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A convenient guide to the more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree, diploma and certificate programs AU offers.

  • 3Welcome to your AU Viewbook, your view to a closer look at Athabasca

    University, Canadas top distance education and online learning university.

    We know your life is busy, so weve prepared this convenient guide that

    summarizes the more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree, diploma

    and certificate programs AU offers.

    Please take some time to explore the pages that follow and find the university

    solutions that suit you best.

    To learn specific details about the more than 700 AU courses available, be sure

    to visit athabascau.ca.

    We look forward to helping you stand out as you pursue your educational goals.

    CHECk out tHE viEw at au

    AU oPenness 2

    AU sTUdenT sArA 3

    AU flexibiliTy 4

    AU sTUdenT Pheonix 5

    AU innoVATion 6

    AU Professor jAy smiTh 7

    AU exCellenCe 8

    AU sTUdenT mArC 9

    UNDERGRADUATE DEGREEs 10

    ArTs 12

    bUsiness 14

    ComPUTing And informATion sysTems 16

    generAl sTUdies 18

    heAlTh AdminisTrATion 20

    VieWbook ContEnts

    hUmAn resoUrCes And lAboUr relATions 22

    nUrsing 24

    ProfessionAl ArTs 26

    sCienCe 28

    GRADUATE PROGRAMs 30

    ArTs 32

    bUsiness 34

    CoUnselling 36

    disTAnCe edUCATion 38

    nUrsing And heAlTh sTUdies 40

    informATion sysTems 42

    CERTifiCATEs AND DiPlOMAs 44

    AU sTUdenT sebAsTiAn 46

    AU sTUdenT ChrisTine 47

    nexT sTePs 48

  • 3Welcome to your AU Viewbook, your view to a closer look at Athabasca

    University, Canadas top distance education and online learning university.

    We know your life is busy, so weve prepared this convenient guide that

    summarizes the more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree, diploma

    and certificate programs AU offers.

    Please take some time to explore the pages that follow and find the university

    solutions that suit you best.

    To learn specific details about the more than 700 AU courses available, be sure

    to visit athabascau.ca.

    We look forward to helping you stand out as you pursue your educational goals.

    CHECk out tHE viEw at au

    AU oPenness 2

    AU sTUdenT sArA 3

    AU flexibiliTy 4

    AU sTUdenT Pheonix 5

    AU innoVATion 6

    AU Professor jAy smiTh 7

    AU exCellenCe 8

    AU sTUdenT mArC 9

    UNDERGRADUATE DEGREEs 10

    ArTs 12

    bUsiness 14

    ComPUTing And informATion sysTems 16

    generAl sTUdies 18

    heAlTh AdminisTrATion 20

    VieWbook ContEnts

    hUmAn resoUrCes And lAboUr relATions 22

    nUrsing 24

    ProfessionAl ArTs 26

    sCienCe 28

    GRADUATE PROGRAMs 30

    ArTs 32

    bUsiness 34

    CoUnselling 36

    disTAnCe edUCATion 38

    nUrsing And heAlTh sTUdies 40

    informATion sysTems 42

    CERTifiCATEs AND DiPlOMAs 44

    AU sTUdenT sebAsTiAn 46

    AU sTUdenT ChrisTine 47

    nexT sTePs 48

  • AThAbAsCA UniVersiTy VieWbook

    4 5

    AU doesnt close the doors on your educational pursuits. We make sure theyre

    wide open. Thats because our philosophy is to remove geographical, financial,

    social and cultural barriers that limit post-secondary access. in fact, we guarantee

    access to university-level study to anyone 16 years of age or over.

    As Canadas open University, we provide many opportunities for students to

    pursue a post-secondary education. if youre from another university in Canada,

    you may want to pick up AU courses to be used as credit at your home university.

    or if youre thinking about an AU degree, your two-year diploma can count for

    two years of credit toward your degree.

    AU is also open to growth, having doubled our student numbers over a six-

    year period. We proudly serve over 37,000 students per year in 87 countries

    worldwide. And since 1970 more than 260,000 students have registered at AU.

    so why not be the next person to pursue your educational dreams

    at AU? your spot has been reserved!

    au opEnnEss: FEEl FrEE to pursuE your EduCational drEams

    AU student sara in london, England

  • AThAbAsCA UniVersiTy VieWbook

    4 5

    AU doesnt close the doors on your educational pursuits. We make sure theyre

    wide open. Thats because our philosophy is to remove geographical, financial,

    social and cultural barriers that limit post-secondary access. in fact, we guarantee

    access to university-level study to anyone 16 years of age or over.

