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    University of Alberta
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information


Return to: Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences  

 

General Information

The Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences administers undergraduate programs that lead to the following degrees.

BSc in Agricultural/Food Business Management
Majors:

Agricultural Business Management
Food Business Management

BSc in Agriculture
Majors:

Agricultural and Resource Economics
Animal Science
Crop Science
Range and Pasture Management (Effective Fall 2012, applications to this major are no longer accepted. Interested students should consider applying to the BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences, Wildlife and Rangeland Resources Management major.)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems

BSc in Animal Health
Majors:

Companion and Performance Animals
Food Animals
Food Safety and Quality

BA in Environmental Studies

BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences
Majors:

Conservation Biology
Environmental Economics and Policy
Human Dimensions of Environmental Management
Land Reclamation
Wildlife and Rangeland Resources Management
Northern Systems (delivered in Whitehorse, YT in partnership with Yukon College)

BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences - Bilingual
Majors:

Conservation Biology
Environmental Economics and Policy
Human Dimensions of Environmental Management
Land Reclamation
Wildlife and Rangeland Resources Management

BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences/BA in Native Studies Combined Degrees
Major in Human Dimensions of Environmental Management

BSc in Forest Business Management

BSc in Forestry

BSc in Human Ecology
Majors:

Family Ecology
Clothing, Textiles and Material Culture

BSc in Human Ecology/BEd Combined Degrees

BSc in Nutrition and Food Science

General Program
Dietetics Specialization
Food Science and Technology Specialization

BSc Honors in Food Science

BSc Honors in Nutrition

Preprofessional Program
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

For further information, visit Student Services at 2-06 Agriculture-Forestry Centre, or call us at (780) 492-4933 or 1-800-804-6417 (Western Canada), or e-mail questions@ales.ualberta.ca. Our homepage is at www.ales.ualberta.ca.

Faculty Objectives

Our undergraduate mission is to promote the development of graduates who are scientifically competent; sensitive to environmental, global, and other social issues; creative; and capable of leadership in addressing challenges faced by individuals, families, and the agriculture, forestry, food, and other natural resources sectors. The Faculty strives to develop the following skills and traits in its students:

  1. Critical and creative thinking skills: the ability to analyze, integrate, and extrapolate information;
  2. Good judgment in problem solving and decision making;
  3. Good communication skills: literacy, speaking, and listening;
  4. An appreciation of knowledge and education, and a commitment to continuous learning; and
  5. An appreciation and understanding of international and cross-cultural considerations.

The Baccalaureate degrees in the Faculty provide students with a broad education and comprehensive preparation in their specialities. Programs provide students with

  1. a solid foundation in applicable social, physical, and biological sciences, and in the humanities. Programs stress more than simple proficiency in these disciplines; they offer courses that feature an integrated, multidisciplinary treatment of subjects;
  2. awareness of current issues in the various disciplines and the ability to solve problems in their chosen occupations.
  3. the necessary academic background for graduate studies.

Certificates

Students in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) have the option of pursuing embedded certificates which recognize the fact that they have studied a specific theme. Such themes may be subjects within a particular discipline or across disciplines. Normally, requirements for an embedded certificate can be completed as part of the requirements in their degree program; however, there may be instances where courses additional to the minimum requirements for his/her degree program may be required in order to qualify for both the degree and the certificate. Currently, the following certificates are available to ALES students.