Athabasca University (AU) 


IAU Member

Canada - Alberta

top General Information


Street:1 University Drive



Post Code:T9S 3A3

Tel.:+1(780) 675-6100

Fax:+1(780) 675-6450


Other Sites

Traditional and Open Learning Institution. Also Learning Centres in Edmonton and Calgary and Centre for Innovative Management (CIM) in St. Albert.

Institution Funding



Founded 1970. An open, distance education university funded by the Department of Advanced Education of the government of Alberta. Accepted first students 1973, and received permanent self-governing status under the Alberta University Act 1978.

Academic Year

No terms. Admission is granted all year round in undergraduate programmes

Admission Requirements

Minimum age is 16 years old



Student Body


top Officers

Head : Neil Fassina

Job title:President

Years of office:2016-

Senior Administrative Officer : Matthew Prineas

Job title:Provost and Vice-President, Academic

top Divisions

Faculty : Business

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, E- Business/Commerce, Finance, Human Resources, Leadership, Marketing

Faculty : Graduate Studies

Fields of study:Business Administration, Distance Education, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, Information Sciences, Law, Management, Nursing, Psychology

Faculty : Health Disciplines

Fields of study:Health Sciences, Nursing, Psychology

Faculty : Humanities and Social Sciences

Fields of study:Anthropology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Canadian Studies, Communication Studies, Criminal Law, Cultural Studies, Education, Educational Sciences, English, Environmental Studies, Film, French, Gender Studies, Geography (Human), German, Government, Health Administration, Heritage Preservation, History, Human Resources, Indigenous Studies, International Studies, Labour and Industrial Relations, Labour Law, Law, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Social and Community Services, Sociology, Spanish, Women's Studies, Writing

Faculty : Science and Technology

Fields of study:Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Laboratory Techniques, Mathematics, Nutrition, Physics, Software Engineering, Statistics

top Degrees

Baccalauréat/Bachelor's Degree

Maîtrise/Master's Degree

Fields of study:Business Administration, Distance Education, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Nursing, Psychology

Doctorat/Doctoral Degree

Fields of study:Business Administration, Distance Education


Also Post-Baccalaureate Diploma, 2,5 yrs.

top Academic Periodicals


Bridging the Distance

Profiles in Research

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2013-2014

Full Time Total:1350


Statistics Year:2013-2014



Updated on 19-01-2015