The USask Arts and Science advantage

The College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) immerses students in a dynamic, close-knit community that offers a wide range of subjects taught by leaders of the field.

Here, students benefit from learning in a broad academic community where their peers delve into a whole range of subjects, creating a culture of collaboration and inclusivity not often seen in higher education.

The college makes up almost half of the university’s entire student cohort, so you’ll become part of a thriving collective that is the beating heart of the University of Saskatchewan.

Whether you’re looking for a degree in the sciences or arts, here, there’s a degree that suits you. Undergraduate learners are spoilt for choice with the amount of courses, be it Biochemistry, Archaeology, Music, or any other one of the school’s amazing programs, the University of Saskatchewan will lead you to success.

There’s also a broad scope of Master’s degrees on offer, including Applied Microbiology, Geological Sciences, Linguistics, Psychology and Toxicology, to name just a few, allowing you to delve deeper into a subject or further your career.

The interdisciplinary culture at the college provides students the unique opportunity to work alongside peers in many different fields, creating a lively academic atmosphere rife with intelligent discussion.

It’s no surprise that students of this multifaceted college are often involved with ground-breaking research projects throughout their degrees. Students are often given the chance to visit world-leading research sites and gain industry experience. For example, only last year, Engineering Physics student, Liam Gray took part in the annual Canada Norway Student Sounding Rocket Program competition, in which he built and launched a real rocket off the Norwegian coast.

“You’re gaining experience that you would never get inside regular school programs, and you’re really, really, getting a chance to see what things will be like outside of school—to work directly on projects rather than doing something that’s completely set out in advance,” he says.

“The connections you make and the people you meet over there are all great. It’s an experience you’re not going to get in school otherwise.”

And it’s not just science students who benefit from outreach opportunities. Anthropology students have the opportunity to be a part of an industry-acclaimed anthropology project that connects students with people from the Stó:lō communities in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley region.

“The course is really a sterling example of community-engaged scholarship, where Indigenous interests are deftly woven together with scholarly research priorities,” says Professor Keith Thor Carlson.

“It truly is a class unlike any other, and working with the Stó:lō people is a privilege and responsibility that faculty and students alike take very seriously.”

But it’s certainly not ‘all work and no play’ at the University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon is home to a thriving arts and cultural scene – theatre, music and the acclaimed Remai Modern art museum. From day trips to thousands of scenic lakes, and opportunities to visit parks, grasslands, and glacier-carved landscapes; studying here allows you to experience a wide range of activities outside of the classroom.

On top of enjoying Canada’s renowned wilderness, rest assured your creature comforts can be found on campus. From student health services, to dedicated career services, students can find all the support they need to flourish, socially and academically.

The university also has a dedicated International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) which is on-hand to provide international students with advice on all international study issues, from visa applications to language help.

There are also many student-run groups that will help you to meet people from your home country and beyond through cultural  and religious events, professional networking groups and language organizations.

Beliz Acan Osman, an MA Economics graduate from Turkey says: “My two years’ experience in the program was challenging, rich and fun. Faculty members are incredibly helpful and their doors are always open to students for both academic and career advice. They make you feel at ease and always encourage you to do better and succeed. There are a wide variety of classes offered in the program.

“Aside from the academics, I gained valuable friendships at the Economics department that I still cherish today.”

Studying at the College of Arts and Science at Usask allows students to become part of a dynamic, broad academic community with a strong global focus. Click here for more information on how to apply, about student life in Saskatoon, immigration information, and more. 

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