University of Manitoba

Introduction

Our Mission, Vision and Values

M I S S I O N

To create, preserve, communicate and apply knowledge,contributing to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world.

V I S I O N

To take our place among leading universities through a commitment to transformative research and scholarship,and to innovative teaching and learning - uniquely strengthened by Indigenous knowledge and perspectives.

VA L U E S

To achieve our vision, we require a commitment to a common set of ideals. The University of Manitoba values: Academic Freedom, Accountability, Collegiality, Equity and Inclusion,Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Respect, and Sustainability.

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Bachelor of Environmental Design

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

The Bachelor of Environmental Design program is envisioned as a strong multidisciplinary undergraduate degree in its own right and provides a solid base of design education for students intending to pursue careers and/or graduate studies in a wide variety of disciplines. These include the Faculty's masters degrees in Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture, and at other institutions globally. [+]

The Bachelor of Environmental Design program is envisioned as a strong multidisciplinary undergraduate degree in its own right and provides a solid base of design education for students intending to pursue careers and/or graduate studies in a wide variety of disciplines. These include the Faculty's masters degrees in Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture, and at other institutions globally. Degree options B.Env.D. Bachelor of Environmental Design – 4 years M.Arch. Master of Architecture M.C.P. Master of City Planning M.I.D. Master in Interior Design M.L.Arch. Master of Landscape Architecture Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Design and Planning Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture Masters Preparation Program (AMP) - 2 years following completion of a non-design undergraduate degree (does not require the completion of University 1). Interesting courses Design Studio Introduction to Environmental Design Visual Literacy Visual Media Travel opportunities Students in the third and forth year options have the opportunity to travel to places like Europe, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, Montreal and New York as part of the Design Studio curriculum. Professional opportunities Architectural and design firms Graphic design Set design Fashion design Jewelry design Gaming design Model building and photography Note: a large percentage of graduates pursue graduate studies in Architecture, city planning, interior design or landscape architecture and are often accepted in the corresponding masters program at the U of M or into other universities in Canada, the United States and abroad. What is unique about this program at the U of M? Studio is the core of the Environmental Design Program. The other courses give support to studio. All of the professors know each other and work together to create a unique environment where the students' creativity will be encouraged and pushed. Our Faculty researches areas of sustainability, material investigations currently including ice and tensile structures, concrete and furniture design, theoretical approaches, sound, light and art/design. The University of Manitoba is the only University with all four areas of design under one roof and the only design school between Toronto and Calgary. [-]

BA in Economics

Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

The study of economics helps us understand our world: wages and employment, economic growth, productivity, wealth and poverty, government budgets and taxation, resource exploitation, business practices, inflation, recession, regional economic differences. In the undergraduate program in economics we study the history and current reality of these issues, and the principles and techniques necessary to gain a sound understanding of the choices and problems facing us during our lifetime. Students earning a general BA degree in economics can take a wide variety of economics courses while still pursuing interests in other fields. The advanced BA degree in Economics provides greater specialization. The Honours program is intellectually stimulating and offers smaller third and forth year classes. [+]

The study of economics helps us understand our world: wages and employment, economic growth, productivity, wealth and poverty, government budgets and taxation, resource exploitation, business practices, inflation, recession, regional economic differences. In the undergraduate program in economics we study the history and current reality of these issues, and the principles and techniques necessary to gain a sound understanding of the choices and problems facing us during our lifetime. Students earning a general BA degree in economics can take a wide variety of economics courses while still pursuing interests in other fields. The advanced BA degree in Economics provides greater specialization. The Honours program is intellectually stimulating and offers smaller third and forth year classes. Degree options B.A. Bachelor of Arts, Economics - 3 years B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Advanced - 4 years B.A. Minor, Economics Interesting courses Economics of Sports and Leisure Canadian Economic Problems Industrial Relations Economics of the Financial System International Trade Sustainable Development: Issues and Policy Game Theory History of Economic Thought Professional opportunities Government Research Private businesses Non-profit International business Lawyer Journalist What is unique about this program at the U of M? The Department is committed to providing up-to-date education in the core skills that give economics majors a competitive edge in careers where an understanding and analysis of the economy, its institutions, its quantitative indicators, and of economic policy, is desirable. Our BA Advanced Major and the Honours programs provide an in-depth and specialized knowledge of the discipline, as well as an appreciation of the range and nature of the debates and of the contemporary and evolving approaches within economics. The Honours program is especially unique in providing an intellectually interesting, as well as challenging, education to our students. The general major in Economics program provides a broader education that is useful to students interested in completing their degree in three years. The regular Friday afternoon seminar series has been running for 35 years and is the oldest in the faculty. Many faculty members have won recognition for their research at the local and national level. In recent years, we have hired a number of new and enthusiastic faculty members with diverse interests and a commitment to teaching and scholarship. [-]

