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Becoming an AU student is all about taking your education to the next level. It's about pushing boundaries, achieving personal academic goals and going beyond your expectations. With over 50 online undergraduate and graduate degree, diploma and certificate programs to choose from, we offer learning solutions tailor-made for your aspirations.
As Canada's premier online distance education university, Athabasca University provides innovative, Internet-based graduate programs that reach students around the world. Earn a master's degree, doctorate, graduate diploma or certificate online. Each program offers a spectrum of courses relevant to today's work environment.

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Bachelor of Arts General

Get a broad liberal arts education with Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Arts (General). The general Bachelor of Arts program concentrates on 2 major areas of study: Humanities and Social Sciences Credits: 90

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Anthropology, in its broadest sense, is the study of what it is to be human. The discipline differs from all others that study human beings because it is holistic, historic, global and comparative. It helps us understand... Credits: 90 or 120

Bachelor of Arts in Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies examines Canada’s present and past to improve knowledge and understanding of our country’s history, literature, geography, Indigenous and ethnic peoples, politics and government. Credits: 120

Bachelor of Arts in English

The English program at Athabasca University explores a wide range of literary works from diverse genres, countries and historical periods. Credits: 90 or 120

Bachelor of Arts in French

Learn how to communicate effectively in both oral and written French as you learn about the literature and culture of France, Quebec and other Francophone areas. Credits: 90 or 120

Bachelor of Arts in History

The social changes of our era are part of a longer, more complex process; the study of history puts current issues and events into context. Credits: 90 or 120

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

Study the manifestations of what makes us human, such as culture, literature, history, art and philosophy. Humanities at Athabasca University is an interdisciplinary program that draws upon a variety of academic areas. Credits: 90 or 120

Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems

Learn about the social, cultural, political and economic implications of using information systems through Athabasca University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems. Credits: 90 or 120

Bachelor of Arts in Labour Studies

Labour Studies is an interdisciplinary program that assesses the place of labour and working people in society. Courses draw on history, sociology, political economy, women's studies, industrial relations and other field... Credits: 90 or 120

Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy

Political Economy is concerned with the interplay between politics, society and economics. It explains the crucial role of political factors in determining economic outcomes. Credits: 90 or 120

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Political Science is the study of power, authority and governance in human affairs. In today’s world, these areas are rapidly changing and becoming more complex, with a range of public, private and non-governmental ins... Credits: 90 or 120

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Psychology focuses on the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Athabasca University’s online Psychology program is designed to develop or expand your knowledge of this field. Credits: 90 or 120

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Sociology helps you both understand and change the world you live in. The study of sociology links together the social, economic, political, cultural and ecological aspects of a changing global society. Credits: 90 or 120

Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies

Athabasca University’s online Women’s and Gender Studies program will develop or expand your knowledge of the established field of women’s studies and the emerging field of gender studies. Credits: 90 or 120

Bachelor of Commerce General

The Bachelor of Commerce provides a thorough grounding in all core areas of business, from accounting to strategic management, and everything in between. Credits: 120

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

With Athabasca University’s online Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, you will get an in-depth understanding of the technical and theoretical aspects of accounting. Credits: 120

Bachelor of Commerce in e-Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce in e-Commerce gives you the business skills you need for any industry, with a focus on how products and services are bought and sold via the Internet and other electronic systems. Credits: 120

Bachelor of Commerce in Finance

Athabasca University’s online Bachelor of Commerce in Finance integrates finance and economics courses to give you a broad exposure to the growing financial management sector. Credits: 120

Bachelor of General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is one of the most popular programs at Athabasca University, mainly because of its flexibility. There are few restrictions on the specific courses that make up the degree, and no res... Credits: 90

Bachelor of Health Administration

By developing business administration, organizational, analytical and managerial skills, graduates of Athabasca University’s Health Administration degree program are able to help meet the increasing demands placed on p... Credits: 90

Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations

The Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations looks at employment relations in social, legal, political and economic contexts. Credits: 90

