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The AU Faculty of Science and TechnologyCentre for Science

Advancing science and science education through teaching and research excellence

Discover and pursue your interests in science and mathematics. We offer the most flexible science programs and courses in Canada, delivered by high-quality distance and online teaching.

We offer a Bachelor of Science, General degree as well as the following majors:

We offer the following minors that complement the degree as well as assist students in their future employment opportunities

You can also take an individual course for interest or to fulfil a requirement from another institution. Many students take individual courses to fulfil admission requirements to professional programs such as medicine.

Why study science at Athabasca University?

We offer a variety of online courses in the following disciplines:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • environmental science
  • geo-sciences
  • health and nutrition
  • mathematics and statistics
  • physics and astronomy

Study at your own pace, at the time and place that works best for you.

Science labs

Science labs let you apply theories and principles covered in your course or program. They also help you illustrate and demonstrate important scientific concepts required to conduct legitimate and credible research.

Many science courses have a mandatory laboratory component. Depending on the course, labs could be virtual, home-based, or on-site and supervised by a lab instructor.

On-site labs are held in Athabasca, Edmonton, Calgary, and other Alberta locations. A few labs are held in other provinces. See lab locations. Check the course description to see lab requirements for your course.

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What it's like to study in Centre for Science

With online course delivery, home labs, an opportunity to complete practical projects, and a robust set of support services, you can make the most of your undergraduate education.

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