BA in Psychology

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. It is also the profession that applies the accumulated knowledge of this science to practical problems. Psychologists and their work can be classified into three general categories: Research Psychology, Applied Psychology, and Clinical/Counselling Psychology. Bachelor of Arts programs in psychology offer comprehensive training that will provide an essential foundation for pursuing careers within any of these three areas. [+]

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. It is also the profession that applies the accumulated knowledge of this science to practical problems. Psychologists and their work can be classified into three general categories: Research Psychology, Applied Psychology, and Clinical/Counselling Psychology. Bachelor of Arts programs in psychology offer comprehensive training that will provide an essential foundation for pursuing careers within any of these three areas. Degree options B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (General) - 3 Years B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Advanced) - 4 Years B.A. (Hons.) Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours) - 4 Years Interesting courses and unique opportunities Areas of study Applied Behaviour Analysis Brain and Cognitive Sciences Clinical Psychology Developmental Psychology Research Methodology School Psychology Social and Personality Psychology Professional opportunities Activities Instructor Border Services Officer Crisis intervention Worker Fundraiser Research Assistant Sales Representative Special Events Coordinator Social Program Coordinator Student Advisor Volunteer Coordinator Professional opportunities that require Masters or Doctoral: Clinical/Counselling Psychologist Experimental Psychologist School Psychologist Health and Wellness Psychologist Industrial/Organizational Psychologist Marketing Psychologist Sports Psychologist University Professor What is unique about this program at the U of M? The field of psychology is incredibly diverse, encompassing all topics related to human thought and behaviour. The Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba is notable for the breadth of training opportunities that it provides to undergraduate students. As researchers and university teachers, Psychology faculty have expertise across the full range of areas within the discipline of psychological science, including neuroscience, comparative psychology, cognitive science, applied behavioural analysis, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, and social and personality psychology. [-]

BComm in Accounting

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

Accounting is a dynamic field broadly concerned with the measurement of wealth and the financial impact of transactions. Good accounting results in good decision making. The study of accounting gives students the knowledge and professional judgment to determine the most useful way to communicate financial information. The Accounting Major is the first step in obtaining a thorough understanding of accounting. After graduation, many students continue in their accounting studies and pursue one of the following professional designations: CA, CGA, or CMA. [+]

Accounting is a dynamic field broadly concerned with the measurement of wealth and the financial impact of transactions. Good accounting results in good decision making. The study of accounting gives students the knowledge and professional judgment to determine the most useful way to communicate financial information. The Accounting Major is the first step in obtaining a thorough understanding of accounting. After graduation, many students continue in their accounting studies and pursue one of the following professional designations: CA, CGA, or CMA. Degree options B.Comm. (Hons.) Bachelor of Commerce Honours - 4 years B.Comm. (Hons.) Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Co-operative Education Option) - 4.33 years Interesting courses Introductory Financial Accounting Intermediate Accounting - Assets Intermediate Accounting - Equities Cost Accounting Taxation Accounting Accounting Information Systems Auditing Advanced Managerial Accounting Co-Op Options Asper Co-operative Education option Exchange Opportunities Asper International Student Exchange Program Professional opportunities Accountant Comptroller Treasurer Auditor Tax consultant Management consultant Note: due to their excellent analytical and quantitative skills, accountants are increasingly becoming involved in aspects of business such as auditing, internal control, international management, business valuation, risk management, and strategic decision making. As a result of this wide exposure to the operations of business, top managers of large firms usually have strong accounting backgrounds. What is unique about this program at the U of M? Our Student Groups activities extend your learning through fun, peer-organized activities. From weekly networking events and national case competitions to topic-specific student-run groups, there's something for everyone. The Asper School of Business Accounting Association (ASBAA) website is: www.asbaa.ca/ Asper has the largest co-op program on the U of M campus with work terms available at all the major accounting companies and many smaller firms, as well. The Asper Co-op Education program gives you access to real-world, real-time paid work experience, while pursuing your academic studies. Our Career Development Centre specializes in advice and support for accounting business students - during your studies and as you look for career-oriented employment after graduation. We are well connected to the business community through the Associates of the. This ensures your learning goes beyond the classroom with people who have succeeded in the real world. Asper School is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and was awarded the 1999 Global Best Award from the Conference Board of Canada that recognizes the cooperative efforts between universities and the business community. [-]

