Programs & Courses

If you think studying online with Athabasca University might be right for you, we encourage you to explore our wide variety of distance learning programs and courses. Try out a single course, or jump into a full program – the choice is yours.

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Online Programs

A full-time job and life responsibilities don’t leave much time for studying – we get it. That’s why our online programs are designed to let you fit university education into your life.
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Online Courses

With 850 courses in a variety of subject areas, we’re sure to have something that meets your needs – and our online courses will always fit your schedule.
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Offering People the Power to Create Change

Online professional development courses and certificates that combine masterful, relevant content and seamless digital learning experiences with our respected expertise in post-secondary education.

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Learners from all across Canada and the world, are finding academic success with AU.

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Which program or course is right for me?

Not sure where to begin? We can help. Our counsellors will work with you to clarify your career and educational goals, and help you select an AU program.