Bachelor of Management General

The Bachelor of Management at Athabasca University takes a strong international perspective on business. The program explores the ethical, global, political and environmental issues that organizations face every day. Credits: 90 or 120

Bachelor of Management in Human Resources Management

Human Resources (HR) is no longer just an administrative function. Today, HR is a part of an organization’s business planning and long-term strategy. This means that HR managers need grounding in accounting, finance an... Credits: 120

Bachelor of Management in Indigenous Nations and Organizations

The Bachelor of Management in Indigenous Nations and Organizations is a business program unique to Athabasca University. Credits: 120

Bachelor of Management in Marketing

Marketers identify customer needs, develop new products and services, and promote them locally and internationally. Credits: 120

Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies

Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies (BPA-CS) is a degree-completion program that brings together your real-world knowledge and experience with theory and research from the comm... Credits: 120

Bachelor of Professional Arts in Criminal Justice

Criminal justice systems are complex and require an understanding of crime as well as the institutions and professionals that operate within these systems. Athabasca University's Bachelor of Professional Arts in Criminal... Credits: 120

Bachelor of Professional Arts in Governance, Law and Management

Organizations have shifted from "command and control" management to flexibility, innovation and lifelong learning. The Bachelor of Professional Arts in Governance, Law and Management (BPA-GLM) is a degree-completion prog... Credits: 120

Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services

The Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services (BPA-HSRV) is a degree-completion program designed to meet to the career and professional needs of workers in the human services fields of child and youth care, correct... Credits: 120

Bachelor of Science General

Obtain a general education that allows you to focus on more than one area of study and prepares you for the challenges science presents to the modern world with Athabasca University’s online Bachelor of Science (BSc) p... Credits: 120

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

Our Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics encourages innovative thinking through the application of mathematical methods. The first online program of its kind in Canada, Athabasca University’s program builds an un... Credits: 120

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Take part in Canada’s first online architecture program. Athabasca University and Architecture Canada, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) have formed a partnership to offer the program, which provides 2 rou... Credits: 120

Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems

Hone your information technology (IT) skills with the Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems Major (BSc-CIS). This program will build the skills you need to develop and run computer-based systems in bus... Credits: 120

Bachelor of Science in Human Science

As the demand for highly skilled professionals in the Health Science field increases, Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science Human Science Major (BSc-HS) will prepare you to pursue or further a professional career ... Credits: 120

Certificate of Completion in English Language Proficiency

Certificate of Completion in English Language Proficiency is made up of specific courses to improve your English language skills. After completing this program, you should be able to use English to communicate in a varie... Credits: N/A

Doctor of Business Administration

Advance your research skills and professional management practices, processes and programs with Athabasca University’s online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). Credits: 21

Doctor of Education in Distance Education

Athabasca University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Distance Education is a professional doctoral degree for distance education practitioners and those with related career experience. Credits: 18

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies Adult Education

Adult education is education for life, not just for a living; it has a “social” purpose – that of supporting participatory democracy and community development. Credits: 33

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies- Canada, North, and the Globe

Canada is a quintessential Northern nation. Courses address issues having to do with “the North” as a unique socio-political as well as natural region of our planet, encompassing Canada as well as tensions specific t... Credits: 33

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies- Community Studies

Community Studies explores issues of social justice and social change as they relate to community-based organizing, community economic development, education, and social movements. Credits: 33

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies- Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies is the exploration of the links between the arts and other human activities in complex societies. It includes both high art and popular culture, both ancient texts and new hypertexts. Credits: 33

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies- Educational Studies

Educational Studies provides a "critical foundations approach" to understanding educational issues and practices by drawing upon a range of theories and methods from history, sociology, cultural studies, economics, polit... Credits: 33

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies- Equity Studies

Equity Studies is a disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and multi-disciplinary approach to social justice and inequality. Ranging across the local, regional, national, and global, Equity Studies explores inequalities betwee... Credits: 33

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies - Global Change

Global Change explores claims and realities of economic and cultural globalization; the role of emerging technologies in global change; the effects of neo-liberal globalism on the nation state, local spaces, and internat... Credits: 33