BSc in Computer Science

Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

How many computers have you used today? Think about the app used to find your bus, the online tool used to post pictures, and the video games you are looking forward to playing. Computers and software aid, inform, and enrich our lives. A degree in Computer Science will help you contribute to the incredible ways computers are shaping our lives. Computer Science offers a rewarding, flexible and lucrative career. [+]

How many computers have you used today? Think about the app used to find your bus, the online tool used to post pictures, and the video games you are looking forward to playing. Computers and software aid, inform, and enrich our lives. A degree in Computer Science will help you contribute to the incredible ways computers are shaping our lives. Computer Science offers a rewarding, flexible and lucrative career. The Department of Computer Science also offers an extensive Co-op education program. Students in the co-op program have an amazing opportunity to meet employers, get career support, and complete 12-months of paid work experience before graduation. Students in many disciplines are drawn to Computer Science to expand their education and make new contributions to their areas. Whether you study Computer Science as a major, a joint major, or a minor, courses in Computer Science are an essential part of a comprehensive university education. Degree options B. Sc. Bachelor of Computer Science, Honours – 4 years B. Sc. Bachelor of Computer Science, Honours (Co-op) – 5 years B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Computer Science – 4 years B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Computer Science (Co-op) – 5 years B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, General – 3 years Program options B. Sc. Joint Honours Programs: Computer Science/Mathematics (includes co-op) Computer Science/Physics & Astronomy (includes co-op) Computer Science/Statistics (includes co-op) Co-op options The Department of Computer Science offers an exciting Co-op education option in all its programs where students participate in three, 4-month work terms, graduating with twelve months of well-paid work experience. Students have an amazing opportunity to meet employers and get career support before graduation. There are employers in a wide variety of fields in Winnipeg and other national and international locations, including the US and Japan. Specializations Software Engineering Databases Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Graphics Artificial Intelligence Networks and Security Computer Systems Theoretical Computer Science Professional opportunities Which industries hire Computer Science graduates? All of them! Students have worked on special effects for major Hollywood films, software for brain scanners, computer games, smartphone software, and others too numerous to mention. For a sample, please visit coop.cs.umanitoba.ca and click on “History of Employers”. Most work in Computer Science is very collaborative, and strong interpersonal and communication skills are in high demand. What is unique about this program at the U of M? The Department of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba is an internationally recognized research center, and our students have opportunities to work in active research laboratories including robotics, autonomous agents, bioinformatics, novel interface design, using mathematics and methods from nature to solve computing problems, and more. Our students have access to a modern selection of cutting-edge courses, and our well-established co-op program sends students to exciting workplaces including government offices, movie and game studios. Further, through our elective program students are able to combine Computer Science with study in a wide variety of fields including the arts and music, psychology, mathematics, engineering, management, and many more. Computer Science degree programs at the U of M are internationally accredited by the CIPS (Canadian Information Processing Society) Computer Science Accreditation Council under the Seoul accord. [-]

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BSc in Agribusiness

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

Agribusiness is the business and economics of food. It focuses on all of the factors that influence how food travels around the globe, including: finance, government policy, international trade, risk management, the environment, food safety, and regional development. [+]

Agribusiness is the business and economics of food. It focuses on all of the factors that influence how food travels around the globe, including: finance, government policy, international trade, risk management, the environment, food safety, and regional development. The Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) degree gives students a thorough understanding of Canada's food supply chain, from producer to consumer. Students learn how to market and distribute food products to customers within the community and around the world. Program options Agribusiness – Learn how to manage an agricultural or food-processing business Agricultural Economics – Get an education in the economics of producing, processing, distributing, marketing and using agricultural products International Agribusiness – Explore agricultural business principles in an international context by completing a minor in Central and Eastern European Studies, Latin American Studies, or Asian Studies Minor options Animal Systems Entomology Food Science Plant Biotechnology Soil Science Programs in other faculties Interesting courses and unique opportunities Interesting courses Economics of World Food Issues and Policies Introduction to Environmental Economics Agricultural and Food Policy Co-op programs The Cooperative Education option integrates the student's academic study with practical work experience in industry, government and the farming profession. To obtain the co-op designation, students must complete three 4-month work terms. Two of these can be during the summer. This program option will extend your degree time by one semester (slightly longer if a student takes more work terms in winter). Exchange and travel opportunities Exchange opportunities exist for agriculture students to study abroad in countries such as Sweden, Mexico, France, the U.S., China and India. Professional opportunities Sales and Marketing Representative Financial Account Manager International Business, Trade and Development Analyst Risk Management Specialist Admission requirements Visit the Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) Agricultural and Food Sciences application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply. [-]

