental Science

In the Environmental Science program, students will develop critical thinking skills that allow them to contribute solutions to the current environmental, social and economic challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. The program examines the increased impacts of global climate change, the spread and threats of invasive species, the continued loss of biodiversity and degradation of agricultural soil quality and availability, and other environmental challenges. Students in Algoma’s program can take courses in the social sciences, including courses in political science, sociology, economics, and law and justice. This diverse collection of courses provides students with a broad understanding of social, cultural, legal and ethical matters, and with a variety of perspectives, sought after by many employers. Students in the Environmental Science program benefit from countless hands-on learning opportunities. These opportunities are enriched by the surrounding natural environment, a high level of interaction with faculty and partnerships with scientists at local federal and provincial research laboratories. In the third year of the program, students participate in an 80-hour internship within the Algoma region.

Pathway to Engineering (First Year)

Algoma University’s first year is a pathway to Laurentian University’s Bachelor of Engineering program. The Engineering Pathway provides qualifying students access to a first year of study at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, followed by a seamless transition to the second year of Engineering at Laurentian University in Sudbury in either Chemical, Mechanical or Mining Engineering.

Students in the first year at Algoma University will study in areas such as Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics in courses that prepare them to enter the exciting world of Engineering. In year two, they will transfer directly to their second year of study in the Bharti School of Engineering at Laurentian University. Students choose their area of focus from three degrees: ChemicalMechanical or Mining.

Admissions Updates

The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree program requirements have changed to a minimum overall average of 70% on 6 courses from any of the following categories in the Ontario curriculum: university courses (U) or university/college courses (U/M). The prerequisites include ENG4U, MHF4U, and two U/M sciences (Biology and Chemistry recommended).