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Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences - University of Alberta


Located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, the University of Alberta’s main campus covers about 50 city blocks, with abundant green spaces surrounding its 150 buildings. With 22 parks and 150 kilometres of trails, the adjacent river valley is one of the longest stretches of parkland in an urban area in North America. The campus features Canada’s second-largest research library, and the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, offering students an interdisciplinary undergraduate leadership program headed by former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell. The city is home to globally renowned arts, culture and sports facilities, including the world’s second-largest Fringe Theatre Festival and the new, $600-million Rogers Place hockey arena.

Within the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, the Department of Renewable Resources offers undergraduate science degrees in Forestry and Forest Business Management. Graduate students can select from 12 degree programs specializing in Conservation Biology, Forest Ecology and Management, Agriculture and the Environment, or Land Reclamation and Soil Science. Graduate degrees also include a dual MBA/Master of Forestry and MBA/Master of Agriculture, as well as the Transatlantic Forestry Master, which leads to dual degrees at a European and a Canadian institution. 

Through the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, undergraduate programs lead to a BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences, and graduate Master and Doctoral degrees in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Forest Economics and Rural Sociology.

As well, the Faculty and the Faculty of Arts together offer a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, educating students in the scientific, cultural, economic, moral, political and social dimensions of environmental issues.