BSc in Biological Sciences

Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

Biology is the study of life as it has evolved and is evolving on earth. All aspects of life are examined, from molecular processes inside cells, to large scale ecological interactions between organisms in their environment, and how the changing environment shapes these interactions. [+]

Biology is the study of life as it has evolved and is evolving on earth. All aspects of life are examined, from molecular processes inside cells, to large scale ecological interactions between organisms in their environment, and how the changing environment shapes these interactions. Degree options B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Honours in Biological Sciences – 4 years B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Honours in Biological Sciences (Co-op) – 5 years B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Biological Sciences – 4 years B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Biological Sciences (Co-op) – 5 years B. Sc. Biological Sciences Focus General Degree - 3 Years B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, General – 3 years Interesting courses Vascular Flora of Manitoba Biology of Mammals Medicinal and Hallucinogenic Plants Genes and Development Principles of Ecology Specializations Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Environmental and Integrative Physiology Evolution and Biodiversity Ecology and Environmental Biology Integrative Biology Co-op options Co-op options available both locally and nationally in government, private industry and research facilities. Professional opportunities Department of Fisheries and Oceans Environment Canada Parks Canada Manitoba Conservation Environmental consulting (e.g. Ducks Unlimited) Note: a Biological Sciences degree can also be used as a stepping stone to professional programs such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Education, or to further opportunities in research through graduate programs at the University of Manitoba (in Biological Sciences, Agriculture, and Medicine). What is unique about this program at the U of M? The number of different course offerings and diverse array of research conducted by faculty members makes the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba unique in Manitoba. Local, national and international collaborations by faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences provides an integrated and relevant approach to world problems today. The breadth in research expertise provides teaching excellence in areas of biological science including gene regulation and development, microscopy, evolution, environmental physiology, animal behaviour, food web dynamics, invertebrate biology and population ecology. The Biological Science program at the University of Manitoba allows students to specialize in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Environmental and Integrative Physiology; Evolution and Biodiversity; and Ecology and Environmental Biology and the unique integrative theme allows students to utilize courses in both Biological Sciences and Microbiology. [-]

BSc in Environmental Science

Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

Environmental Science examines the physical, chemical, and biological components of the Earth’s environment, its diverse systems, and the complex ways in which they interact. Environmental scientists use a variety of scientific and analytical techniques to measure environmental parameters, to evaluate the state of environmental systems, and to project the changes in environmental systems as a result of human activities and climate change. Natural and physical systems behavior is key to evaluating the implications of human activities such as agriculture, industry, and resource extraction, processing, and use. Environmental problems such as contamination and pollution, global warming, and biodiversity loss are studied with regard to past, present, and future practices and solutions. [+]

Environmental Science examines the physical, chemical, and biological components of the Earth’s environment, its diverse systems, and the complex ways in which they interact. Environmental scientists use a variety of scientific and analytical techniques to measure environmental parameters, to evaluate the state of environmental systems, and to project the changes in environmental systems as a result of human activities and climate change. Natural and physical systems behavior is key to evaluating the implications of human activities such as agriculture, industry, and resource extraction, processing, and use. Environmental problems such as contamination and pollution, global warming, and biodiversity loss are studied with regard to past, present, and future practices and solutions. Degree options B.Env.Sc. (General) Bachelor of Environmental Science (General) – 3 years B.Env.Sc. (Major) Bachelor of Environmental Science (Major) - 4 years B.Env.Sc. (Major) Bachelor of Environmental Science (Major) Co-op – 4 years B.Env.Sc. (Hons.) Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) – 4 years B.Env.Sc.. (Hons.) Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) Co-op – 4 years Interesting courses Environmental Problem Solving and Scientific Thinking Environmental Management Systems Ecosystem Management Biogeography Ecotoxicological Risk Characterization Professional opportunities Environmental chemistry & biogeochemistry Natural resource management Conservation & biodiversity Environmental toxicology Environmental assessment Environmental health Wildlife management Water resources land systems Stewardship What is unique about this program at the U of M? The Riddell Faculty is unique in integrating disciplines to find strategies and solutions regarding global problems such as global warming, community access to resources, energy and fuel resources, and environmental change. Connection to Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA). The Environmental Science program is Eco-Canada accredited. [-]