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies - Heritage and Social History

The Heritage and Social History focus area will provide a unique opportunity for students to study theoretical and applied issues in heritage and social history using an interdisciplinary approach. Credits: 33

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies- Literary Studies

Literary Studies encourages students to take an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the study of literature. Works from the English-speaking world as well as works in English translation will be read. Credits: 33

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies- Work, Organization & Leadership

Work, Organization, and Leadership draws from the humanities, social sciences, labour studies, gender studies and cultural studies to examine contemporary developments in the world of work, organizations and leadership. Credits: 33

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies- Writing and New Media

Writing and New Media provides an opportunity to students interested in all aspects of writing, both professional and creative, and explores the ways in which the new media of publication and communication (the internet,... Credits: 33

Master of Arts in Integrated Studies

With Athabasca University’s Master of Arts in Integrated Studies (MA-IS), you will learn to think holistically, critically and reflectively. You will find the connections and points of overlap between specialized and g... Credits: 33

Master of Business Administration

Athabasca University launched the first fully interactive online MBA program in the world, and since then has continued to build a legacy of online excellence in graduate management education. Today, AU’s MBA remains o... Credits: 48

Master of Counselling

Athabasca University’s online Master of Counselling (MC) is designed to meet the graduate academic requirements for professional counsellors or counselling psychologists. Credits: 36

Master of Education in Distance Education

Build strong distance-education skills, knowledge and values with Athabasca University’s online Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd) program. Credits: 33

Master of Health Studies

Prepare for a leadership position in the health system with Athabasca University’s Master of Health Studies (MHS). This online program will give you the skills to discern emerging trends and provide leadership to healt... Credits: 33

Master of Nursing

Whether you want to move into a leadership position in health care or broaden the nursing services you can provide, Athabasca University’s online Master of Nursing (MN) program is for you. You can choose between a Gene... Credits: 33

Master of Science in Information Systems

Analyze and synthesize information systems concepts and skills and apply management principles to the Information Technology (IT) industry with Athabasca University’s online Master of Science in Information Systems (MS... Credits: 30 or 39

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Data Analytics

Get the technical skills and tools you need to analyze, manage and use data with Athabasca University’s online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Data Analytics (PBCDA). Credits: 12

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Security

If you’re already working in the information technology (IT) field and want to move into information security, Athabasca University’s online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Security (PBC-IS) is for you. Credits: 12

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Technology Management

If you’re already working in the information technology (IT) field and want to add a management perspective to your training, Athabasca University’s online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Technology Man... Credits: 12

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Design

If you want to improve your instructional design expertise in a short time, the online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Design (PBCID) is an excellent way to build your skills and knowledge. Credits: 9

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning

Technology-based learning is an expanding field with changing needs. Get up-to-date on current theories and technologies with the online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning (PBCTBL). Credits: 9

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture

Explore advances in sustainable environmental design and urban theory, as well as management theory and practice, with Athabasca University’s online Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture (PBDA). Credits: 27

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Counselling

Athabasca University’s online Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Counselling (PBDC) program is designed for students who either do not want to complete a full master's degree or who do not meet the admissions criteria for t... Credits: 18

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Distance Education Technology

Learn the current principles and practices of technology use in distance education and training with Athabasca University’s online Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Distance Education Technology (PBDDET). Credits: 18

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Heritage Resources Management

Heritage Resources Management identifies the elements of the past that a society defines as its heritage, then determines how to conserve and use them in a way that respects them as a public trust. Credits: 18

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Instructional Design

If you are interested in pursuing instructional design as a profession, Athabasca University’s online Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Instructional Design (PBDID) program is for you. Credits: 18

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Leadership and Management

In today’s complex and global workplace, leaders have a more challenging role than ever before. Athabasca University’s online Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Leadership and Management (PBDLM) will help you develop your... Credits: 18

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Legislative Drafting

Learn how to rewrite complex legislative language into plain language with Athabasca University’s online Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Legislative Drafting (PBDLD) program. Credits: 15

