30 The Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
Providing Solutions for a Better World
Within the areas of environment, food and agriculture, human services and animal care, our programs equip learners with the scientific knowledge, economic understanding and social context to provide leading-edge solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our world today. Hands-on learning experiences including field courses, practicum placements, work internships and international opportunities further help prepare students for the many exceptional career options available to graduates of our programs.
Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries
The Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences offers one of the largest Faculty scholarship programs on campus, with awards available during all four years of an undergraduate program. This is in addition to other general scholarships offered by the University (available to all students) and scholarships outside the University from private businesses as well as government.
Our graduates are eligible for Professional Accreditation in one or more of a number of organizations depending on their field of study. These include:
Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association (PHEc)
Alberta Institute of Agrologists (PAg)
College of Alberta Professional Foresters (RPF)
College of Dietitians of Alberta (RD)
Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (PBiol)
The Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences offers an Internship Program (IP) for students in all programs. Through the IP, students have an opportunity to take their studies beyond the classroom and participate in a four, eight, 12 or 16 month, full-time, competitively paid work placement.
Graduate and Research Program
The Faculty has an active Graduate and Research Program. Our Faculty is the second most research-intensive Faculty at the U of A in terms of research funding per professor. Graduate students from around the world are enrolled in MA, MSc and PhD thesis programs, and non-thesis MA, MF and combined MA/MBA and MF/MBA programs. We are also actively involved in international research initiatives with many other countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.