    As Canadas open University, we provide many opportunities for students to

    pursue a post-secondary education. if youre from another university in Canada,

    you may want to pick up AU courses to be used as credit at your home university.

    or if youre thinking about an AU degree, your two-year diploma can count for

    two years of credit toward your degree.

    AU is also open to growth, having doubled our student numbers over a six-

    year period. We proudly serve over 37,000 students per year in 87 countries

    worldwide. And since 1970 more than 260,000 students have registered at AU.

    so why not be the next person to pursue your educational dreams

    at AU? your spot has been reserved!

    au opEnnEss: FEEl FrEE to pursuE your EduCational drEams

    AU student sara in london, England

  • AThAbAsCA UniVersiTy VieWbook

    6 7

    once upon a time, you couldnt use the words university and flexible in the

    same sentence. Well thats not the case any more. AU is structured to fit the

    specific needs of your lifestyle. so its education on your terms, not ours.

    Theres no need to worry about an old-fashioned application deadline, and all

    the anxiety that comes with it. With monthly start times and AUs continuous

    enrolment philosophy, you enter your area of study when youre ready.

    AU flexibility also means you can experience all the advantages of a traditional

    university in a non-traditional setting like your home, office, cabin or wherever

    you may find yourself.

    And once you get started, you can keep right on studying. more than 90 per cent

    of AU students study all year around. And theres no need to sacrifice your career

    for your education81 per cent of AU students work while studying for their

    degrees.

    au FlExibility: yourE uniquE, and so is your sCHEdulE

    AU student Phoenix in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • AThAbAsCA UniVersiTy VieWbook

    6 7

    once upon a time, you couldnt use the words university and flexible in the

    same sentence. Well thats not the case any more. AU is structured to fit the

    specific needs of your lifestyle. so its education on your terms, not ours.

    Theres no need to worry about an old-fashioned application deadline, and all

    the anxiety that comes with it. With monthly start times and AUs continuous

    enrolment philosophy, you enter your area of study when youre ready.

    AU flexibility also means you can experience all the advantages of a traditional

    university in a non-traditional setting like your home, office, cabin or wherever

    you may find yourself.

    And once you get started, you can keep right on studying. more than 90 per cent

    of AU students study all year around. And theres no need to sacrifice your career

    for your education81 per cent of AU students work while studying for their

    degrees.

    au FlExibility: yourE uniquE, and so is your sCHEdulE

    AU student Phoenix in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • AThAbAsCA UniVersiTy VieWbook

    8 9

    fresh thinking means providing learning solutions tailor-made for the courses

    youre taking. At AU, courses are delivered in a variety of ways, from online to

    print-based to teleconferencing and video. Were also researching the delivery

    of course materials using mobile devices.

    Post-Diploma ProgramsAUs post-diploma degree programs let students

    with a two or three year diploma from recognized accredited post-secondary

    institutions receive blocks of transfer credit for their diplomas. often, approved

    two-year diplomas in an area directly related to an AU degree program can

    receive two years of credit (60 credits).

    PlARyou may be eligible for additional credits through AUs Prior learning

    Assessment and recognition process. PlAr awards credits for learning you

    have acquired from non-formal education such as work and life experience, job

    training, and workshops.

    Another innovation is the AU Press, launched in 2008. This is Canadas 21st

    century university press, where research and knowledge is disseminated online

    through digital media as well as print.

    au innovation: nEw idEas, nEw tECHnology,nEw lEarning solutions

    Dr. Jay smith in Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaDr. Jay smith in

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  • AThAbAsCA UniVersiTy VieWbook

    8 9

    fresh thinking means providing learning solutions tailor-made for the courses

    youre taking. At AU, courses are delivered in a variety of ways, from online to

    print-based to teleconferencing and video. Were also researching the delivery

    of course materials using mobile devices.

    Post-Diploma ProgramsAUs post-diploma degree programs let students

    with a two or three year diploma from recognized accredited post-secondary

    institutions receive blocks of transfer credit for their diplomas. often, approved

    two-year diplomas in an area directly related to an AU degree program can

    receive two years of credit (60 credits).

    PlARyou may be eligible for additional credits through AUs Prior

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