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Management

Get a solid foundation in general management with Athabasca University’s online Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Management (PBDM). This graduate-level program builds on and complements your existing management knowledge ... Credits: 15

Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing

Athabasca University’s Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing is designed to meet the specific education needs of current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) who are registered in Alberta. Credits: 120

Post-Masters Certificate in Counselling

If you already have a master’s degree in counselling or applied psychology, Athabasca University’s online Post-Masters Certificate in Counselling (PMCC) program will help you develop an additional area of specializat... Credits: 12

Post-Masters Diploma Nurse Practitioner

Get the skills you need to work as a community-based nurse practitioner with Athabasca University’s online Post-Masters Diploma: Nurse Practitioner (PMD: NP). Credits: 30

Post-RN Bachelor of Nursing

Athabasca University’s Post-RN Bachelor of Nursing is designed to meet the specific educational needs of current Registered Nurses (RNs). You will build on your established nursing practice, augmenting your knowledge a... Credits: 120

University Certificate in Accounting

Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in Accounting is an ideal starting point to develop the skills and knowledge of an accounting professional. Credits: 30

University Certificate in Advanced Accounting

The University Certificate in Advanced Accounting builds on the knowledge and skills developed in Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in Accounting. Credits: 33

University Certificate in Computers and Management Information Systems

Get a management perspective on using computers and information systems effectively in the business environment with Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in Computers and Management Information Systems. Credits: 30

University Certificate in Computing and Information Systems

Learn the general principles of computer information systems and their applications with the online University Certificate in Computing and Information Systems. You will also gain essential programming and web developmen... Credits: 33

University Certificate in Counselling Women

Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in Counselling Women (UC-CW) is specifically designed for those who work directly with women in crisis intervention. The program applies feminist theory to the pract... Credits: 30

University Certificate in e-Commerce

Get a solid management foundation and an understanding of business practices, theories and information technology with Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in e-Commerce. Credits: 30

University Certificate in English Language Studies

Learn how to communicate well in both oral and written English, in various professional contexts. The online University Certificate in English Language Studies (UC-ELS) is intended for students whose native tongue is not... Credits: 30

University Certificate in Finance

Get a grounding in the knowledge you need for a career in the growing financial management sector. Credits: 30

University Certificate in French Language Proficiency

Learn to communicate effectively in both oral and written French with Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in French Language Proficiency. This certificate allows you to get an AU credential by taking o... Credits: 30

University Certificate in Game Development and Programming

Obtain a solid technical foundation in game development and programming with Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in Game Development and Programming (UC-GDP). Credits: 42

University Certificate in Heritage Resources Management

Heritage Resources Management involves working with those things of the past – both intangible and tangible – that a society determines are of value and worth preserving. Credits: 30

University Certificate in Human Resources and Labour Relations

Get a better understanding of industrial relations and human resource matters with Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in Human Resources and Labour Relations (UC-HRLR). Credits: 30

University Certificate in Labour Studies

Labour Studies draws on history, sociology, political economy, women's studies and industrial relations to assess the place of labour and working people in society. Credits: 30

University Certificate in Management Applications

Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in Management Applications will help you develop a broad administrative perspective through a curriculum that includes Credits: 30

University Certificate in Management Foundations

Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in Management Foundations will provide you with a foundational knowledge in business management. Credits: 30

University Certificate in Marketing

Get the frameworks and tools necessary to understand consumers, market trends and competitive marketing strategies with Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in Marketing. Credits: 30

University Certificate in Public Administration

Learn about administration in all 3 levels of government, as well as in non-profit and quasi-governmental organizations with Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in Public Administration. Credits: 30

University Diploma in Arts

Achieve success as an independent learner in a variety of disciplines by learning how to think critically, write clearly and speak persuasively with Athabasca University’s online University Diploma in Arts. Credits: 60

University Diploma in Health Administration

The fields of health and social services are among the largest employment sectors in Canada and globally and there is an urgent need for qualified health administrators to work at all levels of the health system. The Uni... Credits: 60

University Diploma in Inclusive Education

Athabasca University’s online University Diploma in Inclusive Education is intended primarily for teachers who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in the area of special needs. Credits: 24

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